Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Beheaded Eagle and Buried Nitro

By Julius Macker

1:01 a.m. It sounded like the woman, who called from a home on Bailey Drive in Columbia Falls and hung up on a dispatcher, was intoxicated.

3:48 a.m. Deputies couldn’t find the juveniles suspected of drinking on Patrick Creek Road.

7:50 a.m. An address marker was uprooted on Turtle Mountain Road.

10:03 a.m. A husband and his wife got in a spat over their kids.

11:57 a.m. It’s not clear how a bald eagle found beneath the power lines between Columbia Heights and Hungry Horse died. Both its head and legs were removed.

4:04 p.m. An elderly man missed a light pole with his car, but he still managed to drive up the curb and hit a bank on U.S. Highway 2 and Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls.

4:40 p.m. A 20-year-old might have broken his ankle while riding a motorcycle near Bear Trail in Whitefish.

7:07 p.m. A 14-year-old girl, who has her learner’s permit, refused to give the car keys and cell phone back to her mom.

7:44 p.m. A woman threatened to stab her husband with a piece of shattered mirror on Ridgewood Drive in Kalispell.

9:26 p.m. A report of a “huge fire” was really a grass fire on Caps Road in Kila.

10:09 p.m. A man in Columbia Falls said he had “100 pounds of nitro buried in his yard.” Both the reporting party and the suspect were gone when deputies arrived.

12:35 a.m. A woman said someone wiggled her doorknob six-to-seven times on Sleepy Hollow.

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