BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3
During a routine traffic stop on Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. a deputy noticed the smell of marijuana coming from a vehicle. The driver stated he was a medical marijuana cardholder, and told the deputy he had smoked marijuana the day before, but that he had none left. The man said he did have a pipe to smoke marijuana in the center console, and gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle. The pipe and a grinder to break down marijuana were seized and the man was warned for speeding and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, as it was discovered the man was not in fact a valid registered cardholder.
November 27, 2018
A vehicle that had been left in a turnout on Lone Mountain Trail for a week was checked on and tagged by a deputy at 10:20 a.m.
At around 1:15 p.m. a caller in the Firelight Meadows reported they had been bitten by a dog.
Someone who used a garage door keypad to access a Low Dog Road home set off a burglar alarm at around 2:45 p.m. A deputy checked on the residence, finding it to be secure.
A property manager in the Mountain Village asked a deputy to check on a vehicle in a condo overflow parking lot that was likely abandoned. The vehicle was gone by the time a deputy responded.
At around 4 p.m. a vehicle sild off of a snowy Big Sky roadway when the driver failed to make a turn. There was no damage and the truck was pulled out by a tow company.
November 28, 2018
A breath test was administered for court services at around 9:15 a.m.
A patrol check was performed at Big Sky Resort at 8:30 a.m.
A driver was pulled over and warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail at around 8:30 a.m.
A driver was stopped and warned for several turn signal violations just before 9 a.m.
A caller requested to speak with a deputy regarding a dog bite that had been reported the day prior.
A skier attempting to change the volume on his phone through his jacket dialed 911 just after 11 a.m.
A woman called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to report a phone scam in which a man who claimed to be with Northwestern Energy told her she owed money. She then called Northwestern where she learned the man was a scammer.
The school resource officer conducted a foot patrol at Big Sky School District between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
A deputy hoping to complete an interview was unable to make contact with a theft suspect.
A caller wanted to speak with a deputy to learn the process of setting up a civil standby. The information was provided.
November 29, 2018
A deputy was dispatched to a Spruce Cone Drive residence where a 911 call had originated just before 8 a.m. It was determined a five-year-old had made the call and that there was no emergency.
A bar owner who found a drug kit which was suspected to belong to a former employee was turned over to deputies.
A Karst Stage bus backed into a car parked at the Corral Bar, Steakhouse and Motel at around 10 a.m. causing minor damage.
At 12:30 p.m. a caller reported that the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was doing so recklessly from Big Sky to Four Corners. A deputy was unable to locate the reckless vehicle.
A woman reported that her husband’s identity had been stolen. She stated that someone had opened an AT&T account under his name, purchased a phone and had it sent to a Big Sky hotel. The incident is under investigation.
A deputy attempted to serve a warrant but the individual was not home.
Nothing was reported during a patrol check at Milkie’s Pizza & Pub at around 11 p.m.
November 30, 2018
Loud music coming from the third level of a Town Center dwelling was disturbing neighbors at 1 a.m. A deputy responded and warned the occupants.
During a Town Center foot patrol a deputy located a closed business with an unlocked door at 1:30 a.m. He locked it.
Nothing suspicious was found by Spanish Peaks Club security while responding to a residential burglar alarm at around 5:40 a.m.
A man who advertised his Sitting Bull Road property as a vacation rental allowed a man interested in staying there to check the place out before committing. The man did so, but decided to move in without paying. He has now been there a month, so the owner contacted deputies. A deputy contacted the renter, who said he has been unable to get a hold of the owner. He was given a phone number to do so. The property then recanted his earlier complaint, stating that he had in fact given the man permission to move in before accepting payment. Both parties were advised this was a civil issue.
A deputy checked on a reportedly suspicious vehicle parked in the Ramshorn subdivision. It was determined the vehicle belonged to a property management company.
A white Ford van was reportedly driving slowly on Gallatin Road with more than 20 vehicles backed up behind it just before 1 p.m.
While responding to a three-vehicle, non-injury accident on Gallatin Road near Michener Creek Road at 1:30 p.m. a deputy found that the vehicles had left the scene but pieces of them remained.
A deputy assisted with traffic control on Ousel Falls Road where a crane truck had become disabled. It was towed into a pull out.
No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle rollover in the Gallatin Canyon at 3:30 p.m.
A snowboard was reported stolen from Big Sky Resort.
A domestic disturbance was reported in which a caller witnessed a parent that had pulled over their vehicle, was screaming and yelling, and throwing things, including what looked like a child seat, out of the vehicle at around 5 p.m. on Aspen Leaf Drive. A deputy responded and learned the conflict was verbal only.
A bighorn sheep was still alive after being struck by a vehicle on Lone Mountain Trail at around 5:30 p.m. The vehicle left the scene and a witness called law enforcement to report the incident, but the reporting party said the vehicle then turned around and returned to the scene. Montana Highway Patrol was advised and the animal passed away.
A white SUV with Utah plates was stuck in the snow off of Lone Mountain Trail at 9 p.m. No one was around.
December 1, 2018
A man who did not know where he was, except somewhere in Big Sky, dialed 911 while playing music on his phone just before 3 a.m. The call was coming from the Yellowstone Club.
December 2, 2018
A woman who had locked her keys in her car stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office just before 9 a.m. She was told that officers cannot unlock vehicles.
Just before noon a deputy spoke with a woman who reported that her husky had gone missing while she had been out hiking with it. She was worried someone had taken it. The dog was not on a leash when it went missing and did not come back when she called for it. This was unusual behavior. No reports had come in of a found dog, but she was advised deputies would contact her if it was located.
A Firelight Meadows resident who had contacted deputies the night before regarding an intoxicated man that was in his yard called back to check on the status of the intoxicated individual. A deputy informed him the heavily intoxicated man had been transported to the hospital and is now ok and out of the facility.
December 3, 2018
A black GMC Yukon was the “run vehicle” in a hit-and-run reported in the Firelight Meadows at around midnight.
A deputy spoke to a man who had questions regarding his vehicle being hit in a parking lot by a driver without insurance. Montana Highway Patrol had completed the crash investigation so he was advised to contact them.
A criminal mischief report was taken from a property manager who stated that someone had entered a property, removed a hot tub pump, and turned the power off to the tub which resulted in it freezing. It was noted that the owners of the home have had ongoing issues with the person that installed the tub over a year ago.