Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Snake Escape and Paving Ploys

By Erin Cole

Wednesday 7/14

8:50 a.m. A snowboard was stolen from a Country Way residence.

9:52 a.m. Someone broke a window at the Evergreen Elementary School.

11:27 a.m. An Ash Road resident was upset that someone had dumped trash inside his garbage bin.

11:31 a.m. After numerous checks and debit cards were found caught in a fence near an Evergreen business, a Good Samaritan turned them in.

1:37 p.m. Checks, money and credit cards were removed from a vehicle parked on Arbor Drive.

3:00 p.m. Two men, sitting in a blue pickup, were shooting into a meadow near Whitefish. The men were gone when authorities arrived.

3:28 p.m. A bracelet, reportedly worth $4,500, was stolen from a vehicle parked on Highway 2 East.

3:36 p.m. Two men, driving a black Chevy pickup, were trying to sell leftover asphalt to Flathead Valley residents. Authorities are not sure what to make of the situation.

3:37 p.m. A male and a female were riding bicycles in Evergreen when the male knocked the female off her ride. The two were gone when authorities arrived.

5:04 p.m. Someone’s neighbor drove past with a gaggle of kids in the back of a truck. The kids unleashed a flurry of rocks, some of which hit the reporting party’s daughter’s car. When deputies arrived, the assembled parents said they were going to handle the situation.

5:27 p.m. After her father chastised her for speaking harshly to her grandmother, a 14-year-old girl hid and called 911. Although she changed her mind about wanting deputies to come to the family’s home, the deputies went. The girl was counseled on the proper usage of 911.

5:42 p.m. A woman living on Three Mile Drive reported that her ex husband came onto her property and stole her weed whacker.

5:47 p.m. A wood seller parked his truck alongside a road in West Glacier. However, commerce was interrupted when someone thought the truck was parked too close to the road, creating a hazard.

5:52 p.m. A five-foot long bull snake squiggled loose from its cage and is roaming the streets and/or sewers of Kalispell.

6:01 p.m. A Kalispell man called to report that his wife was refusing to let him get his coat.

6:10 p.m. On Patrick Creek Road in Kalispell, another man was trying to sell asphalt. Deputies suspect a scam is afoot.

6:42 p.m. Two girls, who were sending each other harassing text messages, were told by deputies to knock it off.

7:03 p.m. After a female created havoc at a Hodgson residence, the authorities escorted her off the property and told her not to return.

7:19 p.m. A Bigfork resident is convinced that when her neighbor sprayed his yard, some of the spray landed on her fruit tree, causing it to die.

7:50 p.m. Two men stopped at a residence on Lower Valley Road and asked the owners if they wanted their driveway paved. The owners, suspicious of the proposition, declined. Deputies are now certain that an asphalt scam is afoot.

8:03 p.m. A three year old went missing at Emery Bay on the Hungry Horse Reservoir. The child was found one minute after notifying the authorities.

9:35 p.m. A man chose a shovel as his tool of choice to beat upon the door of a Hodgson Road residence. After also “tearing up the yard,” the man was arrested for criminal mischief.

11:15 p.m. The father of the aforementioned arrested gentleman arrived at the same Hodgson Road residence and also began causing problems, though he didn’t use a shovel. Deputies trekked back and counseled everyone present.

12:05 a.m. Several youths broke into an abandoned trailer on Nicholson Drive.

2:14 a.m. A woman was arrested for a DUI on 9th Street in Columbia Falls.