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On Nov. 8, a resident in the Looking Glass and Lone Walker Road area found strange red stickers on the rocks in front of their house. The plow driver for the area said they did not put them there, so the resident contacted law enforcement. It is unknown what the round red stickers are for.

November 5, 2018

A deputy assisted court services with a breath test at 8:40 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.

A patrol check was performed on Windy Pass Trail at 1 p.m. 

A caller had questions about possibly having a deputy assist with better preparing ski patrollers for the upcoming ski season.

Several drivers were warned for moving violations between 3 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. at undisclosed Big Sky locations.

During a 911 hang up originating from the Firelight Meadows just after 8:30 p.m. dispatch heard a child yelling, screaming “help me,” as well as more screaming in the background. A Spanish-speaking man came to the phone and the call was disconnected so a deputy was dispatched to the location.

November 6, 2018

A caller in the Firelight Meadows contacted deputies to report that someone has been listing his condo as available to rent on Craigslist. This is a scam as he is not, in fact, renting out his condo.

A burglar alarm sounded at a Chief Joseph Trail residence just before 11 a.m. Attempts to contact the key holders of the home were unsuccessful so deputies responded.

Another burglar alarm went off on Wildridge Fork just before 11:20 a.m. Again, the key holder was unavailable, so a deputy responded.

A caller requested to speak with a specific deputy regarding an incident that took place Saturday. The deputy would return the call when he came back on shift.

A tow truck was needed for a disabled Chevy truck on Gallatin Road near Moose Creek at 6:15 p.m.

A man stopped a deputy in his vehicle as he was driving by the Big Sky Fire Department wondering if deputies had towed his Toyota Prius from Aspen Leaf Drive and Ousel Falls Road since it was missing from where he usually parks it. He was advised to call local tow companies before reporting it missing.

 

November 7, 2018 

 

A Gallatin Road resident who was feeling down needed to speak to someone at 1:25 a.m. about family issues the election has brought up. 

 

A deputy performed a patrol check on Windy Pass Trail at around 8:30 a.m.

 

A 911-hangup originating from the Big Sky Fire Department at 9:40 a.m. occurred because 3 Rivers Communications was doing work there. There was no emergency. 

 

A caller requested to speak with a deputy regarding becoming a resident of Montana, obtaining fishing and hunting licenses, and also with questions about firearms. A deputy was able to assist and invited the caller to stop by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office if they had any further inquiries.

 

A Town Center property owner was concerned about a fifth-wheel Ford trailer that was left on his property without permission. He was wondering if the trailer could be towed. 

 

A non-injury crash occurred on Lone Mountain Trail at around 5:45 p.m.

 

At 6:30 p.m. a passerby reported a crash had occurred “in the pinch” of Gallatin Canyon. 

 

A truck with a loaded trailer was disabled on Windy Pass Trail at around 11:15 p.m.

 

November 8, 2018

 

A subject requiring a breath test was found to have no alcohol in their system just before 9:30 a.m.

 

Montana Highway Patrol was notified of a Toyota Tacoma turning right onto Lone Mountain Trail from Lazy J Trail at 6:20 a.m. because the truck had no taillights. It did have break and headlights. 

 

At 8:15 a.m. a deputy assisted Town Center management with several vehicles that were left on TC property without permission.

 

A driver passing Ace Hardware at 10:50 a.m. accidentally dialed 911 from his phone, which was in his cupholder. 

 

The owner of a Ford F-150 called deputies to follow up on the truck since it was left stuck on the side of Upper Beehive Loop Road near Beehive Basin Trail. He was working on getting it removed.

 

A caller reported seeing a white truck with no running lights pass on a double yellow a mile south of the entrance to Big Sky at around 5:35 p.m.

 

November 9, 2018

 

A deputy performed a patrol check in the Talus Trail area just before 1 a.m. with nothing to report.

 

During a court-ordered breath test for alcohol, a subject was found to have a .033 blood alcohol content at around 10:30 a.m. Pre-trial services was notified. 

 

A caller had questions about how to register a homemade trailer.

 

A man who was bit by a dog at Lava Lake Trail sometime in May finally made an official report of the incident so he could file for restitution. 

 

A deputy was notified that bighorn sheep were in the middle of Lone Mountain Trail at 11:20 a.m. 

 

A Ford Ranger with a camper shell reportedly hit a Ford F150 with Washington plates before leaving the scene, headed toward Big Sky through the Gallatin Canyon at around 7:20 p.m. 

 

An alarm from a home in the Wildridge Fork area was sounding at 7:50 p.m. but the reporting party could not determine which home it was coming from. A deputy located the home and contacted the owner who gave him permission to go inside. No hazard was identified and the issue was passed along to the Big Sky Fire Department.

 

A report of a transient in the Town Center was received at around 10 p.m.

 

November 10, 2018

 

A truck left running with a full tank of gas outside a bar in the Aspen Leaf and Spruce Cone Drive area was stolen at 1 a.m. It was located down the street. The case is under investigation.

 

A burglar alarm sounded at an Aspen Leaf Drive location at around 5:20 a.m. 

 

A tractor tipped onto its side on South Fork Road at around 9:45 a.m. It was able to get back onto the road and no damage was reported.

 

November 11, 2018

 

A driver who was unsure where he was called for help after his vehicle slid off the road onto its roof into trees just before 9:30 a.m. The crash was located in the Beehive Basin area and the driver and passengers were not seriously injured. They were wearing seatbelts.

 

A deputy responded to a burglar alarm at a Spanish Peaks Club residence just before 11 p.m., finding an open door. Nothing appeared to be missing and no contact information for the owner was located so the door was secured and the issue was turned over to Club security. 

 

November 12, 2018

 

During a patrol check in the Town Center at around midnight a deputy found several businesses unlocked. The store owners were contacted and the businesses were secured.

 

A deputy assisted the Big Sky Fire Department in a residential medical call in which a woman fell and hit her mouth at around 2:20 a.m. 

 

Deputies responded to what was determined to be a false panic alarm sounding at the Stillwater Condos just before 3 a.m.

 

A salesman who was unaware a Gallatin Road business was closed set off a burglar alarm at 8:30 a.m. when he opened a door. A deputy took his information in case he was needed later. 

 

A man who has been ordered not to contact his ex-girlfriend reportedly continues to try to contact her. 

 

A deputy reviewed security camera footage related to an investigation.

 

A caller reported seeing a column of smoke coming from an area where no burn permit was issued at around 2:30 p.m. A deputy contacted the individual performing the controlled burn and notified him someone needed to be directly monitoring the burn until it was out.

 

A driver was stopped and warned for not having taillights illuminated on Spruce Cone Drive at 5:45 p.m. His lights were mistakenly not turned on.

 

A deputy assisted a stranded motorist whose vehicle had broken down in the Gallatin Canyon where there is no cell service. The driver was permitted to leave the vehicle on the scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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