Police Blotter: Dumpster Diving, Drunken Church Break-in

By Beacon Staff

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

8:56 a.m. A bizarre man was seen frantically digging through the dumpsters in Kila. He was reported to be moving very fast, throwing trash and driving a little blue car.

12:04 p.m. Someone called into the Sheriff’s Department to ask what they should do when collection agencies ask for money and threaten them.

2:43 p.m. Copper and brass fittings were stolen from a job site in Bigfork.

3:59 p.m. A homeless and bloodied dog followed a man home. The man then called into the Sheriff’s Department and requested the dog be picked up and taken to the animal shelter.

6:18 p.m. A woman called in because her 18-year-old son was throwing a tantrum and refusing to leave her home. He eventually packed his possessions and hit the road.

6:48 p.m. A violent drunken man threatened to beat down another man in a grocery store in Kalispell. The drunk then left and was gone by the time deputies arrived.

8:17 p.m. Someone called in because they thought there was a guy with a flashlight in their yard. Turns out it was the neighbor’s headlights, not intruders with flashlights.

11:34 p.m. Someone called in about a man in a hooded sweatshirt trying to vandalize the soda machine outside of a shop in Kalispell. When confronted he scurried behind the building.

1:28 a.m. A drunken man claimed he was walking down a secluded road in Olney when he heard voices inside of a church. He then kicked down the door, called 911 and said he needed an ambulance yet he wouldn’t tell dispatchers why. He continued to call 911 and say very little. Three deputies went out to Olny to find the unhinged doors and the drunken man passed out in a chair in the office.

Departments responded to 124 calls for service.

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