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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings man Trevor Michael Patton was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Drugs and Criminal Possession of Paraphernalia, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Theft and Possession of Burglary Tools.
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Billings Police Sergeant Reid and Officer Diercks were dispatched by the 911 Comm Center, to the area of Lewis and 19th street West.
A report of a theft of a Moped described as a black Tomos that was partially spray-painted red.
The victim told dispatch that he was following his stolen moped and was in the alleyway of Grand Ave and 15th Street West.
Billings Police Officer Diercks was in the area of 10th street West and observed a man headed toward Lewis Ave. The suspect was according to Officer Diericks, was a white male wearing a black baseball hat backwards with sunglasses.
The suspect Trevor Michael Patton was riding the moped in the 2000 block of Lewis Ave traveling in a Northward direction.
According to the notes of Sergeant Reid's report, Billings police Officer Diercks located the moped headed down Lewis Ave in an alleyway traveling now Eastbound.
Billings police Officer Diercks activated his overhead lights. The moped entered onto a sidewalk and then after driving a while on the sidewalk crashed the moped in front of a home at 1120 9th Street West. Billings Police Lieutenant Krivitz assisted Officer Diercks and Officer Schara in locating the suspected driver of the stolen moped.
The suspect, identified as Trevor Michael Patton, started to run from the crash site and ran into an alleyway trying to get away. Officer Diercks pursued Patton on foot. Trevor Patton jumped over a chain link fence and into a residential back yard in the 1100 block of Pepper Lane.
Responding Billings Police units set up a perimeter around the home as the police were under the impression that Patton was in that area.
Lieutenant Krivitz arrived to assist and was able to locate Patton hiding underneath a car in the driveway of 1100 Pepper Lane.
Once Lieutenant Krivitz detained Patton, Officer Diercks, and the victim A.R. went back to the moped that had a storage compartment that contained what Officer Diercks considered as burglary tools. They are as follows: Bolt cutters, Pry Bar, Pliers, saws and other assortments of various tools. Other items were also located and appeared to be stolen also.
Officer Diercks located two vials of METH.
Officer Romero and Officer Schara also assisted at the scene. Several loaded syringes located during the search of Patton stolen items tested positive for METH. Patton already had a warrant for his arrest in the court files.
The VIN on the moped had been scratched off.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995