Police Blotter: Disrespectful Squatter Vandalizes Fence

By Beacon Staff

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

2:37 a.m. A Kalispell resident called the Sheriff’s Department when an unfamiliar man and woman were obnoxiously yelling at each other outside of her trailer.

4:58 a.m. A rifle and a spotting scope were taken out of an unlocked vehicle on McMannamy Draw in Kalispell.

5:26 a.m. A woman in Martin City called to report that she could hear and see people in either her driveway or her Mother’s. Deputies were unable to find any driveway loiterers.

6:23 a.m. A vehicle hit a bear in Whitefish. The bear was gone when police arrived.

8:15 a.m. The animal warden responded to a call made about a bunch of dogs that had been left alone in their Columbia Falls home all weekend and were making intolerable barking noises.

11:11 a.m. A boater whose engine died in the Angel Point area required assistance getting back to shore.

11:23 a.m. Someone on Sinopah Sreet in Kalispell hit a gas line.

2:41 p.m. The pilot of a small plane had some trouble when the retractable landing gear collapsed and he had to make a crash landing at the Ferndale Airport. No one was hurt and nothing caught on fire.

3:48 p.m. Someone was seen littering at Flathead Janitorial in Kalispell.

6:39 p.m. A Columbia Falls resident called the Sheriff’s Department about a squatter who tore down his fence, drove right past his “no trespassing” sign and set up camp on his property.

7:43 p.m. A Kila man called in because his dad had threatened him with an ax. He did not want to press charges, but did file a report.

8:44 p.m. A woman called in to report that another female had punched her three hours ago.

8:57 p.m. A noise complaint in Hungry Horse turned out to be a juvenile party. When deputies arrived all the minors ran and escaped into the woods.

The departments responded to 117 calls for service.

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