Belgrade Police Respond to a Shooting

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On March 26, 2015 at 01:13 AM the Belgrade Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance. During this course of this investigation the officers received information that the male, who was involved in the domestic, had shot at a Belgrade City residence. Officers located the residence and confirmed that the residence had been struck by a bullet. During the course of the investigation it was determined that this incident started over money. It was also determined that, at one point during the night, the male had also forced entry into the residence and confronted the occupants with a weapon. The male has been arrested in connection to this incident as well as a partner or family member assault. It has been determined that this is an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the safety of the citizens of Belgrade.

Belgrade Police Department Officers and Detectives are still investigating the events surrounding this incident and further charges are pending. As the incident is still under investigation, no further information is available at this time. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Belgrade Police Department (406-388-4262) to make a statement.

Belgrade Police Respond to shooting

On November 21, 2014 at 0128 hrs. the Belgrade Police received  report of an individual who had been shot in the 100 block of 7th Street in the City of Belgrade. Officers from the Belgrade Police Department, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol responded as well as medical staff from Central Valley Fire and AMR.

Upon arrival officers met with an adult male victim who had suffered a gun shot wound. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation at this time. Belgrade Police Detectives and Officers are working diligently to obtain as much information as possible on suspects and circumstances surrounding this incident.  No further information is available at this time.

The victim is recovering at the hospital at this time.

Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact the Belgrade Police Department at 388-4262.

 

 

4th of July Reminder from the Belgrade Police Department

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The Fourth of July is upon us and the Belgrade Police Department would like to wish our citizens a safe and joyful Fourth of July Weekend.  We would like to remind everyone of our city ordinances regarding firework use in the city of Belgrade.  By law, a full description of these ordinances are conspicuously posted on all fireworks stands throughout the city and online at http://belgradepolice.net/laws/Ordinances. These ordinances state the following:

Section 9.03.010 Fireworks – Sale and Discharge Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any adult individual, minor child, firm, partnership, corporation or association to possess for sale, sell or offer for sale, at retail, or discharge within the City of Belgrade, any fireworks, as defined herein, except as specifically permitted herein.

Section 9.03.020 – Permitting Minor – Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian, or custodian of any minor child to permit or consent to the possession or discharge by the minor child in his charge or custody of any fireworks, as defined herein, except as specifically permitted herein. Possession or discharge by any minor child of any fireworks within the City of Belgrade shall be presumed to be with the permission and consent of such parent, guardian, or other person having the custody of such Minor child.

Section 9.03.030 – When Sale of Fireworks Permissible. It shall be lawful for an adult individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or wholesale, within the City of Belgrade, those and only those permissible fireworks enumerated, described and defined in Section 50-37-105, MCA, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., each day, from June 24 through July 5 and December 29 through December 31 of each year. A copy of the City of Belgrade Fireworks Ordinance requirements shall be posted in a conspicuous location at all sites offering fireworks for sale.

Section 9.03.040 – Prohibition of Discharge of Fireworks. It shall be unlawful to discharge at any time any fireworks, as defined herein, within the boundaries of any City park that the City owns and/or maintains. In addition, it is unlawful to discharge at any time any fireworks, as defined herein, within the boundaries of any properties under the ownership and/or control of Belgrade School District # 44.

Section 9.03.050 – When Fireworks Discharge Permissible. It shall be lawful for an adult individual, minor child, firm, partnership, corporation or association to possess and discharge within the City of Belgrade, those and only those permissible fireworks enumerated, described and defined in Section 50-37-105, M.C.A., between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M., each day, from July 1 through July 5 and on January 1 from 12:00 Midnight to 1:00 A.M, of each year.

In addition to the ordinances listed above, we would also like emphasize that fireworks can cause serious injury, death, and destruction of personal property by fire or explosion.  Fireworks must be used in a safe and responsible manner and with adult supervision.  The manufacture and discharge of sparkler bombs is unlawful and will result in criminal charges.

