Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Strange Snack and a Wrestling Match

By Heather Jurva

Thursday 5/20

10:36 a.m. A pistol was stolen from a residence on South Woodland Drive.

10:54 p.m. A small moving van was seen trailing garbage down Highway 35. Authorities could not make contact with the driver.

11:19 a.m. Near a local school, a man indentifying himself as a former police officer approached several children and offered them ice cream. Authorities are investigating.

11:39 a.m. Someone on Kiwanis Lane called to report that his wife had not returned from grocery shopping the night before. The call was cancelled soon after.

1:18 p.m. A video game console was stolen from a residence on Sullivan Crossroads.

3:12 p.m. Horses and cows on Middle Road in Columbia Falls were reportedly being neglected. Although a horse was in fact nibbling on a fencepost, the animals were cared for properly.

3:45 p.m. Someone who is looking after a house on Echo Lake Road noticed that the house is listed for rent, and believed the listing to be a scam. The caller was advised to contact the homeowner.

4:09 p.m. A knife was confiscated from a student at the local school. The child was turned over to his parents.

5:11 p.m. Animal control officers arrived to help a horse that was stuck in the Whitefish River. The situation was then handled by the horse’s owner.

6:22 p.m. A resident of Hansen Lane was irked when a neighbor cut a tree that then fell onto the caller’s property.

7:27 p.m. Someone at a residence on Highway 209 engaged in an altercation with a process server. The man allegedly slapped the server’s identification out of his hand before threatening to retrieve a gun out of his car. The process server, fearing for his life, then put the man in a headlock.

10:15 p.m. Two suspicious men were seen on Flathead Drive, both wearing white shirts and one digging in the ditch.

10:46 p.m. Kids who were throwing rocks at a house on Spotted Bear Road were gone when authorities arrived.