Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Blazing Beer Box and an Unfortunate Friend

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 7/9

8:51 a.m. Authorities attempted to locate a vehicle possibly containing a stolen dirt bike. While the vehicle was located, it did not in fact carry the stolen bike.

9:46 a.m. Mailboxes on Blanchard Lake Road were victims of violence by baseball bat.

10:57 a.m. Mailboxes on Middle Road were also assaulted in the night.

11:00 a.m. A 3-year-old child was seen wandering about unattended on Helena Flats Road. The mother emerged from a residence as authorities arrived, approximately 50’ from the child’s location.

12:03 p.m. Smoke billowed from a recreational fire on Highway 2 East.

12:18 p.m. A transient individual panhandling at an Evergreen box store was invited to leave, under threat of trespassing charges. He immediately complied.

12:20 p.m. Officials set up a trap in Hungry Horse, hoping to catch a problem cat. Specific details of the cat issue are unknown.

12:36 p.m. An individual on Trumble Creek Road thought that someone may have attempted to break into his vehicle. Entry was not gained, and the vehicle did not sustain damage.

1:13 p.m. As early as last May, a cabin was broken into on Belton Stage Road.

2:18 p.m. Still more mailboxes were demolished on Middle Road.

4:07 p.m. Someone on Silver Leaf Drive noticed that their neighbor’s pit bulls might not have access to water. Authorities responded and found the dogs to be happy and healthy.

5:01 p.m. Individuals driving on the North Fork Road decided to toss fireworks out of the vehicle window, causing the surrounding ground material to ignite. The guilty party could not be located.

5:13 p.m. A border patrol agent stumbled upon an injured man on a Polebridge trail. The head wound was not life-threatening, but did cause the individual to lapse in consciousness.

5:17 p.m. A woman reported that a ring had gone missing. The ring may have been stolen or perhaps simply lost.

6:07 p.m. Six men attacked an individual at a Hungry Horse bar. The victim chose not to disclose any information regarding his assailants or their motive.

6:35 p.m. A female driver on Badrock Drive reports that another female, also driving, was calling and harassing her.

6:43 p.m. Someone flung a flaming beer box from the window of a red pickup truck near Beaver Lake. A concerned witness promptly extinguished the blaze.

6:44 p.m. On Farm to Market Road, someone spied a burning chunk of Styrofoam. The chunk was evidently the lid from a cooler.

8:03 p.m. A man and a woman stood outside a Hungry Horse home and yelled at one another. They were counseled and decided to get along.

8:38 p.m. Residents of Bitterroot Estates Drive in Marion took offense at a neighbor’s burning slash pile. The burn was, however, entirely legal.

9:20 p.m. The problem cat in Hungry Horse was finally trapped and taken to the shelter.

9:21 p.m. A gray SUV lurked at the entrance to Whitefish Hills Drive for several hours. His behavior alarmed the neighbors but was by no means illegal.

10:39 p.m. Someone in Coram was punched in the face by his “buddy” but declined medical care.

10:46 p.m. The grass in a Mission Trail yard suffered considerable damage when used as a road.

11:09 p.m. Two very young teenagers were threatening one another on Anderson Lane. Their parents were notified and the issue was resolved.

1:18 a.m. A woman and her sister-in-law argued in Lakeside.

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