Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Discarded Drugs and a Kitten Thief

By Heather Jurva

Tuesday 8/18

6:22 a.m. A male subject wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, black pants and no shoes lurked suspiciously outside a local motel. The highly intoxicated individual was encouraged to return to his campsite at a nearby river.

9:00 a.m. Traffic on Highway 93 was temporarily obstructed by a man on a three-wheeled bicycle. The individual was gone when authorities arrived.

10:51 a.m. A 40-year-old man plummeted through the roof trusses at a Whitefish construction site. The unresponsive victim was transported to KRMC.

11:32 a.m. An inebriated transient hollered obscenities at patrons of an Evergreen box store. Authorities requested that he return to his campsite.

11:52 a.m. Part of a fence was stolen from a Haugen Heights residence. The theft was later found to be part of an issue regarding property lines.

12:11 p.m. Residents of a local RV park report that another tenant has an abundance of animals at his site. The responding animal warden found the claim to be untrue.

2:08 p.m. A 14-year-old male individual and his father argued vehemently on Riverside Road. Alcohol was not involved.

3:33 p.m. Tires were stolen from a residence on Highway 2 East.

3:39 p.m. A Cobbler Village woman reports that her intoxicated ex-husband was yelling at her son. The altercation was verbal only and no crime was committed.

3:52 p.m. A worried resident of Coram called to report that she has not heard from her 42-year-old son in quite some time. Although he has been sober for nine days, she is concerned that the former alcoholic may have fallen back into his former habits.

4:11 p.m. Someone on School Addition Road was suspicious of the activity at a neighboring residence, now vacant since the death of the homeowner. The unfamiliar visitors turned out to be family friends who were feeding animals at the home.

5:10 p.m. Authorities responded to a fire alarm at a local homeless shelter, only to find that the alarm had been triggered by burnt food.

5:49 p.m. Stranded boaters on Flathead Lake were assisted by someone from the local yacht club before authorities could arrive.

6:08 p.m. A 16-year-old female became “mouth and rude” before running away from her Ezy Drive home. She was later returned home and duly counseled.

6:49 p.m. A Conrad Drive resident noticed that a neighbor’s dog had been tied up all day without access to food or water. Authorities fed the dog and will be following up on the situation.

6:50 p.m. A “very small thimbleful” of what may have been marijuana was found on the floor at an Evergreen box store. Authorities picked up the substance to be destroyed.

7:05 p.m. In Lakeside, a 9-year-old and his mother yelled at one another but kept the argument verbal only.

7:28 p.m. Residents of Sweebee Lane witnessed the theft of a neighbor’s kitten, presumably at the hands of several neighbor kids. Authorities approached the cat thieves and recovered the creature.

8:22 p.m. A vicious dog lunged toward people at an apartment complex on Highway 2 East. The creature was contained on the owner’s property when authorities arrived.

8:23 p.m. Items were stolen from a boat parked in a Mission Trail driveway.

9:43 p.m. A bicyclist on Falcon Lane flagged down a patrolling deputy and requested a ride home. The man could not be accommodated due to the large nature of his bicycle.

12:33 a.m. A 34-year-old man somehow sustained an injury to his finger in Whitefish. Specific details are at this time unknown.

4:49 a.m. Authorities checked on a flashing light at a local casino. The light turned out to be a septic alarm.

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