Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

“Wild Bill” and “Richard”

By Julius Macker

7:52 a.m. Two days ago, someone said they were struck by a red truck while waiting for the bus on Middle Road in Columbia Falls.

9:03 a.m. Two dogs were hanging out in the back of a green station wagon on Klondyke Loop in Somers.

9:11 a.m. The Smith Valley Fire Department investigated a fire at a recycling facility.

9:40 a.m. Three horses appeared to be abandoned. They weren’t.

1:35 p.m. Oozing explosives were found on Bowdish Road. The owner of the explosives called the Office of Emergency Services. They were referred to a private contractor.

1:47 p.m. Reportedly, someone who is owed $3,000 keeps receiving bunk checks from three different closed accounts.

1:57 p.m. Someone tried to enter a vacuum store from the rear of the building.

2:06 p.m. A man says he keeps receiving a stack of magazines he did not order. Reportedly, the literature arrives with a bill and a statement from his bank informing him that he is being charged.

4:50 p.m. An employee of a coffee shack in Whitefish was worried about a car parked near the stand. Apparently, there have been some break-ins recently. The cops checked out the car and found a woman who wasn’t willing to move. She was eating fast food.

6:24 p.m. A man shooting a gun frightened his family and neighbors.

7:05 p.m. Everyone’s pupils at a Mountain View Drive home were dilated. They thought it was from carbon monoxide.

9:07 p.m. An intoxicated woman got sick.

9:38 p.m. A man said he was “sucker punched” last week at 2 a.m. in front of the Martin City Fire Hall. Since then, he said, chewing has been difficult.

11:04 p.m. Someone witnessed a man hit a woman in an Evergreen parking lot. Authorities couldn’t find the suspect, but they know where he lives.

11:13 p.m. Two drunks showed up at a Truman Heights Road home in Kila. Reportedly, they were looking for “Wild Bill,” so they could go snowmobiling.

1:30 a.m. A drunken man, who didn’t know who he was, was knocking on the front door of a house. Eventually, it was discovered that his name was “Richard.”

The departments responded to 177 calls for service.