Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Messenger Pooch and a Suspicous Visitor

By Heather Jurva

Friday 8/21

9:11 a.m. A tree toppled onto power lines near Echo Lake Road, causing the tree to ignite. The small fire was quickly contained.

9:27 a.m. An errant dog in Kila returned from a night of carousing with a note around its neck. The note, presumably from a neighbor, indicated that the dog would be shot if seen chasing livestock again.

12:00 p.m. Authorities attempted to locate a fifth-wheel trailer containing an unknown amount of unrestrained children. The vehicle could not be found.

1:10 p.m. Several pit bulls attacked other dogs and people on Mountain View Drive. One woman was bitten twice on the leg but refused medical care.

2:01 p.m. Someone sat in their car at a local church with the windows down, causing several nearby individuals to feel uncomfortable.

2:50 p.m. Prescription medications were stolen from a home on Solberg Drive. It is unknown how the thief gained entry into the home.

3:07 p.m. Medical personnel responded to a report of a “terrible leg injury,” possibly gangrenous, at an assisted living facility on 2nd Avenue West.

3:55 p.m. Someone overheard shooting behind a closed gate on a Forest Service road.

4:27 p.m. A 29-year-old man attempted to shoplift several CDs from an Evergreen box store. A short foot chase ensued after which the individual was apprehended.

4:33 p.m. Authorities attempted to locate a vehicle in which an 8-month-old baby was riding without a car seat.

4:52 p.m. Fifty dollars in cash was stolen from the ashtray of a vehicle parked at a local business.

5:42 p.m. A dog enclosed in a vehicle inspired a claim of animal cruelty in Bigfork. Although the windows were indeed closed, the sunroof was open allowing for proper ventilation.

7:39 p.m. Someone spun a brodie in the parking lot of a local church, marring the new paint stripes on the asphalt.

8:06 p.m. Two pit bulls are continually aggressive toward an Ezy Drive resident and her own small dog. She responds by throwing rocks in their general direction.

8:34 p.m. A 17-year-old girl threatened her parents in Columbia Falls.

8:45 p.m. A resident of Old Tally Lake Road became suspicious when a man arrived at the door and asked to borrow jumper cables. The homeowner did not see a vehicle outside and therefore did not believe the visitor’s claim. Authorities arrived and jump-started the man’s car, parked a short distance away.

9:33 p.m. A married couple engaged in a heated verbal argument at a Bigfork bed and breakfast. Evidently, the wife recently discovered that her husband has been involved in extramarital affairs.

10:07 p.m. Someone in Evergreen noticed that the door of their parked vehicle was open and the dome light was on. The reporting party also mentioned that the vehicle was very old and the doors occasionally popped open on their own.

12:11 p.m. An unwanted individual refused to leave a Coram bar. Authorities arrived and hastened him out the door.