BEST OF THE BLOTTER
A case of miscommunication
At around 2:45 a.m., three intoxicated men broke a door during an unsuccessful effort to enter a second-story apartment to retrieve a phone of theirs that had been lost and was being held by a woman inside. One of the men also placed a patio table atop the hood of the woman’s truck in an attempt to climb onto the roof and into a window. The woman did not wish to press charges. She was just disappointed and wanted to get the phone back to its owner. A deputy located the men, but they refused to open their door so the phone was placed in storage for the time being.
April 10, 2018
A man coming from Big Sky to Bozeman had bond conditions that required him to turn in his four firearms to a deputy.
A woman who made a theft report the day prior wished to press charges.
Just before 9 a.m., a deputy stopped and notified a man who forgot to lock his skis down in his car’s ski rack.
An issue arose between business owners when an employee drove a large vehicle on a private business access along Gallatin Road, causing visible damage to the roadway. It was advised by a deputy that the damage was not criminal as it was not done purposefully.
A man who lost his helmet and goggles last week suspected his kids kicked them out of his Suburban in the Roxy’s parking lot. The store manager did not locate the gear so the owner filed a lost property report with a deputy.
A big grey truck with Florida plates has reportedly been passing on double yellow lines on Ousel Falls Road, throwing up rocks “every day.”
A teal Toyota Camry illegally passed on a corner along Gallatin Road at around 6 p.m., nearly causing a head-on collision.
April 11, 2018
A Toyota 4Runner rolled over about a mile from the Yellowstone Club gatehouse at around 8 a.m. The female driver was able to get out of the vehicle but was limping. She refused medical treatment and wanted to have the vehicle removed by her husband with a flatbed trailer.
A couple were breaking up and arguing because the boyfriend was trying to take the dog. A deputy responded and upon arrival the couple had self-resolved their issues.
A customer at a Big Pine Drive bar was trying to fight people at 11:45 p.m. He was asked to leave but refused, so the manager called deputies to help get him out. The disorderly man was issued a no trespassing order and asked to not come back.
April 12, 2018
Patrol checks at drinking establishments on Little Coyote Road and at the Firelight Meadows took place between midnight and 1:30 a.m.
Three drivers were warned for speeding on or near Ousel Falls Road between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.
A woman suspected that her roommate’s friend stole her antidepressants and a television remote.
No one was injured when a red SUV slid off of Gallatin Road and rolled over near the Corral just before 6 p.m.
April 13, 2018
An ER doctor accidentally hit the 911 call button at 12:15 a.m.
A bus carrying passengers collided with a silver vehicle at 6:20 a.m. No one was injured and the passengers were transferred to another vehicle.
For the third day in a row, a man’s cellphone inadvertently dialed 911 while he was skiing.
A bus driver wanted to meet with a deputy to provide dash cam video of a reckless driver in the Gallatin Canyon. The driver also offered to complete a voluntary written statement.
A deputy picked up security surveillance video from a hotel at 1:45 p.m.
A woman reported seeing a driver “smoking pot” in a black, bumper-stickered Honda Fit on Lone Mountain Trail at around 2 p.m. The driver almost hit her when she pulled out of a business. A deputy was unable to locate the driver.
A driver was stopped and cited on Little Coyote Road at 3 p.m. for speeding and for criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
A man who was arrested for driving under the influence on April 2 returned to the scene to retrieve his vehicle. It was not there.
A woman stopped into the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to find out what she can do about people walking through her yard. Several options were discussed.
An extra patrol request to watch for speeding drivers on Little Coyote Road was received. A deputy made several passes during the day but found no speeders.
Construction noise coming from a man remodeling his condo was causing a nuisance on Sitting Bull Road at 7:25 p.m. He was understanding about the noise and agreed to stop for the evening.
April 14, 2018
A man involved in a previous breaking and entering incident stopped by the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office asking for his cigarettes and cellphone at 11:20 a.m. He was told to return in the evening to speak with the deputy who seized the phone.
A woman found a stray dog in the Hungry Moose Market and took it home. A deputy picked up the dog and returned it to its owner, who was warned for having a dog at large.
A woman was receiving non-threatening but annoying text messages from her business’ co-owner. There was nothing criminal to report.
A woman could not provide the name of a former employer, nor the name of the business, but did report the employer is in possession of her tools and stereo. She was advised to call a lawyer.
A woman called 911 because she couldn’t catch her dog. She eventually caught it.
A Little Coyote Road resident was concerned about an injured elk in her backyard at 8 p.m. A deputy located the animal, which was determined to be healthy since it sprinted away when approached. The woman was asked to call again if the elk’s health deteriorated.
During an altercation, a woman threw a broken glass jar at her roommate, cutting his arm below his elbow at around 11:15 p.m. The man was evaluated by medical staff and the woman was arrested for assault on a $585 bond.
Resort security witnessed a man and woman in a “shoving match” just before midnight.
April 15, 2018
Injuries were reported in a multi-vehicle accident involving a rollover on Gallatin Road at 4 p.m.
A Montana Highway Patrol trooper reported seeing a Subaru Impreza making two bad passes on Gallatin Road just before 8 p.m., but a deputy could not locate the vehicle.
April 16, 2018
For the third day in a row, a dog has been left outside all day on Curly Bear Road.
A caller who witnessed a man shooting a gun at Ousel Falls the day prior wanted to know what came of the issue.
A caller had questions regarding drug and alcohol testing while in the area. Information was provided.
High winds likely set off a burglar alarm on Cowboy Heaven Spur Road at 1:15 p.m.
A moose was causing a traffic hazard near the intersection of Limber Pine Place and Ousel Falls Drive just before 8 p.m.