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Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Hit and Run and a Cautious Neighbor

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 7/30

8:00 a.m. At a gravel pit on Blacktail Road, heavy equipment owned by the county was vandalized by local mischief makers. Damage included punctured tires, broken mirrors and windows and several paint-ball blotches.

8:17 a.m. A county vehicle was taken to a glass repair shop in order to fix a rock chip on the windshield.

8:22 a.m. A resident of Solberg Drive called to report that several vehicles were parked on a neighbor’s property. Authorities responded and found all to be well.

8:38 a.m. Someone at a local RV park claims that he was bitten by his own dog. A responding officer assisted in resolving the situation.

9:08 a.m. A man was seen walking down Highway 2 near a local agricultural store with a small child in his arms. Although a passer-by was concerned for their well-being, the duo was found to be happy and unharmed.

10:36 a.m. A mysterious individual dropped off a duffel bag at a residence on Marco Bay. The homeowner, finding this strange, called to report these suspicious circumstances.

10:37 a.m. On Blanchard Lake Road, a fence sustained considerable damage at the hands of a local miscreant. The weapon used, a baseball bat, was found nearby.

12:23 p.m. A dog was viciously attacked by another dog in Polebridge. The victim was hastily taken to the vet.

1:17 p.m. Unknown items were taken from a vehicle near Lybecks Dyke.

2:41 p.m. A handful of individuals did not want to pay the boat launch fee at a Hungry Horse resort but proceeded to enjoy the lake anyway. This effectively constituted a theft of services.

2:54 p.m. Someone on Farm-to-Market Road became uncomfortable when they saw a farmer shooting gophers from his ATV. The varmint hunter was gone when authorities arrived.

3:09 p.m. A hazardous bicyclist was seen swerving into traffic on Highway 93. He could not be located by the responding officer.

3:27 p.m. A 57-year-old female subject became dizzy after being hit by a shopping cart at an Evergreen box store. She received appropriate medical care.

3:29 p.m. Two neighbors on South Cedar Drive quarreled over an undisclosed “dog issue.” The two were counseled and the issue was resolved.

4:09 p.m. At a local park, a woman was heard screaming for help from within a nondescript vehicle. Unfortunately, the vehicle could not be located by responding officers.

4:48 p.m. A gentleman in Whitefish assaulted his wife and was subsequently sent directly to jail.

5:07 p.m. In Browning, a man took his grandson from the hospital before the child had been medically cleared. It is believed that the two were headed for the Kalispell area.

5:55 p.m. An individual in Hungry Horse called to report that a neighbor has been threatening him and his mother. Apparently, the neighbors have employed such threatening techniques as videotaping the reporting party and standing on his porch with mace.

5:59 p.m. Two pit bulls fought aggressively in front of a home on Mountain View Drive. The dogs, one male and one female, belonged to the same owner and had been tied to the same chain. Both dogs were euthanized due to the extreme nature of their injuries.

6:24 p.m. A 12-year-old boy was bitten by a dog, also on Mountain View Drive. The offending dog is still at large.

8:08 p.m. A resident of Prairie View Drive became suspicious when a vehicle pulled into a neighbor’s driveway, as the neighbors currently live in a nursing home. The unfamiliar visitor turned out to be the homeowners’ daughter.

8:37 p.m. An individual picked up some tools from an ex-girlfriend and was displeased to find that they had been damaged. He is now interested in pursuing charges.

9:34 p.m. Three young male subjects were seen destroying picnic tables at a local park.

10:09 p.m. Someone drove a dirt bike down Creston Hatchery Road without any visible head light. A passing driver found this to be very dangerous behavior.

10:15 p.m. Kids screamed with vigor at passing cars on South Cedar Drive.

12:44 p.m. Several kids stood on a hillside in Bigfork and tossed water balloons at passing cars.

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