Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Ichabod Stink and Footprints in the Snow

By Julius Macker

3:57 a.m. People said it smelled like gas on Seventh Avenue West in Kalispell.

7:55 a.m. The driver of a red Chevrolet Corsica sped past an eastbound motorist, prompting an angry phone call.

8:37 a.m. A rock likely caused the crack in the windshield of a county vehicle.

9:43 a.m. There was a squabble between a tow company and the former owner of a car that was repossessed.

10:09 a.m. A family function in Hungry Horse was disrupted when someone’s brother-in-law was assaulted. The victim did not press charges.

10:44 a.m. A concerned citizen flagged down a passing animal warden in the Evergreen area. A dog was at large.

11:16 a.m. The Bigfork Fire Department investigated a report of a potent odor. The reporting party said Ichabod Court reeked of gas. The foul smell was not dangerous.

11:23 a.m. People on West Valley Drive argued because of a dog.

12:02 p.m. An inhabitant of a Shady Lane trailer park reported their medication stolen.

12:16 p.m. A recently adopted dog was returned to the pound after the family, who adopted the dog, found out the canine was aggressive around their children.

2:28 p.m. Someone had an allergic reaction. The cause is not known.

3:07 p.m. A juvenile riding a snowmobile was causing problems in north Kalispell.

3:37 p.m. A 24-year-old man went back to jail after he maneuvered his car into a woman’s yard. He had violated his probation.

3:46 p.m. Two clusters of mailboxes were destroyed on Mallard Loop and Whitetail Lane.

5:51 p.m. A woman said her son-in-law hit her daughter.

7:49 p.m. A deputy stopped a car near the emergency room.

8:02 p.m. Someone stole a carton of cigarettes.

8:46 p.m. A white Mitsubishi with two, maybe three people, inside was speeding around a parking lot north of Kalispell.

10:19 p.m. Smoke was spotted, but never located, southwest of Main Street.

10:55 p.m. A Gordon Avenue resident in Columbia Falls said they thought that they saw someone in their backyard. They investigated and confirmed their suspicion – there were footprints in the snow.

The departments responded to 128 calls for service.