Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Swimming for the Border and Mystery Smoke

By Julius Macker

12:18 a.m. The lights of a home that is for sale were on. No one was there.

2:30 a.m. A caller reported that a woman claimed to be locked in her car just after bar time. The woman struggled and after some time unlocked the doors, got out of the vehicle and went inside her house.

2:31 a.m. Two teenage girls called in to report that their drunken mother was pushing, punching and chasing them. The woman, though, said her daughter punched a hole in the wall. The case was turned over to Child Protective Services.

2:39 a.m. Kids pulled a stop sign out of the ground near Grand Avenue.

8:19 a.m. A man was shooting a gun from his green Jeep.

8:39 a.m. A man who drove past some no trespassing signs and slept in his car for the evening was ticketed for trespassing.

9:26 a.m. Someone was awoken by a man who was going around shooting the locks off of doors and snooping around cabins near Polebridge. When the man who was carrying a rifle was confronted, he ran away, jumped into the river and swam to the Canadian side of the border. He had also apparently shot up the border station.

10:01 a.m. A couple getting a divorce got into an argument. The man threw a rock through the woman’s windshield.

12:19 p.m. Someone received a call from a man who said he was on his way over to kill them. Deputies responded and two people went to jail on warrants.

1:39 p.m. The Flathead County Dive Team pulled a 24-foot speedboat from the bottom of Seeley Lake.

2:41 p.m. A housesitter reported that the home they were watching was burglarized.

5:01 p.m. A man was passed out on the street near Wal-Mart.

5:26 p.m. There was a drunken man at the Foys Lake swimming area. He was gone by the time authorities arrived.

7:12 p.m. A man was spraying his neighbor’s flowers with Round-Up. These neighbors are perpetually feuding.

7:46 p.m. A woman called in to report that someone threw a “dirt bomb” into her car on Haskill Creek Road, although she says she didn’t see anyone. She called back soon thereafter and said it was actually the fire extinguisher in her backseat that was producing the yellow plume.

8:19 p.m. Someone reported hearing screams and screeching tires on Farm to Market Road. Apparently, the parties were involved in an accident. Three people were arrested and at least one was arrested for DUI.

8:27 p.m. A missing 5-year-old child was found in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant in Evergreen.

8:52 p.m. A loud party was reported on Farm To Market Road. It turned out to be a wedding with a band beneath a tent that, after all, wasn’t that loud.

9:57 p.m. A person called in to report a car that they had never seen before parked across the street from their house with its brake lights on. It turned out the driver was taking pictures of the moon.

12:43 a.m. Blood was gushing from the eye of a man who was assaulted at an Evergreen bar. He declined medical attention.

1:49 a.m. Someone who was likely intoxicated called in looking for a hotel.

The departments responded to 204 calls for service.