Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Stolen Gas and Questionable Excavation

By Heather Jurva

Wednesday 7/15

6:47 a.m. Some sort of explosive device detonated in a newspaper delivery tube on Trail Ridge Drive. The receptacle was utterly destroyed.

6:51 a.m. A tree fell across a road in Whitefish.

7:27 a.m. In Coram, a dumpster caught fire but was quickly extinguished.

8:58 a.m. A 2-year-old child suffered severe burns after pulling a pot of hot water from the stove. Three Rivers EMS responded and the child was taken to the hospital.

9:38 a.m. Someone cut a gas line and siphoned gasoline on Dogwood Avenue. The fuel was removed from a standard lawn mower.

9:51 a.m. A 24-year-old male suffered an elbow injury after crashing his bicycle.

10:15 a.m. Dogs on Kokanee Bend appeared to be neglected. While the owner was in fact out of town, another individual was caring for the creatures and all was well.

10:28 a.m. An individual sleeping in their car on Three Mile Drive aroused the suspicions of passers-by. He was advised to move along.

12:40 p.m. A canoe containing two adults and two children capsized near Wayfarers State Park. They were rescued by a nearby do-gooder before authorities arrived.

1:35 p.m. Someone tossed a bag of garbage from their car window on Anderson Lane.

2:20 p.m. A woman in Whitefish claims that her ex-husband has been calling her on the phone. Authorities asked him to stop and he promptly complied.

2:31 p.m. Someone in Lakeside is concerned about his neighbor’s dogs. Evidently, they can be vicious when the reporting party walks by.

2:38 p.m. An abandoned car in Marion was found to contain dangerous drugs. The car and drugs have been removed.

2:40 p.m. A dog attacked another dog on Cedar Mill Road.

2:51 p.m. A woman arrived at her ex-husband’s home to retrieve her children, even though it wasn’t yet her turn. She apparently felt very strongly about taking them and looked like she might head for Canada.

3:39 p.m. In Columbia Falls, an elderly woman fell head-first into a below-ground crawl space. Authorities pulled her out and found her to have no major injuries.

4:31 p.m. Someone called to report that a yellow lab was in the river near the Red Bridge in Columbia Falls. The dog was evidently lodged in some floating material but eventually extricated itself.

5:01 p.m. On Echo Lake, a boat repeatedly came too close to a private dock.

5:01 p.m. Someone driving on Highway 93 received a small rock to the windshield. The rock chipped the glass.

5:49 p.m. A Columbia Falls resident lost their kayak on the North Fork of the Flathead River.

5:59 p.m. Tools were stolen from a residence on Pickleville Lane in Somers.

6:39 p.m. An unwanted individual entered his step-parents home on Dun Movin Lane. He was advised against doing so.

6:44 p.m. An intoxicated female engaged in a verbal altercation with her sister on Gunsite Loop. The two were separated for the night.

7:09 p.m. Someone set off the security alarm after purchasing a knife sharpener from a local sporting goods store. He then returned with the items, after which he set off the alarm again. He then left without his merchandise.

7:12 p.m. Neighbors argued on Castle View Road. They were duly counseled.

7:43 p.m. Shots were fired in the general direction of a Hungry Horse home. The weapon was, however, a BB gun.

8:38 p.m. Someone on Sixth Street East witnessed their teenage neighbors dig a hole and then fill it with “something.” The reporting party feels that it is probably in connection with drugs activity.

9:30 p.m. People in Bigfork were standing around a boat that did not belong to them.

10:04 p.m. Individuals were throwing water balloons on West Valley Drive. Apparently, one of the projectiles shattered the windshield of a nearby vehicle.

11:06 p.m. Four men attacked an employee of a local party rental store as he was leaving work. They have not yet been apprehended.

11:07 p.m. A man seemed to be trying to enter a camper on Valley View Drive. Entry was not gained and no items were taken.

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