On Feb. 21, two fire extinguishers were discharged in Roskie Hall at 12:36 a.m. It is unknown who is responsible for putting out a non-existent fire.
In a suspicious incident report from March 3, a “verbal incident” had occurred during a phone call. An officer responding to the verbal incident “decided” that no crime had occurred.
In a March 13 report of literal self-discovery by law enforcement, officers responding to a suspicious incident call from the South Gatton Lot at 1:40 p.m. determined that the suspicious individual in question was actually a police officer.
While on patrol in the area of South Fifth Avenue and West Arthur Street after midnight on March 15, officers stumbled across unabated bad decision-making. Four individuals were found trespassing a residence. They were also using burglary tools. In addition, the individuals were in the possession of alcohol while under the age of 21. One of the crooks was cited for MIP, trespass to property and possession of burglary tools while another was cited for MIP and trespass to property. All were served referrals to the dean of students.
At nearly 9 p.m. on March 15, an officer came across two horses on Lincoln Street. The equine escapees were quickly secured in their pasture.
On March 27 just before 6 p.m., a MSUPD officer assisted Bozeman Police Department responding to a report of two individuals on East Story Street whistling at passersby. One individual received a verbal warning for disorderly conduct.
Around 6 p.m. on March 27, a hammock tied in a tree on the south side of Renne Library broke off a number of branches. An officer warned three individuals for destruction of property and about safety concerns.
A caller reported at 11 a.m. on April 1 that an individual was saran-wrapping a vehicle on West Garfield Street and South Sixth Avenue. An officer spoke with the plastic-wrapper and advised him or her to not wrap the vehicle. It won’t go bad uncovered.
On April 9, an individual reported that his or her dog was stolen. About ten minutes after an officer took the report, the caller found his or her dog at home.
On April 12 just after 2 p.m., police pulled over an individual after he or she ran two stop signs on Grant Street near South 11th Avenue. The perpetrator was asked to step off of his or her skateboard — the vehicle the individual used to blow through the stop signs, so that officers could talk to the boarder about safety and warn him or her for failing to stop.
February was a busy month for police in dealing with marijuana. In the short month, MSUPD responded to 16 calls reporting the smell of marijuana or the suspicion of marijuana (though at least one of these turned out to be a skunk). Eight warnings were issued for the possession of marijuana (PODD) and five warnings issued for the possession of paraphernalia (PODP) such as a pipe or grinder. In addition, six individuals were cited for PODD and seven citations were written for PODP.
Roskie Hall, the stereotypical center of marijuana use on campus, saw eight marijuana-related calls — resulting in one warning and five citations. In February, 38 percent of all marijuana citations occurred at Roskie. However, next door North Hedges saw six total PODD/PODP citations issued, making it campus’ marijuana hotspot for the month, seeing 46 percent of cannabis citations.