Police Blotter: A Flooded House, a Tortured Dog?

By Beacon Staff

6:15 p.m. While at a bar in Kalispell a man and his soon to be ex-wife got into an argument. When they got back to his residence he was angry and began to fire shotgun rounds into the air and threaten his wife. The enraged man then took his 17-year-old daughter hostage. The woman, feeling highly intimidated, called 911. The man left shortly after the call and was arrested by deputies on the Mountain Meadows Road near his residence. The man was arrested for assualt with a weapon, attempted homicide and aggravated kidnapping.

1:17 a.m. There was a huge fight involving 15 people at a bar in Kalispell.

10:20 a.m. A man needed assistance opening the door of his running pickup to get his 2-year-old out.

12:08 p.m. A Hungry Horse woman who was out for a walk stumbled across a deceased dog that had its mouth taped shut and two front paws taped together. The woman, who was very shaken up by the scene, called the Sheriff’s Department. The dog was gone when the animal warden arrived.

12:19 p.m. Someone called because they were worried about two men they saw sleeping in a car on Flathead Drive. Deputies checked them out and they were fine, just sleepy.

3:15 p.m. Two guitars were taken out of an unlocked home on Sway River Road.

8:52 p.m. An Evergreen woman called in because her ex-husband’s girlfriend hit her daughter in the back.

10:25 p.m. Someone caused extensive damage when they forced their way i to a Columbia Falls home and turned all of the faucets on, unscrewed the hose from the washing machine and completely flooded the house.

The departments responded to 108 calls for service.

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