Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Dryer Scare and an Observant Clerk

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 1/21

9:35 a.m. A dog on Highway 93 was reportedly living in conditions described as “horrible” and “filthy.” Authorities arrived to find that the dog was perfectly fine.

9:57 a.m. A juvenile male subject allegedly entered a home near Foys Lake claiming that he needed bandages for an injured friend. There was in fact no such friend, and the youth now faces burglary charges.

10:56 a.m. Equipment stolen from a local rental business was found at a pawn shop.

11:24 a.m. Someone on Snowberry Trail called to report that a mule was in her yard. The creature’s owner soon arrived to pick it up.

12:59 p.m. A male subject allegedly came up to the door of a home on Brookhollow Lane, asked for the name of the homeowner and generally displayed odd behavior. The man was gone when authorities arrived.

1:02 p.m. A local woman reports that the back window of her car suddenly shattered as she was driving down Highway 206. Police found no evidence of suspicious circumstances.

1:48 p.m. Someone was reportedly threatened by another individual at a Columbia Falls bar on Saturday. The threats evidently included the intent to run the victim over with a car.

3:36 p.m. What was thought to be smoke pouring from a mailbox on East Oregon Drive turned out to be something much more innocuous: steam from a nearby dryer vent.

5:33 p.m. A teen girl reportedly shoplifted cosmetics from an Evergreen box store.

6:00 p.m. A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at a local auto body shop. The car was unlocked at the time of the theft.

7:34 p.m. Two adult woman shoplifted three CDs from an Evergreen box store.

7:55 p.m. A clerk at a local convenience store became uncomfortable with a white vehicle with its lights on in the parking lot. The suspicious vehicle turned out to belong to the employee’s boss.

10:13 p.m. A black vehicle that was parked on Swan Ridge Drive for two hours was gone when authorities arrived.

12:37 a.m. Although a resident of Whitefish Stage Road believed that her ex-husband was “stalking around [her] place,” authorities found no one on the property.

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