A caller reported that, for the second time, a woman on a three-wheeled bike was causing problems on Gallatin Road. The caller said she had almost hit the biker. A deputy was unable to locate the tricyclist at that time. Later, while following up on the complaint, a deputy was able to locate the subject at the Exxon.
Thirty or so horses, possibly coming from Lone Mountain Ranch, were causing a traffic hazard on Lone Mountain Trail at 2:20 a.m. A deputy from Bozeman responded.
May 8, 2018
An apartment dweller who thought they may have found methamphetamine in a container labeled “ice cream salt” called deputies to report the finding. A deputy checked the box, a test indicated it was not meth, and it was concluded the contents were in fact large crystals of rock salt used for making ice cream.
A suspicious van parked at a Gallatin Road home at 8:20 p.m. turned out to be the resident’s acquaintance. The driver of the van was hoping to catch horn poachers who were trespassing in a closed area.
April 23, 2018
A man who was locked out of his car at 9:40 p.m. flagged down a deputy for help. The man voluntarily submitted a breath sample to check for alcohol consumption and was found to be over the legal limit to drive. He said he would call the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office in the morning when he needed to get into his car.
At around 2:45 a.m., three intoxicated men broke a door during an unsuccessful effort to enter a second-story apartment to retrieve a phone of theirs that had been lost and was being held by a woman inside. One of the men also placed a patio table atop the hood of the woman’s truck in an attempt to climb onto the roof and into a window.
Cheers to correcting record
After stopping and warning a driver on Gallatin Road for making a questionable pass near Portal Creek, a deputy went back to the scene and determined the man had actually made a legal pass. The deputy called him back and apologized for pulling him over.
April 3, 2018
While working on another call in the Town Center at around noon, a deputy witnessed a man on the sidewalk yell at another man to “drive safely.” This angered the driver, who parked his vehicle in the roadway, got out and followed the other man to a nearby sporting goods store, leaving his vehicle in the road.
A man called deputies just before 5 a.m. to report that a Belgrade man was going to blow up his car following a threat to do just that. A deputy investigated and found the threat to be in jest, and that the man being threatened “sometimes does not get subtle humor.”
March 20, 2018
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Travis Earl said the department’s plan is simple—to go straight into the school, find the active shooter and stop the threat as quickly as possible to keep the loss of life to a minimum.