BEST OF THE BLOTTER
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While working on another call in the Town Center at around noon, a deputy witnessed a man on the sidewalk yell at another man to “drive safely.” This angered the driver, who parked his vehicle in the roadway, got out and followed the other man to a nearby sporting goods store, leaving his vehicle in the road. The deputy followed the irate man who continued to yell at the other man. The angry man was asked to leave the business and to move his vehicle out of the roadway. Initially, he refused, but when he was told it would be towed, he parked the vehicle legally. He then told the deputy he was upset because the man had crossed the street without using a crosswalk.
March 27, 2018
A man who called in after hitting an elk on Gallatin Road at 4:45 a.m. said he was retired law enforcement. His airbag had deployed and he sounded impaired.
A vehicle reportedly seen passing on a double-yellow line in the Gallatin Canyon, almost causing a head-on collision at around 8:30 a.m., was pulled over by Montana Highway Patrol in Big Sky.
A deputy was able to contact the owner of a debit card that was found by a Big Sky Fire Department employee. She said she’d stop by to pick it up.
A theft of rentals skis and poles was reported at the Powder Ridge Cabins.
March 28, 2018
A dog was left overnight in a “greenish” Subaru Outback parked in front of a dumpster on Sitting Bull Road. The car and the dog inside were still there at 8:20 a.m.
A deputy picked up a surveillance video regarding an ongoing investigation at a local bank.
Someone used a counterfeit $100 bill at the Headwaters Grill.
A caller was returning a deputy’s call regarding paintings that had been stolen.
A neighboring tenant heard a woman crying and a man saying, “Don’t you f-in hit me,” at an employee housing unit at 1:30 p.m.
An elderly woman in a turquoise jacket, who was walking along Lone Peak Drive, told another woman who stopped to talk to her to “get out of her way” at around 5:30 p.m. A deputy stopped to talk with the elderly woman at the Big Sky Post Office.
March 29, 2018
A driver was stopped and warned for passing a vehicle attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Huntley Drive from Lone Mountain Trail at around 8:15 a.m. The driver passed on the right over unpaved road, which is illegal.
A driver headed to Big Sky Resort at 11:20 a.m. called deputies to report they’d seen a woman driving all over the road and who was unable to maintain speed.
March 30, 2018
A woman staying in room 911 at Big Sky Resort accidentally dialed 911 at 9:40 a.m.
“No Overnight Camping” signs were installed at Soldiers Chapel.
A jacket valued at $600 was reportedly stolen from the Lotus Pad.
Someone applying hairspray inadvertently set off a “gas/panic/holdup” alarm on Silverado Trail 6:45 p.m.
March 31, 2018
A person blocking another person’s driveway on Firelight Drive would not move their vehicle when asked, so a deputy responded and ordered them to park elsewhere at around 8 a.m.
A deputy was stopped by a man in the Firelight Condos at 8:20 a.m. He had questions about how parking issues are handled. The deputy provided information on how state law and office policy dictate the way issues are handled.
A driver who was reportedly drunk was actually a woman from Peru who was scared of driving in the United States. She was assisted home by a deputy.
A man suspected of pawning stolen snowboards would not answer a deputy’s phone call.
A deputy received a report that a six-year-old girl had been missing for about 45 minutes at around 7:20 p.m. Arriving minutes later, the deputy discovered the child was safe and had just returned home to her mother after taking her dog for a walk.
April 1, 2018
A man had questions about how to remove a contractor—who is building a garage for him—from his property because he was concerned about the contractor’s volatile nature. He was advised he could request a deputy’s presence any time the contractor was there.
After being pulled over for driving recklessly on Gallatin Road at 10:30 a.m., a man was cited for careless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A possibly intoxicated woman was reportedly falling down as she attempted to get into her “older” blue Mazda at 11:20 p.m. at Big Sky Resort. A deputy was unable to locate her.
April 2, 2018
At 1:11 a.m. a caller concerned about friends that were in a car accident was advised the friends had checked into a hotel.
An intoxicated driver slid off of Aspen Leaf Drive at around 1:30 a.m. They were arrested and transported to jail, held on a $2,500 bond as well as a probation and parole hold.
A white van hit the guardrails near the 35-mph. bridge in Gallatin Canyon, then needed a tow.
Multiple vehicles slid off of Ousel Falls and South Fork roads at around 7:30 a.m., several being left behind on the shoulder.
No injuries were reported when a Skyline bus and another unspecified vehicle collided on Sitting Bull Road at around 9:15 a.m.
A caller requested that someone contact the Montana Department of Transportation to get more sand onto Lone Mountain Trail at 9:15 a.m. since several vehicles slid off the roadway due to poor road conditions.
No one was injured when an ambulance and a Suburban ran into each other on Black Eagle Road at 10:45 a.m.
A Big Sky deputy received word third-hand from Madison County dispatch that a woman had been locked out of her Juniper Berry home at around 7 p.m. by an intoxicated roommate.
A Jeep ran into the side of a condo on Trotwood Circle just before midnight on March 31. The homeowner reported that the driver attempted to leave the scene, but a deputy was able to locate him. The driver was allegedly intoxicated. Montana Highway Patrol conducted an investigation.
An injured elk was dispatched by a deputy on Gallatin Road at 10 p.m.