Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Unauthorized Dumping and a Strange Delivery

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 1/14

7:36 a.m. A vehicle with flashing hazards was seen parked along Highway 40 in Columbia Falls. The car was gone when authorities arrived on the scene.

7:52 a.m. A man called from a local hardware store to report that he had been attacked by another individual.

8:09 a.m. A mare and a colt wandered loose on Country Way. The reporting party has taken them in until the owner can be located.

9:19 a.m. A mule was seen standing near a white house on Foothill Road. The mule may or may not have belonged on the property.

9:29 a.m. Highway 2 in Hungry Horse was momentarily occupied by a black dog.

10:24 a.m. A stocky black-and-white pit bull ran free in Happy Valley. The dog seemed friendly but was covered in scars.

10:45 a.m. Reports of trespassing in Kila turned out to be an ongoing neighbor problem.

10:56 a.m. A Columbia Falls resident found what appeared to be his personal belongings in a pawn shop. The caller suspects his son of the theft.

10:59 a.m. A logging truck collided with a vehicle near Creston. ALERT transported one patient with facial injuries.

12:21 p.m. Authorities checked on the welfare of a man and woman in dark clothing in the area of Hart Hill. The two were evidently hitchhiking to Libby.

3:24 p.m. An adult male subject attempted to leave an Evergreen box store with unpaid-for video games.

3:25 p.m. After an episode of reckless driving, two motorists pulled to the side of Reserve Drive and yelled at each other.

4:15 p.m. An older man and four young children were seen sitting beneath a tree near Elk Park Road, then walking along the side of the road. Authorities could not locate the individuals.

4:31 p.m. Someone on Farm to Market Road detected what they believed to be a “drug-related” odor in the area. The responding officer determined the scent to be most likely garbage.

5:30 p.m. A resident of Bigfork reports receiving numerous phone calls seven to ten minutes apart. No one could be heard on the other end of the line.

6:55 p.m. Someone on Highland Drive in Whitefish was perturbed to notice a man in dark clothing walk past the yard and use the reporting party’s port-a-potty.

7:08 p.m. A resident of Bigfork reports that several kids came onto her front porch and left a robot near her door.

8:05 p.m. A woman and her boyfriend argued in Columbia Falls. The two were separated for the night.

10:52 p.m. A resident of Martin City noticed two men and a woman in the tree line near his house. The report turned out to be unfounded.

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