BEST OF THE BLOTTER
December 17-23, 2018
December 17, 2018
A Skywood Road homeowner confirmed with deputies at 8:15 a.m. that a burglar alarm was set off by their property manager, not a burglar. A number of other false burglar alarms sounded in Big Sky throughout the day.
A deputy spoke with construction workers who had parked on both sides of Little Coyote Road because it made it difficult for a fire engine to pass through.
During a 911 hang up follow-up at around noon dispatch spoke with skier on a lift, passing tower nine. There was no emergency. A similar situation occurred just before 2 p.m.
A man reported that someone had written him two checks for $3,000 each, but neither of the checks could be cashed since there were insufficient funds in the issuing account. He was referred to the Gallatin County Attorney’s Office to file a report with them.
December 18, 2018
The school resource officer performed a walk-through at the Big Sky School District between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
A caller interested in information regarding a motor vehicle accident that occurred on December 15 was referred to Montana Highway Patrol.
Someone who was involved in a reported assault on December 16 decided they wished to press charges.
A caller had questions about internet scams and fraud. They said they’d call back if they had further information or wished to file a complaint.
Civil court paperwork was served at the Big Sky Post Office at 4 p.m.
December 19, 2018
A passenger and his dog were stuck inside a vehicle involved in an accident on Lone Mountain Trail at around midnight. The passenger called 911 to report the accident since the driver and another passenger had already left the scene. The caller was uninjured.
No one was injured when an SUV slid off of Gallatin Road near Deer Creek at around 10 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.
A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Gallatin Road at 4 p.m. The owner of the vehicle was located and was issued citations for criminal possession of dangerous drugs as well as for possession of drug paraphernalia.
December 20, 2018
A deputy responded to a 911 hang up at the Whitewater Inn at around 1 a.m. A hotel security employee had found a small amount of marijuana in an employee room which prompted the call. The two men involved were cooperative, so the deputy warned them and had them dispose of the marijuana along with a pipe they had to smoke it.
The driver of a black Chevy truck with no plates was stopped and warned for speeding on Huntley Drive at 8:30 a.m.
Two vehicles involved in a crash on Spruce Cone Drive were stuck in the snow at 8:40 a.m. No one was injured.
A Sitting Bull Road caller reported that their neighbor has been throwing cat poop and old salad at their door. They wanted a deputy to call back.
December 21, 2018
A welfare check was requested for a vehicle seen about a mile up Taylor Fork Road at around midnight. The vehicle was near the creek and had its headlights and flashers on, but a witness did not see anyone around. They recommended responding in a vehicle with four-wheel drive.
No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle slide-off at the intersection of Little Coyote Road and Lone Mountain Trail just before 10 a.m. The vehicle, a box truck, was blocking the roadway. Concrete at a nearby home may have been damaged in the accident.
A man who was unsure where he was, other than in Big Sky, accidentally called and then hung up on 911 dispatch at around 1:30 p.m. A deputy made contact with the caller; there was no emergency.
Several drivers were stopped and warned for speeding on Lone Mountain Trail at around 3 p.m.
A witness called deputies at 5:15 p.m. to report a hit-and-run they had seen at Roxy’s Market. A deputy was able to locate the “run vehicle” and had the driver return to the scene where Montana Highway Patrol responded.
Someone who dropped off their Jeep Wrangler for Moonlight Basin valet to take care of discovered upon picking it up that the vehicle had sustained window damage and one of the doors would not open.
A man with a camper and pickup was trespassing in an Ousel Falls Driveway and was refusing to leave at 7:45 p.m.
A vehicle was stuck at the entrance to Buffalo Horn Creek Road at 9 p.m.
December 22, 2018
A man doing valet work at the Yellowstone Club accidentally dialed 911 at around 1:45 p.m.
A guest was threating a front desk clerk at a Sitting Bull Road hotel at 3:45 p.m. The guest was upset because he wasn’t happy with his room, but when he was offered compensation for the refused to leave the room. When a deputy arrived the mad had calmed down and was able to settle the disagreement with the hotel.
A deputy stopped and checked on a vehicle that was parked alongside Lone Mountain Trail at 9 p.m. The driver was taking pictures of mountains.
Two separate parties staying the in the Town Center called to report hearing people screaming, doors slamming and children crying just after 11 p.m. Deputies responded and found an intoxicated mother and father arguing with each other. A deputy located an open hotel room which was purchased for the mother and children to stay in for the night.
December 23, 2018
A Jeep Renegade was unable to make it up a steep, wintery roadway at 7 a.m. The driver said they had contacted AAA, but they would not help him.
A minivan carrying a family slid off of Gallatin Road halfway between West Yellowstone and Big Sky at around 10:40 a.m. A passerby picked up the family and took them into town.
Several skiers whose phones accidentally dialed 911 throughout the day were asked to place their phones in airplane mode so the issue would not reoccur.
A caller reported hearing six to eight gunshots in the Hidden Village area at around 3:40 p.m. A deputy responded to the neighborhood and spoke with several people who stated they had not heard anything of the sort.
A driver was stopped and warned for a lane use violation on Lone Mountain Trail at around 6:30 p.m.
A deputy found nothing to report during a patrol check at the Big Sky Community Park at 9:15 p.m.
Follow-up interviews for an assault investigation were conducted at 10:40 p.m.