BEST OF THE BLOTTER

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Two Skyline bus employees reported that a bus broke down on a blind corner in the westbound lane of Lone Mountain Trail near mile marker six at around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. A tow service was requested and traffic safety cones were deployed. When a deputy responded he found the bus was left unattended. He advised the Skyline employees they could not leave a bus unattended. An employee was sent to the scene to assist with traffic control. The road was cleared for traffic by 5:25 p.m.

November 20, 2018

 

A broken pipe set off a burglar alarm on Crail Ranch Drive just after 9 a.m.

 

A woman reported she had received a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, stating a warrant would be issued for tax evasion. The woman provided her information and gave the caller the requested money via a Google Play card. Anyone receiving calls of this type should contact law enforcement to confirm their legitimacy before providing any information or payment.

 

A new Moonlight Basin employee was reported missing. At 12:30 p.m. a deputy checked the residence the employee should be staying at but no one was around and the residence was secure.

 

A temporary order of protection was served.

 

A caller reported an RV with Illinois plates was swerving all over Lone Mountain Trail at around 3:50 p.m. No deputies were in the area to respond.

 

November 21, 2018

 

A caller reported they’d seen a truck hit a dog near mile marker 53 at around 8 a.m. A deputy responded but did not locate the driver or the dog.

 

A civil standby was performed in the Ramshorn subdivision just before 9 a.m. 

 

A semi and a Toyota Camry were involved in a non-injury accident in a Big Sky roundabout at around 8:30 a.m. The roadway was partially blocked.

 

A deputy assisted a citizen in tracking down the owner of a trailer and boat that had been left in the Hill Condos overflow lot.

 

A woman reported she had been recorded without her knowledge and that she might need to speak to the FBI. She wanted to speak with a deputy regarding her rights.

 

A vehicle slid off of Rose Bud Loop at around 12:30 p.m., coming to a stop on rocks.

 

A caller reported their neighbors’ dog has been chasing moose in the Andesite Road neighborhood.

 

A call to the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office detailed a “spill of some type” on Gallatin Road near mile marker 13. The witness was unsure about how to properly report the finding. A deputy contacted the West Yellowstone Ranger District Office and learned that there was a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 19 that created the oil spill, and that Yellowstone National Park was aware.

 

A smaller, grey, white and brown malamute was reported missing at around 5:30 p.m. Big Sky deputies had not received any information on the lost dog, but passed the info on to the next shift in case something came up.

 

While responding to a burglar alarm at an Ousel Falls View Road residence at 7:25 p.m. a deputy found two unsecured doors, but no signs of disturbance. He secured the doors and advised the owner.

 

A man on his couch butt-dialed 911 at 8:30 p.m.

 

November 22, 2018

 

Nothing was reported during am 8:40 a.m. patrol check at Big Sky Resort.

 

Moonlight Basin security found no tracks in the fresh snow leading to home where a burglar alarm was sounding at 10:30 a.m. It was determined to be a false alarm.

 

A property manager requested a deputy for a civil standby at a property where an aggressive female tenant has not been paying rent.

 

Three dogs on Black Eagle Road were attempting to attack someone at 1:40 p.m.

 

A false alarm went off at Ophir School at 4 p.m. 

 

November 23, 2018

 

A snowboarder accidentally dialed 911 via a cellphone quick tap emergency feature at 2:45 p.m.

 

A woman stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to discuss with a deputy suspicious items she had found in a home she cleans. Those items included multiple computer monitors and firearm ammo.

 

A deputy was unable to contact the owner of a black Saab that had been parked at Ousel Falls for three days.

 

November 24, 2018

 

Just before 1 a.m. a Town Center store employee reported that people have been camping in the business’ parking lot in a van. The campers were instructed by a deputy to find a more appropriate place to spend the night.

 

A skier waiting in a lift line accidentally dialed 911 with his Apple watch at 1:30 p.m. He told dispatch he has now figured out how to disable the side button which causes misdials.

 

Nothing was reported during patrol checks on Michener Creek Road at 8 p.m. and Ousel Falls Road at 9 p.m.

 

November 25, 2018

 

During a foot patrol in the Town Center at around 2 a.m. a deputy located a business with an open door. No one was found inside and the store owner was contacted so they could secure the premises.

 

A fender bender occurred outside the Cedar Creek Condos.

 

A driver was stopped and warned for a moving violation and for having expired registration on Lone Walker Road at 4:30 p.m.

 

Per the owner’s request a deputy shredded a lost credit card that had been found.

 

A deputy checked on an abandoned vehicle parked near Lone Mountain Trail at 11:20 p.m. It was disabled and the driver was no longer on the scene. 

 

November 26, 2018

 

A driver was stopped by a deputy and warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail at 8:30 a.m.

 

A man who crashed his vehicle on Lone Mountain Trail was given a ride back to the vehicle by a deputy so he could retrieve his cellphone at 9:45 a.m.

 

A man who had recently purchased land had questions for a deputy about shooting firearms on the property. The deputy advised him there were no local ordinances against shooting there, as long as it is done in a safe manner that does not endanger others.

 

Thinking they were answering a call from the pharmacy, hospital staff accidentally dialed 911 at 3:45 p.m.

 

A motorist was warned for parking in front of a fire hydrant on Town Center Avenue just before 5 p.m.

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