Police Blotter: Car Theft Too Difficult For One Would-be Thief

By Beacon Staff

The Kalispell Police and Flathead County Sheriff’s reports for Sunday included the following:

12 a.m. Someone threw a beer can on First Avenue and Main Street and hit a shiny new truck. Minimal damage was caused by the tin can, but KPD was called anyway.

1:21 a.m. Two men were kicked out of Sawbucks and then returned 20 minutes later. KPD was called. The men then took off across the street to the Salvation Army, but they were caught and arrested there for criminal trespassing.

1:26 a.m. A man who was bleeding from the mouth on Central Avenue in Whitefish refused medical assistance.

1:54 a.m. A man needed to be transported to North Valley Hospital for a “cracked and bleeding head” after a fight on Central Avenue in Whitefish.

7:27 a.m. The glass door of the Glacier Building Complex on First Avenue East was shattered and looked like it had been kicked in.

8:10 a.m. A resident on Eighth Street East heard noises outside and called KPD. When they looked to see what the ruckus was all about, they saw that all of the garbage cans had been knocked over in the alley. There are currently no suspects for this criminal act.

11:33 a.m. Someone at a real estate office on East Idaho thought that the painters had been dumping paint down the storm drain. KPD inspected and found that only water had been dumped down the drain.

2:40 p.m. A thief tore a plant, a shrub and a solar light out of a yard on Sinopah Street.

4:08 p.m. A man was seen suspiciously lingering around a car in Murdoch’s parking lot. After setting off the car alarm he took off.

4:42 p.m. An intruder broke into a house on Lake Blaine Road and stole a .38 revolver and lots of change.

8:18 p.m. A 14-year-old boy stole an MP3 player from ShopKo.

8:57 p.m. Two intoxicated and unwanted males were on a Nicholson Drive resident’s property. The Sheriff’s Department was called and sent them on their way.

9:57 p.m. A male pit bull was stolen off its chain from a Columbia Falls yard.

The departments responded to 176 calls for service.

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