Author Archives: Jason Jarrett

Water Rescue on the Gallatin

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Monday at 8:50 pm, Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to a water rescue on the Gallatin River between Axtell Anceny Rd and Norris Rd.  A local Magenta Road resident heard what he thought was screaming coming from … Continue reading

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Sunday Area Closure

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sunday May 12, 2019 Leverich Canyon trail head and connecting trails are again closed to the public to assist Sheriff’s Search and Rescue on a missing person search.  Sheriff Gootkin and the Custer Gallatin National Forest appreciate … Continue reading

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Missing Butte Man Found Deceased in Missouri River

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sunday morning, May 5, Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, Broadwater Search and Rescue along with Gallatin County Sheriff’s Investigators and Coroner responded to a body in the Missouri River at Toston Dam.  Search and Rescue recovered 73-year-old Ronald Lowny of Butte … Continue reading

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Coroner Identification

(Gallatin County, Mont.) The Sheriff/Coroner identified the person who died this morning at Jackrabbit and Cameron Bridge as 67 year old Robert A Melson of Belgrade.  The death was the result of a medical condition and not the vehicle crash … Continue reading

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Late Night for Bozeman Hiker

(Bozeman, Mont.) On April 25, 2019, at 8:45 pm, the Gallatin County 911 Center received a call about a lost hiker. The caller reported that his 17-year-old son had gone hiking on Sypes Canyon Trail, left the trail and had … Continue reading

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Shooting Victim Identified Correction

(Bozeman, Mont.) Corrected name for the shooting Thursday, 59 year old Cynthia Carol Wills of Bozeman. The Gallatin County Office of the Sheriff/Coroner identified the victim of the shooting on Thursday, April 4th as 29 yr. old Carissa Perkins of … Continue reading

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National Forest and Sheriff’s Office Training Advisory

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Announcement from the Custer Gallatin National Forest and The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday, April 7th Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams will be training in Hyalite Canyon from 1:00 to 5:00.  There will be vehicles on … Continue reading

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Snowmobiler Burned near West Yellowstone

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  On Friday March 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm, the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile that caught fire on the Horse Butte Trail approximately 8 miles northwest of the Town … Continue reading

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West Yellowstone Rescue Complicated by Technology

(West Yellowstone, Mont.). Saturday at 11:10 a.m. West Yellowstone Police Department received a 911 call from a group of snowmobilers reporting a member of their group had struck a tree. The GPS coordinates indicated that the group was approximately 8 … Continue reading

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Florida Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

(West Yellowstone, Mont.) Wednesday at 10:08 a.m. West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch received a 911 call from a group of snowmobilers reporting a member of their group had been involved in a snowmobile crash. The GPS coordinates indicated that the … Continue reading

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