Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Suspicious Book Peddlers

By Christie Burns

Tuesday 8/13/2013

9:10 a.m. Someone siphoned gas out of a garbage truck parked on Ridgewood Drive.

10:26 a.m. A Lakeside resident reported that a neighbor took $250 worth of mirrors and other items from her garage sale and has yet to pay.

11:47 a.m. A Columbia Falls man reported that an “old fishing buddy” has refused to return some of his things.

1:18 p.m. A landlord on Conn Road in the Columbia Falls area called in to discuss one volatile renter.

1:45 p.m. The irritated tenant on Conn Road, who had been evicted, felt threatened by the landlord and “grabbed his arm.” He was asked to leave and was reminded of an outstanding warrant.

3:43 p.m. Numerous small children were seen running naked on Adopt A Pet Way. The caller found the scene offensive.

3:47 p.m. A car was seen speeding down Conrad Drive with four or five children hanging out the window.

5:35 p.m. A Whitefish woman reported that the neighbor woman threatened to shoot her dog if it were to get loose again.

7:02 p.m. A Bain Lane resident reported that a foreign man stopped by her house and attempted to sell her children’s books. She suspects that he was targeting children for sex trafficking, as she had read on a Facebook post.

7:17 p.m. An Estonian student selling children’s books reported that a woman took photos of him and his vehicle. Additionally, he is upset over a Facebook post indicating that he and his coworkers are targeting children for sex trafficking.

8:30 p.m. A woman on Bain Lane called 911 to report that Estonian students peddling children’s books just drove by her house.

10:02 a.m. People were overheard talking about “weed” and lighting off fireworks at Ranchetts Road.

10:45 p.m. A Conrad Drive resident reported that someone was selling books on his doorstep. He suspects they were the Russian burglars he read about on Facebook.

1:02 a.m. A resident of East Oregon Street was reportedly listening to country music at an excessive volume.

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