Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Public Siesta and a Cigarette Thief

By Heather Jurva

Tuesday 8/25

4:43 a.m. A patron of a Columbia Falls bar did not return home when expected, much to the dismay of his significant other. The man later arrived home unharmed.

10:31 a.m. A wallet and pistol were stolen from a locked vehicle on the North Fork Road. Entry was gained through a broken window.

11:12 a.m. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials responded to a report of a deer caught in a fence along Edgewood Drive. The deer was quickly extricated and frolicked away.

11:13 a.m. Power tools were stolen from a garage in Kila.

12:21 p.m. A horse in Marion appeared to have no access to food or water. Authorities will be investigating the claim.

1:38 p.m. Traffic on Highway 93 was impeded by construction work. No flagger was present to guide the oncoming cars.

1:54 p.m. Somewhere in the Flathead Valley, a cat found a dead bat and dragged it home. Authorities answered questions regarding the bat and potential disease.

2:28 p.m. Authorities interrupted an individual snoozing outside an Evergreen office supply store and encouraged him to move along.

3:16 p.m. Someone on Solberg Drive reports that a home window has been “messed with.” No entry was gained into the home.

3:57 p.m. Apparently, a woman and several kids have been living in a garage on Park Street. The garage was empty when authorities arrived.

4:44 p.m. Someone driving on Highway 2 West found it strange that a vehicle was parked near the entrance to Hartt Hill Drive. Although the reporting party believed the individual to be camping, he was in fact a newspaper delivery person waiting for his papers to arrive.

5:12 p.m. Several individuals jumping from the Red Bridge in Columbia Falls inadvertently grabbed hold of a live gas line. Authorities responded and informed them that this is highly unsafe.

5:22 p.m. Employees of a local motel called to report that a young man arrives daily and takes cigarettes from the facility’s ashtray.

5:48 p.m. A 15-year-old boy reports that he has been repeatedly threatened by his ex-girlfriend’s brother. The exact nature of the threats is unknown.

7:03 p.m. A resident of Cemetery Road claims that several people raced up and down the road while numerous kids jumped in and out of the truck beds. The reporting party found this very irritating.

7:40 p.m. Someone on Parliament Drive claims that two unfamiliar men recently entered the garage in a white vehicle. More recently, the reporting party observed a female subject walking out from behind the garage.

8:14 p.m. Four people tossed rocks at a building in Whitefish.

10:05 p.m. Three people walking around a residence on School Addition Road turned out to be cleaners hired by a mortgage company.

11:59 p.m. An intoxicated man and woman wandered about in the local rail yard, displaying belligerent behavior.

12:10 a.m. A party on Bear Trail was too loud for the neighbor’s comfort. The shindig ended when authorities arrived.

1:02 a.m. For unknown reasons, a juvenile female flagged down traffic on Highway 2 near Spring Creek. The girl was found and escorted home.

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