Belgrade Robbery Update

The Belgrade Police Department received a call of a woman being Robbed in the Albertson’s Parking lot in Belgrade at 2:45 this afternoon. The woman struggled with the suspect and suffered some injuries.

The suspect and others fled the scene in a red vehicle with Washington Plates. Montana Highway Patrol Troopers located the vehicle westbound on I-90 near Manhattan.

A pursuit ensued to include high speeds in excess of 100 mph. At one point the suspects began driving the wrong direction into on coming traffic on I-90. Troopers discontinued the pursuit at that point for the safety of others.

The Troopers began back tracking and found evidence that the vehicle had left I-90 and turned onto Cottonwood Road. Troopers later found the vehicle on Cottonwood road in the Milligan Canyon area. Two suspects were taken into custody at that time. The third fled the area and a search was conducted.

The third suspect was arrested with the assistance of the Montana Highway Patrol helicopter and a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team.

We have verified that all three in custody are from Washington State. At this time we have 2 adult males and 1 female juvenile in custody.

At this time Detectives are working on witness statements and interviewing suspects.

Officers from the Belgrade Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Broadwater County Sheriffs Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office all worked together to put an end to this incident.

There are no other known suspects at large relating to this crime.

This case is still under investigation. Facts will be released as we recover them.

Chief E. J. Clark Jr.

 

 

 

City of Belgrade Emergency Water Restrictions

Due to the recent prolonged high temperatures and overnight lows the City of Belgrade is experiencing unusually high demands for domestic water. In July 24, 2011, the City pumped 2,646,000 gallons on our highest use day of the year. We are currently pumping around 4,000,000 gallons per day. The majority of this increase is due to lawn irrigation. This condition may limit our fire flows, pump redundancy, and storage reserves.

As per Belgrade City Code, 9-1-6-1 AUTHORITY TO REGULATE, the use of municipal water will be restricted for the purpose of outdoor irrigation purposes.

This restriction will be applied as follows:

Properties located South of Main Street shall be restricted to outdoor irrigation on even numbered days only. For example, if your property is located South of Main Street you may water you lawns on even numbered days, July 12,14,16,18,20,22, etc…

Properties located North of Main Street shall be restricted to outdoor irrigation on odd numbered days only. For example, if your property is located North of Main Street you may water your lawns on odd numbered days, July 13,15,17,19,21,23, etc….

This restriction is temporary and will be lifted as soon as conditions permit. If you have any questions, please call Steve Klotz, Director of Public Works at 388-3760. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Effective: July 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

 

LetterheadGCSO

  The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office will begin a new Patrol concept this weekend.  In an attempt to increase our visibility and deter crime,  2 Deputies will walk through  the neighborhoods in the River Rock area Friday and Saturday evening. 

  We encourage citizens to visit with the deputies and let them know any concerns or issues you may have.  We will  continue the weekend patrols for the remainder of the summer.  We will  rotate locations to other neighborhoods within the county on a routine basis. 

  Although this will impact our overtime budget, we believe this to be money well spent if we can prevent crime before it happens.  If you have any questions, please contact Sheriff Gootkin.

Manhattan Police Dept. Media Release

Rickett Press Release II

Date: July 9, 2012

Time:  2:00pm

On Sunday, July 8th, 2012, at approximately 5:00 pm the Manhattan Police Department responded to a report of a woman who had been held captive in her home.  The Manhattan Police Department requested an Agency Assist for investigation of the incident.   The victim stated that at approximately 7 am an adult male appeared in her bedroom, tied her and duct-taped her hands and legs together.  The suspect also duct-taped a blindfold in place and restrained her in the bedroom.  Later in the day the suspect left the residence in her car.  During this time frame the victim was able to escape from her house and alert a neighbor.  The neighbor then called law enforcement.

During the initial investigation a description of a suspect was provided to Law Enforcement.   Approximately one hour later, the suspect, Charles Rickett, was located in Manhattan and taken into custody.  Investigation of the incident is on-going.  Assistance of the investigation is being provided by Detectives with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, Charles Rickett, had earlier walked away from the Pre-Release Center, located in Bozeman, on July 8, 2012, at approximately 1:30 am.     Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies were notified of his walk-away and a warrant was issued for his arrest.   Rickett is currently being held at the Gallatin County Detention Center on the warrant and a charge of kidnapping.

On Monday, July 9, 2012, Charles Rickett had an initial appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court on a charge of kidnapping.  Bond was set at $50,000.

 

 

Manhattan Police Dept. Press Release

Manhattan Police Department – Press Release

Today, on Sunday July 8th, 2012, at approximately 5:00 pm the Manhattan Police Department responded to a disturbance at a residence in Manhattan.  The Manhattan Police Department requested an Agency Assist for investigation of the disturbance.  During the investigation a description of a suspect was provided to Law Enforcement.  Approximately one hour later, the suspect was located in Manhattan and taken into custody.  Investigation of the incident is ongoing.  Further details will be provided tomorrow.  Assistance of the investigation is being provided by Detectives with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s  Office.

