Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Blue Light and a Dryer Vent

By Heather Jurva

Tuesday 10/20

6:56 a.m. A house somehow caught fire on Spring Creek Drive. The blaze was controlled within a half hour.

7:27 a.m. Someone who is currently in Florida called to report that the gate and fence had been cut open at his property on Dillon Road. The intruder actually had permission to be at the site.

8:04 a.m. An employee of a local auto dealership arrived at work to find one of the vehicles on blocks with all four tires missing. Authorities are investigating the unusual theft.

8:47 a.m. Reports of a fire at a Whitefish golf course turned out to be a controlled slash burn.

10:19 a.m. A Blazing Trail resident did not show up to work, causing his coworkers considerable worry. The man was not home when authorities arrived.

10:48 a.m. Someone attempted to siphon gas from a vehicle on East Evergreen Drive.

1:06 p.m. A suspicious-looking vehicle parked at an Evergreen pawn shop was asked to move along.

1:28 p.m. Someone spun brodies in the parking lot of an Evergreen trucking company.

1:51 p.m. A resident of 7 Avenue West arrived home to find the house door open.

1:59 p.m. Someone intentionally busted a window out of a front-end loader on Cemetery Road.

2:17 p.m. Someone spattered paint on the walls of a project on Blacktail Road, thoroughly irritating the reporting party.

2:39 p.m. Several snow tires were stolen from a residence on Harmony Road.

4:26 p.m. A young female subject has been receiving harassing text messages at school. Authorities helped resolve the situation.

6:44 p.m. An unattended slash burn on Mount Creek Drive was barely burning when authorities arrived.

7:22 p.m. The family of an older woman living at a local RV park called and inquired as to her well-being. Authorities found that the woman no longer lives in the area.

8:00 p.m. Two adult males argued vigorously at a Columbia Falls bar. The two were calmed and separated.

8:08 p.m. An adult man and woman yelled at one another on Parliament Drive. Authorities convinced them to be quiet.

8:50 p.m. A man carrying a suitcase was seen walking up to cars and harassing customers at an Evergreen convenience store.

9:25 p.m. A man carrying a suitcase was bothering customers at an Evergreen grocery store.

9:52 p.m. Someone evidently saw a plane fly behind a hill, after which a blue light flashed in the sky. No planes have been reported as missing.

10:39 p.m. A man carrying a suitcase pestered patrons of a local casino.

11:13 p.m. What was thought to be smoke turned out to be steam from a clothes-dryer vent at a Hungry Horse residence.

11:14 p.m. Three males shot paintballs at a Columbia Falls lumber mill.

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