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MHP and GCSO Investigating early morning crash

This morning at 0115 hours, a Bozeman Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle which failed to stop at a red traffic light westbound at 19th and Main. The vehicle did not yield and made a … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Currency

  During the week of 01-24-16, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received reports of at least 3 counterfeit one hundred dollar bills passed in the Big Sky area. The bills were passed in more than one business. Due to surveillance … Continue reading

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Victim Identified

On October 5th, 2015 the Coroner’s Office responded to a fatality accident at Mile Marker 23 of the Frontage Road.  The victim has been identified as 70-year old Michael Paul Hockel of Bozeman.  The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances surrounding the … Continue reading

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Rescue of Injured Bicyclist in Big Sky

  On August 19th, 2015, at approximately 1427 hours, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Big Sky Fire Department received a call in reference to a 38 year old male, who was injured during a mountain bike accident on an … Continue reading

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Press Conference Today

A press conference will be held today (Thurs. July 16th) at 3:00 p.m. at the Gallatin County Detention Center, Community Room, to update the media on the investigation into the missing person case regarding Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick.

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Deputies Investigate Reported Gunshot Wound

On July 8th, deputies were dispatched to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for a 23-year old  male with a gunshot wound of the abdomen. The investigation determined the victim had been playing with the gun by spinning it around on his finger. … Continue reading

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Phone Scam

  The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has recently learned of a new telephone scam involving unknown subjects contacting local residents advising them that their power will be shut off.  The subjects are identifying themselves as NorthWestern Energy employees or representatives … Continue reading

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Sheriff for a Day

  On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 8-year old David Farris will be the Sheriff for a day. We will be holding a press conference at the Detention Center at 10:00 AM to introduce him to the community. David won the … Continue reading

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You Choose: Drink OR Drive

    [Bozeman, Montana]—The holiday season is right around the corner. As Americans prepare for festivities with family and friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind all drivers that it’s dangerous to drive after drinking. You … Continue reading

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Click It, Don’t Risk It

STEP — MAY MOBILIZATION  Media Release May 12, 2014  Seat belt enforcement hits high gear Annual “Click It, Don’t Risk It” Campaign Almost 50 law enforcement agencies across the state are adding patrols for the “Click It, Don’t Risk It” … Continue reading

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