BEST OF THE BLOTTER
January 28 - February 3, 2019
January 28, 2019
Two stranded motorists encountered by a deputy at 1 a.m. were given a ride home.
Traffic was blocked for a time after a Toyota RAV4 and a Subaru Outback collided on Lone Mountain Trail just before 10 a.m. No injuries were reported.
Report was taken of a counterfeit check that was fraudulently printed and deposited electronically.
A man that was using someone else’s ski lift pass had his skis confiscated. He came back the next day to get his skis and was reported to authorities for theft of services.
A Honda Civic left on the side of Beehive Basin Road in the area known as “the Beaver Slide” was causing a traffic hazard at around 1:30 p.m. A deputy contacted the owner who said they were working to get the vehicle removed that afternoon.
Property reportedly went missing from a business office.
A caller stated that they’d possibly located a bike that was reported stolen in 2017. A deputy is looking into it.
A man who was receiving multiple automated calls a week in which he was being threatened with jail time if he did not pay fines spoke to a deputy about the issue. He was advised to list his number on the National Do Not Call Registry (www.donotcall.gov) and to download anti-spam apps on his cellphone.
January 29, 2019
At around 10 a.m. a woman visiting Big Sky from Georgia attempted to call police in her home state but inadvertently called the local 911 service. She wished to report that, via security cameras, she’d seen a police car in the driveway of her residence in Georgia.
The Big Sky School District resource officer performed a walkthrough of Lone Peak High and Ophir Elementary in the late morning and early afternoon.
A hard fall while skiing at Big Sky Resort prompted a man’s Apple Watch to dial 911 at 3 p.m. The man assured dispatch he was uninjured.
January 30, 2019
A woman at the Spanish Peaks Club accidentally dialed 911 while attempting to turn off her iPhone alarm clock at around 3:40 a.m. It was noted that she was “fairly forthcoming” with information.
A man called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at around 1:30 p.m. to report that he’d hit a deer with his Subaru on Gallatin Road just north of the entrance to Big Sky. He was uninjured and able to move his vehicle to a safe location while he waited for Montana Highway Patrol to arrive.
A driver whose vehicle was stuck in the snow on Gallatin Road at 6:20 p.m. was found to be intoxicated; he was arrested and taken to jail.
A Sitting Bull Road caller reported hearing feminine screaming and blunt noises coming from the unit above their condo at around 11:20 p.m. A deputy responded but could not locate any disturbance.
January 31, 2019
No damage and no injuries were reported in a two-vehicle slide-off crash on Moonlight Trail near the members only clubhouse at around 2:20 a.m. Both were trucks and one was low on fuel. The seven occupants were given rides from a tow truck driver and a resort bellman.
A driver was warned for speeding in the Big Sky School District school zone at 8:40 a.m.
Moonlight security reported at around 10 a.m. that there was a trespasser on Jack Creek Road and that they’d like to press charges. A deputy contacted the trespasser and cited them for criminal trespass to property.
An Autumn Trail resident spoke to a deputy about how to prevent snowplows from plowing snow onto a section of land he owns and would like to install a driveway upon. He was advised to contact his homeowner’s association which should be able to get him in touch with the person that plows there.
A law firm called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in obtaining a police report for one of their clients. The firm was notified that they’d need to contact the Gallatin County Records Office or attorney’s office to obtain the information.
A Firelight Meadows resident was having ongoing issues with her roommate. She told a deputy that the male roommate became verbally abusive to her while she was doing laundry. He then left the residence. A deputy responded and spoke to the woman who was provided with information on how to apply for an order of protection as well as victim service contact information. No crime was committed.
February 1, 2019
A disturbance was reported in a Bobtail Horse Road home at around 7:45 a.m. A caller who was staying at the residence told dispatch that a man who had been harassing his friend’s mother woke him up and stated that he would kill people in the house. The man also “took a swing” at the caller. The suspect was taken into custody at gunpoint. The parties were separated after providing statements to a deputy.
Just before 8 a.m. a white van with a dog in the front seat was parked in a business spot and running on Town Center Avenue. It was gone when a deputy responded.
Snowmobilers on Two Top Trail were suffering from broken bones at 9:40 a.m. and just after 11 a.m. Search and rescue teams responded to the scene for both events, and both patients, with a broken ankle and arm respectively, were transported to the Big Sky Medical Center.
A man on Aspen Leaf Drive flagged down a deputy to speak to him about issues he was having with someone who refuses to give his car back. He stated that he and two other men purchased a car together; his name was on the title and registration. He now wants the car back, but his former business partner will not comply. The deputy contacted the business partner’s wife, notifying her that her husband needs to return the vehicle, and that any dispute over payment was a civil issue.
A woman who was no longer in Montana wanted to know if she was going to be charged with a crime related to an incident that occurred last week. She was advised to contact the county attorney’s office in the jurisdiction where the incident took place.
Attempts to serve civil papers at three residences between 6:30 and 7 p.m. were unsuccessful as the individuals were not home.
February 2, 2019
A woman parked in a handicap parking spot on Town Center Avenue without a permit at around 8:35 a.m. was located and told to move the vehicle.
A Progressive Insurance agent wished to speak to a deputy.
A 36-year-old Bozeman man launched off of Buck Ridge Trail while snowmobiling at around 3 p.m., injuring his back. Two Canyon Adventure guides were in the area, they relayed the information to search and rescue teams who transported the man to a waiting ambulance which took him to the Big Sky Medical Center.
Several skiers with Apple Watches called 911 throughout the day. None had emergencies.
A woman reported at 6:50 p.m. that her Sitting Bull Road neighbor had poured urine on her door handle. She had originally called 911 to report this but was asked to call the non-emergency line. The case is pending investigation.
A Firelight Meadows resident called a deputy’s cellphone, stating “something is going down, send someone,” at 7:40 p.m. Deputies responded, finding an issue between two roommates was taking place. They were instructed to stay away from each other and to contact their landlord.
February 3, 2019
Three intoxicated men flagged down a deputy just after 5 a.m. Due to the temperature they were given a ride into town.
A deputy conducted a walking patrol of the Mountain Village and Mountain Mall at around 9:45 a.m.
A deputy tagged a vehicle that was left in a Big Sky School District parking lot while the owners went snowmobiling. There were plenty of open spots at the trailhead and the lot is private.
Patients at the Big Sky Medical Center were looking for ways to get back to West Yellowstone at 1:20 p.m. Due to staffing and call volume a deputy could not take them but did provide local options.
A non-injury, two-vehicle accident occurred on Mountain Loop Road just before 1 p.m.
Skis were stolen while their owner left them for about an hour during lunch. They were valued at approximately $1,200.
A woman’s intoxicated ex-boyfriend, who she lives with, broke the window of her vehicle at around 11:20 p.m. He was cited for criminal mischief and taken to a local hotel for the evening.