Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Bear in a Cooler and Barbecue Beating

By Christie Burns

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

7:18 a.m. A 12-volt screw gun was stolen out of a sawmill work shed.

9:06 a.m. A 15-year-old girl called in to report that two nights ago there was a man in his forties tapping his fingers on her windows.

10:47 a.m. A woman on Solberg Lane busted out the back window of a neighbor’s vehicle.

1:43 p.m. Someone called in from Somers to say that they were bit by their neighbor’s dogs two months ago. At the time the neighbor said they would keep the vicious animals on a chain. The caller wanted to make it known that the dogs are once again running free.

3:08 p.m. A girlfriend needed help getting her drunken boyfriend out of the house. Deputies separated the two for the night.

3:34 p.m. Someone called in from the Shady Lane area to say that they had witnessed someone letting their dog bite another person. Deputies found no evidence of this ever happening.

4:13 p.m. Someone called in to say that Brian was showing off a bear cub he had stashed in a cooler at a McDonald’s. They then refused to give any contact information. Deputies were unable to find Brian and his little bear.

5:13 p.m. Parents of 7-year-old boy called in to say that another adult kicked their son.

6:04 p.m. A resident of Lore Lake called in to complain that his neighbor’s 7-year-old daughter was on his property.

7:35 p.m. A woman on Shady Lane called in to report that while she and her husband were walking down by the river they stopped and chatted with some people having a barbecue. She said that, “for no good reason,” one of the men in the party attacked her husband. Her husband was punched and kicked in the face but not seriously injured. The assailant and his friends were gone when deputies arrived.

10:26 p.m. A Columbia Falls resident called in to say that a woman, who was standing at the end of her driveway screaming, just honked the horn on her vehicle and took off toward Kalispell.

The departments responded to 151 calls for service

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