Some cows were on the loose.
A patient at a Libby hospital was looking out a window when they saw a car burst into flames. They quickly alerted someone to the fire.
A Kalispell man called 911 to report that he found the gun he had previously reported as stolen. Turns out he just misplaced it.
A skier at Whitefish Mountain Resort pocket dialed 911. The man reported that there was no emergency but that there’s “six inches of fresh powder and the skiing is pretty good.”
A local resident called the Sheriff’s Office to report that he just saw a deputy speed by with his back flashers on but his front flashers off. He wanted to let the deputy know that his lights were broken.
A Kalispell man called 911 to report that his neighbors were trespassing on his land again. He asked if it would be OK for him to shoot their vehicle to disable it so that they would still be there when the cops arrived.
Some horses were running up and down a local road.
A Kalispell woman called 911 because someone slashed her tires. She said she thinks it was her roommate because he is “laughing hysterically.”
Two Kalispell children were playing with a phone and accidentally called 911. When the 911 dispatcher asked if everything was OK, the children said yes. When the 911 dispatcher asked if they could speak to an adult, the child holding the phone handed it to the other child who made their voice deeper to try and convince the dispatcher that they were an adult and that everything was OK. The dispatcher was not fooled by this trick and asked again to speak with an adult.
A Whitefish man called 911 to report that a tree branch fell on his neighbor’s house. He called back later to report that the branch had slid off the roof and was now on the deck.
A Kalispell man called police to ask if they could “scare” his 3-year-old son who had just stolen something from an area store. The father was advised that “law enforcement does not do that.”
A Kalispell man requested extra patrols in his neighborhood because he saw a group of teens driving around with a gas can.
A Kalispell man found a brand new paddleboard, still in its box, in the middle of the road. The man took it with him and said if anyone calls looking for their missing paddleboard that he will give it back, otherwise, he has a brand new toy.
A local teen called to report that her dad and step-mom were smoking way too much marijuana.
A Columbia Falls man called 911 because there was a “large sheep” hiding behind a tree on his property. The man was informed that law enforcement “was aware of the sheep” but has been unable to capture it. They were going to give it another shot the following day.