BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Soap opera drama?
A deputy went to Firelight Meadows to investigate a possible domestic dispute at a unit there. It was determined the reporting party had overheard a scene from a TV show where a woman was assaulted by a man. It also was determined no domestic violence occurred in real life.
June 19, 2018
At 1:45 a.m., an uninvited couple returned to a home they had been asked to leave by a deputy.
An approximately 14,000-pound trailer tipped on Gallatin Road at around 2 a.m. blocking both lanes of traffic. Traffic was rerouted until a tow truck arrived just before 4 a.m.
A deputy located the owner of a trailer left in a Town Center parking lot. The trailer needed to be moved so work could be done on the lot.
A deputy gained information about a theft suspect.
A key ring with a key for a Chevy and a piece of a broomstick handle was lost.
A road rage report came in at 5:35 p.m. that a curly haired man driving a silver Land Rover or possibly a Highlander had brandished a machete at another driver.
June 20, 2018
A woman wondering how much it would cost to file an eviction notice was directed to the civil division of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.
Workers sanding stairs set off a Scenic Drive home’s fire alarm at around 11 a.m.
A red semi crossed the road line and nearly ran a driver off the roadway in the Gallatin Canyon at around 11:50 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.
A man was unable to provide serial numbers for his guns that were stolen from his camper.
An Ohio police department took a 911 call from someone who sounded like a domestic dispute was going on in the background. The phone number was from Big Sky. The reporting party from Ohio said they did speak to a man who said there was no dispute and that he was at a job site in Big Sky.
A Big Sky deputy contacted the man who met at the sheriff’s office and reported a domestic dispute had occurred the night prior.
A blue Dodge truck crashed near Lazy J Trail at around 3 p.m. The front passenger door was damaged but the truck was drivable.
A 1996 Suburban broke down just past Big Sky on Gallatin Road stranding a mother and her five children at around 3 p.m.
June 21, 2018
A trailer needed to be moved from a Town Center parking lot.g A caller spoke to a deputy about a large water bill they had received for a period in which they were not at their residence.
A Toyota with an unreadable license plate was pulled over on Lone Mountain Trail at around 6 p.m.
Big Sky Resort staff contacted deputies regarding an ex- employee who was acting aggressively and scaring employees. The resort decided to handle the issue internally rather than pursuing charges.
A driver was warned for traveling the wrong way on Limber Pine Place at 9 p.m.
A 31-year-old man was suffering from alcohol poisoning on Beehive Basin Road just before midnight.
June 22, 2018
A deputy located a vehicle reported stolen from Roxy’s
Market parking lot. It was in a Town Center parking lot, nothing
A resident of Golden Eagle Lodge reported his roommate stole money from him.
A property manager was warned for parking in a posted fire lane on Ousel Falls Road at 10:20 a.m. He said he was doing so in order to help move items from a residence.
A camper trailer blew off its fifth wheel on Gallatin Road at 12:40 p.m.
No one was injured when a Chevy Silverado and a Ford Ranger collided on Gallatin Road near Dudley Creek at 1 p.m.
A damaged can of bear spray was going off at the Ousel Falls parking lot at around 2 p.m. Big Sky Fire Department responded and properly disposed of the can.
A caller told deputies a semi hauling gravel lost a rock and cracked his windshield. The man had taken a picture of the semi’s license plate and will be providing it to a deputy for further investigation.
A deputy was unable to locate a black pickup truck that almost caused a head-on collision in the Gallatin Canyon.
A man “obviously intoxicated and possibly high” was reportedly trying to squat at a Buffalo Horn Creek property at around 6:30 p.m. He was confronted by the reporting party, became unhappily agitated by the interaction and eventually left the area.
June 23, 2018
A deputy picked up a pistol from a man who could not have it on him while he was transported to Bozeman from Big Sky by ambulance. The gun would be returned to the man when he gets out of the hospital.
A deputy attempted to contact the driver of a semi-trailer that was losing gravel on Gallatin Road and damaging vehicles. He did not answer his phone so a message was left.
A couple having vehicle issues called deputies at around 7:30 p.m. They were given a ride to their campsite.
A white Mustang with no license plates was reportedly driving recklessly on Gallatin Road at 9 p.m. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.
At 11 p.m. a man camping in the area of an emergency call box on Gallatin Road used the box to call and ensure it was in fact viable for an emergency.
The driver of an SUV that rolled over in the Moonlight Basin area at 11:20 p.m. was arrested for driving under the influence.
June 24, 2018
Three horses were on Gallatin Road at 1:20 a.m. A deputy and several neighbors were able to move the horses into the owner’s corral.
In a road rage report, a caller told a deputy a black Audi SUV was swerving and tailgating on Lone Mountain Trail at around 11 a.m. The caller wanted the Audi to “get off his tail.”
Two Curley Bear Road neighbors were screaming at each other just before 2:30 p.m.
A police officer from Florida was in Big Sky and wanted information on carrying a concealed weapon with his badge while here.