Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Police Blotter: Immeasurable Loss and Man Nearly Shoots Neighbor

By Julius Macker

9:01 a.m. Fish and Game dealt with a problem bear on Goodrich Road.

9:08 a.m. A West Second Street homeowner in Whitefish called in to report a dead deer on the street.

10:18 a.m. Someone reported the theft of an unspecified amount of dirt from property on Browns Meadow Road.

10:33 a.m. Someone at a U.S. Highway 2 business threatened to kick the “repo man’s” butt.

10:58 a.m. Flames that could be seen coming from the basement of a Kings Way home caused significant damage.

11:17 a.m. A boy who found a bicycle said he was going to hold onto the bike until after school.

12:10 p.m. Someone called in to report a man they didn’t know. He was walking around Ptarmigan Village in Whitefish.

12:21 p.m A man in Evergreen went to jail for stealing tools from his ex-roommate’s North Springwood Road shed.

12:45 p.m. Someone tampered with mailboxes on Blanchard Lake Road on Sunday, or maybe Monday, a reporting party said.

12:02 p.m. A black and white dog was bringing trash into a Bernard Road resident’s yard. The dog could not be found; its owner is unknown.

3:46 p.m. A laptop, cash, coins, and a pistol, were stolen from Shelter Valley Drive Home.

6:57 p.m. A nine-year-old girl was missing from her Second Avenue East home in Kalispell, for a short while, before she returned home safely.

9:29 p.m. A man seen running from a North Hilltop Road driveway jumped a fence and headed eastward on the train tracks.

10:36 p.m. A man, who was showing his .30-.06 rifle to his girlfriend in his Cobbler Way apartment, accidentally discharged the weapon, shooting a bullet through his ceiling; the floor of his neighbor, whom the bullet narrowly missed; and then through the building’s roof. The man said he had checked the gun, stating that it was empty. But when a deputy examined the weapon, one spent shell was found in the chamber, and five more live rounds were ready to fire.

The departments responded to 149 calls for service.