BEST OF THE BLOTTER
He said, he said
A man said his Sitting Bull Road neighbor was disturbing his peace at night and in the early morning hours. A deputy attempted to contact the reportedly disorderly man at around 10 a.m., leaving a note. The man called deputies just before 6:30 p.m. asking why the note was on his door. He was advised about the noise complaint. He then stated that his neighbor was harassing him and retaliating for a prior event. He was warned anyway.
February 26, 2018
A motorist who passed another vehicle in a no passing zone on Gallatin Road did not realize a deputy was attempting to pull them over, with lights and siren on, for approximately two and a half miles just before 11 a.m. The deputy pulled alongside the driver who was on their cellphone. The two made eye contact and the driver pulled over. Citations and a warning were issued.
A large toolbox containing “thousands of nails and tools” fell off of a vehicle and spilled onto Lone Mountain Trail at around 1:40 p.m. A passerby stopped and assisted a deputy in cleaning the debris off of the roadway.
After colliding with her son while skiing, a woman called for assistance at 2:45 p.m. stating she “blew her knee out.” She did not know where she was, but stated she was next to a sign that said “Cascade Lift.” Ski patrol was advised.
A 59-year-old man fell and broke his shoulder while skiing at Big Sky Resort just before 4 p.m.
No injuries and minor damage were reported after two GMC Yukons collided at the entrance of Moonlight Basin just after 4 p.m.
A vehicle slid on an icy corner of Sunburst Drive at 6:45 p.m., striking three parked cars and causing significant damage to all vehicles involved.
An assault was reported just after 10 p.m. in which a couple “jumped” a man at an Aspen Leaf Drive bar. The victim wished to pursue charges and a deputy was able to identify the suspects.
February 27, 2018
A woman walking down the middle of Huntley Drive at 12:15 a.m. was warned “for obvious safety reasons.”
A deputy checked on a man who was running up Lone Mountain Trail at 1:15 a.m. The man said he was going home from the bar and that he was running to stay warm and get there faster. He was given a ride the rest of the way.
A caller in the Meadow Village contacted deputies at 3:30 a.m. stating they could not find their place, they’d been walking around for hours and they were freezing.
Deputies confirmed with a caller that they would be able to assist them with providing a breath test as part of the 24/7 program and that they can call dispatch to have a deputy sent out.
A large black and white dog charged a woman and chased her down the steps of an Arrowwood Drive residence at 1:20 p.m. The woman said the dog had been out all day.
A man called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at 7:30 p.m. requesting that someone come unlock his vehicle. Since that is against policy, he was told to call Canyon Auto.
A deputy unsuccessfully attempted to contact via phone two suspects involved in an assault at a drinking establishment the night prior.
At 8 p.m. a deputy pulled over a vehicle occupied by the two assault suspects they were searching for. The suspects gave the deputy their current contact information and agreed to an interview the next day.
A deputy left a message for an assault victim at 8:07 p.m.
February 28, 2018
A couple in a vehicle taking pictures of Lone Mountain were causing a traffic hazard on Big Sky Resort Road at 10:40 a.m. They were asked to move to a safe location off the roadway.
Upon checking on a vehicle parked, with flashers on, on Gallatin Road just before 4:30 p.m. a deputy learned from the driver that his daughter had spilled hot chocolate on herself in the backseat and his wife was addressing the situation.
A hotel manager requested patrol services during the upcoming Pond Skim in April.
Assault investigation interviews were conducted at 5:45 p.m.
A deputy successfully assisted several people in a Big Sky Resort parking lot searching for a lost wallet just before 10 p.m.
March 1, 2018
A motorist was arrested for driving under the influence just after midnight on Lone Peak Drive after being pulled over for having a missing headlight.
During a stop involving unregistered plates, a deputy helped the owner of the vehicle change their license plates from old to newly registered ones.
The child of a woman getting a spray tan dialed 911 just before 10 a.m. There was no emergency.
A caller reported seeing smoke coming from a hillside above Roxy’s at 10:30 a.m.
A business theft involving a $350 purse was reported at 7:30 p.m.
March 2, 2018
A snowboard that was reported stolen from Big Sky Resort on Christmas Eve was found by a caller’s stepdad.
A caller wanted a former employee barred from a business.
The garage door of a very large Beaver Creek Road house would not close, setting off the alarm system.
March 3, 2018
The vehicle of a Yellowstone Club employee broke down near the entrance of Spanish Peaks at around 6 a.m. Club personnel took care of it.
Montana Highway Patrol did not get involved when a front-end loader backed into a Jeep parked in the free skier parking lot because the accident was on private property and the driver of the loader is not required to have a license. Damage would be the responsibility of the equipment owner.
A man turned in a wallet that he found while walking.
Construction material that had fallen out of a vehicle was removed from Lone Mountain Trail by a deputy at 9:45 p.m.
The residents of a Firelight Chalet were warned for having a loud party at 11:45 p.m.
March 4, 2018
The party at the Firelight Chalet was still going on at 12:40 a.m. so a deputy returned and warned them again.
Just after 1 a.m. a deputy responded to a report of a barking dog at the Firelight Chalets. The dog had been outside barking for a considerable amount of time. The dog owner was warned for parking in someone else’s driveway and for the noise complaint.
Sometime between 8-9 p.m. on March 3, an ice ball was thrown through an HOA president’s window, possibly by a man who is being foreclosed upon.
A loose dog was harassing a moose in the creek bottom near Little Coyote Road just before noon. The reporting party was able to catch the dog and contact the owner.
Six horses, possibly from the Covered Wagon Ranch, were at large on Gallatin Road at around noon.
A woman reported her ex-boyfriend called her more than 40 times and left a note on her door advising her he knew where she was the night prior. She wanted him warned and he agreed he would no longer contact her.
A Tahoe hit ice and slid into the guardrail on Lone Mountain Trail at 5 p.m., blocking the westbound lane. No one was injured, but the guardrail was damaged and in the roadway.
A caller reported a man was repeatedly cursing at his neighbor, though the caller had never met the man and did not know his name. They did not want to pursue charges but did want the behavior documented.
March 5, 2018
A small fire ignited behind a Big Sky Resort bar at 9:45 p.m. It was caused by a short in a receipt printer power surge box.
Erratic elk prompts call for help
A pregnant-looking elk was acting strangely and aggressively on Paintbrush Place. It was charging people and dogs in the neighborhood, and randomly fell onto its side before getting up and walking away. This has been ongoing for about a week.