Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Arsonist Attacks Officer, Tree-Fort Trespasser

By Christie Burns

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

5:01 a.m. A man walked into a Hungry Horse residence and asked three men for a ride. They told him no way, but they could help him out later. The man, angered by their lack of enthusiasm, pushed one of the men and punched him in the head. He was thrown out of the home, but came back 30 minutes later with a baseball bat and whacked a man across the head. One man was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Hospital and another was taken to North Valley Hospital. When questioned, the aggressor claimed he couldn’t remember how the fight started. He did say he would try to remember more at some other time.

8:20 a.m. A man that was blacklisted from the Magic Diamond Casino two years ago showed up last night. Someone recognized him and tattled.

9:36 a.m. After a restraining order hearing for a man who was required to stay away from his ex, the man called her and said that he would be burning the house down soon. Shortly thereafter, the Sheriff’s Department received a report of a burning house. When deputies responded, the alleged arsonist attacked an officer with an axe handle. The suspect was arrested for assaulting a police officer, arson and violating a restraining order.

10:49 a.m. Someone on Jellison Road called in to say that it looked like someone had used their cooking pot to clean out the cat box.

1:36 p.m. A menacing individual threatened a Martin City man’s brother.

2:07 p.m. A Kalispell resident called in because their neighbor plowed snow into their driveway and now he can’t get out.

2:24 p.m. Someone called in to complain that there were dogs at large at Echo lake Café.

6:39 p.m. A man walked into a bar and tried to use a fake credit card with a woman’s name on it.

8:30 p.m. There was a house on fire on Kathy Lake Lane in Creston.

10:39 p.m. A Kalispell resident answered their door to someone asking to see another person living at the home. When the requested person came to the door they heard a hissing sound and realized the door-knocker had let the air out of their vehicle’s tires and ran away.

11:14 p.m. Someone was showing their private parts at a tire shop in Evergreen.

3:50 a.m. Someone called in from Evergreen because she thought she heard people talking in her tree fort. When deputies arrived she said there wasn’t anyone up there any more and they could go on about their business.

The departments responded to 140 calls for service.