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Big Sky police reports December 10-16, 2018

A deputy met with a woman on Aspen Leaf Drive just after midnight on Dec. 12. The woman wished to report that she had been punched in the face and pushed down by another woman. However, she did not have any marks or redness on her face, and two witnesses stated that she had not been knocked down. The woman also said her assaulter struck her with her right hand, but the other woman’s right hand was in a cast. It was determined that alcohol was likely a factor as the caller was intoxicated; probably more so than the other woman who may or may not have been involved.

December 10, 2018

The Big Sky School District resource officer performed a walk-through of both school buildings between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Someone who recently received a traffic violation citation called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office because they felt the ticket was unclear as to what needed to be done. A deputy told them that their concern would be forwarded for future consideration in wording, and that deputies would be advised to be clearer when issuing citations.

A possible hazmat threat was reported just after 1 p.m. when a citizen located a PVC pipe coming out of a Yellowtail Road foundation near a flower bed.

Two husky-type dogs were reportedly at large in Big Sky at around 5:30 p.m. but a deputy could not locate them.

Starting at 6 p.m. the Big Sky School District school resource officer participated in a roundtable discussion with parents at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center regarding challenges parents of teenagers face.

Sounds of physical fighting were heard coming from a cabin at a local guest ranch at around 8:15 p.m. A deputy responded but no one was in the cabin and there was no evidence of disturbance. The deputy called back later and spoke to the renters, determining that there was no fighting of any kind taking place.

A deputy checked on a couple that was attempting to rest in their vehicle which was parked in the furthest north area Big Sky Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 9:15 p.m.

While checking on a possible fight taking place at a guest ranch a deputy noticed a vehicle speeding away from the area and pulled the vehicle over. It was only a ranch employee leaving work.

A Moosewood Drive resident called deputies at 11:30 p.m. after watching a car out front doing donuts and then stopping for a while. This had been going on for about 20 minutes. A deputy located the vehicle and learned that the driver was talking on the phone, while also randomly doing donuts in the cul-de-sac.

December 11, 2018

At 6 p.m. a deputy stopped to check on a semi pulled over with hazard lights illuminated near Moose Creek in the Gallatin Canyon. All was ok, the driver had pulled over to allow traffic to pass.

A fire suppression leak set off a fire alarm on Big Pine Drive just before midnight. Big Sky Fire Department and a deputy responded.

December 12, 2018

A semi with a pup trailer slid off of Highway 191 into the ditch near Buffalo Horn Creek at 8:30 a.m. No one was injured but the trailer leaked about 200 to 500 gallons of liquid fertilizer onto the ground before the leak was stopped. Big Sky Fire Department, a hazmat team and deputies responded.

At 9 a.m. a deputy assisted with traffic control after a construction truck pulling a trailer loaded with a backhoe could not stop for a vehicle in front of it, causing it to slide off of Lone Mountain Trail. The driver was reminded about proper following distance, especially giving oneself more room in icy road conditions.

A non-injury accident involving a small maroon truck and a silver Toyota 4Runner occurred on Huntley Drive just before 12:30 p.m. There was no traffic blockage, but the truck was leaking fluid.

A man met with a deputy to report that for about a month people who claim to be from the FBI have been contacting him stating that they were going to arrest him. Last week they called his place of employment, which he said almost got him fired. The employer required him to file a report with the police, who would then provide documentation he was not in trouble with the FBI, so that was what he was doing.

A deputy was requested to give a medical patient a ride home just before 11:30 p.m.

December 13, 2018

At around 9 a.m. a deputy stopped and warned the driver of a snow removal vehicle that was impeding traffic on Lone Mountain Trail. The vehicle was traveling well below the speed limit and had traffic backed up for a half a mile behind it.

Someone dropped off a large semi-trailer in a Big Sky Resort parking lot. A deputy assisted in getting the owner of the trailer in contact with resort security so they could work things out.

A deputy witnessed a large amount of debris fall from a pickup truck on Lone Mountain Trail just after 11 a.m. The deputy stopped to remove the debris from the roadway and warned the driver for failing to secure his load.

A woman who worked for a security system company called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Department wondering if emergency services would respond to a specific address she had in mind. She was informed that yes, they would.

A physical fight between five people, men and women, was reported on Rainbow Ranch Road just before 7 p.m. By the time a deputy responded one of the parties had fled the scene but was later located. There were no apparent injuries and no one wanted to press charges.

December 14, 2018

A medical call involving someone who had fallen 15 to 20 feet in a Great Horn Road garage was taken at 12:30 p.m.

Unspecified debris, six to eight inches in diameter, was blocking the northbound lane of Gallatin Road near the Lava Lake parking area at 3 p.m.

A woman slid 40 feet off of South Fork Road an into a tree “just after the Spanish Peaks security shack” at around 3:30 p.m. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.

At 7 p.m. it was reported that a woman in a blue 1980s camper van with no plates had been camping in a Big Sky Resort employee parking lot. She was asked to leave by resort security but was “belligerent” and would not do so.

At 11 p.m. a caller reported seeing a man fall into Turkey Leg Road before wandering off info the nearby woods. A deputy located the man, finding that he was physically ok. The man was sleeping in the woods but had sufficient supplies to do so.

December 15, 2018

Deputies responded to a report of two men fighting near mile marker 60 in the Gallatin Canyon at 6 a.m. By the time the deputy arrived one of the men had left but the other was remained, and had minor scrapes on his head. He would not divulge how he had gotten the scrapes. Deputies gave the man a ride to his home in the Firelight Meadows where they located the other man involved in the altercation. He also had minor scrapes and did admit a fight had taken place. It was determined both men were the aggressor in the situation and neither wished to press charges.

A deputy spoke to two roommates after one of them left a threatening and racially insensitive note for the other regarding leaving their bath towel on the floor. The men agreed to make the living situation work.

A deputy contacted the driver of a vehicle that was stopped in the middle of Lone Peak Drive at around 6:15 p.m. The driver said they were using their phone to find an address. They were warned and advised to pull off the roadway when doing so.

A caller reported seeing a woman driving an SUV hit two other vehicles on Spruce Cone Drive at around 7 p.m. before driving away. A deputy was able to locate the Bozeman woman, who was driving while intoxicated. She was arrested.

December 16, 2018

A deputy received report that a man had been assaulted by several men on the front porch of a drinking establishment at around midnight. The case is under investigation.

Ay 9:15 p.m. a man reported that he and his girlfriend had a great morning together, but then something changed. She came to his condo later that day with an aluminum softball bat, striking the bannister and a floor lamp. He said he had to carry her out of the condo, where she then used the bat to break out a window of his vehicle before going to her own condo. The man said he found her there, but she would not admit to breaking the window even though the man had witnessed her doing to. A deputy cited her for criminal mischief.

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