Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Blazing Keno and a Man with a Gun

By Heather Jurva

Friday 7/10

6:32 a.m. After punching his partner, a Hoffman Draw resident went to jail.

6:44 a.m. The wiring behind a gambling machine at a Whitefish casino caused a small electrical fire. The blaze did not spread to the surrounding area.

8:53 a.m. Someone managed to steal an ATV from a Martin City residence.

9:04 a.m. Numerous mailboxes and paper boxes were uprooted on Haskill Basin Road. The boxes were returned to their owners.

9:11 a.m. A 5-year-old and an 8-year-old child went missing on Trap Road. They were later located near the home.

9:41 a.m. A vehicle was towed from an Evergreen box store after occupying the parking lot for far too long.

9:49 a.m. Someone was leaning against a fence on Hodgson Road, evidently alarming nearby residents. Montana Highway Patrol responded and discovered that he was merely waiting for a ride.

10:51 a.m. Several dogs entered a chicken house on Lore Lake Drive and then slaughtered the chickens therein.

11:48 a.m. A man slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle turned out to have existing medical problems. He was taken into medical care.

12:11 p.m. Someone fell off a horse on the Apgar bike path, causing acute back and leg pain. The individual refused medical care.

1:51 p.m. Two adult females attempted to pocket jewelry at a local big box store. Their efforts proved unsuccessful.

2:07 p.m. The wood surrounding a hot tub on 4th Avenue EN caught fire, the origin of which is unknown. Fortunately the hot tub was unoccupied at the time.

3:12 p.m. On Kiwanis Lane, a man was sitting in his vehicle with a gun on his lap. Though the sight was distressing to passers-by, the firearm was merely a pellet gun.

3:57 p.m. Someone witnessed an individual open a pop machine and remove money. The observer did not know if the individual was authorized to do so.

4:42 p.m. A truck carrying dirt bikes was seen entering a local park. The reporting party felt that the drivers might possibly ride the bikes in the non-vehicular area.

7:44 p.m. A passel of young girls rummaged through mailboxes on Haven Drive.

7:54 p.m. Two men were fighting in Lakeside. One was escorted to jail for disorderly conduct.

8:11 p.m. Two intoxicated men clobbered one another in Hungry Horse. Neither wished to press charges.

8:29 p.m. Juvenile males were skateboarding near an Evergreen school, gesturing obscenely at passing cars. The youths were counseled on their delinquent ways.

11:56 p.m. A customer at a local tire shop left her belongings inside the building when employees locked up for the day. Apparently, the employees would not allow her to retrieve her items.

11:59 p.m. After eating walnuts, an 11-year-old boy suffered an extreme allergic reaction. He was transported to the hospital.

12:45 a.m. Two bikes were stolen in Hungry Horse. The rightful owner found the thief, reclaimed his bikes and all was well.

3:46 a.m. A semi pulling a double trailer pulled into a driveway on Eid Lane and then attempted to back out. The homeowners, fearful for the fence at the end of the driveway, help guide the lost driver back to the road.

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