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Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Phoney Pot and Wallet Woes

By Erin Cole

Friday 7/23

7:29 a.m. A Columbia Falls resident spotted a “jumped-out vehicle” on Frontage Road with a marijuana plant sitting in the backseat. The report turned out to be unfounded.

10:19 a.m. A concerned person reported that an elderly woman wearing her pajamas was strolling along Trumble Creek Road. The woman turned out to be fine.

1:19 p.m. A Coleman rowboat, along with its paddles and several life jackets, was stolen from Addison Square in Kalispell.

2:18 p.m. A Truman Creek Road resident thought that his neighbors had moved out and left their dog behind. After a bit of sleuthing, deputies discovered that the people and their dog are still in residence.

3:01 p.m. The landlord of a property on Round Mountain Loop became irked when an evicted tenant returned for his belongings.

3:17 p.m. An assortment of tools including, drills, wrenches, socket sets and a chainsaw were reported missing from a location south of Kalispell.

3:27 p.m. After leaving a wallet in an unlocked vehicle overnight, a Harmony Road resident was dismayed to find it missing. Deputies suggest locking one’s vehicle when valuables are stored inside.

4:52 p.m. After attempting to cash bogus checks at a business on West Reserve in Kalispell, the culprit was cited for driving with a suspended license. The bogus check matter, meanwhile, is under investigation.

5:30 p.m. Deputies checked on a 92-year-old woman who failed to answer the phone when her daughter called. The woman was fine.

6:05 p.m. A debit card was stolen from a woman’s purse at a business on Highway 2 East. The authorities are investigating a security camera, which they believe to have caught the theft.

7:31 p.m. After a strong gale knocked down power lines along Highway 209 and Highway 35, Flathead Electric arrived within 30 minutes to resolve the issue.

8:33 p.m. A sailboat encountered navigational difficulties near Woods Bay Point. Yet its heroic crew was able to take her to shore before the authorities arrived to help.

8:47 p.m. A mother and daughter in Columbia Falls got into a verbal argument over car keys. Deputes did their best to counsel the pair.

9:24 p.m. A female on Parliament Road received a text message from another female saying she was going to “break in and burn everything.”

11:11 p.m. A resident on Morningview Lane observed a “suspicious” white service van park across the street. He watched as two people exited the vehicle and walked eastbound. 2 minutes later, another vehicle arrived. Deputies discovered that engine trouble had caused the van to stop and that no acts of espionage were in progress.

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