BEST OF THE BLOTTER
No need to get hissy
At 3:50 p.m., a deputy returned a phone call from a man who had said there was something “hissing at him” in his home. The man explained he was relaxing in in bed when he heard a hissing sound. At first, he thought he was hearing things, but when he yelled the animal hissed back at him from under his bed. The man would not tell the deputy where he lived nor did he want anyone to respond to help. He was given examples of animals native to the area that hiss and might hide under a bed. He thanked the deputy and said he’d call back if he needed assistance.
June 5, 2018
A deputy performed a civil standby while an individual’s friends removed items from a Gallatin Road (aka Highway 191) residence for him.
People were stopping to look at a grizzly bear eating a carcass near Gallatin Road at around 8 a.m. A deputy responded because the wildlife watchers were obstructing traffic. A Montana Department of Transportation employee removed the carcass, solving the issue.
A driver was cited for traveling 60 mph in a 35-mph zone.
A deputy contacted the Montana Department of Transportation to remind them the school zone on Gallatin Road could be deactivated after June 8 since school will be out of session.
A caller rang the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at 1:45 p.m. wondering if they could get an ID at the office. They were advised that in Montana the state issues those.
No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident near Ace Hardware at 3:30 p.m.
A deputy stopped to check on a vehicle parked at a turnout on Gallatin Road with its flashers on at 4:45 p.m. It was found that a father had pulled over to tend to his daughter and did not need help.
Someone attempting to start a fire in a fireplace on Low Dog Road set off a smoke alarm multiple times.
June 6, 2018
Two drivers were warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail before 9 a.m.
A false residential burglar alarm sounded on Beehive Basin Loop just before 9:30 a.m.
Someone reported a bicyclist was riding on Gallatin Road pulling a 12 to 15-foot roof rafters on a trailer behind the bike. This was causing a traffic hazard just before 10 a.m.
A caller had questions regarding landlord and tenant issues.
A driver with Idaho plates towing a U-Haul was obstructing traffic on Gallatin Road just before 1 p.m. A deputy stopped the driver at Greek Creek Campground and gave them a warning.
Several court papers that needed to be served were addressed by a deputy.
A woman called to report her boyfriend had signed a contract in her name.
A caller wanted to talk to a deputy about the threatening graffiti found at the Yellowstone Club last week.
A Madison County HOA member was given info on how to request a civil standby.
A vehicle was fully engulfed in flames in the Cowboy Heaven neighborhood just after 4 p.m. No one was inside and the flames did not spread.
For insurance purposes, a man staying in Big Sky from out of town reported the possible theft of a wedding ring that he had placed in his gas cap in order to not lose it. It was missing and he thought someone must have seen him place the ring there.
A camper parked up the road from the Storm Castle Trailhead was broken into and items, including three guns, were stolen.
June 7, 2018
A caller in the North Fork Trailhead area who reported illegal parking there did not answer when a deputy returned their call at 8 a.m.
Someone requested a welfare check on a woman who did not show up to work. The woman had told the caller earlier she had been picked up on a warrant, but the caller thought that had been sorted with a lawyer.
A burglar alarm going off at the Search and Rescue building at 7:40 p.m. was a false one.
June 8, 2018
Burnt toast set off a North Fork Road alarm at around 9 a.m.
A deputy was unable to return a phone call regarding a parenting issue because the caller’s phone was no longer in service.
A caller wanted to meet a deputy at a laundry mat at 10:40 a.m. The deputy got there at 10:50 a.m., but the business was closed and no one was there.
A Something “large enough to be a generator” fell off a truck onto Gallatin Road near Lava Lake Trailhead.
Four alarms were going off at a Beehive Basin Road home at 8:45 p.m. All were false.
June 9, 2018
A woman fainted at the Big Sky Chapel at around 1:40 p.m.
A light blue Dodge truck was reportedly passing recklessly on Gallatin Road at 2:40 p.m.
A woman who was hiking Beehive Basin with her husband called deputies reporting the couple was lost at 2:45 p.m. She said they had water but had lost the trail. They were advised to stay put and a search and rescue team was dispatched. The response was soon cancelled because the lost couple ran into another hiker who knew the area and pointed them in the right direction. They walked out on their own.
A tree fell onto an unoccupied SUV at a turnout on Gallatin Road causing front end damage and breaking the windshield. A deputy responded at around 4:45 p.m. and assisted the owner of the vehicle, which was drivable once the tree was removed.
A mother called deputies to report her daughter was several hours overdue to arrive in Bozeman from Utah for a wedding. Deputies were able to locate the daughter via a phone ping. She was in Big Sky with car trouble, but was OK.
At 7:46 p.m. a caller had questions about cameras on buses.
A semi and a Subaru were involved in an accident near a Gallatin Road restaurant at 10:15 p.m. Before emergency crews could arrive, an employee of the restaurant checked on the occupants of the vehicles and thought that everyone was alright.
June 10, 2018
A deputy contacted a group of people who were shooting a lever action BB gun at beer cans on a dirt mound facing Little Coyote Road at 5:30 p.m. They were warned about not using an adequate backstop and they agreed to not shoot there anymore.
An animal of some kind was reportedly at large at the Golden Eagle Lodge.
June 11, 2018
A deputy assisted Montana Department of Transportation in removing a low hanging tree that was causing a traffic hazard on Gallatin Road at 12:50 p.m.
A power outage caused a Mountain Valley Trail home’s alarm to sound at 3 p.m.
A deputy jump started a citizen’s vehicle that was having battery problems at 4:30 p.m.
A caller reported they were punched by their roommate at the Golden Eagle Lodge just before 10 p.m. No medical attention was needed.