April 1-7, 2019
Highlights from Big Sky's calls for service
April 1, 2019
A deputy met with Curley Bear Road property owners who were changing the locks on their residence since they were proceeding with abandonment of property by a renter. No one was in the residence when they checked it.
Someone called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at 9:45 a.m. regarding a complaint filed by their spouse the night prior.
A deputy met with someone who had concerns about an individual with mental health struggles. They were hoping the individual could be checked on. This was made challenging as the person does not have a working cellphone.
A deputy spoke with someone who received a fraudulent check in the mail. It was noted this is a common scam.
A gray Dakine wallet was lost somewhere in Big Sky.
A Child Protective Services employee spoke with a Big Sky deputy who was attempting to locate the parent of an individual at their office. Information was limited.
A woman skiing off the back side of Lone Peak in the backcountry was suffering from a dislocated shoulder at 2:45 p.m. The county search and rescue team was alerted just in case they were needed, but resort ski patrol was able to get her pack on resort property. She was taken to the Big Sky Medical Center via private transport.
A caller to the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office reported that someone was yelling at them about money they owed. They stated that the money was actually owed by an individual they were no longer with, and requested that a deputy contact the upset party and tell them to cease contacting the caller. The deputy did so, warning the subject.
April 2, 2019
A deputy assisted a woman who had locked her dog in her car and lost her car keys at 2:20 a.m.
Big Sky Community Organization employees were advised that they could have an abandoned car towed from the Ousel Falls Trail parking area as it is private property.
A deputy spoke with a man who was having a hard time and had expressed suicidal thoughts to an individual who reached out to the sheriff’s office. The man arranged to stay with a longtime friend for a while.
A child on Deep Forest Drive called 911 at around 6 p.m. There was no emergency, so responders spoke to the child about the importance of calling 911 only for emergencies.
A man parked along Lone Mountain Trail at 7 p.m. was advised he could not camp there and was asked to remove his camper by morning.
April 3, 2019
At 9 a.m. a deputy spoke with a woman who was moving into a Peaks View Drive residence. All the alarm codes she was given were not working.
A man whose white Audi broke down and was marked to be towed was advised to contact Montana Highway Patrol as the car was left at a highway turnout rather than on resort property.
A deputy answered a citizen’s questions regarding individuals parking along subdivision roads in the Meadow area. It was explained that law enforcement can only enforce fire code related to parking violations on the roadway in question.
A welfare check related to a man communicating suicidal feelings was performed by a deputy at around 9 p.m.
April 4, 2019
A caller in the area of Gallatin Road and Lone Mountain Trail notified emergency services at 1:20 a.m. that they’d just heard a big “boom.” They suspected a vehicle hit something but they were unsure. A deputy responded but could not find anything amiss.
The owner of an Australian shepherd with no collar notified deputies at 8:30 a.m. that the dog had gone missing.
A Spruce Cone Drive caller contacted deputies about a car that had been parked in front of their residence for a week. They wanted it to be checked on.
A deputy checked on a vehicle that was left in the Ousel Falls Trail parking lot, placed on blocks. It was not registered and was missing all four wheels and its stereo.
At 1 p.m. a Life360 crash alarm was originating from under a ski lift at Big Sky Resort.
A vehicle found in Big Sky was reported as stolen from the airport. It was taken by accident.
Deputies responded to a suicide threat at 10:30 p.m.
April 5, 2019
A deputy was dispatched to investigate a 911 hangup call, and determined it must have been a misdial.
At 9:45 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle speeding through a construction zone and issued a warning to the driver.
A deputy was dispatched on a 911 hangup call, and was unable to reach caller. A callback finally reached the caller who explained that his Apple watch must have accidentally called while he was skiing.
A caller reported that his vehicle was hit by a sign held by a construction worker. A deputy investigated the incident, speaking to the construction worker. It was determined to be accidental contact during an attempt by the worker to slow the vehicle. The caller was advised to file a civil claim if desired, as the damage to the vehicle was not knowingly or purposefully caused.
At 11:30 a.m., deputies gave a ride to a man who had called and asked for assistance getting himself to the Hope House so that he could seek treatment.
A deputy visited a residence to complete a VIN inspection on a vehicle to be sold by the owner.
A caller wanted to inform deputies that he’d found a woman’s golf shoe while hunting last season. He was concerned that it could be a clue to help find a potential missing person.
April 6, 2019
At approximately 2 a.m., deputies stopped a driver for running two consecutive stop signs. The driver was arrested on DUI and parole violation.
A deputy conducted a traffic stop for an equipment malfunction, issuing a warning to the driver.
April 7, 2019
A vehicle was reported parked in the wrong spot for two consecutive days in Arrowhead Mall, which seemed unusual to the reporting caller. Deputies were able to contact the vehicle owner and confirmed his well-being.
A deputy stopped a vehicle for a moving violation, giving the driver a warning.