Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Problem Gophers and Unwelcome Guest

By Heather Jurva

12:23 a.m. Two females in Martin City engaged in a physical altercation. One was evidently attempting to choke the other.

1:58 a.m. A woman reports that her inebriated husband punched her in the face. Though aware of his location, she refused to disclose his whereabouts.

2:12 a.m. An intoxicated man crashed his bicycle in West Glacier. He was reportedly bleeding from the face but was gone when authorities arrived.

2:23 a.m. Eight individuals were fighting on Ridgewood Drive.

9:00 a.m. A handful of individuals at Lost Johnny Campground were invited to move their campsite off of the beach.

9:49 a.m. An injured baby raccoon was seen on Three Mile Drive.

10:43 a.m. An individual on Old Ranch Road was seen injecting propane into the ground and igniting the fuel. Though unsettling to the reporting party, this process is actually a legal means of removing gophers.

11:05 a.m. Someone is receiving verbal abuse from a neighbor, reportedly because she is mowing and weeding her lawn.

1:43 p.m. A pit bull attacked a Labrador retriever in Columbia Falls.

2:08 p.m. A Country Way resident arrived home to find a basement full of water and a garden hose gushing through the window.

2:57 p.m. Someone stole three hubcaps from a vehicle at Bigfork High School.

3:09 p.m. A baby deer was spotted in Columbia Falls. No action will be taken.

4:55 p.m. A young male on a bike threatened another male with a set of brass knuckles.

5:57 p.m. An intoxicated male took up residence in a dumpster at a local fast food establishment. His presence there is highly unwelcome, as he is verbally abusing staff and customers between bites of the receptacle’s contents.

7:33 p.m. An inebriated female fell off the deck at a Coram bar. She was bleeding profusely from the face.

8:44 p.m. A blown transformer sounded suspiciously like gunshots.