Police Blotter: Gun in a Bucket, Bra Smugglers

By Beacon Staff

The Kalispell Police and Flathead County Sheriff reports for Tuesday included the following:

10:08 a.m. A woman confronted a man who was grading the end of the road near her property. She thought he was on her property and that he needed to ask her permission. The man noticed that the woman was carrying a gun in a bucket and called the Sheriff’s Department. The woman claimed that she habitually carries the gun in her bucket for protection. The man was not on her property, therefore neither party was doing anything wrong.

12:53 a.m. A worried Kalispell woman called in because she saw a man carrying a garbage bag.

3:42 p.m. A woman and her accomplice boyfriend were caught stealing bras and panties from ShopKo. A marijuana pipe was also found in the young man’s pants.

5:33 p.m. A negligent woman was seen driving down US Highway 2 in Kalispell with her toddler on her lap.

5:36 p.m. A 7 and an 8-year-old told their mother that the neighbor boy had a knife. The mother called the Sheriff’s Department. The knife-wielding boy was counseled.

6:42 p.m. The janitor at the Conrad Complex in Kalispell called the Sheriff’s Department about weird people with flashlights hanging around the building.

7:09 p.m. Someone in Coram called in because they saw a naked man standing on his porch. The man admitted to urinating off his porch. He was fully clothed when deputies arrived.

9:25 p.m. A perplexed Whitefish resident called in because their fireplace “was really red” but there was no smoke coming out of the chimney.

9:32 p.m. A Columbia Falls woman called the Sheriff’s Department because she and her husband were worried that someone had broken into their home and was presently still inside. Her husband was standing by with a gun, just in case.

11:23 p.m. A Kalispell resident called in because there was a drunken man screaming obscenities and pounding on their door.

3:40 p.m. When a woman came home intoxicated from a long night of partying her husband told her to leave. He then called the Sheriff’s Department to help him remove her. She was gone before they arrived.

The departments responded to 123 calls for service.

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