Police Blotter: Candy Thief, Steer on the Loose

By Beacon Staff

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

3:11 a.m. A Lakeside woman’s boyfriend rudely pushed her down a couple of times. She got up and went to her neighbor’s house to call the Sheriff’s Department.

4:34 a.m. A Somers resident called in because they saw someone walking around behind their cabin. Turns out it was their neighbor. The residents said they were OK with him lurking behind their cabin.

9:07 a.m. A dangerous long-horned steer was seen running loose on U.S. Highway 206.

10:56 a.m. Someone called in because they spotted a fox in a live trap.

11:45 a.m. The brand inspector was called in to check out another dead horse. This one was found lying in the middle of Mountain Meadow Road and had been shot.

1:51 p.m. A woman called in from work to complain that a man in a yellow truck had followed her and was now looking at her. He had driven away by the time deputies arrived.

3:02 p.m. A big black dog was able to escape from the animal shelter on Airport Road in Kalispell.

3:02 p.m. Deputies had to separate a boy and his girlfriend after they got into a lover’s quarrel.

3:57 p.m. A guy called the Sheriff’s Department after the man who sold him his car came over to his residence to tow it. The man who sold him the car claimed the guy still owed him $400. Deputies helped them brainstorm a plan to settle this amicably.

6:58 p.m. Two kids stole $400 worth of electronics from ShopKo. They were both arrested.

8:12 p.m. A 17-year-old boy grabbed a candy bar off the shelf at Super One, took it to the juice aisle and ate it. He tried to hide the candy wrapper but to no avail, he was caught and given a ticket.

1:12 a.m. Someone called in because there was a man screaming, yelling and banging the walls in his Evergreen apartment.

3:04 a.m. A very drunken woman begged deputies to take her to jail when they responded to a domestic assault call. She had scratched up her husband’s eye, given him a bloody lip, kicked down a door and flung a baby swing at him. She was arrested for assault and a warrant Columbia Falls had out for her.

The departments responded to 124 calls for service.