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Highway to huh?

A semi driver north of Four Corners called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Department wondering about the “truck route” to the Yellowstone Club. When he looked at a map leading to the club it did not look like the posted route was suitable for trucks, but was told by a deputy that semis make the trip up and down South Fork Road daily.

July 17, 2018

A caller parked in the Big Sky Visitor Center parking lot at 2 a.m. heard a woman crying and screaming from somewhere nearby.

A caller had a recording of someone who is reportedly involved in sex trafficking at the Yellowstone Club.

A Samsung cellphone found along the Gallatin River was turned in to the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office.

A follow up regarding a theft report at the Yellowstone Club took place at 11:15 a.m.

A man reported that he had sold a vehicle to an employee. The employee was later “let go” and has since stopped making payments on the vehicle. A deputy advised that this was not theft and that the man should seek legal counsel.

A welfare check was requested for an employee that had not shown up to work for more than a week. A deputy responded to the individual’s apartment where it was discovered the subject had moved out and was not answering phone calls.

A dog that was not in duress was left inside a blue Ford Focus with the windows closed in the free skier parking lot at Big Sky Resort. The reporting party stated that it is against resort policy to leave dogs in vehicles.

At 8:50 p.m., during a follow up to a 911 hang up, a deputy spoke with a man who said he had seen someone jet skiing on Lake Levinsky. The man said he took care of it himself, telling the jet skier to get off the lake.

July 18, 2018

A driver was warned for traveling the wrong direction in a roundabout at 8 a.m.

A man wanted to know why a deputy contacted his ex-girlfriend looking for him.

While at the Big Sky Post Office, a deputy answered questions about how to report traffic crimes that had been seen in the area.

A NorthWestern Energy employee spoke with a deputy about someone near Moonlight Basin who was advertising the sale of two of NorthWestern Energy’s 1,000 gallon propane tanks.

Three black Suburbans with Wyoming plates were seen going 85 miles per hour out of the Gallatin Canyon at 12:30 p.m.

A man needed assistance regarding a dog bite incident that took place on May 20.

A man wanted to know if the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office was aware of an upcoming bike race and the need for traffic control for it.

July 19, 2018

Just before 3 a.m. a deputy was unable to locate an intoxicated man in the Town Center seen by a caller wandering back and forth, swearing, yelling about how drunk he is and how he needed help getting home.

The driver of a brown Toyota Tundra was reportedly cutting and flipping people off on Lone Mountain Trail just before 9 a.m. There was no deputy in the area to respond.

A reporter with the Bozeman Daily Chronicle requested to speak with a deputy about K9 officers.

A pickup truck was keyed in the Firelight Meadows.

A Volkswagen Touareg with no plates has been parked in the Town Center for several days. The car alarm keeps going off intermittently, upsetting a caller who was told Town Center could have the vehicle towed since it was parked on private property.

A caller living in the Firelight Meadows was having issues with a roommate.

Someone attempting to get a loose husky into their vehicle was causing a traffic hazard on Lone Mountain Trail at 5:15 p.m.

A four-year-old found unconscious in a pool was revived via CPR and transported to the Big Sky Medical Center at around 6:15 p.m. 

A child fell off his bike, hurting his knee on Lone Peak Drive at 7:50 p.m. The parents were not around, but the child did have their phone numbers.

A woman was given the non-emergency number after she called 911—again—to report that she had lost her job.

A caller in the Cold Iron Road area reported there was a dog barking nearby. They had gone to check on it, found that it was in a kennel, and became concerned because the animal was no longer barking.

Someone attempting to use a navigation device to locate their hotel accidentally dialed 911 at 10:45 p.m.

A child was seen sleeping in a Toyota Tundra parked on Aspen Leaf Drive at 11:45 p.m. with no one else around.

Big Pine Drive guests complained about loud music and people just before midnight. 

July 20, 2018

A deputy was flagged down by a citizen in a bar parking lot just before 12:30 a.m. The person stated they had seen a driver nearly hit a man who was walking his dog. That driver was located and arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession. He was held on a $1,270 bond at the Gallatin County Detention Center.

Horses from the 320 Ranch were loose on Gallatin Road at 8 a.m. Ranch staff handled the situation. 

A man reported he saw someone using his stolen bike on Andesite Mountain.

July 21, 2018

A wife called at 4:20 a.m. because she hadn’t heard from her husband who was camping in the Gallatin Canyon with no cell service. She said she would call back later in the morning if she had not heard from him by then.

The tire of a black Harley Davidson blew out on Gallatin Road at 7 a.m. Canyon Auto responded.

A woman called deputies at 9:50 a.m. because she hadn’t heard from her boyfriend who had gone camping at an unknown location. She said this was unlike him. A deputy contacted the man’s brother who confirmed his sibling was OK and had been camping in an area with no cell service.

A woman accidentally dialed 911 while ziplining at Big Sky Resort.

A man golfing at the Yellowstone Club accidentally dialed 911 at 12:30 p.m. He refused to give any useful information and hung up. When a deputy called the number back, the man’s caddy answered the phone. He was asked to pass the phone to the man, who was told to provide sufficient information to dispatch when calling 911.

A 72-year-old biker injured himself while riding near Ousel Falls Trailhead at 2:30 p.m.

A bear was seen by a caller wandering around in the Hill Condo parking lot at 3 p.m. Fish, Wildlife and Parks was advised and a deputy assisted a FWP employee with response.

A fallen aspen was blocking the northbound lane of Gallatin Road at 5 p.m.

A deputy stopped a golf cart on Lone Peak Drive at 5:30 p.m.

A 28-year-old man crashed his bike at Big Sky Resort at 8 p.m.

July 22, 2018

A bat set off the burglar alarm at a Goshawk Trail home just before 1 a.m.

Bears were seen by a caller, who was a new resident, “eating a bunch of trash” in the Low Dog Road area at 1 a.m. They called back at around 1 p.m. to report the bears were still there and were eating from an unrestricted Dumpster. A maintenance worker secured the Dumpster and a deputy advised that with the food source gone, the bears should leave the area. The caller also was given the non-emergency number in case the bears continue to be an issue.

A side-by-side four-wheeler was on fire two miles up Doe Creek Road at 1:40 p.m., catching the brush on fire. The Big Sky Fire Department put out the blaze.

July 23,  2018

A woman who was loading up her car in a parking lot was overheard saying “Oh crap” in a 911 hang up at 9:50 a.m. She did not have an emergency.

Items were stolen from an unlocked work truck that had broken down and was left at a business on Gallatin Road over the weekend. There were no security cameras in the area.

A witness statement form was given to a woman after she watched a drunk driver strike another vehicle.

Someone has been using a man’s Exxon Speedpass application to make purchases without his permission.

A dog tied up outside a Sunburst Drive home was reportedly barking and has been for several days. At around 2:30 p.m., a deputy checked on the animal and it was OK. No one was home at the time. 

In a report of criminal mischief, someone allegedly dumped an oily, sticky substance on a car parked on Juniper Berry Drive. The owner did not wish to pursue charges but wanted the incident documented. 

A man who lost a gun in the Beehive Basin area wished to speak with a deputy at 6:30 p.m.

A woman at the Big Sky Community Park told another woman she “needed to get out of the country,” and that she “was not wanted.” Noting the aggressive behavior, and fearing for children in the park, the woman who was insulted decided to call deputies.

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