Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Suspicious Vehicle and a Birthday Suit

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 8/6

7:52 a.m. An unspecified number of cows wandered at large on Halfmoon Road. Attempts to contact the cows’ owner have been unsuccessful.

8:45 a.m. A resident of Evergreen called to request assistance in dealing with a neighbor’s vicious dog. At the time of the call, the dog had cornered another neighbor and seemed ready to attack.

10:51 a.m. Someone stole a pistol from a home on Truman Creek Road.

10:53 a.m. A resident of Meadow Hills Drive was surprised to find that a stain-soaked rag in his vehicle spontaneously caught fire. Fortunately, no damage was done to the vehicle.

11:02 a.m. Passers-by at an Evergreen box store were concerned for the welfare of two dogs and several birds contained in a large van in the parking lot. Authorities investigated and found the animals to be well.

11:49 a.m. Swimmers at a beach in Lakeside became uncomfortable when a man in a dark green vehicle pulled up and proceeded to closely watch the beach patrons. The individual had left by the time authorities arrived.

11:56 a.m. On Playa Grande Road, an officer was approached by a man with a horse in tow. Evidently, the horse had appeared in his yard that morning and the owner could not be located.

12:07 p.m. Residents of the Peterson Creek area in Bigfork were alarmed to hear a sudden BOOM and see a large dust cloud appear in the area. Come to find out, the explosion was merely a result of Forest Service workers blasting a nearby trailhead.

1:19 p.m. Someone decided to spray-paint extensive obscenities on the playground equipment at a local Christian school. No suspects have been named.

1:49 p.m. Several houses and cars on 9th Street West in Columbia Falls became shooting targets for a youth with a BB gun. The young miscreant has yet to be located.

3:32 p.m. Torn-up mail items appeared in the lawn at an Evergreen public school, arousing the suspicions of school employees.

5:24 p.m. A resident of Gosney Crossroad in Columbia Falls is evidently receiving harassing phone calls from someone in Washington.

5:46 p.m. A concerned animal lover called to ask questions regarding the cats that have taken over a burned-out trailer home on Lower Valley Road.

8:03 p.m. Someone on Helena Flats Road reports that a strange vehicle pulled up to their neighbor’s house. The unfamiliar visitor turned out to be closely related to the homeowner.

8:12 p.m. Two dead dogs were found behind a local auto parts store.

8:22 p.m. A small campfire on Cemetery Road escaped the bounds of the fire pit and became a small brush fire. The fire was quickly extinguished with large amounts of water.

8:29 p.m. Five cows ran amok on Birch Grove Drive.

9:07 p.m. A dead goat was found tied up on Cottonwood Drive.

10:35 p.m. A business owner on West Reserve caught a mischief-maker attempting to remove his sign. The would-be thief was counseled and released.

11:23 p.m. A garbage can near a local independent school caught fire and was quickly extinguished, though not in time to save the contents of the receptacle.

11:58 p.m. Authorities responded to a report of an unfamiliar vehicle in a driveway on Hodgeson Road, only to find that the vehicle belonged to the homeowner.

12:54 a.m. Reports of a loud party on Big Mountain led responding officers to discover a man and a woman running about without any clothes. The party-goers were advised to be quiet and get dressed.

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