Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Shotgun Wedding and a Knife-Hurling Wife

By Erin Cole

Thursday 6/24

7:34 a.m. A Foothill Road resident called to report that his neighbor was shooting his firearm in an unsafe manner. Several minutes later, the shooter himself called to say that he was shooting safely on his own property.

7:41 a.m. A stallion was reported running wild and free, but authorities discovered the stallion wasn’t actually loose; apparently the call was the product of a neighbor dispute over a fence line.

8:05 a.m. A green Coleman canoe was stolen in West Glacier.

8:46 a.m. A dozen black cows were scattered across Valley View Drive. The owners were trying to wrangle them back in.

9:38 a.m. A Bigfork woman was calling another person names of an unprintable nature.

10:35 a.m. An unknown amount of the painkiller Lortab was stolen from a Conrad Drive residence.

12:14 p.m. An ewe and her lamb were running loose west of Kalispell. The reporting party had managed to place the two in a yard.

1:00 p.m. A Kalispell resident wanted to know the regulations for discharging a weapon at a wedding. He was advised.

1:53 p.m. A mechanical issue forced a truck off a Lakeside road and into Flathead Lake. All passengers managed to safely exit the vehicle, which descended 50 ft into the water. Several hours later, the Highway Patrol and the county dive team wrested the vehicle from its watery grave.

2:36 p.m. A Whalebone Drive resident called after hearing someone walking about the attic. Deputies investigated but found only bats in the belfry.

4:46 p.m. A man and woman were yelling and screaming on King’s Loop, and had allegedly been at it since the previous day.

5:23 p.m. A vehicle parked in a Kalispell residential area took a beating after neighborhood kids rode their bikes over its hood and roof.

7:54 p.m. A Kalispell women called authorities to report that she was going to kill her husband. She said she was chasing him around, had knives and was going to throw them at him. When deputies arrived, they found knives in the house’s front yard and an uninjured husband. After a struggle, in which the woman kicked an officer, deputies took her to jail.

10:10 p.m. An anonymous party called to report that two young females were intoxicated and in the company of two males. Deputies issued the girls MIPs and delivered them home to their parents.

10:34 p.m. A woman entered a home on Airport Road and made off with $30-$50 worth of loose change.

3:14 a.m. Around six horses were running loose on a road near Bigfork. At 4:13 a.m., their owner finally managed to corral them and presumably went back to bed.

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