BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Jan. 22-27, 2019
January 22, 2019
A passenger bus with no passengers was “in a bad position” on Yellowstone Club Trail at 10 a.m. and had been for a while. A deputy was requested for traffic control but club security was able to handle it before one could arrive.
Deputies were advised that the Big Sky Medical Center would be holding an active shooter training drill at 6 p.m.
During a Big Sky School District walk through a deputy met with and spoke to a student about the importance of making sure any items they take are theirs and not someone else’s.
A deputy gave an elderly man a ride from the Meadow Village to the Town Center at 12:50 p.m.
A dog trainer reported that they were having issues with an aggressive pit bull that was dropped off by owners from Big Sky. The dog bit a trainer; no serious injury occurred but when they called the owners requesting that they pick up the animal, who they said it was their daughter’s dog, they caused a disturbance and were aggressive towards the staff.
January 23, 2019
Yellowstone Club security reported that a Yellowstone Club member had $30,000 stolen from their bag, possibly on January 5. There are no suspects, but the incident is under investigation.
A caller who would not identify herself reported that at around 3:45 p.m. she overheard patrons of Montana Jack’s talking about drugs and child abuse. She could not explain specifically how she came to her conclusions and did not know the suspects personally. Without any information as to where the suspects live, or details of an actual crime, deputies could not pursue the possible issue.
Just before 5:30 p.m. a caller in the Hidden Village was concerned a Chevy Malibu that slid into a ditch there would cause an accident. A deputy checked on the vehicle and found it was not a hazard and was not parked illegally.
A “Lone Mountain bus” carrying passengers hit an elk on Gallatin Road at around 6 p.m. No injuries were reported.
January 24, 2019
At 12:40 a.m. a deputy was asked to give a man and a woman staying at the River Rock Lodge a ride to the Big Sky Medical Center.
An intoxicated man seen by a deputy walking along a roadway just before 2 a.m. was given a ride to the Golden Eagle Lodge.
A deputy stopped a silver Ford Ranger with an obstructed license plate on Sitting Bull Road just before 3 a.m. after the driver failed to use their turn signal. The driver had an active warrant and was arrested.
A German wirehaired pointer without a collar was let out at 5:30 a.m. in the Spruce Cone Drive area and ran away. Its owner was advised to call Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital.
A tenant reported that her landlord is moving her items out of the rental she is occupying as if the property was abandoned.
A deputy was asked to assist the Montana Department of Revenue in the Yellowstone Club.
January 25, 2019
Seventy-five gallons of diesel fuel spilled during an accident involving two semis on Gallatin Road at around 6 a.m. The spill was on the opposite side of the road from the river. No injuries were reported.
Due to the volume of calls a deputy was unable to respond to a report of two vehicles that had slid off of Gallatin Road near Montana Whitewater at around 2 p.m.
The driver of a vehicle that rolled over on Gallatin Road at around 3 p.m. was uninjured.
A school bus slid into the ditch at around 3:45 p.m.
The driver of a vehicle that slid off of Gallatin Road at around 7 p.m. was given a ride to his vacation rental.
January 26, 2019
Multiple cellphones called 911 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. though there were not actually any emergencies.
A caller reported that someone had thrown litter out of a vehicle, hitting their vehicle at around 4 p.m. on Gallatin Road. A deputy was able to contact the registered owner of the vehicle from which the litter came from, and it was learned that the owner’s daughter’s friend had thrown a McDonald’s cup out of the vehicle. She did not know it had hit another vehicle.
Two drivers in separate vehicles were stopped and warned for entering a one-way parking lot entrance the wrong way at around 4:15 p.m. Several other drivers on Ousel Falls Road were warned for their poor parking behavior soon after.
While unsuccessfully attempting to contact the owner of a red Subaru parked illegally near Beehive Basin Brewery at 6 p.m. a deputy observed several open alcohol containers on the dash. The deputy photographed the vehicle’s license plate, poor parking job and open alcohol containers and left a tag for the owner to contact him.
Loud partying, which has been an ongoing issue, was reported at an upper-level Sitting Bull Road vacation rental at 7:50 p.m. A deputy responded and found that renters had been stomping their feet in the unit. They were asked to be conscious of the noise.
January 27, 2019
An intoxicated man with shoulder-length blonde hair was kicked out and refusing to leave a bar just after midnight. Once he learned a deputy was responding he decided to leave.
A man at Big Sky Resort who accidentally dropped his phone called and hung up on 911 at 5:20 a.m. He answered when dispatch called back for the second time; he was overheard swearing and he said he was doing so because he did not want to wake anyone up.
A man with hip injuries resulting from a snowmobile accident in a West Yellowstone parking lot was transported to the Big Sky Medical Center at around 2 p.m.
A deputy performed traffic control while a large passenger bus was extricated from a snowbank at around 3:15 p.m. No injuries were reported.
A deputy stopped and checked on a driver that had stopped in the lane of traffic on Lone Mountain Trail just before 6 p.m. The woman was using her cellphone and was unaware she was in the lane of traffic. Another driver parked in the lane of traffic at in front of a business was asked to move to a more appropriate location while waiting for friends at around 6:30 p.m.
A man who had become upset at a bus driver punched out a window of the bus while it was parked at a Gallatin Road hotel at around 8:30 p.m. before fleeing the scene. The case is under investigation.