BEST OF THE BLOTTER

A ramblin’ man

A Big Chief Trail caller, who was locking his doors as he called to report a criminal trespass, told authorities he’d heard a man, thought to be intoxicated, walking around in his backyard at around 6 a.m. stating “I’m going to die.” The caller stayed on the line as the unknown man was moaning and swearing and turned on the home’s hose. Deputies responded but were unable to locate the trespasser.

October 16, 2018

A caller wanted to speak to a deputy at around 10 a.m. regarding loud music and people  yelling late at night. They reported people are hanging out at the intersection of Rainbow Trout Run and Aspen Leaf Drive after bars have closed, yelling loudly and playing music. Deputies will perform extra patrols in the area to assist with the issue.

 

A caller requested to speak with a deputy regarding a trespassing complaint made in July.

 

A commercial alarm was malfunctioning on Half Hitch Road at 12:50 p.m.

 

A driver was stopped and ticketed on Lone Mountain Trail near Summit View Drive for traveling 61 in a posted 35 mph zone at 5:45 p.m.

 

October 17, 2018

 

At 10:15 a.m., deputy assisted a Town Center employee in contacting the owner of a vehicle parked in a private lot. The owner’s information was located but the deputy was unable to make contact with them.

 

A false alarm sounded at the medical clinic in the Mountain Village just before 11 a.m. 

 

Someone changing the batteries of a Renegade Road fire alarm inadvertently alerted emergency services at 11:50 a.m.

 

A man leaving a job site near White Otter Road at 7 p.m. accidentally dialed 911.

 

October 18, 2018

 

A driver was stopped and warned for improper passing on South Fork Road near Silverado Trail just before 8:45 a.m.

 

A deputy spoke with Lone Peak Veterinary staff regarding two dogs that were found. The staff members were concerned about who to return the dogs to because there was a protection order in place between the dogs’ owners.

 

A deputy performed phone interviews in a follow up regarding a vandalism case reported at the Yellowstone Club.

 

A deputy was contacted with questions regarding a dog bite case.

 

A citizen hoping to locate an address flagged down a deputy on Ousel Falls Road at 9 p.m. Directions were provided.

 

Deputies responded to a bar fight on Aspen Leaf Drive just after 11 p.m. The three to four male aggressors who were reportedly fighting and bashing windows were no longer at the scene and the intoxicated victim did not wish to press charges. A deputy gave the victim a ride home.

 

October 19, 2018

 

An alarm sounded at a home on Cliff Manor Lane in the Storm Castle Area at 3 a.m. The homeowner asked their alarm company to cancel a deputy response.

 

The same deputy stopped two drivers on Little Coyote Road between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and issued more warnings for speeding.

 

After witnessing a driver following another vehicle too closely on Lone Mountain Trail, and then make an improper pass on Ousel Falls Road, a deputy stopped the driver, citing them for following too close and warning them for improper passing.

 

A deputy assisted two subcontractors who were parking in the roadway of Little Coyote Road at 10:45 a.m. They were trying to locate a job site.

 

A woman was overheard saying “end call, end call,” in a 911 hang up just before 1:30 p.m. Upon callback a deputy determined there was no emergency.

 

The driver of a blue Buick with no rear license plate was stopped and ticketed for not having the vehicle registered or insured.

 

A driver was warned for stopping in the roadway of Town Center Avenue at 4 p.m.

 

Multiple other traffic warnings were issued throughout the day.

 

During a patrol check at 6:15 p.m. a deputy found the door of an Upper Beehive Basin residence was left open. The homeowner was contacted and the residence was secured.

 

Deputies were unable to locate the driver of a cream colored Audi reportedly going at least 100 mph, passing vehicles in turn lanes and nearly going out of control on Highway 191 heading south from Big Sky.

 

October 20, 2018

 

An altercation, in which nothing physical occurred, took place between four people at a Curley Bear Road residence at around 1:30 a.m. A deputy responded and found that roommates and friends were arguing. They were given rides to their homes by the deputy.

 

A deputy performed a court-ordered breath test on an individual at 9:30 a.m. The subject blew “hot,” registering a .038 blood-alcohol level. 

 

Nothing was reported during late-morning patrol checks of the Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin areas. 

 

A deputy performed extra patrols in the Little Coyote Road area as it has been reported to have a lot of speeders there.

 

A worker within the Yellowstone Club did not know how 911 was called, or what street or area he was working in at 1 p.m. 

 

An old yellow Labrador wearing a brown leather collar with no tags was reported to be roaming around a Lone Peak Drive business at 8 p.m. A deputy located the dog and returned it to its owner. 

 

A deputy assisted Montana Highway Patrol with a traffic stop at around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Big Pine Drive and Lone Mountain Trail.

 

An intoxicated man has reportedly been causing issues at an Aspen Leaf Drive drinking and laundry establishment for several days. He was back at around 9 p.m. “being menacing” in the parking lot and aggressive towards other patrons. The man, described as skinny, with a salt-and-pepper beard, in his mid-40s, fled the scene in his vehicle before a deputy could respond.

 

October 21, 2018

 

Nothing of note was reported during a patrol check of several West Fork bars at around 12:30 a.m.

 

The man who called to report an early morning “prowler” called deputies at 10:45 a.m. to see if anything was discovered.

 

A man who was attempting to turn up the volume on his phone without taking it out of his pocket accidentally activated the SOS feature, dialing 911 at 11:30 a.m. He did not have an emergency.

 

A high-centered RV was blocking the northbound lane of Gallatin Road at 4 p.m. 

 

At around 4:20 p.m. a caller using an emergency call box reported a horseback riding accident at Fawn Pass. Montana Highway Patrol was on the scene.

 

A deputy performed patrol checks on Michener Creek Road, Straight Iron Road and the Ramshorn subdivision between 11 p.m. and midnight.

 

October 22, 2018

 

A deputy removed a dead deer from Gallatin Road at 8 a.m.

 

A woman in the Outlaw Partners building accidentally called 911 at 9:10 a.m. Her phone was in her bag when it dialed for emergency services.

 

A deputy was flagged down on Aspen Leaf Drive by a contractor who had questions regarding a “lady” who was constantly yelling at his employees and coming onto their job site with issues about them parking on the street. The deputy advised the contractor what parking violations can be enforced and advised him to call the sheriff’s office if the lady continues to disrupt his job site.

 

A semi truck with “Frozen Food Express” written on its side was reportedly tailgating drivers on Gallatin Road at around 4 p.m. The semi could not be located.

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