Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Painful Breakup and a Heavily Guarded Fence

By Heather Jurva

Tuesday 10/6

9:30 a.m. An elderly man suffering from mental issues was yelling, cursing and hitting on Harmony Road.

10:16 a.m. Several dogs, including a golden retriever and a black specimen, ran wild on Gray Lane. One unfortunate pooch was struck by a car.

10:19 a.m. Windows were broken out of a crusher at a Cemetery Road gravel pit.

10:39 a.m. Two wrecking bars were stolen from a construction site on Bierney Creek in the past month.

10:56 a.m. A woman on Bain Lane called to report that a man with a warrant out for his arrest just left her house. Although she indicated that she would call when he returned, she wasn’t heard from again.

10:58 a.m. A vehicle rolled over approximately five miles north of Polebridge. No one was injured in the incident.

11:06 a.m. A 34-year-old woman attempted to shoplift a pack of razors, two steaks, olive oil and two toys from a Bigfork grocery store.

12:52 p.m. An illegal burn in the Lake Blaine area was put out by the homeowner.

1:48 p.m. Road debris was removed from Highway 35.

1:55 p.m. A resident of Berne Road reports that his guns have been stolen. The reporting party suspects that they are at a pawn shop.

2:28 p.m. The proprietor of a Lakeside hydroponic garden complains that she paid a magazine for advertisements that never appeared in the publication.

3:07 p.m. A 1-year-old child accidentally phoned authorities from a residence on Bison Drive. Dispatchers could hear nothing but background conversations.

3:31 p.m. A female subject intentionally shot herself in the shoulder in the midst of a turbulent breakup. The woman was transported to the hospital.

3:32 p.m. The driver of a pickup truck became irritated with another motorist and followed them to their home on Trumble Creek Drive. The subject would not leave when asked.

4:38 p.m. A moving vehicle caught fire near a Bigfork grocery store. All occupants were safely evacuated and the fire was extinguished.

5:20 p.m. Someone in Hungry Horse reports seeing someone stripping parts from a newer vehicle with no license plates. Deputies towed the vehicle.

5:27 p.m. A vehicle struck a light pole in the West Glacier area. The driver evidently left the scene, as no one was around when authorities arrived.

5:40 p.m. A man carrying a semi-automatic weapon walked his fence line on Hoffman Draw. A neighbor found this highly suspicious.

5:50 p.m. Medical personnel transported a combative overdose victim to KRMC.

5:53 p.m. An illegal burn was put out on Hemler Lane.

6:15 p.m. The director of a Somers youth home reports that an adult subject struck a juvenile twice in the face, resulting in some bruising.

6:30 p.m. Someone in Marion was threatened on Saturday by an individual who also took items from the reporting party’s home.

7:42 p.m. A grey and white tabby cat hobbled on three legs near a local motel.

7:51 p.m. A railroad crossing in Olney malfunctioned, obstructing the thoroughfare with no train in sight. The issue was amended and the road was opened.

7:56 p.m. An older male subject, clearly intoxicated, wandered into traffic on Highway 35.

8:13 p.m. A man in an older station wagon pulled into a Sherman Road yard and proceeded to take an item from the reporting party’s barn. The homeowner confronted the would-be thief, who returned the item.

8:35 p.m. Someone in Hungry Horse found it strange that the lights were on in a home that was supposed to be vacant. Authorities obtained permission to go through the home and found no one inside.

12:48 a.m. A man in his 20s was seen standing in traffic just past Underpass Hill. The subject, described by the caller as “wobbly,” then proceeded to lie down in the eastbound lane. Authorities gave the man a ride to a local motel.

12:57 a.m. A county vehicle struck a deer in Whitefish.

2:12 a.m. Tires were slashed at a Columbia Falls bar.

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