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Let’s not blow things out of proportion

A man called deputies just before 5 a.m. to report that a Belgrade man was going to blow up his car following a threat to do just that. A deputy investigated and found the threat to be in jest, and that the man being threatened “sometimes does not get subtle humor.”

March 20, 2018

A deputy dispatched an injured deer on Gallatin Road at 7:30 a.m.

A 29-year-old woman possibly broke her femur at the Yellowstone Club and needed to be transported to the hospital via helicopter at 12:40 p.m.

A construction truck reportedly nearly struck a dozen bighorn sheep on Lone Mountain Trail at 1:20 p.m.

March 21, 2018

A deputy spoke with a resort lost and found employee at noon regarding theft of ski equipment.

At 12:30 p.m. a deputy made a follow-up call to a person who reported a speaker being stolen.

A deputy called Pawn Depot regarding a theft incident just before 2 p.m.

A deputy spoke with a suspect regarding a theft investigation at 2:40 p.m.

Additional information was gathered from a theft victim at 4 p.m.

A plow was called in at 8 p.m. to remove a boulder from Gallatin Road.

March 22, 2018

Nothing was reported during a patrol check of the Hill Condos at 6:40 p.m., nor at the Firelight Condos at 5:20 p.m

A deputy witnessed a road rage incident while turning onto Lone Mountain Trail from Highway 191 at 6:20 p.m. A man got out of his vehicle, approached another vehicle screaming profanities at the female driver inside who was stopped at the red light. The deputy detained the angry man and with the man’s permission, another deputy moved his car out of the roadway. The female involved stated she was “terrified” when the man approached her but did not wish to pursue charges. 

Someone renting an Airbnb on Moose Ridge Road reported that the unit had been broken into, possibly by the owner. They weren’t sure if anything was taken.

A deputy served property foreclosure notices on vacant lots at the Yellowstone Club.

March 23, 2018

No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle rollover near the Firelight Condos at 8:15 a.m. The driver left the scene so a deputy went to look for the man, reportedly in his 30s and wearing a black hoodie with grey pants.

Three men mistakenly thought they were welcome at Big EZ Lodge. They went into the garage and set off a burglar alarm. The caretakers of the residence reported that nothing was stolen and no threats were made. 

A vehicle with a Wyoming plate was reportedly seen by a Town Center employee striking a stop sign at the intersection of Huntley Drive and Lone Mountain Trail in the early morning hours of March 5.

A deputy learned about a theft suspect’s work schedule while attempting to contact them at their place of employment just after 1 p.m. They were not working at the time.

A property management company requested that deputies be in the area of Lone Peak Brewery for the Dirtbag Ball the following day.

Threats were reportedly made at First Security Bank.

Snowshoes and gloves were found at the Porcupine Creek trailhead.

Scottsdale, Ariz. police will be taking a missing persons case off the hands of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department. 

March 24, 2018

A snowboard reported stolen at 1 p.m. was reported as found at 1:15 p.m.

A man said he thought his employees were mistreating him after someone let a car run into his car..

At 4:15 p.m. a caller requested deputy presence at the Dirtbag Ball.

A deputy stopped to check on a vehicle with its flashers on parked along Lone Mountain Trail at 5:40 p.m., but the driver of the vehicle took off before contact was made.

March 25, 2018

A landlord on Gallatin Road reported a strong smell of marijuana at 11:15 a.m. A deputy did not smell any drug use and no one answered the door.

Two vehicles were broken into in the parking lot used to access the Spanish Creek trailhead. It was unclear whether they were in Madison or Gallatin County.

A caller reported seeing flames during a two-vehicle rollover on Gallatin Road at around 3:30 p.m. The crash was caused by a semi-trailer that slid wide around a corner into oncoming traffic.

A driver who pulled into the Moose Flats Campground to use the bathroom became stuck in the snow at 7:30 p.m. A deputy and a citizen assisted in getting the vehicle out. 

No one was injured when several vehicles slid off of Gallatin Road at 9:20 p.m.March 19, 2018

A woman drove her Subaru into the yard of a Two Moons Road residence just before 11 p.m. There was no damage to vehicle or property, and the owner of the home did not want the vehicle towed. The driver was located at her residence and was ok.

March 26, 2018

No one was injured when a snowplow backed into a vehicle waiting to take a left-hand turn onto Lone Mountain Trail at around 9 a.m. 

A caller had questions regarding the theft report of a sign and was checking to see if the sign was one of theirs. They were advised the sign in question had already been returned to its owner and was the only one of its kind.

A woman has had three incidents involving someone attempting to open accounts in her name and trying to change her address.

An elk was hit by an SUV several miles north of Big Sky at around 9 p.m. The driver was uninjured, while the elk was located off the road deceased.

Tragic accident in Beehive Basin neighborhood

According to a press release by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, a man was found deceased just before noon on March 26. Apparently, the man had fallen into the front of a snow blower while removing snow on Ridgeview Loop Road in the Beehive Basin area. A Gallatin County deputy coroner and detectives responded to the scene to conduct the death investigation. 

The body was reportedly transported to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. Initially, the name of the victim was withheld pending the notification of immediate family.  

Then, on March 28, the family of the victim—longtime beloved local Robert Chester Juel—contacted the Lookout with news about a service for Bob. Please see his obituary in the March 29 edition. 

 

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