Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Stylish Pooch and a Spry Old Man

By Heather Jurva

Wednesday 7/8

6:45 a.m. A Columbia Falls individual suffered an allergic reaction to an unspecified substance. The reaction, resulting in a swollen tongue, has never occurred before.

7:39 a.m. Several mailboxes on West Cotton Drive were demolished in the night, presumably with a baseball bat.

7:43 a.m. The Somers post office contained what seemed to be a very confused bat. The animal was apparently “wedged in” by the door and could not find a suitable exit.

8:24 a.m. Someone on Tamarack Ridge in Columbia Falls is receiving harassing phone calls. The reporting party was advised to track the phone line and call again.

9:27 a.m. A dumpster in Somers caught on fire but was quickly extinguished.

11:10 a.m. Ten puppies and their mother were evidently not being cared for appropriately in Whitefish. The owner was found and duly counseled.

12:04 p.m. Numerous animals on Black Middle Road appeared to be grazing on land with no grass or access to water. The creatures included donkeys, sheep and llamas.

1:18 p.m. A small black Cocker Spaniel was running amok on Highway 93. The pooch was identifiable by its “recent haircut.”

1:31 p.m. Three homes on Batavia Lane were victims of vandalism, now displaying large amounts of graffiti.

2:25 p.m. A home menagerie appeared to be suffering neglect on Hoffman Draw in Kila. Reportedly, the chickens were eating on another, the goats had no food and the macaw was pulling out its feathers. Further investigation found the animals happy and healthy.

2:55 p.m. Someone witnessed a man hit his dog in the parking lot of a local motel. The dog and owner were gone when authorities arrived.

5:08 p.m. An extremely intoxicated male subject was escorted to the hospital from a residence on Fifth Avenue East. Though he was conscious and breathing, he insisted on medical care.

5:58 p.m. Someone sat in their vehicle smoking a cigarette for over an hour on Prairie View Road. This aroused the suspicions of a nearby resident who felt that he might be “casing the place.” He was, however, merely awaiting a phone call from his wife.

6:35 p.m. Smith Valley Fire Department was unable to retrieve a cat from a tree on Hoffman Draw in Kila, stating that the creature was simply too high up for rescue. Though the cat has been up there for over two days, authorities advised that it will come down when hungry.

7:05 p.m. A resident of Blanchard Lake Road arrived home from vacation to find the mailbox missing, along with any mail it may have contained.

7:15 p.m. A resident of Hungry Horse reports that a neighbor shot their dog in the derriere. The Labrador Retriever was taken to the animal hospital.

8:18 p.m. Neighbors report hearing loud male and female voices on Bernard Road, along with what seemed to be a little boy yelling, “Get off of me!” Further investigation found that the responsible parents were attempting to restrain their autistic son for matters of bodily safety.

9:13 p.m. Yelling and screaming emanated from a residence on Columbia Falls Stage Road, culminating in a single gunshot. Evidently, the dogs residing at the residence were fighting and the shot was fired overhead in an effort to calm them down.

9:20 p.m. An older male gentleman was spotted sitting atop an A-frame roof in Martin City, reportedly handing out pills to 9- and 10-year-old children. The man, described only as having “balding jeans,” could not be located upon authorities’ arrival.

9:51 p.m. A 16-year-old female in pink sweatpants and a white shirt ran away from her Antelope Trail home. She was later found by the responsible party.

11:48 p.m. In Lakeside, a woman reports that a man with whom she had a prior relationship has been calling her and falsely accusing her of driving while drunk.

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