Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Getaway Glitch and a Blazing Sedan

By Heather Jurva

Friday 7/17

6:15 a.m. A would-be robbery went awry at a convenience store on Highway 2. Evidently, a woman snatched two cans of beer and bolted to a waiting getaway car. Her partner in crime then drove the car directly into a nearby ditch after which the duo was arrested for shoplifting and DUI.

6:58 a.m. Tools were stolen from a residence on Batavia Lane.

9:44 a.m. The side mirror of a county vehicle was somehow damaged on KM Ranch Road.

9:47 a.m. One member of a divorced couple is concerned for the pair’s shared children, claiming that the other individual is not properly caring for them. Fortunately this claim proved untrue.

10:40 a.m. A resident of Plentywood Drive discovered that an empty trailer down the road contained a gaggle of transients. The individuals were asked to move along.

11:12 a.m. Someone removed a table and chair from a Bigfork restaurant.

11:26 a.m. A 16-year-old girl had no interest in returning to her Columbia Falls home. She was found and counseled.

12:15 p.m. A utility trailer came unhooked from a vehicle on Highway 2. This constituted a major hazard for other motorists.

12:27 p.m. Someone on Kokanee Bend claims that a neighbor’s horse is standing in a pasture with no access to shade. Authorities responded and found that the horse did indeed have shade available but had chosen to stand in the sun.

1:02 p.m. A young boy was spotted crouching in a field along Reserve Drive, holding what appeared to be a rifle and pointing it at passing cars. The reporting party then called again to mention that the boy was holding a “duck call.” It was later found that he was merely shooting gophers with a BB gun.

1:33 p.m. While it appeared that a pit bull on Killdeer Lane had no access to shade or water, the creature did indeed have water and liked to lie in the sun.

2:15 p.m. A blue, single-seat 18-foot kayak was stolen near Whitefish River. The reporting party suspects an individual they describe as having dark skin, dark hair and a chocolate lab in tow.

2:30 p.m. Dogs on Mountain View Lane were lying in the sun. Authorities gave the owner suggestions for keeping them in the shade.

2:36 p.m. A renter on Windy Ridge in Columbia Falls took the landlord’s furniture with them when they moved.

4:28 p.m. A black passenger car with Idaho license plates closely passed another driver in West Glacier, causing them to hit a guardrail. The offending vehicle has yet to be located.

4:58 p.m. On Anderson Lane, a dog keeps bringing home chickens from a neighbor’s yard. This frustrates the neighbor, who is rather fond of his poultry.

6:15 p.m. Kids threw rocks at a home on 4th Street West.

6:23 p.m. A handful of youths on Bootjack Lake were burning a recreational fire and perhaps shooting into the air. The party-goers were doing nothing illegal but simply having a good time.

6:38 p.m. Two young kids looked like they might attempt to cross Main Street near a local shopping mall. The two were holding hands.

7:29 p.m. A 38-year-old male driver hit a cow on Lost Prairie Road. His teeth were knocked out on impact.

7:48 p.m. Someone in Hungry Horse claims that their neighbor is threatening them with fire. The individuals were counseled and all is well.

8:01 p.m. A 20-year-old male fell out of his boat on Echo Lake.

9:02 p.m. Someone created speed bumps on Blackhawk Lane in Evergreen. This irritates several drivers in the area.

9:13 p.m. A Kila resident placed a load of gravel on a neighbor’s property. He became angry after the neighbor removed it.

9:42 p.m. Someone on Cobbler Way drives too fast, occasionally coming close to children in the area.

9:44 p.m. A boat and trailer were separated on Labrant Road when a driver missed the edge of the road. The boat then leaked gasoline onto the surrounding terrain.

9:56 p.m. Someone was bitten on the nose by a spider at a Hungry Horse bar. He became very ill and began to shake.

10:35 p.m. A resident of River Place claims that a neighbor detonated an explosive device and that a Ford sedan is now on fire. The blast apparently blew the trunk off of the vehicle.

11:54 p.m. A dark compact car with a female driver was parked on West View Drive for almost an hour. As it turns out, the driver was simply making a phone call

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