Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Unwelcome Guest and a Bumbling Bear

By Heather Jurva

Tuesday 7/21

4:57 a.m. Two juveniles were chased by an animal in Marion. They safely outran the creature, the identity of which is still unknown.

5:28 a.m. A large playground tire on Conrad Drive was intentionally lit on fire. No one was present when authorities arrived.

8:03 a.m. Officials are investigating a case of animal cruelty on Bison Drive, where dogs are apparently being poisoned. This circumstance has led to at least one fatality.

9:03 a.m. A business in Columbia Falls was robbed after an unknown intruder cut the padlock on the door.

9:07 a.m. Someone on Western Village Lane awoke to find that their vehicle had been stolen in the night.

9:21 a.m. Tools were stolen from a construction trailer on Kienas Road.

9:40 a.m. Debris fluttered from the back of a garbage truck on Highway 93, just north of the current construction zone. This irritated several drivers to the rear of the truck.

10:34 a.m. A lady on Blanchard Lake Road tends to verbally harass passing drivers while walking her dog. She was informed that this behavior is unacceptable.

10:51 a.m. On Klondyke Loop, someone is keeping their dog on a very short leash with no access to food or water. Authorities provided the creature with sustenance and will return to further address the issue.

11:12 a.m. Someone tried to issue a fraudulent check in Columbia Falls.

12:46 p.m. A resident of Solberg Drive claims that her grandmother is harassing her. On one specific occasion, the reporting party saw the grandmother standing outside her home.

1:15 p.m. A woman is now receiving harassing phone calls after providing some kind of help to a homeless person. She is unsure how to handle the situation.

2:12 p.m. On Harmony Drive, a male took his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle without her knowledge and proceeded to wreck it.

2:17 p.m. A vacant trailer lot in Hungry Horse recently became host to an unwanted recreational vehicle. The occupants refused to leave when asked.

3:35 p.m. Someone claiming to be with a bank was photographing a home on Trout Avenue in Coram. When asked to specify which bank he represented, the individual sped away in his car.

4:39 p.m. Passers-by at a local eatery became concerned when a dog was left in a vehicle for over thirty minutes. Authorities arrived to find that the window had been left open and the owners were giving water to the pooch.

5:02 p.m. A resident of Bigfork noticed that people were launching their boats from a section of private property. Come to find out, the boaters had obtained permission from the landowner.

5:10 p.m. Someone spotted a black bear on Whitefish Hills Drive. Evidently, the bear was lethargic, could not walk properly and was not afraid of people.

6:36 p.m. A 17-year-old girl in Martin City was instructed not to leave home but did so anyway.

7:26 p.m. A home on 1st Avenue North in Hungry Horse emitted sounds of yelling and breaking glass. Authorities responded and found the disturbance to be verbal only.

7:46 p.m. Three girls were seen jumping from a bridge into the Flathead River.

8:18 p.m. Officers returned to 1st Avenue North in Hungry Horse. This time, a female party claimed that a man had hit her. The aggressor could not be located.

8:30 p.m. A Columbia Falls resident called to report that her ex-romantic partner has been making threatening phone calls.

9:54 p.m. Four brawling men were kicked out of a local casino. When confronted by authorities, they claimed that their conflict was verbal only and promptly left the area.

10:06 p.m. A Lakeside woman claims that her husband grabbed her and threw things around the house. She waited outside until authorities arrived.

10:08 p.m. Five underage females were picking fights with the other customers at a Coram bar. Officials invited them to leave the premises and they quickly complied.

10:35 p.m. Someone thought they heard six shots being fired inside an apartment complex on West Reserve Drive. Other individuals in the area believed the noise to be from fireworks.

11:15 p.m. What began as a verbal argument in Lakeside escalated into a violent episode stretching from a private residence to a local convenience store. One man punched another man, who then proceeded to attack his assailant with a knife lacerating his hand and forearm.

3:33 p.m. A woman called to report that her friend had been assaulted by a male party who evidently sprayed her with mace. Though the attacker was known to possess weapons, he did not use them in this instance.

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