BEST OF THE BLOTTER

A lot can go wrong before 10 o’clock

Alcohol was involved in an incident, in which a man was reportedly screaming, breaking things and threatening lives at a Pheasant Tail Lane residence at around 9:45 p.m. A deputy learned that a roommate had challenged another roommate to a fight. The aggressive roommate was cited for disorderly conduct and given instructions on when to appear in court.

 

October 9, 2018

 

A deputy met with Ophir kindergarteners for a talk and Q&A about the role a school resource officer plays at the school. He also walked both the high school and elementary school.

 

A deputy checked on a Town Center liquor store where a burglar alarm was sounding at 10:15 a.m. The building was secure.

 

A woman was frustrated and wanted to speak to a deputy regarding a civil standby she had requested. Both the woman and the person she requested a civil standby for were in Bozeman, so she was asked to let a deputy know when they were back in Big Sky. The items would be at the post office.

 

A propane truck backed into an unoccupied parked vehicle on Little Coyote Road at around 11:30 a.m.

 

At around 8 p.m., a deputy assisted a man in getting his keys, gave him a ride to his vehicle and helped him jump start his car at the Exxon.

 

October 10, 2018

 

Icy conditions were to blame for a two-vehicle slide off on South Fork Road near the Yellowstone Club just before 8 a.m. No injuries or damage were reported.

 

A dump truck with a trailer was unable to get past an unoccupied minivan parked on Lone Mountain Trail, sliding into the van and blocking westbound traffic at around 8:25 a.m. The truck driver put chains on the truck’s tires and moved to the Moonlight Basin security gate. 

 

Lone Mountain Trail was completely blocked at around 9:40 a.m. because of a non-injury accident. In addition, several vehicles could not make it up the icy road. Big Sky Resort and Canyon Auto responded and gravel was applied to the roadway.

 

An unattended brush pile fire was reported just before 1 p.m. on Big Buck Road. 

 

Property related to a civil standby was dropped off at the post office and returned to its owner.

 

A woman who had been caring for her ex-boyfriend’s dog while he was in jail called deputies at around 4 p.m. with concerns. The man is on parole and she was worried about what would happen to the animal if something happens to the ex-boyfriend. She requested that if the dog needs to be taken care of, she should be contacted. 

 

During a 911 hangup, it was learned someone had “hit a Madison County tower down in Big Sky” at 9:20 p.m.

 

October 11, 2018

 

A woman reported her maroon purse containing a wallet, drivers license, keys and other personal items was misplaced somewhere in the Town Center. The purse had not been located, but a deputy assured her he would contact her if anything turned up.

 

A tan Ford Taurus was reportedly tailgating a semi on Gallatin Road near the Big Sky School District at around 2 p.m. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.

 

A deputy followed up on a missing persons case reported on Oct. 7.

 

Two attempts to serve civil papers were unsuccessful because the individuals were not home.

 

October 12, 2018

 

A deputy attempted to serve civil papers on Gallatin Road at 9 a.m.

 

A driver was stopped and warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail at 9:40 a.m.

 

A driver was pulled over and cited for making an improper pass on South Fork Road near Silverado Trail at 10:45 a.m.

 

An individual stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to pick up a court summons.

 

A deputy spoke with a man who was having issues with his live-in ex-girlfriend.

 

An individual camping on private property on Little Coyote Road was contacted by a deputy at 10 p.m. The illegal camper agreed to find a more appropriate location.

 

There was nothing to report following a patrol check at the Deer Creek Trailhead at 11:20 p.m.

 

October 13, 2018

 

A patrol check was performed on Ousel Falls View Road at around 1 a.m. No issues were noted.

 

A warning was issued to a driver who ran the stop sign at the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Ousel Falls Road just after 9 a.m.

 

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Gallatin Road at 9:50 a.m. involving a Ford truck and a Nissan. There was no traffic hazard so a deputy was not needed and Montana Highway Patrol handled the issue.

 

A caller reported a van was parked on Riverview Lane, blocking traffic just before 11 a.m. A deputy responded but the van had moved on.

 

A muffler that had fallen off a vehicle was removed by a deputy from the intersection of Highway 191 and Lone Mountain Trail just before 11:15 a.m.

 

Injuries were reported in a vehicle accident in the Gallatin Canyon near mile marker 64 at 11:45 a.m. Three occupants were inside a larger SUV; one needed transport to the hospital.

 

Someone pulled part of a fire alarm from the ceiling of a Yellowstone Club condo just after 1 p.m., setting off the alarm. There was no emergency.

 

A man stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to report he had been rear-ended by another vehicle while passing a crash scene in the Gallatin Canyon. A Montana Highway Patrol trooper came to the office to help him fill out a crash report.

 

A deputy assisted a Yellowstone National Park ranger in retrieving surveillance footage from a gas station at 4 p.m.

 

A deputy was notified that a woman who was restricted from being in establishments serving alcohol was doing just that at around 5 p.m. A deputy responded to the establishment and located the woman with a glass of wine in front of her. She denied it was hers and would not provide a breath sample. The deputy notified pre-trial services of her behavior.

 

Due to slick road conditions, a van slid off of Gallatin Road into the ditch at around 5 p.m. No one was injured and a tow company got the van back on the roadway.

 

Someone getting out of a tub accidentally dialed 911 just before midnight on Little Coyote Road.

 

October 14, 2018

 

A deputy checked on an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch off of Gallatin Road at 12:20 a.m.

 

A deputy called, texted and left a voicemail to a number involved in a 911 hang-up just before 10 a.m. The phone’s owner called back to report they’d accidentally activated the iPhone SOS feature.

 

A construction trailer was on fire near the Wilson Hotel at 10:15 a.m. The fire was extinguished and there was nothing suspicious about how it had started.

 

October 15, 2018

 

A deputy responded to a disturbance between a husband and wife at 9:40 a.m. The husband, upset over relationship issues, threw some of his wife’s items out of their home. Since nothing physical occurred, the husband was warned for his behavior and the wife was advised of options that would protect her if deemed necessary. The couple willingly separated themselves.

 

A deputy answered a concerned parent’s questions regarding her son using a vaporizer and possibly smoking illegal substances with it. 

 

Alarm testing at the Yellowstone Club alerted emergency services at around 2 p.m.

 

A bear in the Blacktail Buck Drive area reportedly damaged a vehicle’s door.

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