Police Blotter: Bad Thieves, Where’s Grandma?

By Beacon Staff

8:18 a.m. Despite the weather, an air conditioning unit was stolen out of a shed at an unoccupied residence on Lion Mountain Road.

11:51 a.m. A worried friend called in because in one residence in West Valley Acres lives three adults, three children, two elderly adults, and 35 cats and dogs. The caller was worried about the repulsive living conditions and the safety of the old folks and the little ones.

12:44 p.m. A thief climbed in through the window of a home in Kalispell and took a computer and a DVD player.

2:38 p.m. A Columbia Falls resident called in about a small kitten at large. The baby cat was tracked down by the animal warden and impounded.

4:34 p.m. A pistol was stolen from a home in Hungry Horse.

4:38 p.m. A frightened woman in Whitefish called in because while she was outside with her dog she heard a gunshot that was so loud it even made her “turkey’s jump.”

4:53 p.m. An angry 16-year-old female at a detention center claimed she would beat up the staff if her grandma didn’t come to pick her up.

5:42 p.m. Cody called in to say that Larry assaulted him yesterday.

6:50 p.m. An out of control female, possibly on some kind of dangerous and illegal drugs, was taken from a fast food restaurant in Bigfork to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

8:41 p.m. A homeless man who has been sleeping in his van at the White Oak Hotel was asked to leave. However, he was unable to get his van started. A jump was provided and he shoved out.

11:50 p.m. The owner of a shop in Kalispell interrupted three kids who were attempting to steal from him. The suspects escaped in their car but didn’t make it very far before it broke down. They got out, began to push the vehicle and were able to get it started before deputies arrived.

The department responded to 117 calls for service.

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