Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Phantom Burglar and a Mysterious Light

By Heather Jurva

Wednesday 8/19

5:12 a.m. An individual lying on the side of Highway 93 turned out to be a hitchhiker en route to Missoula.

8:15 a.m. A single transient was found living in a Quonset hut near Hutton Ranch Plaza. Authorities advised him to move along.

8:23 a.m. Someone in Kila complains that they have been receiving a large number of phone calls from a debt consolidation company.

10:18 a.m. An intoxicated subject was not wanted by the proprietors of a local apartment complex. Responding officers encouraged him to leave the premises.

10:48 a.m. A resident of Blanchard Lake Road claims to be receiving threatening text messages from another individual.

11:10 a.m. Authorities confirmed the safety of an intoxicated pedestrian and sent him along his way.

11:18 a.m. A Whitefish resident received advanced medical care after being stung by a bee on the top of the head. An individual on the scene was administering CPR when the call was placed.

11:30 a.m. Sounds from a Marion shooting range evidently frustrate a nearby resident, who called to complain about the constant noise.

11:46 a.m. A patron of a Columbia Falls bar claims that another man stole his credit card and cell phone. The reporting party later realized that he had merely misplaced his belongings.

12:27 p.m. Several goats were seen trespassing on a Capps Road property, much to the dismay of the reporting party. The goats’ owner was contacted and promptly retrieved his pets.

12:28 p.m. Quarters were stolen from the laundry room of a West Glacier campground.

2:15 p.m. An unattended bicycle obstructed traffic on Highway 93.

2:31 p.m. The driver of a delivery truck reports that a trailer court manager yelled at her for driving too fast. She claims that she was in fact obeying the posted speed limit.

2:42 p.m. Someone evidently wanted to keep a sign reading “Crane Marsh Way,” as it is no longer attached to its post.

4:24 p.m. A 50-year-old female in Columbia Falls hit her head after falling from an unknown height. The victim was transported to North Valley Hospital.

4:39 p.m. Someone on Martin City claims that unspecified “people” continually break into her home and steal things, one of whom she believes to be living in her attic. Authorities found no sign of intrusion into the home.

5:06 p.m. A female subject attempted to leave an Evergreen box store with a cart full of unpaid-for merchandise. She evidently intended to return the items for a full refund.

5:38 p.m. Authorities requested that two male individuals leave the area below the Hungry Horse Dam. Although the reporting party believed them to be intoxicated, they were found to be completely sober.

6:43 p.m. Someone spotted a man lying on the ground near an Evergreen fast food restaurant with a walker nearby. The man was found to be safe and alert.

6:57 p.m. Birch Grove Road was temporarily occupied by a what was reported as a “small horse.” The minute creature later returned home without assistance.

7:50 p.m. The propeller was stolen from a boat motor on Shadow Lane.

8:41 p.m. A 26-year-old male suffered an allergic reaction after being stung by a bee on 6th Street West. The individual carried a bee-sting treatment pen and was taking a cold bath at the time of the call. No transport was made.

9:22 p.m. The window of a local home was shot with a pellet gun and subsequently broken. Fortunately, the shooter’s mother paid for the damaged property.

9:42 p.m. A group of subjects revved their engines in Evergreen.

10:14 p.m. Someone on Ridgewood Drive reports seeing a strange light in the sky. The light evidently did not move.

10:58 p.m. A man with long hair and a black hat wandered aimlessly about in Hungry Horse. The individual was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

2:59 p.m. A resident of Martin City called again to report that someone was occupying the attic of her home. Again, the home showed no signs of entry.

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