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Colin ScottYELLOWSTONE – A 23-year-old man died after he wandered hundreds of yards off a designated boardwalk at Yellowstone and fell into a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin.

On Tuesday, Colin Scott and his sister hiked approximately 225 yards off the designated boardwalk near Pork Chop Geyser when Scott slipped and fell into a thermal geyser.

His sister alerted rangers who returned to the scene, which was in an area so remote that the park airplane and helicopter had trouble finding it, but there wasn’t much they could do.

Because of the high temperatures, all that could be recovered were some of Scott’s personal effects that were near the spot he fell in. By Wednesday, rangers determined there were no longer any remains of Scott left to recover and abandoned the search.

The spot where Scott fell in is one of the hottest and most volatile areas of Yellowstone, where the water that flows beneath a thin rock crust is 400 degrees or more.

“We extend our sympathy to the Scott family,” said Superintendent Dan Wenk.…

Elgie BedfordBOZEMAN, MT – A woman is suing a trucking company after she found the face of a dead man on the floor of a car wash.

I’ll get to the lawsuit details, but first here’s how the face of an 81-year-old man from Alaska ended up on the floor of a Montana car wash.

Back in 2013, Elgie Bedford was on his way to Texas from Alaska to visit his children and grandchildren. In the early morning hours, Bedford’s car went off the road near Big Timber, Montana.

Bedford got out of his vehicle and started walking down Interstate 90, presumably to get help. Unfortunately, the old man was struck by a CRST Expedited semi-truck being driven by 45-year-old David Welk.

Welk turned around to check the spot of impact but didn’t tell his coworkers he saw Bedford’s body in the road, only that he saw clothing and a duffle bag. After leaving the scene, Bedford’s body was struck by multiple vehicles before police found him at around 7:30 a.m.

One of those drivers was 31-year-old Wryan Young, who was with her father when she ran over Bedford’s body.…

Martha McClureHELENA, MT – A Montana daycare owner was hit in the face with a shovel and punched in the face while trying to keep a drunk father from taking his three children.

Last week, Martha McClure was caring for Francis Jackson’s three children at her daycare when he showed up drunk with an unidentified woman.

McClure was aware that CPS had custody of Jackson’s children, all under the age of 4, and that he was to have no contact with them.

Jackson became angry that McClure would not let him pick up his kids, and threatened to assault her in front of the kids at the daycare. Despite the threat of harm, McClure physically removed Jackson from the building and lock the door.

Not satisfied, Jackson tried getting back in the building by throwing toys and a tricycle at a window. When McClure went back outside, she and Jackson got into a physical altercation that ended when Jackson’s unidentified companion smacked McClure in the face with a snow shovel.

Jackson took this opportunity to punch McClure in the face before he and the woman fled the scene without the children.…

Mackeon SchulteBILLINGS, MT – Mackeon Schulte was shot and killed early Sunday morning after the 15-year-old scared his friend by knocking and throwing pebbles at his bedroom window.

According to police, a boy woke up to noises and saw two faces looking through his window early Sunday morning.

Not realizing those faces belonged to two of his friends, the boy fired a shot from a gun he kept in his bedroom, striking Schulte in the head. The other boy was not injured, but Schulte would be pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to a statement by Billings Police Chief Rich St. John, Schulte and the boy who was with him were spending the night together and decided to pay their friend a visit at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

“It’s a tragedy,” said John. “We have to investigate at this point for what it is, but it’s a tragedy all around.”

No arrests have been made at this time, but investigators are meeting with the county attorney’s office to determine how to proceed.…

Mariella DalimataCRESTON, MT – Marielle Dalimata died Saturday night after she tipped head-first into a five-gallon mop bucket at her family’s home.

Mariella was left unattended “for not even four minutes,” said the girl’s aunt, Brook Schwab. Her parents and first responders tried resuscitating Marielle, but it was too late. She would be pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Her body was sent to the state Crime Lab in Missoula, but Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said what happened to Marielle “is consistent with an accidental death.”

