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Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Chicken Owner Coup and Christmas in July

By Erin Cole

Thursday 7/5

6:58 a.m. A red-and-white plane flew over Church Drive, scaring several pastured horses. A local aviation company said that while none of their planes were flying, a crop duster had been noted flying in the area for the past hour and a half.

8:22 p.m. A mailbox along Two Mile Drive was blown to smithereens.

10:07 a.m. The bank that is handling the foreclosure of a Hungry Horse home reported that a theft had occurred at the deserted residence.

12:07 p.m. Someone called to report that a little boy was hitchhiking eastbound through the canyon. Deputies made contact with a 13-year-old boy and gave him a ride to a Hungry Horse address.

12:17 p.m. After his chickens suffered a dog attack earlier in the month, a Whitefish resident caught the dogs red-handed this time.

2:28 p.m. A dark grey bicycle was stolen on East Idaho Street.

4:09 p.m. Three horses were running loose at the intersection of Airport Road and Rocky Cliff Drive.

4:21 p.m. A man in his 50s, sporting a white hat, and quite possibly under the influence of alcohol, was standing in traffic at Highway Two East, screaming and pointing at drivers. He was gone when the authorities arrived.

5:11 p.m. After taking a key role in a verbal disturbance at a Columbia Falls RV park, several individuals were asked to leave. They spun several defiant brodies before making their exit.

8:33 p.m. A box fell from the back of a truck traveling along Highway Two West, scattering an assortment of broken Christmas ornaments across the road.

8:35 p.m. A mobile home was “losing a lot of debris” in Columbia Falls.

10:20 p.m. A homeowner on Cooperative Way reported hearing an explosion from the park at the end of her cul-de-sac. She spotted two kids near a white SUV and suspected fireworks. Deputies, however, could find no evidence of fireworks, and as the doorbell was broken, they checked the breaker box and suspect an electrical issue was the real culprit.

11:47 p.m. After a young man stopped at a Treasure Lane residence and asked the homeowner if he had any scrap steel, he was asked to leave. When the homeowner returned several hours later, he found the 18 year old rummaging through his semi rig. Deputies arrested the man for criminal trespass.

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