The Suspect, Charles Rickett, had earlier walked away from the Pre-Release Center, located in Bozeman, on July 8, 2012, at approximately7 1:30 am.  Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies were notified of his walk-away and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Rickett is currently  being held at the Gallatin County Detention Center on the warrant.

Sheriff/Coroner Releases Name of Crash Victim on Love Lane

For Immediate Release 7-6-12

(Bozeman, Mont.) On July 5, 2012 at approximately 4:00 P.M. there was a two vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Baxter Lane and Love Lane. A vehicle that was traveling east bound on Baxter Lane was hit by a vehicle traveling north bound on Love Lane. The passenger in the east bound vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deceased is identified as Corene A. Krubsack 49 y.o. female from Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The accident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway patrol. #####

Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office

  On July 2, 2012, at approximately 9:00 a.m. the West Yellowstone Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured horseback rider.  A 36 year-old female from Colorado was thrown from her horse on the Johnson Lake Trail north of Hebgen Lake.  She was complaining of extreme lower back pain. 

 Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputies, West Yellowstone Search and Rescue, Forest Service personnel and a paramedic from Yellowstone National Park responded to the incident.  Upon arriving at the scene, it was discovered there were two patients.  A second female one from Nevada had also been thrown from her horse and was also complaining of back pain. 

   The paramedic administered pain medication to the first patient as she was complaining of extreme back pain and was then loaded into a rescue sled and transported to the Johnson Lake Trailhead to a waiting ambulance. 

  Rescue personnel returned to the area with the rescue sled and retrieved the second patient.  This female refused emergency medical services at the trailhead.  The ambulance transported the first patient to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho.

Final Update Bear Trap 2 Fire

Local Unit assumed command of the Bear Trap II Fire at 0600 this morning.

On July 2 the following BLM recreation sites on the Madison River will open: Warm Springs, California Corner, Trapper Springs and Red Mountain. For more information on BLM sites, contact Dillon Field office at 406-683-8000, Monday – Friday 7:30 – 4:00 p.m.; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks sites currently open include Damsel Fly, Blacks Ford and Greycliff. For more information on MT FWP sites, contact the Region 3 office in Bozeman at 406-994-4042, Monday – Friday 8 – 5.

Bear Trap 2 Fire Update – Last One – July 1, 7 a.m.

Start date: June 25, 2012 Contact: Jack Conner, Mariah Leuschen, Marilyn Krause
Phone Number: (406) 685-5113 thru 7/1 only.

This will be the final daily update for the Bear Trap 2 Fire.
Please contact local offices for additional information (noted below).

Cause: Human Caused
Location: 20 miles northeast of Ennis, MT along the Madison River.
Current Size: 15,341 acres Containment: 97%

Resources Assigned: 1 20-person crew, 11 Engines, 2 Dozers, and 2 Water Tenders

Closures: MT Hwy 84 is open but recreation facilities in the Bear Trap Canyon corridor, along the Madison River remain closed. Floaters and anglers are urged to make plans to use other areas through July 9. Access to the Madison River is closed on all BLM land within the Lower Madison River Special Recreation Management Area.

Stage 1 and Stage II fire restrictions have recently been put into effect for Gallatin and Madison Counties including federal and private lands within. Please see the www.firerestrictions.us website for more information.

Final update by the incident management team. For further information regarding BLM lands or access, please contact David Abrams, Butte BLM at 406-490-0367 or the Dillon BLM Field Office Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at 406-683-8000. For information regarding Fish, Wildlife and Parks facilities along the Madison corridor please call the Bozeman office at 994-4042, Monday-Friday 8-5.

Current Status: Dozer line rehabilitation will continue along the southern and southwestern perimeter of the fire, with most of the fire perimeter now in a patrol status.

Planned Actions: Today, firefighters will finish dozer line rehabilitation in the southern fire flanks and around the Cold Springs Ranch. The goal is to have the entire fire in patrol status by this evening.

Weather: The passage of a dry, cold front this afternoon around 4:00 p.m. could present the potential for new fire starts. Winds will be out of the southwest 5-10 mph, switching to the north early this afternoon; gusts could reach 25 + mph. The high temperature is expected to be 94 degrees, with single digit relative humidity in the lower elevations.

Remarks: Northwestern Energy crews continue working to repair and replace power poles damaged in the fire in the Madison River corridor. 3 structures are confirmed lost.

Cooperating Agencies: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Dillon BLM, Madison County, local and rural volunteer fire departments, Gallatin County, MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, MT DNRC.

The fire is listed on Inciweb: www.inciweb.org
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