Instead of planning for Marielle’s first birthday party that was just ten days away, her family is now planning her funeral. They’ve set up a gofundme page to help cover the costs.

“We were planning to have a birthday party. We weren’t planning to have funeral expenses,” said Schwab.

Gotta keep an eye on the young’uns around water, people. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and four.

Sure, drowning in a mop bucket may not be at the top of that list, but this is the second story we’ve featured on DD involving a child drowning in a bucket.…

2013-09-10_082704MISSOULA, MT – A woman in Montana has been accused killing her husband of one week by pushing him off a cliff during an argument, instead of killing him with 30 to 40 years of incessant nagging.

Cody Johnson, 25, and Jordan Graham, 22, were married a little over a week ago but their honeymoon was short lived after Johnson was reported missing on July 8, when he did not show up for work.

Graham said she last saw her husband the night before, when he left their house late on July 7 with unidentified friends in a dark-colored car. On that same night, Graham reportedly sent a friend a message stating she was going to talk to her husband about her regretting having ever gotten married.

On July 10, Graham spotted her husband’s body at the base of a cliff in Glacier National Park and alerted park rangers. When asked how she knew where to look for Johnson’s body, she claimed she received an email telling her that her husband had died after a fall while hiking.…

Jeremy CramerAnaconda, MT – Jeremy Brent Cramer, 38, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to stabbing and beating his 3 year old son to death and leaving his body in a field in southwestern Montana.

On July 8th, Cramer’s wife, Nataliya, called police in their hometown of Lacey, WA to report that her husband had left with their son and now she could not get a hold of him.  She was alarmed to discover that he had used his gas card to fill up in Moses Lake, about 3 1/2 hours away from their home, but she did not think her son was in danger, so no Amber Alert was issued.  There was a missing person report and a “be on the lookout” for Cramer and his son.

Later that same day in Montana, Cramer was discovered in a bathroom by a convenience store clerk, washing blood from his clothes and minus a son.   Apparently, he had hitched a short ride there and the man who gave Cramer a ride asked him about the blood on his clothes, to which Cramer responded, “I had a traumatic experience and no one is dead.”  Liar. …

Gregory RodriguezWHITEFISH, MT – Gregory Rodriguez, the host of Sports Channel’s “A Rifleman’s Journal”, was shot to death by a woman’s husband, who then turned the gun on himself.

According to police Rodriguez, 43, died Thursday in the town of Whitefish after being shot by 41-year-old Wayne Bengston, who apparently didn’t like the fact that the TV personality was visiting Bengston’s wife.

Rodriguez was in Montana on business and at the home of the woman’s mother when Bengston showed up and placed Rodriguez on the end of a gun he was not accustomed to. After shooting and killing Rodriguez, Bengston beat his wife before taking their 2-year-old son to a relative’s home.

Police would find Bengston’s truck parked in his driveway and would find Bengston inside his home dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say they do not believe that Rodriguez’s relationship with the woman was a romantic one. She works for a firearms manufacturer and met Rodriguez, a married father of two children, at a trade show and formed a casual relationship.…

KALISPELL, MT — If anyone would have ever old me that one day I would be using an image of Harry from HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS in an article on this site, I would have never believed it. Hoped for? Yes. Believed it? Nope.

But that day has come, thanks to a man in Montana who was killed after being struck by two cars while dressed as a sasquatch.

According to friends, 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley wanted to start a Bigfoot hoax by dressing in  a military-style camouflage ghillie suit, and making appearances along Highway 93. So on Sunday night, Tenley donned his garb and stood in the right-hand lane of the highway, in hopes of scaring passing motorists.

Tenley’s plan may have worked out a lot better had he not decided to stand on the highway at night. In clothing designed to help you blend in with foliage. At the same two teenage girls were driving on it.

Tenley was first struck by a vehicle driven by a 15-year-old girl who says she was unable to avoid hitting him.…

Great Falls, MT — Some former students and employees of Dahl’s College of Beauty have filed a lawsuit claiming they were sexually harassed and forced to wax one instructor’s pubic hair.

