BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Two adult women and a female juvenile were walking home in the West Fork at 11:20 p.m. when they heard animal noises and became fearful. The young girl was given a ride home while the two women continued the walk to their condo.
July 10, 2018
A black leather, single-fold wallet with colorful graphics inside containing $180 in cash, a driver’s license and bank cards was lost in Big Sky.
The driver involved in the July 6 one-vehicle rollover on Taylor Fork Road stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to pick up their cellphone, which had been left at the scene.
Questions about people shooting off fireworks that were landing on Forest Service land in the Red Cliff area were fielded by a deputy. It was advised that it is legal to ignite fireworks on private land and the caller was referred to U.S. Forest Service law enforcement for rules regarding the fireworks landing on Forest Service property.
A caller reported that a white Ford truck had almost caused an accident on Gallatin Road at 6 p.m. A deputy stopped the truck, but the reporting party did not want to press charges, so a warning was given.
A deputy spoke with a Forest Service camp host just before 10 p.m. about an earlier incident.
A deputy was unable to locate a man driving a black truck, who a caller reported was intoxicated and driving away from Big Sky Resort at 10:40 p.m.
July 11, 2018
Loud music was coming from a Black Eagle Road condo at 3 a.m., but no deputy was available to respond to the complaint.
A man set down a weed eater in front of his business and went inside for a few minutes. When he went back to get the weed eater it was gone.
A motorist was stopped and warned for driving off the shoulder of the roadway in order to go around a vehicle making a left-hand turn.
A deputy gave a family a tour of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office in Big Sky for the son’s fifth birthday.
A man who was flying soon reported he lost his wallet. He was given paperwork that would allow him to board his flight.
A 23-year-old mountain biker had a serious cut on her thigh and needed to be carried off the trail by emergency personnel at 6:30 p.m.
A Big Sky Resort employee called deputies to report a “disturbing” call they’d received the day prior.
A man’s neighbor told him someone has been squatting in his newly purchased Yellowstone Spur Road condo for several nights. A deputy searched the residence with the condo owner and found no evidence of such activity.
July 12, 2018
Just after midnight a caller reported a fight at a Big Pine Drive bar. Before a deputy could respond, the reporting party called back stating the fight was over and all was OK.
A woman who found and turned in a lost wallet was commended for her honesty. The wallet was returned to its owner.
A report was taken regarding a child’s stolen bicycle.
A false wireless holdup alarm went off at First Security Bank just before noon. A deputy responded and there was no emergency.
A Spruce Cone Drive resident requested extra patrol on the street during morning and afternoon hours, which coincide with the workday beginning and ending.
AA large dump truck was going approximately 15 mph and backing up traffic on Lone Mountain Trail at 12:30 p.m.
Drillers hit a propane tank off of Lone Mountain Trail at around 2:30 p.m.
A minor accident took place in the Conoco parking lot at 2:30 p.m.
Search and rescue was deployed after an ATV flipped in the Doe Creek area at 2:45 p.m. The 32-year-old rider, who was with eight other people, sustained rib and shoulder injuries
A woman was extremely apologetic about pocket dialing 911 at 5:30 p.m.
Construction material was removed from Lone Mountain Trail at 6:50 p.m.
A caller reported that for the second night a family was camping at the Lava Lake Trailhead. They had a fire that the caller asked them to put out.
July 13, 2018
While following up on a noise complaint at a Big Pine Drive bar at 1 a.m., a deputy discovered a bar fight unrelated to the original complaint. Patrons of the bar quickly left when law enforcement arrived. A window had been knocked out and tables were tipped over, but the bar owner did not wish to pursue charges.
Just before 9:30 a.m. a mountain biker was knocked unconscious on Otter Slide Trail at Big Sky Resort.
Two bikes were reported stolen from the Town Center area.
A caller was wondering how to prove his residential status to an employer.
Deputies received a report of a man running “frantically” on Gallatin Road at around 1:30 p.m. He was not located.
A vehicle was hanging off the edge of Swift Bear Road at 2:30 p.m. There was concern it would go over the edge.
A passport that was left on the door handle of the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office was placed in lost and found. A deputy left a voicemail for the owner and they came to pick it up the next day
A citizen who found a lost dog flagged down a deputy who took the animal to the vet where the owner could claim it.
An individual camping on private property in the Swan Creek area was asked to move along to a more appropriate location at 9:30 p.m.
While following up on a report of a drunken driver, a deputy discovered the driver was speeding but not actually impaired. The driver, who was seen by the reporting party swerving all over the road just before 10 p.m., was given a warning.
Kids were reportedly yelling and screaming in the Aspen Leaf Drive area at 10:30 p.m., but a deputy could not locate them.
A possible house fire was reported on Low Dog Road at 10:30 a.m.
July 14, 2018
A deputy received a report of a stolen bike that was seen on the bike rack of an SUV traveling down Lone Mountain Trail. A deputy could not locate the SUV, but the reporting party took photos of the vehicle and the bike.
Someone reportedly has been living in a Chevy S-10 with a confederate flag license plate.
At 3:30 p.m. a woman visiting Big Sky stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office because she was lost. She was given a ride to her rental property.
A Buick struck a deer on Lone Mountain Trail just before 10 p.m.
A deputy stopped to check on a car parked at the Community Park at 11:30 p.m. A couple was inside enjoying the stars.
Three drivers were warned for speeding between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
A watch may have been stolen from a Yellowstone Club residence.
No injuries were reported in a crash near Dudley Creek on Gallatin Road at 5:30 p.m.
A deer ran into the side of a truck traveling on Gallatin Road near the mouth of the canyon at 7:30 p.m.
At 7:20 p.m., a caller reported a building was on fire “in Porcupine off Beaver Creek.” It was discovered that a barbecue grill was smoking, making it appear the roof of a nearby building was on fire.
July 16, 2018
A deputy conducted an interview regarding a theft investigation at 10:20 a.m.
A semi driver stopped too quickly on Gallatin Road near Beaver Creek, shifting his flatbed load of metal beams, which hit the cab of the truck, disabling it in the middle of the roadway.
A hiker on Moose Tracks Trail at Big Sky Resort accidentally dialed 911 at 3:40 p.m.
A “weird” customer at a Gallatin Road business reportedly touched an employee at around 4:30 p.m.
A woman whose Prius ran out of gas in the Taylor Fork area at 6:20 p.m. used the emergency call box to get help since she didn’t have cell service.
A German shepherd was taken into custody.