BEST OF THE BLOTTER
A night on the town
Thirty or so horses, possibly coming from Lone Mountain Ranch, were causing a traffic hazard on Lone Mountain Trail at 2:20 a.m. A deputy from Bozeman responded.
May 8, 2018
A deputy was unable to follow up on a reckless driver report involving a black sedan with Texas plates that was passing on double yellow lines on Gallatin Road at 8:30 a.m
A vehicle identification number inspection was arranged for 4 p.m.
A construction worker in the Town Center would not give a specific address to a deputy after his phone in his pocket inadvertently dialed 911 just before 9 a.m.
Someone attempting to cook on Chief Joseph Trail set off a smoke alarm just before 10 a.m.
Big Sky’s school resource officer spoke with students regarding law enforcement, the roles of local government in Big Sky and how they differ from a municipality.
A K9 inspection request was forwarded to the K9 handler.
Approximately $5,500 in items and cash was reportedly stolen from a Juniper Berry Drive residence.
May 9, 2018
At 8 a.m. a deputy received a report that Lone Mountain Ranch lost five horses, which were at large somewhere in Big Sky.
A reported structure fire on Lone Mountain Trail near the fire station at 10:20 a.m. was actually a valid burn with a permit.
A maintenance worker at the Firelight Condos was notified that he was parked illegally.
A semi headed to Big Sky was reported as overdue. A deputy responded to the truck’s last known location but it was not located. The reporting party called back later stating that the truck and driver were located.
May 10, 2018
An extremely intoxicated man in his forties fell in the parking lot of a Gallatin Road business at around midnight, seriously cutting himself near his right eye. He was transported to the Big Sky Medical Center.
A dog left outside on the second floor balcony of a Little Coyote Road residence was barking and disturbing neighbors at 1:40 a.m. A deputy responded and found that no one was home. He entered through an unlocked back door, brought the dog inside and left the way he came. Later that day the deputy attempted to contact the dog’s owner.
A driver who was pulled over on Windy Pass Trail with their hazards on at 8:50 a.m. did not need assistance from a deputy.
A woman wanted to know how to obtain a police report.
A caller was concerned about a man who lives by himself on Old Toby Road since they had not heard from him in several days. A deputy checked on the 76-year-old man and found him deceased.
An unspecified amount of glycerin and two gallons of diesel fuel leaked out near the Town Center stage at 4:30 p.m.
A man reported he was being pushed down multiple times by someone who was “kind of his boss” on Town Center Avenue at around 7 p.m.
May 11, 2018
At 12:20 a.m., a deputy located a cat on Gallatin Road and took it to an animal shelter.
A caller reported someone from the IRS had called him. He figured it was a scam.
Tires on three vehicles were slashed at the Exxon during the night.
A deputy checked in with a veterinarian since he had recently taken a dog and cat there. The animals were being held for safekeeping because their owner had passed away. A relative of the previous owner will be picking up them.
A woman reported that the driver of a black truck with Montana plates was tailgating her before pulling up alongside her on Gallatin Road near Ophir School and trying to run her off the road. He was also giving her the middle finger.
A deputy attempted to contact the suspect of a trespassing incident for an interview.
A man called deputies at 9:15 p.m. stating he had recently fired someone, and that person came to his house, trying to “swing at him” so he “f’ed him up.” The caller did not wish to pursue charges.
May 12, 2018
A deputy called out to a burglar alarm on Beehive Basin Road just before 4 a.m. discovered no residence with that number existed. The alarm company could not provide a cross street or directions to the home so the deputy patrolled the area, finding nothing suspicious.
The man who earlier reported punching a former employee called back at 8:30 a.m. with further information. The former employee had also tried to fight him in his yard in Bozeman. He was notified that the damage to the apartment door in Big Sky was a civil issue and he’d need to contact his property manager and that the fist fight in Bozeman would need to be reported to Bozeman Police.
No one was injured, but a Saturn was smoking following a single-vehicle accident on Gallatin Road just before 5:30 p.m.
A “fancy black Suburban” was seen swerving and traveling at an inconsistent speed on Gallatin Road at 8:50 p.m.
May 13, 2018
The report of a multi-vehicle accident at around 8 a.m. turned out to be a one-vehicle incident. The vehicle struck “at least” two dogs as they ran across Gallatin Road near the Whitewater Inn while chasing another dog.
A man was looking for a notary, but did not find one at the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office.
Phone interviews and further investigation was conducted as part of an assault case.