Fifteen former students of the school, as well as the school’s former director and former director of financial aid, filed the lawsuit against the school after they say they were unjustly expelled or fired for filing complaints regarding the behavior of some of the school’s instructors.

The students say they paid nearly $10,000 to the school that promised to teach them the basics needed to work on clients and “all the necessary skills you need to pass the Montana State Board Exam.” What they say they got was instructors who did not properly teach the curriculum and instead, according to the lawsuit, routinely slept, surfed the Internet, conducted personal business, made sexual remarks, and delegated their duties to unqualified, unlicensed students.

I know, I know — you don’t care about that, you came for the pubic hair. Well, the lawsuit also alleges that one particular instructor would publicly expose her genitals and require students to wax her pubic hair.…

BILLINGS, Montana — An 8-year-old boy has been accused of shooting his 5-year-old friend and then leaving the boy to die.

The two boys were at a High Sierra dog park with their parents and had been given permission to go to a nearby wooded area to play. A short time later two girls, ages 12 and 13, were riding their bikes in the area and found the 5-year-old lying on a dirt path. He had been shot.

Covered in blood and drifting in and out of consciousness, one of the girls stayed with the boy while the other went to get her dad. Not long after the other girl had gone, John Crawford found the boy and girl while jogging through the area and called 911.

“I just saw a boy who was covered in blood and moaning, and a girl who looked up at me bawling,” Crawford told the Billings Gazette. “I didn’t know what to think. I just tried to keep the boy calm.”

The boy was rushed to the hospital and as of Friday, was listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery.…

Whitefish, MT – The handsome Lurch impersonator to the left is Matthew Lamb, 26.  He was wanted on a $50,000 warrant out of Cascade County for a strong-arm robbery and was taken into police custody on April 10th after a bizarre (and hilarious) display.

When police initially spotted Lamb, he was with Sidney Aimsback, 24.  Lamb is no stranger to the local precinct, having racked up arrests for drugs, assault, and robbery dating back to his high school days.  Aimsback also had an outstanding warrant for robbery to his credit.  Upon spotting officers, the two reportedly jumped into a car near Grouse Mountain Lodge and took off.  A chase ensued, but the suspects’ vehicle was cut-off by a cruiser and stopped.

Aimsback complied with orders and exited the car at gunpoint without incident.  However, when the arresting officers ordered Lamb to the ground, he resisted in a truly awesome way that I can only assume was a display of a profound respect for authority.  He reportedly got out of the car, removed all his clothing, mooned the officers, turned around, grabbed his genitals, and waved them in their general direction, all while screaming “go ahead and shoot me.”

They shot him, alright…with a taser gun. …

Montana Man Jailed For Getting Dog Drunk

March 27, 2012 at 9:11 am by  

East Helena, MT – Todd Schrier, 49, was arrested earlier this month on charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty when police were called to a bar where two men had brought in a dog that was exhibiting clear signs of intoxication.

The dog, a 20-pound Pomeranian named Arly II, “was unable to walk in a straight line and continually fell over and lost balance,” according to a bar employee.  One can only hypothesize over the ultimate fate of Arly I.

Now, I’m man enough to admit that I’ve attempted to woo my fair share of drunken dogs at dive bars, but I can honestly state that I’ve never actually caused their intoxication directly, nor have I ever attempted sexual relations with an actual canine, no matter what my college room mates might tell you.

A man who claimed to be Arly II’s owner told police that Schrier had fed the dog “a to-go cup sized” amount of vodka.  Police, justifiably concerned over the dog’s well-being, took him to the vet where his blood alcohol level was measured at a staggering .348. …

Helena, MT – Sherwin Shayegan, 28, admitted in court to jumping on two soccer players at a state high school tournament held in Helena in October and demanding piggyback rides.