Finally, we would like remind our citizens and visitors, that as with every holiday, there will be special DUI and traffic safety patrols on our roadways.  This additional manpower consists of officers working overtime shifts which are funded by the Montana Department of Transportation.  It is the goal of the Belgrade Police Department to provide all members of our community with a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday.  It is important that we work together as a community to achieve this goal.  Please feel free to contact the police department with any concerns during the holiday weekend and please stay safe out there!

4th of July Holiday

                  Holiday Wishes from Gallatin County Area Law Enforcement

                             Added Patrols are Out to Deter Impaired Driving 

The Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Law Enforcement in Gallatin County will be stepping up traffic patrols to help keep travelers safe. This holiday season the Montana Highway Patrol, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman Police Department and the Belgrade Police Department will be working together to help insure the safety of travelers in Gallatin County.

This Fourth of July officers will be showing zero tolerance for impaired drivers and will be working together stop Drinking and Driving.

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. These celebrations end in tragedies if people are not responsible. There is nothing to celebrate if you geta DUI, crash your vehicle, injure or kill someone.

Each agency will have extra officers on traffic patrols to detect impaired drivers. The additional patrols are funded by the Montana Department of Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEP) grants.

We are also encouraging the proper use of seat belts and child restraints to prevent serious injury or death in the event of a crash. Please Buckle Up for safety.

We offer these reminders for safety:

    • Designate a Driver. Before the fun begins, know who will be the sober driver.
    • Buckle Up. Every trip, every time – even for short distances.
    • Arrange for a Pick Up. The designated driver doesn’t have to be at the party, as long as he/she is willing to drop off and pick up party goers.
    • Keep Ride Options on Speed Dial. Be it a taxi, friend, neighbor, or parent; have that go-to number programed in your phone.
    • Use A Ride Home Program.
    • Plan Your Own Ride Program. As a party host, have a plan with taxis or designated drivers to get your guests home safely.
    • Plan to Spend the Night. Crashing on a couch is better than crashing a car. If you’re going to a house party, why not spend the night?
  • Call a Taxi.

We wish everyone a safe and fun filled Fourth of July Holiday.

Respectfully,

Captain Art Collins      Sheriff Brian Gootkin    Chief Ron Price   Chief E. J. Clark             Mt. Highway Patrol       Gallatin County              Bozeman PD        Belgrade PD

 

 

 

Belgrade Police Kidnapping Arrest

patchOn December 26, 2013 at approximately 2305 hours Belgrade Police Officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance between a juvenile female and her juvenile boyfriend. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the two juveniles were in a vehicle that was driven by an 18 year old male when an argument ensued between the two juveniles. At one point the juvenile female jumped from the moving vehicle causing injuries to herself. According to one report an unidentified person witnessed this and confronted the three involved participants. The juvenile female eventually returned to the vehicle and was driven out of the city where she attempted to flee several times before being forced into the trunk of the vehicle. The female was eventually released and returned to her residence. The two males were located and arrested for the charges of Kidnapping and Criminal Endangerment. Investigators are still following up on additional information regarding this investigation. As the investigation is still ongoing, additional press releases will be issued when and if it is appropriate.

Anyone with information about the identity of this witness or who may have witnessed any part of this incident please contact the Belgrade Police Department at 406-388-4262. All evidence indicates that this was an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community.

Announcement on Belgrade new City Manager

Belgrade Mayor Russ Nelson is pleased to announce that Ted Barkley of Ellensburg, WA, has accepted an offer to serve as city manager for the City of Belgrade. Barkley was selected from a field of 49 candidates after a nationwide search facilitated by the Prothman Company, an executive search firm engaged by the City Council earlier this year. His appointment will not be final until a personal service contract is approved by the Belgrade City Council. The contract is scheduled for consideration at the regular business meeting on December 16, 2013. His initial salary will be $99,000 per year.

