BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Bearded road rage
A deputy responded to an assault in progress on Gallatin Road at around noon. It was reported that a driver was being tailgated by another driver who “brandished” his pistol at him. The subject, who had a beard, was also passing in no passing zones and almost ran the reporting party off the road. The bearded suspect was located and agreed to allow the deputy to search his vehicle. No pistol was found.
June 12, 2018
A semi hit a deer on Lone Mountain Trail at around 4:50 a.m.
Due to the number of speeding complaints received about drivers on Little Coyote Road, a deputy patrolled the area at 10:30 a.m. One driver was stopped and warned for speeding.
A deputy met with someone at the Yellowstone Club regarding an ongoing investigation.
A deputy took a report of a stolen wallet and later located it with $500 missing. The wallet had been left at a grocery checkout and a camera at the business showed a man—who was not the owner of the wallet—had taken it.
A person looking to get fingerprinted for a visa was advised to go to the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman.
A non-injury vehicle accident took place in front of Beehive Basin Brewery at 5:40 p.m.
A large rock was causing a traffic hazard on Highway 191 near Moose Creek at 5:45 p.m.
June 13, 2018
Big Sky Resort was burning a brush pile at around 9:30 a.m.
A caller was wondering if he could bond someone out of jail using Walmart cards and other items. He was advised it did not sound like something could be done and was transferred to the detention center for more information.
Deputies received a report that someone driving a “newish,” yet, “10- to 12-year-old” white Silverado was “drunker than sh*t” and “driving all over the damn road” at 1 p.m. on Gallatin Road. A county-wide attempt to locate was issued and Montana Highway Patrol was advised.
Two workers, one at the Yellowstone Club and one near the Hungry Moose, accidentally dialed 911 at around 1:15 p.m.
A deputy checked on a street leveler that was blocking one lane of traffic on Lone Mountain Trail that did not have any warning signs in the area.
A driver was stopped near the Conoco and warned for having a brake light out, not wearing a seat belt, and for careless driving at 1:30 p.m.
A tree was blocking part of Lone Mountain Trail near the Conoco. It was being run over by traffic.
At 6:40 p.m., the Big Sky Fire Department responded to the Crail Ranch after someone reported seeing smoke coming from it. The buildings were secure and there were no apparent issues.
A deputy patrolled the community softball games at 7:15 p.m.
In a 911 hang up follow up call at 9:30 p.m., a woman said that a man had “destroyed her car” and a tow would be needed. She called 911 back stating a deputy was not actually a real deputy and was advised not to call again. Montana Highway Patrol responded, noting minor front-end damage.
June 14, 2018
A wounded deer in the middle of Lone Mountain Trail needed to be dispatched by a deputy at 8 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol had the issue under control.
A caller had questions about using fireworks at a wedding in the Moonlight Basin area.
A woman was injured in a vehicle rollover just north of Yellowstone National Park at around 9 a.m.
A plumber set off a Sage Hen Road home’s burglar alarm at 11:20 a.m.
Propane was spewing out of a tank that had been run over on Big Pine Drive at 11:50 a.m.
A dog reportedly bit another dog at the Storm Castle Trailhead on June 13. The owner did not wish to pursue charges via the county ordinance for dangerous dogs.
Drivers were warned for parking in the wrong direction on Town Center Avenue at around 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m.
A caller reported seeing a suspicious Jeep with no license plates heading down the mountain at 9 p.m. They thought the driver could have been the one that slashed tires on a vehicle the night before.
Just before midnight, a woman who wanted to get her dog back from her boyfriend reported she had not heard from him since 7 p.m. She did not suspect the man was lost or missing, she just wanted the dog. She was told to call back if she hadn’t heard from him in a reasonable amount of time.
June 15, 2018
On either June 13 or 14, a spare tire was slashed and a “phallic image” was drawn on a Hummer parked at the Golden Eagle Lodge.
A deputy picked up a brindle and brown cat found by a citizen in the Firelight Meadows. The cat was taken to the vet where the owner was identified by reading the microchip. It was reunited with its owner.
A bar owner had questions about obtaining a catering endorsement.
A Ringneck Road resident was concerned her packages were being stolen. A deputy plans to follow up with her in a week to see if the overdue packages arrive.
A man lost his wooden wallet at the Big Sky Farmer’s Market.
A deputy was at a hunter safety course at 7 p.m.
June 16, 2018
At 4 a.m. a deputy was unable to respond to a golf clubhouse where a burglar alarm was sounding since both gates accessing the area were padlocked.
A man was asked to move his RV, which he had parked on a cul-de-sac in the area of Big Pine Drive. He was also asked to clean up his pallet fire.
A follow up interview involving a theft investigation was completed just before 10 a.m.
A white delivery van struck a deer and the driver dispatched it himself on Lone Mountain Trail at 12:50 p.m. Tourists saw him do this and it upset them.
A number of traffic warnings were issued around Big Sky.
While checking on a vehicle parked in a fire lane in the Firelight Meadows, a deputy located an intoxicated woman who was driving. She was arrested and held on a $1,085 bond.
June 17, 2018
A gas station employee reported that a man was “getting a little fired up” at 10 p.m. The man was cursing and stated he “hopes that Trump gets assassinated.” (It’s possible to be charged with a felony for making threats against the president.)
June 18, 2018
A deputy met with a citizen at the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to discuss parking issues in the Firelight Meadows.
A deputy gave directions in the Big Sky area.
A man had questions about selling a handgun.
A caller was wondering if anyone dropped off a set of missing keys. No one had.