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Road rage in Meadow
On Nov. 14 at around 6:30 p.m. a deputy located two vehicles that were involved in a road rage report in the Gallatin Canyon. Apparently the reporting party thought the other driver was driving too slow through the canyon. When the slow driver would not pull into a turnout, the caller decided to drive close to them and flash their headlights. When able to, the reporting party passed the slow vehicle, which then decided to follow the reporting party all around the Meadow in Big Sky. Both parties were spoken to about the situation and the slow driver was ticketed for driving with a suspended license.
November 13, 2018
A deputy performed a breath test for court services just before 9 a.m.
A caller contacted deputies at around 7:15 a.m. after hearing several gunshots near the disc golf course at the Big Sky Community Park. A deputy responded and found hunters in the area. They were on Gallatin National Forest land and were hunting legally.
A Toyota Camry with two occupants broke down in the middle of the southbound lane of Gallatin Road at around 7:30 a.m.
The sounds of a construction site and men laughing were heard during a 911 hang up call just before noon. Attempts to call the number back went straight to a voicemail and the phone’s location was not able to be pinpointed by GPS.
A woman has been receiving calls and mail from someone she doesn’t want contact with, stemming from an incident several years ago. A deputy will advise the individual not to contact the caller, and if needed, only through an attorney or for civil/legal reasons.
November 14, 2018
Gunshots were reported at employee housing on Buffalo Horn Creek Road just before 5 a.m. The reporting party was being uncooperative, stating the shooter was outside and that she was watching from inside through a window. Initially, she reported no one else was outside, but then there were a number of people and the caller said “it looks like the zombie apocalypse out there.” Emergency services responded and it was determined the woman was suffering from mental health issues. There was no emergency.
At 10:30 a.m. a deputy spoke with a man who was implicated in the reported shooting incident earlier that morning. He was concerned by what he had been accused of and wanted to know if he was in trouble with the law. A deputy assured him he was not suspected of any crimes and that if the woman threatened him he should contact law enforcement.
A report was taken of a lost wallet that contained a Mexico driver’s license, passport and debit card. The owner needed to file a report in order to obtain replacements.
Just before 2 p.m. a concerned caller reported seeing a green Honda CRV parked at the Storm Castle Trailhead overnight. They wanted a deputy to check to make sure the owner was OK. It was discovered that the owner was staying in the nearby Garnet Forest Service cabin.
A gas detector alarm was sounding at a Rain in the Face Road home at around 2 p.m.
The same woman who reported the shooting incident earlier in the day called to report that a man with a gun was threatening to kill himself at the same employee housing location. Deputies responded but found no male or any indication he was ever there. The report was unfounded.
A deputy found no signs of forced entry while responding to a burglar alarm at a Beehive Basin Road home at around 10:30 p.m.
November 15, 2018
A pedestrian was given a ride to the Glacier Condos by a deputy at around 2:15 a.m.
Despite their neighbor having burn permits, a caller contacted deputies with concern over a fire at 10:45 a.m. The burn was located close to the caller’s house. A deputy responded and made contact with the party performing the burn, warning them about burn ordinance violations. Big Sky Fire Department will also be following up with the subject.
Deputies were notified a man in a basket hanging wreathes on Lone Mountain Trail was holding up traffic at 3:15 p.m. The man was hanging Christmas decorations and was safely off the road when law enforcement arrived.
A complaint is under investigation regarding criminal mischief, which was reported at two Big Sky residences under construction. The issue has been taking place since mid-October.
It was getting dark out just after 5 p.m. and a caller was concerned that drivers would not be able to see the cones that were put up by workers hanging Christmas decorations on Lone Mountain Trail. The caller was notified that deputies were aware of the situation and that the workers were just finishing up. A deputy also assisted with traffic control.
November 16, 2018
A deputy performed a foot patrol around businesses in the Town Center just after midnight, finding nothing to report.
A man attempting to change the volume on his phone near the Big Sky Community Park accidentally dialed 911 at 8:45 a.m. There was no emergency.
A non-injury accident occurred on Lone Mountain Trail at around 5 p.m.
Just before 6 p.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle that was traveling 25 mph through the Gallatin Canyon because the driver was not using turnouts to let other vehicles pass. The vehicle also had non-functioning taillights. The driver was warned.
A passerby assisted a driver in getting their vehicle back onto Gallatin Road after it had slid off at around 6 p.m. A deputy responded to the slide-off report but the vehicle was already back on the roadway before he arrived.
November 17, 2018
Nothing was reported during a patrol check of the Firelight Meadows at 3:20 p.m.
A patrol check on Windy Pass Trail at 7:20 p.m. yielded nothing of note. The same could be said of patrol checks on North Fork Road at 7:45 p.m., Lone Moose Drive at 7:55 p.m. and later on Little Coyote Road just before midnight.
November 18, 2018
A deputy performed a patrol check in the Porcupine Creek area at 1:35 a.m. with nothing to report.
A driver was stopped and warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail at 8:30 a.m.
At 12:50 p.m. deputy spoke with a man who had concerns regarding his wife and that their marriage was not working out. The husband had questions about what he could do to minimize issues in the situation.
A man was advised by a deputy that a former witness who had testified against him in a criminal case, which has since been decided upon by a judge, does not want direct contact from him. He was advised that if he needs to, he should contact the witness through courts or attorneys for civil matters.
A deputy performed a walk through patrol check of the Big Sky Medical Center at around 3:45 p.m. with nothing to report.
A caller informed dispatch that he did not want any further contact from a specific deputy, either in phone or in person. If the deputy wanted to reach the caller he should contact the caller via mail.
A deputy assisted a driver in figuring out his trailer lights on Gallatin Road near Dudley Creek at 5:45 p.m.
November 19, 2018
At 8:20 a.m. a Big Sky woman wanted to speak to a deputy regarding a rental scam she was involved with. She had wire transferred money to rent an apartment in Bozeman, but found that it was a scam. Despite signing a rental agreement she was not in fact renting the apartment.
A driver was stopped on Gallatin Road near Dudley Creek and warned for obstructing the flow of traffic at 9:25 a.m.
A deputy assisted Town Center employees in locating the owners of several vehicles that had been left in the area so that the vehicles could either be moved by the owner or towed at their expense.
A deputy was able to contact the parents of a child who dialed 911 from the Firelight Meadows area at around 10:30 a.m. The parent could not speak English, but was able to advise that all was OK. Children were heard playing in the background.
A woman’s voicemail was full so when a deputy attempted to call her back regarding a temporary order of protection he opted to text her with information.