Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Ominous Engine and a Phantom Intruder

By Heather Jurva

Friday 9/4

6:48 a.m. The back door of a trailer home on Highway 93 was seen to be wide open, despite the fact that the house has been vacant for about a month. No persons were found inside the structure.

8:09 a.m. An individual on Blanchard Hollow Road engaged in a physical altercation with their romantic partner. Evidently, one party squirted the other with water from a plastic spray bottle.

8:19 a.m. Authorities destroyed an unknown amount of dangerous explosives on Patrick Creek Road.

8:26 a.m. An inmate at the Flathead County Juvenile Detention Center scratched his initials into a tabletop, along with the initials of a female friend.

8:38 a.m. A gold necklace was stolen from a home on Whitefish Stage Road.

8:57 a.m. Someone illegally dumped a large load of garbage along Highway 93.

10:23 a.m. A single horse in a Black Tallpine Ridge pasture appeared to be unusually thin and walked with a limp. Authorities will be investigating the claim.

11:26 a.m. Someone on Hodgson Road has been receiving numerous threatening phone calls from an unknown individual. The caller does not speak, but a revving engine can be heard in the background.

11:41 a.m. Hay was stolen from a property on Highway 93 North.

11:45 a.m. Tools were stolen from a home on Rose Crossing Road.

12:53 p.m. An interior designer called to report that a lawn chair and two lamps were picked up from a business but never delivered to the intended residence. The supposed theft was later found to be a simple miscommunication.

3:02 p.m. Several gas cans were stolen from a residence in Columbia Falls. It is unknown whether the cans actually contained gas.

4:10 p.m. A fallen power line ignited several trees along Echo Lake Road. The blaze was extinguished within an hour.

4:33 p.m. A 26-year-old female subject attempted to steal video games from an Evergreen box store.

4:40 p.m. Someone on Helena Flats Road reports that an unfamiliar individual was sitting in his car at approximately 7:15 a.m. The suspicious individual was actually a surveyor performing his duties.

4:41 p.m. Someone in Evergreen chucked a plastic container at the reporting party’s truck.

4:48 p.m. A 3-year-old child was seen wandering aimlessly down Highway 93. Although the father was nearby, he was clearly not attending to the child’s safety.

5:00 p.m. A resident of Edgewood Drive claims that persons have been coming into her home late at night. No items were taken and no signs of entry were found.

5:55 p.m. An individual babysitting a 15-month-old child called to report that their ward had wandered off and couldn’t be found. The child’s parents found the kid walking down Jellison Road.

6:22 p.m. A 14-year-old female subject threatened to run away from her Pheasant Drive home.

6:40 p.m. A digital camera owned by the county was damaged when it fell from the top of a county vehicle.

8:05 p.m. Two intoxicated subjects, one male and one female, argued on Shady Lane.

8:28 p.m. A 300 pound black bear visited a porch on Toftum Lane in Columbia Falls.

10:22 p.m. An unwanted male transient loitered at the west corner of a Columbia Falls convenience store and frightened passing pedestrians.

12:27 a.m. Authorities pursued a drunk driver on foot after a traffic stop in Columbia Falls.