Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Gone Granny and Paparazzi Pains

By Erin Cole

Monday 7/12

12:47 a.m. A boat carrying 20 revelers stalled on Flathead Lake. Before deputies could arrive on the scene, another boat towed the vessel to shore.

2:31 a.m. A bear was spotted peeping into windows in Martin City.

7:39 a.m. Someone called 911 and hung up. After investigating, authorities discovered that a mother had been teaching her daughter how to use 911.

8:56 a.m. A Flathead Valley driver reported that another driver passed him in a fit of road rage, flipped them off and “possibly brandished a gun.” Both vehicles were located, the drivers were counseled and no gun was located.

9:14 a.m. A Columbia Falls resident reported receiving a threatening phone call.

12:17 p.m. A vehicle parked in Somers was keyed and had a window broken. Nothing was reported missing.

1:19 p.m. After failing to make contact with an elderly woman, a concerned person requested that the authorities check on her. Deputies found a note on the woman’s door that said she was out of town.

2:22 p.m. A man, accompanied by a boy and a girl, was walking from house to house in Evergreen, asking for money.

5:54 p.m. A four-wheeler and a motorcycle were spotted traveling at excess speeds on the Rails to Trails pathway.

5:57 p.m. An unknown sum of money was stolen from a West Valley residence. The homeowner has a suspect in mind.

6:38 p.m. The aforementioned Columbia Falls resident received another threatening phone call.

6:40 p.m. The animal warden rescued a lost puppy on Highway 2 in Evergreen.

7:41 p.m. An adult female allegedly staggered as she fueled her car at a gas station and then swerved as she drove away. Authorities were unable to locate her.

9:08 p.m. Another 911 hang up occurred. Dispatch called the number back, but the caller hung up again. A moment later, the caller called dispatch back. He explained that everything was now OK, but that his lawnmower had been on fire a few minutes before. As he had managed to put it out, he no longer required any assistance.

9:15 p.m. After returning from a week-long vacation, a Kalispell family discovered some items missing from their home.

9:17 p.m. A Kila resident was standing outside his home when a vehicle stopped nearby. The vehicle’s driver snapped a picture of the resident and tore off down a dirt road. The Kila resident tried to follow, but the photographer had disappeared.

9:39 p.m. The rear end of a vehicle in Lakeside somehow became engulfed in flames. The fire department arrived and saved the day.

4:00 a.m. After a woman was arrested for a DUI in Evergreen, her vehicle was towed and deputies gave her passenger a ride home.

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