Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Threatened Process Server and First-Time User

By Jake Grilley

7:31 a.m. A 2002 Ford Ranger was weaving all over the road on Highway 93. Officers attempted to locate the vehicle but didn’t find it.

8:25 a.m. A 40-year-old female on Cloud Creek Road in Somers had taken several pills and wasn’t feeling well. The individual was checked on and other than being a little depressed she was OK.

9:28 a.m. There was a report of an abused horse on Tall Pine Ridge. The 20-year-old horse was a little underweight. The animal warden found that the horse had sufficient food and water and would be OK.

10:28 a.m. A custodial interference complaint was reported on Pine Valley Loop in Columbia Falls. A divorced couple had a custody dispute in which the ex-wife took her kids as they were being watched by the ex-husband’s girlfriend.

11:08 a.m. There was a break in at Kalispell Toppers on East Reserve. The perpetrators took lock parts off a topper and stole a spare tire from a Chevrolet Suburban.

12:52 p.m. A purse was taken from a car on Highway 93 South.

12:53 p.m. A dog reportedly killed 10 chickens on 150 Lost Coon Trail in Whitefish. Animal control couldn’t confirm what killed the chickens.

1:46 p.m. A 12-year-old male left school at noon and never returned. He is on probation and the complaint was later canceled when the individual was located.

2:10 p.m. A small smoldering fire was reported at the Kila dumpsters. The Smith Valley Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

2:35 p.m. Apparently, a small child on Trumble Creek Road got a hold of a telephone and played the classic children’s game of calling 9-1-1.

3:10 p.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported on Highway 2 in front of Big O Tires. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

3:56 p.m. Tires were reported stolen from a shed on Rose Crossing.

4:12 p.m. A young female on Trumble Creek Road in Columbia Falls reported a small white four-door vehicle parked in front of her house with one occupant inside. The car left prior to the Sheriff Department’s arrival.

4:33 p.m. A pickup full of kids was reported as trespassing on West Springcreek . Officers located the vehicle and found that the youth weren’t actually trespassing.

4:55 p.m. An out-of-county process server confronted a woman on Boone Road. The woman told him he would be shot if he didn’t vacate the property. The process server left. Officers are investigating the matter.

5:12 p.m. A husband, who was on a “marijuana program,” felt funny and light headed. He refused medical attention. This was his first time using the drug.

5:41 p.m. Several people were reported as stuck floating on an ice block in the Swan River. They were gone when officers arrived.

5:53 p.m. Animal cruelty was reported on Rhodes Draw of a dog owner that wouldn’t let her pet go outside. The report was unfounded. Sherriff Mike Meehan said it was a case of “nice old lady taking care of her dog.”

6:09 p.m. There was a report of someone on a four-wheeler, possibly intoxicated, on Capra Court in Lakeside. The suspect was gone on arrival.

6:34 p.m. A train was blocking the road on West Reserve near Stock Lumber. The train was switching cars.

9:28 p.m. Several juveniles were jumping into traffic on Reserve Street near Home Depot. The youth were gone when officers arrived. A separate incident of juveniles jumping into traffic was reported shortly thereafter just across Reserve near Eisinger Motors.

11:52 p.m. A woman has a restraining order against her husband and the man hid under a blanket on her porch. He was arrested without incident.

12:51 a.m. Drug activity was reported in the ShopKo parking lot.

2:16 a.m. A disturbance was reported on Springcreek. The complainant wanted officers to issue a disorderly conduct ticket to a helicopter that had flown over his house three times.

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