Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Painted Grass and a Misplaced Plane

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 8/13

5:00 a.m. Two blonde women stood suspiciously outside a business on River Road. Further investigation revealed that they were merely having a conversation.

5:16 a.m. An intoxicated man argued with his wife on Ridgewood Drive in Kalispell.

8:44 a.m. Two cows escaped the confines of a fence on Halfmoon Road in Columbia Falls. Authorities contacted the owner and encouraged the cows to return home.

8:57 a.m. An individual driving along Steel Bridge Road believed that he was on the receiving end of road rage when a following driver began to behave erratically. Come to find out, the second driver wanted only to inform him that he was trailing debris from the back of his truck.

9:41 a.m. What was thought to be criminal mischief in Lakeside turned out to be an electrical worker painting the grass in order to mark underground wires.

9:53 a.m. Employees of a Columbia Falls auto repair shop were surprised to find that their dumpster had been filled with someone else’s trash.

12:11 p.m. A cabin was forcibly entered on Ashley Lake Road.

12:37 p.m. A large truck deposited refuse at the county landfill without paying the necessary fee.

1:37 p.m. An individual following a truck with no tailgate in Lakeside was afraid that the truck might lose its cargo.

2:08 p.m. The lower level of a structure in Whitefish burned for eleven minutes before being extinguished. No individuals were harmed in the blaze.

3:40 p.m. A girl was bitten by the family cat on Collier Lane. The cat was subsequently escorted to the shelter.

5:54 p.m. Someone vandalized a vehicle parked at a home on Lone Star Trail.

9:43 p.m. A small aircraft was temporarily misplaced but was later located at its intended destination in Libby.

2:23 a.m. Arcing power lines caused a tree to catch fire on Gosney Crossroads.

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