Alleged Kalispell Clinic Vandal to Change Plea

Zachary Klundt was charged with burglary after breaking into and vandalizing All Families Healthcare in Kalispell last March

By Justin Franz

A change of plea hearing has been set for April 2 in the case against the Columbia Falls man who allegedly broke into a Kalispell health clinic last year.

Zachary Klundt faces six felony charges, including burglary, criminal mischief, theft and attempted burglary stemming from a break-in at All Families Healthcare in Kalispell, as well as Glacier Log Mill and Lazarus Log Homes in Columbia Falls.

The Kalispell break-in made headlines across the state because the clinic was the only health care facility in Northwest Montana that provided abortions. The clinic has since closed.

Klundt pleaded not guilty to felony charges of theft in Flathead County District Court on July 3. On March 27, Klundt pleaded not guilty to charges of felony burglary, criminal mischief, theft and attempted burglary stemming from the clinic break-in.

According to charging documents, Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare in downtown Kalispell in March 2014 and vandalized the facility, damaging furniture, medical instruments and supplies, as well as filing cabinets. Additionally, officers found a yellow powder, later determined to be from a fire extinguisher, covering “almost everything.” Further investigation into the basement of the First Avenue East building revealed damage to the main sewer line, the furnace and the water heater. Officers also found damage on the outside door leading to the basement, consistent with someone trying to break in from the outside.

Klundt was arrested on the evening of March 4 after allegedly attempting to break into Bob’s Bail Bonds on South Main Street in Kalispell.

When the officer approached Klundt, the officer noticed the butt of a handgun in Klundt’s jacket. The officer removed the gun, which he said was loaded with a full magazine and a spare magazine in the holster.

Officers reported observing cuts on Klundt’s hands and finding glass shards in his pocket, and about $915, believed to be stolen from the clinic, in another pocket. They also allegedly matched Klundt’s shoe tread pattern to that of the impression found at the clinic.

A search of Klundt’s residence turned up several boxes of medical supplies, along with medical documents, all of which were reported missing from the clinic.

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