Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Wayward Toddlers and Running From a Van

By Christie Burns

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

9:41 a.m. A Columbia Falls resident called in to report trespassing toddlers who were walking through their house. The caller said the toddlers lived next door. They tried to wake the kids’ parents but were unable to do so and needed some assistance. Deputies came over and woke the negligent parents up.

10:14 a.m. Someone called in from a hotel south of town to report that someone had just pulled up behind the hotel in a van, jumped out and ran. Deputies confronted the man and found nothing suspicious about the runner.

11:31 a.m. A man called in to warn the Sheriff’s Department that his brother would be calling in soon to say that he had been in West Glacier recently.

11:35 a.m. A 2-year-old boy was picked up after he was spotted wandering around alone on Conrad Drive. Deputies, again, were required to wake up sleeping inattentive parents. Apparently, this is not the first time this little boy had strayed from the safety of his home.

12:51 p.m. A 16-year-old boy was burned after his “friend” threw a Molotov cocktail at him.

3:51 p.m. An intoxicated woman called from a junkyard near Kalispell to report that there was a very mean rottweiler nearby and that her drunken husband had just “punched her head in.” She then said she had to get off the phone because her husband needed to use it. Her husband then called 911. Deputies showed up and arrested the man and an ambulance took the woman to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

5:09 p.m. A Whitefish resident called in to report that someone had punched holes in the seats of their boat.

5:58 p.m. A riding lawn mower caught on fire in Bigfork.

The departments responded to 150 calls for service

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