Police Blotter: Crayon Revelations, Transient Town

By Beacon Staff

The Kalispell Police and Flathead County Sheriff’s reports for Wednesday and Thursday morning included the following:

7:49 a.m. Four to seven mailboxes were brutally knocked off their posts in Creston.

8:15 a.m. A woman who didn’t want to be bothered or answer the door to a man knocking, called the Sheriff’s Department after he pounded on it for too long. The man was gone when deputies arrived. They did, however, find him and ask him to leave the woman alone.

10:15 a.m. Someone called in because they were worried about a dog in a messy cage. The animal warden left a note for the pet owner to clean up the cage.

10:28 a.m. Someone spotted an Australian Sheppard wandering around and called the Sheriff’s Department.

11:10 a.m. A man was requested to stay out of a store in Hungry Horse but kept coming back anyway.

11:16 a.m. A stereo and cigarettes were taken out of an unlocked vehicle in Martin City.

12:29 p.m. Last January a woman’s son spent some time with their dad, her ex-husband. Now she is worried because her son is drawing pictures of daddy shooting meth.

12:43 p.m. A woman called in because last Friday night her boss and managers followed her in their car very closely. She turned down a side street and they stopped following her. She went to work on Monday and said everything was fine.

1:14 p.m. A man called in to inform the Sheriff’s Department that when he told his wife he had filed for divorce she threatened to kill him and burn the house down.

1:46 p.m. A car hit a bear on U.S. Highway 83. The bear managed to get up and run away.

2:05 p.m. Someone reported an abandoned kayak in Somers. The kayak was actually a wakeboard, but nonetheless abandoned.

3:59 p.m. Someone called in to report a slender male wearing jeans walking down U.S. Highway 2 throwing things at vehicles.

5:16 p.m. A transient congregation had set up a multitude of tents under the old steel bridge near Kalispell. Deputies checked it out and found they were out for the day. So they left a note to move on.

7:13 p.m. A mother called in when the children next-door yelled at her child.

7:47 p.m. A vehicle crashed into a bunch of cars and trucks in the Kalispell Kari Dodge lot.

8:25 p.m. A mother and father were seen arguing about custody issues in the Kalispell Wal-Mart.

1:08 a.m. A woman who was coughing uncontrollably called authorities to tell them that her home was full of smoke but she didn’t think there was a fire. Alert responded and she was taken for medical attention.

The departments responded to 158 calls for service.