Monthly Archives: June 2015

Drowning Victim Identified

(Bozeman, Mont.) On June 28, 2015 at approximately 10:32 PM Kevin R. Franklin of Bozeman, MT died at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.  Franklin had been involved in an accident while recreating at the East Gallatin Recreation Area on June 27, 2015.  … Continue reading

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Social Media Post Instuctions Lead to 911 Calls

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  Sheriff Gootkin and 911 Director Kerry O’Connell advise that in the last few days the 911 center has been recieving unintentional 911 calls from cell phones. Upon investigation it has been discovered that postings on social media … Continue reading

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Multiple Fire Districts Suspend Burn Permits

Media Release For Immediate Release         Contact: Kerry O’Connell 6/29/2015 6:00 PM               Phone: 406-582-2085 Multiple Fire Districts in Gallatin County Suspend Burn Permits Residents in several fire districts in the Gallatin Valley will not be able to activate burn permits starting … Continue reading

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Belgrade Officers Respond to Robbery at Fireworks Stand

At approximately 4:20 PM on June 26, 2015 the Belgrade Police Department responded to a reported robbery at the fireworks stand located at 501 West Main Street. Through the course of the investigation a male was identified and is currently … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention Awards

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin and Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton received impact awards this week for the hard work done by law enforcement and mental health professionals in crisis intervention.  The awards were given at the Suicide … Continue reading

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Food Truck Crash on I-90 at Manhattan Traffic Rerouted

The Gallatin county sheriff’s office is currently on scene of a tractor trailer crash at the Manhattan interchange of I-90. The westbound lanes of traffic are being rerouted over the interchange. It is expected to take a considerable amount of … Continue reading

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M Rescue

   (Bozeman, Mont.)On Monday evening at 6:00 pm, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue an American Medical Response ambulance, and the Bridger Canyon Fire Department responded to the “M” trailhead for a backcountry rescue. A 47 year old female … Continue reading

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Follow Up to Vehicle Fire and Fatality

(BELGRADE, Mont.) The Belgrade Police Department has received the final findings from the Gallatin County Coroner’s Office and the Office of the State Medical Examiner, with regard to the vehicle fire and fatality which occurred on June 2, 2015. The … Continue reading

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Standoff ends peacefully, Investigation Continues

(Bozeman, Mont.)  At 7:12 this morning the standoff at the Microtel Inn was ended when the male suspect was taken into custody by members of the Special Response Team.    We appreciate the professionalism and teamwork of the responding officers, … Continue reading

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Police Standoff near N 7th and Griffin

(Bozeman, Mont.) At about 1:00 A.M. this morning Bozeman Police responded to a 911 hang up call at the Microtel Inn on Nikles Drive near North 7th Ave and Griffin.  A child caller was on the line and made a … Continue reading

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