Barkley is currently serving as city manager for the City of Ellensburg, Washington, a post he has held since March of 2000. Prior to that he served as city manager for the City of Montrose, Colorado, for eight years, and as assistant city manager for the City of Garden City, Kansas for five years. He also has experience in private business and as a police officer.

Barkley and his wife, Deborah, have five adult children. Deborah is currently employed as manager of faculty and labor relations at Montana State University.

Mr. Barkley is scheduled to begin his new duties February 10, 2014.

For any questions please contact Mayor Russ Nelson at the City of Belgrade

(406) 388-3760.

Belgrade Power Outage

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On December 7, 2013 at approximately 0225 hours the Belgrade Police Department responded to a crash on Jackrabbit Lane at the intersection of 8th Street. During the course of the ongoing investigation, it was determined that the single vehicle involved hit a power pole and this caused two more poles to dislodge and lose power. Northwest Energy was called and responded. They are currently working as fast as possible to restore the power to the areas that have been affected. At this time there is no timeline for when the power will be restored however, power has already been restored to many residences. Please direct all inquiries about the power loss to Northwest Energy.

Due to the power outage, any Belgrade citizen who has been affected can come to the Belgrade City Hall to stay warm. Please use the call box on the west side of the building (where the police vehicles are parked) to let someone know to come and let you in. We are also making arrangements with local churches, should the problem last longer than expected.

If you have any knowledge or information about the crash please contact the Belgrade Police Department.

Special Belgrade City Council Meeting

The Belgrade City Council will be holding a special Council Meeting on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm at the Belgrade City Hall 91 East Central – Belgrade, Montana.

The Council will be discussing the hiring of a the new City Manager. The Mayor may choose to close portions of the meeting due to personal issues.

 

AGENDA

BELGRADE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

DECEMBER 4, 2013    5:00 P.M

  1. CALL TO ORDER

..… Pledge

..… Roll Call

2.  PUBLIC FORUM

Please state your name and address in an audible tone of voice for the record.  This is the time for individuals to comment on matters falling within the purview of the Belgrade City Council.  There will also be an opportunity in conjunction with each agenda item for comments pertaining to that item.  Please limit your comments to three minutes.

3.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

….. Executive Session Discussion if Required

4. DISCUSSION AGENDA

….. Discussion of City Manager Candidates

5. ADJOURN

Next Res. No.  2013-26

Next Ord. No.  2013-9

This meeting is being tape-recorded.

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Reception to Meet the Finalists for Belgrade City Manager

Reception to Meet the Finalists for Belgrade City Manager

There will be a Reception at the Holiday Inn Express, 309 West Madison in Belgrade on December 3, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to meet the City Manager candidates. The Belgrade City Council received 49 applications. After review the following candidates have been invited to Belgrade for interviews.

The Candidates:

Ted Barkley has served as the City Manager of Ellensburg, Washington, for the past 13 years. Before taking that position on 2000, he was the City Manager for Montrose, California, for 8 years. He also held the position of Assistant City Manager for Garden City, Kansas, from 1987-1992. Mr. Barkley has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Colorado College.

Ben Bifoss most recently served as City Manager of Traverse City, Michigan, for almost 5 years. Prior to that, he worked as Project Manager for Abonmarche Consultants and was the General Manager for West Michigan Dock & Market Corporation. Mr. Bifoss served as City Manager for Manistee, Michigan, from 1987-2001, and he also held positions of City/County Manager for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana, City Manager for Montevideo, Minnesota, and Assistant City Manager for Grand Haven, Michigan. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science both from Central Michigan University.

Jack Cameron has been the Administrator for the Village of Evendale, Ohio, since 2004. Prior to that he served the City of Norwood, Ohio, for seven years, first as Chief Project Coordinator and then Safety-Service Director. Mr. Cameron was also an engineer at a private firm for several years earlier in his career. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and a MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Belgrade City Council invites the public to attend the Reception on December 3, 2013.