Police Blotter: Dozens of Dogs May Soon Need Homes

By Beacon Staff

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

5:36 a.m. Someone hurled a rock through a window of a liquor store in the canyon. Nothing was taken.

7:15 a.m. Someone tried to pry the door off of a residence on Whitefish Stage Road.

8:05 a.m. Someone stole a large quantity of power tools from a construction trailer in the Trumble Creek subdivision.

9:21 a.m. A thief took the hydraulic equipment off of some machinery at Glacier Gold.

9:37 a.m. A truck needed to be towed out of the river under the old steel bridge.

11:58 a.m. The man who owns a kennel on Haywire Gulch that houses anywhere from 40 to 70 incredibly loud dogs has been cited for the constant barking. He paid a fine but didn’t show up to his court date. There is now a warrant out for his arrest and the kennel will be dismantled. It has not been determined where the dogs will go. When the man was asked why he and his girlfriend had so many dogs he claimed that because they couldn’t have children of their own and these dogs filled that void.

2:13 p.m. Someone on Dower Draw called in because last weekend there were four-wheelers on his neighbor’s property.

4:53 p.m. A 15-year-old boy was assaulted by another young man at a bus stop in Columbia Falls.

5:51 p.m. Someone called in on their cell phone to tattle on a logging truck with broken tail lights.

7:13 p.m. While driving his car down U.S. Highway 35, a man was T-boned by another man riding a bicycle. The bicyclist knocked the mirror off the door. The biker apologized, shook the other man’s hand then peddled off.

The departments responded to 130 calls for these reports.