BEST OF THE BLOTTER

December 24-30, 2018
Always on the watch: Dispatch received a recorded, repeating message coming from an Apple Watch just after 11 a.m. on December 28 which stated that the owner of the watch had taken a hard fall and was not responding to the device. The automated message then provided its latitude and longitude, which was located in the Yellowstone Club. Club ski patrol was advised and checked the area.

December 24, 2018

Someone at the Yellowstone Club accidentally called 911 from their Apple Watch at 9 a.m. The SOS feature was then disabled so this issue would not reoccur. Similar issues via iPhones occurred at Big Sky Resort throughout the day.

At 9:20 a.m. a deputy collected a “No Trespassing” notice from Moonlight Basin/Lone Mountain Land Company for an individual that was trespassing and being disorderly the week prior. Since that disorderly and uncooperative person would not give the company their information, the company could not serve the notice themselves.

An Australian shepherd was at large on Beehive Basin Road, running towards White Butte Lane at 9:20 a.m. It was wearing a collar with tags but was skittish.

A deputy checked on an Aspen Leaf Drive business at 10:30 p.m. since the business was closing and there were multiple people still hanging around. The people opted to leave when the deputy arrived.

A fight in progress involving two people was reported at the Broken Spoke just after 10:30 p.m. The disturbance was over by the time a deputy arrived. It was noted that alcohol was obviously a contributing factor.

December 25, 2018

A noisy party involving drugs, alcohol, minors and sex was reported in the Town Center at 12:40 a.m.

A fight in which an individual was hit by another person yielding a speaker unit was reported in the Firelight Meadows at around 1:20 a.m. The reporting party who was struck by the speaker admitted alcohol was involved and that they had pulled the other party’s hair.

A father who was concerned because he had heard of a traffic fatality and had not heard from his son for several days asked deputies to perform a welfare check. The father did not know the specific location his son was living at but did know he worked at restaurant in a resort. A deputy stopped at a residence the son may have potentially resided, but residents did not know him. In addition, the son no longer worked at the resort as of September 2018.

At 9:20 a.m. a caller reported seeing a blue SUV on its roof between Gallatin Road mile markers 59 and 60.

December 26, 2018

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run behind a West Fork business at 1:45 a.m. was laughing, uninjured and did not want any assistance. The “run vehicle” also struck a parked car before leaving the scene.

A business owner called deputies with concern over a man that had moved into a condo without permission. Deputies learned that the man, a former employee of the caller, had lost his job but was just there visiting his former roommates.

A father who “lost track” of his son and had not spoken to him for two years called deputies in an attempt to locate him in Big Sky. The father was unsure of the son’s current address or birthday.

A driver and passenger in a rental Audi slid off of Gallatin Road and became stuck in the ditch at around 4:50 p.m. The driver thought they were pulling off on a pullout, but it was actually just the snow-covered side of the road.

At 6:15 p.m. a deputy spoke with the mother of the former owner of a Chevrolet Astro van that was found abandoned in the Roxy’s Market parking lot. It was discovered that the woman’s son had sold the van but failed to remove his license plates. The van was marked to be towed by property management.

December 27, 2018

A deputy spoke with the driver of a vehicle that was parked in the roadway of Ousel Falls Road near the Hungry Moose Market at 8:30 a.m. The driver was warned for disorderly conduct and asked to move his vehicle to a legal parking spot.

The driver of a delivery truck was notified that it is illegal to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. He was also warned for doing so and asked to park behind the business he was delivering to.

Report was received that an 11-year-old boy was bitten by a dog in the Saddle Ridge Condos at around 9 a.m. No medical response was needed but a deputy responded to investigate. The owner of the dog, a woman from Wisconsin, was later issued a Madison County vicious dog citation.

At 11 a.m. a man on Spruce Cone Drive dialed 911 and provided information on his location, requesting that emergency services respond immediately, but would not give any further information. Responders who took the man to the Big Sky Medical Center learned that he had been struck by a vehicle two days prior. The man was referred to Montana Highway Patrol since he had further information regarding the hit-and-run report.

A man lost his wallet at the Broken Spoke.

A welfare check was requested at 8:40 p.m. for a man who was due back to West Yellowstone two hours prior. The man might have suffered a concussion resulting from a ski accident. The man was later found by his family and was taken to the Big Sky Medical Center emergency room.

December 28, 2018

A beer delivery man who fell and hit his head at a Gallatin Road business was found in a back room on the floor, bleeding from his head and convulsing just before 9:45 a.m. He received medical attention and was transported to the Big Sky Medical Center.

A former employee who was trespassed from Big Sky Resort property was back on the property at around noon. A deputy and security assisted the woman in moving her belongings to another location; she was not cited.

Minor damage was reported in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in front of the Big Sky Post Office at around 4 p.m.

December 29, 2018

A man at a residence across from the Town Center skating rink admitted he was “a little drunk” after accidentally dialing and hanging up on 911 dispatch at 12:30 a.m.

During a welfare check on Aspen Leaf Drive just after 3 a.m. a deputy gave an intoxicated man a ride home.

A deputy provided traffic control while a semi with fuel to fill up the pumps at the Conoco waited for gas station patrons to move out of the way.

One person was transported to the Big Sky Medical Center after a motor vehicle accident involving a bus carrying six passengers and an SUV occurred just before 2:15 p.m. on Turkey Leg Road near Big Sky Resort.

A lost wallet was returned to its owner.

December 30, 2018

A caller who had seen a vehicle parked on the side of a Forest Service road with pallets stacked on top of it and nearby was concerned someone was attempting to make a shelter down by a stream. A deputy checked on the issue and found no indication that anything was being constructed. Photos were taken.

A Hyundai sedan was unable to make it up Lone Mountain Trail to Big Sky Resort at was blocking a lane of traffic at 1:30 p.m. The occupants and their luggage were taken up to the resort and the vehicle was removed from the roadway.

A vehicle needed to be pulled out of the ditch on Curley Bear Road at around 6 p.m. Tow service was booked out two to four hours.

A suicidal man on Ulreys Lake Road called 911 multiple times, making threatening statements, using racial slurs, threatening to shoot people and claiming he called 911 “to talk dirty” at around 7 p.m. He was subsequently arrested for assault and transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center, held on a $500 bond.

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