Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Failed Toy Gun Robbery

By Christie Burns

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

7:03 a.m. Someone kicked the door down at an establishment on Reserve in Evergreen.

8:41 a.m. A tailgate was ripped off a truck at a used car dealership in Evergreen.

11:29 a.m. A Lakeside resident called in because someone left a message on their answering machine asking for their checking account number and other personal information.

2:28 p.m. Kalispell Police Department officers responded to Taco John’s to investigate a report of an attempted armed robbery. The male suspect reportedly asked the cashier to give him free food while displaying a pistol that was tucked inside his waistband. The employee refused. The suspect then laughed and asked for money. Again, the cashier refused. He then placed an order, paid for it, sat down and ate. He left with a female friend. He was later found fighting with his girlfriend in the parking lot of Kalispell Center Mall. During the fight the man was observed pulling a pistol from the woman’s purse and attempting to hide it. The suspect, later identified as Shane Roe, was taken into custody at gunpoint and arrested without incident. The pistol was later determined to be an air-soft pistol. Roe was subsequently charged with attempted armed robbery.

3:44 p.m. A woman on Solberg Drive called in because the woman who lives across the street was screaming and pointing her finger at her like it was a gun.

6:17 p.m. A man from Solberg Drive called in because his neighbor, who lives at the same address mentioned above, was threatening him.

6:50 p.m. A clerk at a gas station called in because she sold cigarettes to a man who gave them to a group of underage kids.

7:08 p.m. A woman called in because another woman hit her in the face Friday night.

9:42 p.m. Two males got into a fistfight behind an Evergreen establishment but fled the scene before deputies arrived.

10:05 p.m. A man called in from Shady Lane because there was a woman described as wearing a pink hat with devil horns sitting outside his hotel room. She claimed she needed medical attention and was afraid to go home. She was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

The departments responded to 173 calls for service.