BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Just trying to avoid an accident
A woman reported her young daughter needed to use the bathroom while they were passing the Spanish Creek area of Highway 191. So she pulled into a nearby driveway. A man came out of the house and was very upset because she was in his driveway. The mother said the man verbally attacked her and stood in front of her vehicle, preventing her from driving away. A woman also came out of the house and started yelling. The mother did not want to report the irate couple, but did want the incident on file.
September 18, 2018
A woman wanted to know if it was legal for a business to give out security camera footage to private parties. She was advised that yes, a business could give out security video if they chose to do so.
A caller reported seeing a semi going 75 miles per hour along Highway 191, almost hitting the caller at the intersection with Lone Mountain Trail at around noon. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.
A woman having issues with her ex-boyfriend who is continually calling and texting her was concerned he would show up at her workplace and cause problems. He had sent over 40 texts in a 24-hour period. She requested a deputy advise him to stop trying to make contact, and if he continued, she wanted to pursue charges. The man was warned.
A man hoping to get close to the Bacon Rind Fire to photograph it was advised there is no stopping along the roadway between mile markers 23 and 26.
Big Sky Search and Rescue and the fire department were notified at around 6:45 p.m. after a sheep and goat hunter in the Gallatin Crest area had their emergency device—which transmits and receives messages—send a rescue signal. The party was able to send another message stating it was an accidental alarm.
September 19, 2018
Two “very intoxicated” Crow King Road residents were involved in an accidental 911 hang up at 1:15 a.m.
A deputy was unable to locate a person they were trying to serve civil papers to at 8:30 a.m.
A black electric bike was found at a bus stop and taken to a Big Sky Resort bike shop. A deputy recognized the bike as one that had been reported stolen the week prior and left a voicemail for the bike’s likely owner at around 10 a.m.
A woman called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at 10 a.m. regarding road construction on Lone Mountain Trail. “Tempers are going to fly,” the woman said, since traffic was moving so slowly.
A man working at a job site in the Town Center contacted deputies at around 4:30 p.m. after picking up a yellow sheriff’s office notification that had blown by. A deputy thanked him, stating that the hanger was left at a nearby residence when the deputy had attempted to serve civil papers.
Big Sky Resort management notified deputies at around 5 p.m. stating a woman was ignoring requests from resort hotel staff to stay off the property. She was found using the spa and fitness room after being asked to leave and was also caught trying to book rooms using other people’s names.
At 6:45 p.m. an upset man contacted deputies regarding the ongoing roadwork on Lone Mountain Trail. He was advised the Montana Department of Transportation was the organization he needed to talk to. A few minutes later a woman called deputies about the same traffic issue.
Two hikers on Beehive Basin Trail had decided to take an alternative route back and became lost. They called for rescue at 10:45 p.m. since they were not prepared to stay overnight, had 55 percent on their cellphone battery, and two liters of water. Using the GPS location from the hikers’ phone, Big Sky Search and Rescue was able to locate the hikers, helping them hike back out.
September 20, 2018
A deputy released a shotgun found at the Buffalo Horn Creek parking lot to its owner.
A driver was stopped at 5 p.m. on Lone Mountain Trail after a deputy witnessed them traveling in the oncoming lane. The driver, who said they were attempting to bypass construction, was given a warning.
A deputy removed a dead bear from Gallatin Road at around 5:30 p.m.
September 21, 2018
A deputy had nothing to report during a patrol check at a marijuana dispensary just after midnight.
A man told a deputy about an interior designer who is practicing “bad business” in the Yellowstone Club, stating the designer owes him money. He was notified that this is a civil issue, which requires a lawyer.
Sometime in late August a pickup truck was damaged while parked in a driveway. The owner of the truck believes a construction company is to blame.
A toddler with a backpack was seen wandering in the neighborhood of Two Moons Road at around 11:20 a.m. A passerby helped the male child from the roadway and he was eventually returned to his grandmother.
No illegal narcotics were found during a “K9 sniff” performed at Lone Peak High School at around 11:30 a.m.
A Spanish speaking man who accidentally dialed 911 while working at the Yellowstone Club said he was “bien.”
A woman notified deputies her husband had lost his cellphone while golfing.
A man said he had hired two people for a day and gave them each $100 at the end of the day. However, the workers began threatening him. A deputy responded and the parties were willing to settle their differences.
September 22, 2018
A man called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at 5:45 p.m. looking for the phone number to the Gallatin County Detention Center. A deputy looked it up and provided it to the caller.
An injured man who had been involved in an altercation was crying, rambling and knocking on the door of a Sunrise View Way home at around 9:30 p.m. He was taken to the Big Sky Medical Center for treatment.
September 23, 2018
The friend of a heavily intoxicated man called deputies at 3:45 a.m. after the man had gone into the bushes to “relieve himself” and then went missing. The drunk man was located and returned to his home.
A caller stated that his brother who lives in Big Sky hasn’t been heard from in a while and hasn’t been showing up to work. The case is under investigation.
A caller who was unsure where they were at 8 p.m. reported a 19-year-old grabbed and punched him. A deputy determined the assault was the result of a family argument, and the aggressor was arrested and taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center, held on a $585 bond.
September 24, 2018
A man who was receiving threats towards himself, his belongings and his employment by his ex-girlfriend wanted to know the process of getting a restraining order. He also requested a deputy contact her about the issue.
A caller reported there were bear prints leading into a Sage Hen Road residence just before 6 p.m. The garage door was open, the interior of the garage was disheveled, and the door leading into the home was open. The caller could also hear something coming from inside. As the caller did a walk-through, they found a note on the door stating that someone from the sheriff’s office had been there. In a later callback, it was reported the bear was walking across the driveway.
A man on Aspen Leaf Drive reported a woman broke into his house and attacked him at around 9:45 p.m. He said he literally had to throw the woman out, cutting his foot in the process. The woman had told him that “she had backup and people to kick (the man’s expletive.)”
A woman at an Aspen Leaf Drive bike shop bit a man and punched someone in the face at around 10:20 p.m. She was detained by a deputy and attempted to evade being handcuffed.