Friday, Feb. 7

11:24 a.m. — Sidney Police Department (SPD) officer responded to a report of a phone scam. Officer provided woman with phone numbers for the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigation after determining no information was released to the alleged scammer.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

4:39 p.m. — SPD officers, while on patrol, observed a male subject known to be a “wanted person” on an active arrest warrant. Subject was approached and taken into custody, and charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

1:19 p.m. — SPD officers responded to the 200 block of 15th Ave. SW for a report of an abandoned vehicle. An officer tagged the vehicle for tow away within 2–5 days. (An SPD representative explained the mandatory 2- to 5-day window for towing away an abandoned vehicle depends on the location where it is found.)

Tuesday, Feb. 4

1:57 p.m. — SPD officer responded to a call of threats. A previous renter allegedly had made threatening statements to a landlord. The case is currently under investigation.

11:35 a.m. — SPD officer received a call from the Montana Child Abuse Hotline of a “complaint of suspected sexual abuse of juveniles,” who were identified as females. The case was transferred to a Sidney city police department detective and is currently under investigation.

9:52 a.m. — SPD officers responded to a report of drugs found. Officers spoke with complainant, who had located drugs and paraphernalia items. Officers seized the drugs and paraphernalia, and the case is currently under investigation.

12:06 a.m. — SPD responded to the 400 block of Lincoln Ave. NW to a report of people fighting. Officers made contact with “an involved party, who indicated that an ex-significant other” had come to the apartment but left before officers arrived, according to an SPD representative. Alleged victims indicated they did not want to file assault charges but agreed to officers’ recommendation that the alleged assailant be warned of ramifications of future assault charges.

Monday, Feb. 3

5:48 p.m. — SPD responded to a call of a hit and run at a local supermarket parking lot. A customer had reported their vehicle was struck while they were inside the store. Officers learned a witness saw the hit and run and they were able to locate the vehicle and owner, who was cited for “failure to ID self after striking an unattended vehicle.”

3:36 p.m. — SPD was called to check on a report of an animal bite from Sidney Health Center’s ER. (By law, hospitals are required to report any animal bites, knife or gun-shot wounds, according to an SPD representative.) Officer believed child had been bitten by a family dog. Officer determined the dog was current on its rabies shots, and that no city ordinance had been violated, because the dog was not lose. The family was ordered to keep the dog home-quarantined for 10 days.

8:24 a.m. — SPD was requested to provide court security because the Richland County Sheriff’s office was short of staff. A Sidney City Court judge made the request. No issues were reported.

Sunday, Feb. 2

10:02 p.m. — SPD officers responded to a domestic assault call at the 1100 block of 16th St. SW. They arrested one adult female, who was charged with assaulting a partner or family member, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer.

1:19 p.m. — SPD officers responded to a call of a disturbance at the 200 block of 7th Ave. SE. A family member with mental illness was “having some problems,” according to an SPD representative. Male subject left the scene in an outburst. Officers located him and determined he posed an imminent threat. They took him into custody and transported him to a local hospital for appropriate treatment.

Saturday, Feb. 1

3:04 p.m. — SPD answered a call reporting a reckless and possibly drunk driver in an “old white vehicle.” Officers responded but were unable to locate the vehicle. No arrests were made.

Friday, Jan. 31

2:13 p.m. — SPD responded to a call reporting a stolen vehicle. Police arrived and discovered it was actually unauthorized use of a vehicle. Suspect was wanted on a prior misdemeanor and police officers arrested the person on a prior warrant.

Thursday, Jan. 30

5:21 p.m. — SPD answered a call for a report of a suspected wanted person. Police did not find the person, and no further action was required.

2:10 p.m. — SPD received a report of suspected counterfeit money. After review, Sidney Police officers referred the case to the appropriate Fairview authorities.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

10:31 p.m. — SPD responded to a call of a disturbance at a Sidney area hotel. Officers met with intoxicated parties, who had gotten into an argument. No charges were filed and no arrests were made.

3:05 p.m. — SPD answered a report of a runaway. Caller reported a child had “taken off” from home. Police learned the child went to a grandparent’s residence and determined no further action was necessary.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

8:42 p.m. — SPD answered a call from a person reporting harassment at a trailer park, telling the dispatcher the person knew where they were and could see them. Police found no suspects in the described location and took no further action.

7:26 p.m. — SPD received a call about a possible drunk driver at the 300 block of South Central Avenue. Police determined suspect was not drunk, and no action was taken.

9:45 a.m. — SPD responded to a call for a person wanted on a warrant. Request for pickup and hold of person wanted on violation of parole.

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