“I made a mistake,” Shayegan told Helena Municipal Court Judge Bob Wood.  “I was just trying to be funny and get a piggyback ride.”

Innocent fun? You decide…

Deputy Helena City Attorney Luke Berger pointed out at the hearing that Shayegan has already been, in fact, permanently banned from any high school sporting event in the state of Montana by the Montana High School Association. Add to this that Shayegan himself told police at the time of his arrest that he is also banned from school sporting events in the states of Washington and Oregon.

The piggyback attacks are not limited to sporting events, though. In September 2009, Shayegan was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault after reportedly telling a high-school athlete that he wanted to interview him for a term paper. Police said that, after the student noticed that Shayegan was behaving strangely and attempted to leave, Shayegan also jumped on that student’s back and demanded a piggy back ride.…

Bozeman, MT — Keith Savinelli, 21, was arrested Wednesday after being caught trying to break into a woman’s home to return the underwear he said he had taken a day earlier.

The owner of the pilfered panties apparently confronted Savinelli as he attempted to open her door with a credit card. In his possession, a bag of her undies. The woman told police Savinelli claimed he had been “masturbating to them.”

Savinelli reportedly told the woman he used to live in the house had broken in several times when she wasn’t there. On the day in question, he was trying to get back into the home to return the frillies he had stolen the day before.

Savinelli returned the woman’s undergarments and pleaded with her not to call the police. He then handed her his voter registration card and fled the scene.

Savinelli has since been charged with burglary and attempted burglary, and is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $10,000 bond.…

BILLINGS, Montana — Investigators say the man who was attacked by a wounded grizzly bear did not die from the mauling, but rather a gunshot from the friend who was trying to save him.

The hunting trip from hell happened on Sept 16 along the Montana-Idaho border where four people had gotten together to hunt some black bear. After splitting into groups of two, 20-year-old Ty Bell shot what he thought was a black bear.

He and his hunting partner, 39-year-old Steve Stevenson, waited around for 15 minutes and began tracking the bear they figured was now dead. They eventually found the bear but unfortunately for the men, the bear was very much alive and wasn’t a black bear at all.

There are only about 45 grizzly bears in the entire 2.4-million acre Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, and Bell happened to shoot one of them.

The grizzly, being pretty pissed off about getting shot, turned on both men and started for Bell. Stevenson, in a heroic attempt to save his friend, began making noise to distract the bear.…

Kalispell, Mt — Two years after prosecutors say 18-year-old Justine Winter purposely steered her vehicle into the path of another in a botched suicide attempt that killed two people, she has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Winter was convicted of two counts of deliberate homicide back in February after a jury found that after a fight with her boyfriend, she intentionally steered her car into the path of a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Erin Thompson, who was four months pregnant.

The resulting collision claimed the lives of  Thompson, her unborn baby and her 13-year-old son, Caden Odell. Winter was left with broken bones, internal injuries and a brain injury. Winter has always maintained she doesn’t remember anything about the crash or the circumstances that led up to it. She just insists she never intended to harm anyone.

But the evidence proved otherwise.

During the trial, text messages Winter sent to her boyfriend after their break-up and moments before the crash were read to the court. Messages that included these gems. …

Bozeman, MT– It seems like there has been a lot of stabby, crabby people this month and it makes me glad I choose to hibernate during Winter. Deputies responded to the home of 52-year old Kimberly Parac-Kesler last Wednesday night after receiving a report of an assault. The officers found Kimberly in her home “visibly intoxicated, emotionally charged and alternated between being angry and crying sorrowfully.” Kimberly told the officers that she and her disabled husband, whom she provides care for, had been arguing after returning from a bar. Sometime during the argument, Kimberly picked up a hatchet and whacked her husband in the head with it. The blow left a rather large laceration in the poor guy’s noggin. Court documents state Kimberly’s husband was seated when she struck him and there was no physical contact prior to the assault. Kimberly Parac-Kesler, who is also disabled, was charged with assault with a weapon. Her bail was set at $10,000.…

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