A Warm Glow and a Missing Child

Flathead County Sheriff's reports

Monday 7/27

12:10 a.m. Someone on McMannamy Draw saw what may have been a teenager in their driveway. Authorities could not locate the suspicious individual.

12:14 a.m. An individual somehow managed to sustain a laceration to the elbow at a local grocery store. Three Rivers EMS responded and cared for the injury.

12:22 a.m. Two possibly intoxicated women were seen arguing in a white Dodge Caravan on Conrad Drive. The two were found to be agitated but by no means drunk.

12:50 a.m. Small change and a checkbook were stolen from a vehicle parked at a local outdoor sporting goods store.

1:08 a.m. Someone in Hungry Horse was chased by an aggressive dog but eluded the creature without assistance.

1:09 a.m. Several kids were spotted leaping from a bridge into the water near Leisure Island.

2:13 a.m. Someone was spinning their tires and revving their engine in Bigfork. The noisy offender was gone when authorities arrived.

2:34 a.m. A man was evidently hanging around a storage unit in a suspicious manner. Authorities could not locate said individual.

3:08 a.m. Apparently, a group of kids was lighting fireworks around a vacant house. No attempt at entry had been made and the house was secure.

3:16 a.m. A man consumed large amounts of alcohol and proceeded to clobber his intoxicated wife on Caroline Road.

3:29 a.m. Someone called to report that his brother had been assaulted by an unknown individual and was now nowhere to be found. He later located his brother and all was well.

3:39 a.m. A gentleman with tattoos and a shaved head was seen walking around an Evergreen business. Authorities could not locate the shady individual.

4:36 a.m. Reports of a fire near McGregor Lake turned out to be the glow from the light in a resident’s yard.

4:49 a.m. Persons thought to be missing at Wayfarers State Park were later found sleeping in their tent.

9:48 a.m. What was thought to be a major fire in Columbia Falls turned out to be a recreational fire in an appropriate fire pit.

10:34 a.m. Someone tossed a rock through a window at a local motel.

10:47 a.m. A 40-year-old female was kicked in the head by a horse on Sonstelie Road but remained conscious and breathing for the duration of the ordeal.

10:54 a.m. The contents of a dumpster in Evergreen caught fire. Evergreen Fire Department responded and extinguished the blaze.

1:13 p.m. A very young fawn was left unattended in a yard near Lone Pine State Park. Fish and Game responded and resolved the situation.

1:45 p.m. A 5-year-old boy went missing on South Meadows Drive. He was located approximately one minute later.

1:53 p.m. On the corner of Highway 93 and Reserve Street, a pedestrian attempted to enter an idling car. Fortunately, his efforts proved unsuccessful and the victim drove away.

2:28 p.m. A red Ford Taurus was parked on private property on the Swan River Road for over four hours.

3:20 p.m. A female individual sent harassing text messages to another female and then posted her name on Myspace.com.

3:40 p.m. Residents of Zimmerman Road do not appreciate it when a neighbor boy shoots his BB gun in an unsafe manner.

3:45 p.m. Someone stole a handful of jewelry from a business in Hungry Horse. Montana Highway Patrol stopped the fleeing individual and recovered the stolen items.

5:40 p.m. An injured eagle was turned over to the Flathead’s resident “bird lady” for rehabilitation.

5:45 p.m. A resident of South Many Lakes Drive called to report that her husband was intoxicated and would not let her into the house. She later decided to spend the night elsewhere.

6:00 a.m. A resident of Sullivan Crossroads claims that her daughter saw a strange man loitering near the home, prompting the dog to bark wildly. The individual was gone when authorities arrived.

6:00 p.m. Despite the extremely heavy rainfall, a barn on Fox Farm Road was fully engulfed in flames. The blaze was extinguished by several collaborating fire departments.

6:20 p.m. An employee at a local car dealership called to report that a red Blazer pulled into the lot, looked at several cars and then left the area.

6:22 p.m. A resident of Twin Acres Drive has not heard from her ex-husband in quite a while. Needless to say, he has not been making his child support payments.

6:44 p.m. A dead deer blocked an entire lane of traffic on Highway 2 near Essex. The carcass was soon removed.

8:44 p.m. A bald-headed man may have been doing drugs on Caroline Road but was gone when authorities arrived.

9:14 p.m. Someone witnessed several baby sparrows fall out of their nest in Coram. They have placed the creatures in a cozy box and will be contacting the local “bird lady.”

9:14 p.m. What was thought to be smoke near Bigfork turned out to be water vapor clinging to the mountain.

9:25 p.m. Two young girls, both staying with their grandmother at the time, may have been assaulting one another. The grandmother was advised of how to deal with the situation.

9:33 p.m. An intoxicated pedestrian was very nearly hit by a car on Shady Lane. He was escorted home by the responding officer.

9:38 p.m. On Yoeman Hall Road, a cow moose and her calf were separated by a fence. Authorities responded, and the two were eventually reunited.

10:41 p.m. Three Forest Service workers stayed on Elk Island for the night when an impending storm and boat problems made it impossible from them to leave. They will be towed from the island later today.

2:24 a.m. A 16-year-old male caused a ruckus in the Hungry Horse area. He was located and has been counseled.

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