Police Blotter: Destroyed Mailboxes, Bombed Porta-Potty

By Beacon Staff

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

12:29 a.m. Twenty mailboxes and newspaper tubes were smashed on Kienas Road.

1:04 a.m. Someone called in because there was a very drunken pedestrian drifting in and out of traffic near the Rainbow Bar in Kalispell.

1:33 a.m. A man called in because his brother-in-law was choking his sister.

1:35 a.m. A woman came home to find that the yellow dog she had left in her house was gone. She assumed someone had broken in and taken it. Deputies told the woman it looked as though the dog had escaped on its own because only dog tracks could be seen in the snow around the house.

2:29 a.m. A man who tumbled into a trench on Shady Lane needed to be taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

3:55 a.m. A very intoxicated, soaking-wet and shoeless woman showed up unannounced to a random residence in Kalispell. An ambulance was called and she was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

9:14 a.m. Someone threw a sparkler bomb into a porta-potty south of Kalispell. Plastic inside the structure melted following the explosion.

9:50 a.m. Four valve stems that were removed from a car in Columbia Falls resulted in four flat tires.

10:26 a.m. A man visiting from Polson had his car door kicked in.

11:45 a.m. A man beat his wife up then went to jail.

12:13 p.m. Someone on Caroline Road called in because their house was shot with paintballs.

2:10 p.m. Some folks in Martin City called in because their neighbors were illegally burning flammable objects in their yard.

4:35 p.m. The Sheriff’s Department was called because a Kalispell resident shot a deer before November, hung the deer and has not done anything with it since.

5:03 p.m. Haywire Gulch residents called in to say that the dogs had been barking for four hours.

5:32 p.m. Haywire Gulch residents called in about the barking dogs again.

6:14 p.m. The dogs were still barking on Haywire Gulch.

The departments responded to 137 calls for service.