BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Better safe than sorry
While responding to a burglar alarm at a Bobtail Horse home, a deputy found all doors locked. However, there was a garage door opener on the front porch, so the deputy tested it and found that it did open the garage, allowing unrestricted access to the home. The opener was taken to the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office for safekeeping and a door hanger was left to notify the homeowner where it was and why it was taken. Someone came to pick it up later in the day.
August 28, 2018
The driver of a Mercedes with a flat tire did not have a spare but did have AAA. They were parked near the Lava Lake Trailhead at 5:30 a.m.
A deputy received an anonymous report that a man with an active warrant is in Big Sky, staying at a local hotel and doing drugs there. The caller also provided information on where the man was working.
A silver semi was reportedly speeding, cutting off motorists and almost causing accidents in the Gallatin Canyon just before 4 p.m.
A sprinkler tech set off a rumpus room burglar alarm on Ridgeview Loop Road at 7:40 p.m.
A caller had questions about a woman in Big Sky who may have been involved in an assault.
August 29, 2018
A Yellowstone Club dwelling on South Cabin Road had a panic alarm sounding at 7:30 a.m. Records showed no phone number or owner name listed for the location. YC dispatch was advised.
A driver was warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail at 8:15 a.m.
A deputy spoke with a local education center about safety measures that could be put into place.
A cleaning person set off a burglar alarm at a Derringer Drive home just after 9:30 a.m.
A deputy inspected a boat trailer that needed a VIN.
A driver was warned for making an illegal pass at the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Little Coyote Road at around 10:30 a.m.
A mountain biker at the Yellowstone Club who did not know what trail he was on accidentally dialed 911 while changing the volume of his phone at 11:11 a.m. He told dispatch he “would probably be able to tell (them) if he was having an emergency.”
A gravel truck lost its transmission at an undisclosed Big Sky location just after 11:30 a.m. A towing company was on its way.
A woman in her late sixties or early seventies was involved in a golf cart collision on a Moonlight Basin golf course cart path just before 1 p.m. Medical response was requested.
A man whose vehicle was booted in a condo parking area stated he had a valid pass to park there. When a deputy attempted to return his phone call, the man’s secretary answered and said she’d leave a message for him.
A Yellowstone Club golfer was apologetic after they accidentally dialed 911 when placing their phone in a cart cup holder at 2:20 p.m.
A semi hailing from Manitoba was reportedly passing unsafely and driving aggressively through the Gallatin Canyon at around 2 p.m.
A woman was seriously injured in a vehicle rollover just north of Big Sky on Gallatin Road around midnight.
Reports for Aug. 30-Sept. 4 were unavailable as of press time.