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Old 11-06-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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As a testament to how few serious crimes we have compared to other places in the world, the Bozeman Chronicle has, for years, published humorous real police reports of incidents in Bozeman that are called in to 911.

I've been a fan of the Chronicle Police Report for a long time, and even follow them on twitter, checking in to get my "laugh of the day".

Now there is a book published of the VERY BEST
Chronicle releases book of classic police reports - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: News

Here is one from the book:
Sept. 8, 1997: “A man in the 700 block of Mountain View complained because his girlfriend’s husband keeps stopping by.”

Here is one from today's Police Report twitter feed:
A Graf Street woman left her keys in the car overnight. The car was stolen but returned with a shirt, hat and vomit inside.

You can follow at bznpolicereport on twitter, or just check them out in the Bozeman Chronicle online each day.

I've asked about this on an international forum I'm a member of, and although there are a few places that have some similar reports in their daily paper, nothing seems to top the ones that come out of Bozeman 911 calls reported in the Chronicle.

I'm happy to live in a place where so many of the police reports make you laugh instead of cry.

Anyone have some to add from your town?
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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Here is another one from Police Reports in Bozeman today
Two stray dogs a woman put in her car jumped on the door and locked it with her keys inside.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: SW Montana
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HI. I also subscribe to the chronicle feeds on facebook. What a great way to get insight on an area. This most prevalent stories are alcohol related.

"Three people were standing on the roof of a small, two-tone bus playing loud music near the intersection of East Beall Street and North Black Avenue at 3:44 a.m."

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...epolicereports

or search chronicle police reports. Too funny!
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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Yes, I think it is the MSU student population that contributes a lot to the reports, partying miss-haps and juvenile behavior.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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The Flathead Beacon also has some funny ones. Like this:

3:18 p.m. A woman on Empire Loop reported that her 9-year-old threw a crayon at his little sister, making her nose bleed.

Flathead Valley Police Blotter | Flathead Beacon
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: SW Montana
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Chronicle Police Reports

A West Koch Street man said his neighbor came to the house, told the man that he signed for UPS package, threw the paper in his face and then threw the man against a shelf. The resident saw the paper had his name on it but said he didn't sign it.



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Old 11-07-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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One of my favorites....


Thursday February 26, 2009
- A resident of South Third Avenue wanted to speak with an officer regarding a mouse she had found in her kitchen.
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(I wonder what the mouse was doing.)
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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These are from April '09

- A kid wanted to know how to handle his little brother bothering him without resorting to violence.

- A resident of Ravalli Street said her upstairs neighbors were "jumping up and down and causing her pictures on her wall to move." The upstairs neighbors were playing a board game and were warned by police.

- A resident of South Third Avenue reported that someone had driven through her yard and drove over a 10-foot tree sometime during the night. She thought the culprit might have been trying to hit a snowman in the yard.

- Officers, responding to a report of a group of suspicious men in front of a bar on East Main Street, found they were having a rap competition.

- A man called 911 because he and his roommate's girlfriend were arguing about toilet paper. The two were given a warning.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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From Oct. 29:

After hearing loud music coming from a nearby location, a caller on 23rd Avenue notified officers that a band was playing at 3:40 a.m. and causing a disturbance. It turned out that the radio at Duds N’ Suds had been left on overnight.

Two “kids on skateboards,” one of whom had a mustache, were seen knocking over a stop sign on Grand Avenue at 1 a.m.

Just after midnight, a woman was warned for driving with only her fog lights on. She told the officer that pulled her over that she was using the fog lights because her mechanic told her she only needed to be visible to other motorists at night.

Someone broke into an unlocked vehicle on Jardine Avenue during the night, but instead of stealing something the trespasser left a bag full of personal items, including an iPod.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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Gallatin County Sheriff's office, Oct 30

A clerk at a Reeves Road West store did not sell a very intoxicated man alcohol, “just Cheetos.” The man, who could barely walk, drove off.

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(that's not really funny... except for the Cheetos)

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Gallatin County Sheriff's report Nov 1,

An Outlaw Drive woman told dispatchers there were Cheetos all over her backyard in the morning.

(what is it with Cheetos?)

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Bozeman Police Report Nov 1

The woman driver of a white Audi almost hit a parent and child in the Albertson’s parking lot at 2:29 p.m. The parent reported the woman for careless driving and followed her to get her information. The woman driver, concerned about being followed, went to the Law and Justice Center, where she was given a warning for careless driving.

(in Bozeman, the Law & Justice Center is near Albertson's)
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