BEST OF THE BLOTTER
You know it’s time to move when…
A landlord has reportedly been threatening his tenant, saying things like “the last time I got this mad, I hurt the guy,” that “he knows how to take care of people,” and that “he knows how to burn someone’s house down and make it look like an accident.” The tenant wanted these interactions on record.
September 25, 2018
A caller spoke to a deputy at 8 a.m. regarding a threat complaint made the day prior.
A woman at the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office was supposed to meet with an officer a 8:45 a.m. but she could not recall which one.
Summit View Drive residents found their glass coffee table smashed in a front room, but nothing else appeared damaged, missing or moved. Photos of the scene were taken.
No injuries were reported in an accident involving a Ford Explorer and a Toyota Tacoma on Lone Mountain Trail at 5:50 p.m.
September 26, 2018
A vehicle was damaged but a driver was uninjured when they struck an elk on Little Coyote Road at around 9:30 a.m.
A deputy spoke with Ophir third graders at a special event.
The victim of a crime was notified the perpetrator was released from jail.
The Bacon Rind Fire south of Big Sky jumped Gallatin Road at around 3 p.m. Yellowstone National Park officials requested help from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department with traffic control.
A hiker on Porcupine Trail pocket-dialed 911 at around 4 p.m.
A vendor at the farmer’s market reportedly stole from a Town Center clothing shop at around 4:50 p.m. The owner of the business had video footage of the man who drives a blue Ford Mustang.
A deputy performed a patrol check on foot in the Town Center at 5:30 p.m.
A man who had been assaulted was notified the assaulter was being released from custody.
Someone who called earlier had not heard back from a deputy at 7 p.m. regarding a meeting with law enforcement they needed to set up.
A caller reported seeing a white pickup truck headed down Lone Mountain Trail traveling “all over the road” just before 8 p.m.
A bear was reportedly near a Big Sky Resort loading dock just before 9 p.m., hissing at guests before climbing a tree. A deputy responded to check on the issue.
September 27, 2018
A responding deputy determined a domestic dispute took place on Little Coyote Road at 12:30 a.m. When dispatch called back after a female caller hung up, the woman said “God damn it, leave me alone,” and hung up again. She sounded possibly intoxicated.
A deputy removed a deer killed by a vehicle on Lone Mountain Trail around 9:30 a.m.
A property exchange took place at the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office.
During a 911 hang up, dispatch could hear the Kavanaugh hearing in the background at around 2:15 p.m. Dispatch was able to get through to the caller who said they had an atrial fibrillation, but was OK and driving to the Big Sky Medical Center.
September 28, 2018
A deputy assisted a stranded semi driver whose rig had broken down in the Gallatin Canyon at around 8 a.m.
A Sitting Bull Road condo resident was concerned because one of their neighbors has been walking by and looking into his window. He felt this constituted trespassing.
A man who had been fired from his contractor painting and drywall job at the Yellowstone Club called deputies because he needed a ride out of the club at around 1 p.m. He also said the company had threatened to “tie him up” if he didn’t leave the job site. A deputy could not respond, but YC Security was available. The man was advised there are bus services.
A woman requested a deputy escort her to a former roommate’s residence so she could pick up her belongings. She was asked to make a list of what she needed as a deputy had already facilitated a civil standby for her before.
September 29, 2018
A woman who had not heard from her ex-husband called deputies to see if he was the man who was killed in the recent Gallatin Canyon accident. He was not.
A woman reported a fraud case where someone used her name and Social Security number to open a Verizon cellphone account in New Hampshire.
A deputy responded to the Hill Condos to investigate a report that a neighbor threw feces onto a man’s porch. It was determined the substance was actually cat litter and the man had not actually witnessed this occur. While looking into the issue, the deputy spoke to witnesses who had seen the man discarding the cat litter himself. They also said the man is very difficult to live next to.
An individual with three arrest warrants was identified by a deputy and taken to jail, held on a $2,065 bond.
A report was taken at 11 p.m. from a man who said he was involved in a physical altercation earlier in the day.
September 30, 2018
A deputy responded to a report of a man passed out in front of an Aspen Leaf Drive bar at around 2:45 a.m. The reporting party was concerned the man might freeze to death due to the low temperatures. The man was located and after an “arduous” time trying to determine where he lived, was given a ride home.
A burn violation was reported on Karst Stage Loop at around 2 p.m.
October 1, 2018
A substance that may have been methamphetamine was found in a vehicle being worked on. A deputy responded and collected the items.
A motorist was stopped and cited on Gallatin Road just before 6 p.m. The driver was traveling 10 to 20 miles below the speed limit and not pulling over to allow the 20-plus vehicles backed up behind them to safely pass.