Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Burning Pole and Video Game Caper

By Keriann Lynch

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

12:54 a.m. Deputies responded to a suspicious activity call at the Rainbow Bar. An intoxicated patron was sitting on the hood of a car.

8:12 a.m. A Swan Retreat resident who travels south for the winter returned home to find the lock on their guest cabin missing. Nothing was missing from inside the home. Police were unable to find the absentee lock which is believed to have been stolen sometime in the past six months.

10:20 a.m. A Kalispell resident called to report that two teens wearing “basketball jackets” had keyed a car. The resident didn’t want to file charges — just thought authorities should know.

11:53 a.m. A cantankerous, elderly gentleman in the Hillcrest Estates called to report that some mischievous kids were throwing rocks into his yard.

12:40 p.m. Deputies returned to Steel Bridge Road to pick up an abandoned puppy. Several puppies had been picked up the previous day, but the one unfortunate pup had been accidentally left behind. The dogs are awaiting adoption at the animal shelter.

1:33 p.m. Dangerous drugs were found in Youth Court.

3:13 p.m. A Pleasant View Drive resident called to report a runaway male juvenile. The 17-year-old boy was planning on living in a shed with no running water.

3:26 p.m. Someone stole a tire and a wheel on Blacktail Road.

3:48 p.m. A male burning grass accidentally lit a telephone pole across the road from Somers School on fire. The fire was extinguished in seven minutes.

3:52 p.m. A Columbia Falls resident called to say an unknown person had hit their vehicle with a round object of some kind. Damage was estimated at $400.

5:18 p.m. A 46-year-old man had a few too many drinks and was transported from Lakeside to KRMC because he was going in and out of consciousness. He was treated for alcohol poisoning.

5:28 p.m. A Kalipsell woman called to report a phising scam. She had received a call from someone who said they had a package to deliver and wanted to confirm her identity. When they asked for her date of birth, she hung up and called the number that had showed up on her Caller ID — the Kalispell UPS store. The store said they had not called and would never ask for a birth date. Authorities reminded residents to never give out any personal information over the phone.

6:59 p.m. A 31-year-old man and a woman who will celebrate her 30th birthday in three days were caught trying to steal a video game at Shopko.

7:57 p.m. A 30-year old male was caught by diligent Shopko employees stealing a video cable valued at $38.

8:25 p.m. Twin brothers, 26, were engaging in a fist fight on the side of the highway. No complaints or arrests were made.

11:41 p.m. A man called in to report that he had been assaulted by two unidentified men last Sunday. He said he would come in to file a report.

The department responded to 161 calls for service.

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