Blotter: April 17-22, 2019
Highlights from Big Sky's calls for service
April 17, 2019
At around 8:20 a.m., a caller reported slippery roads on Lone Mountain Trail, suggesting that a deputy should be on scene to make sure everyone is safe.
Moonlight Security called to report that a truck struck their gate house, causing minor damage to the structure. A deputy was dispatched to inspect. The driver of the vehicle left the scene. MHP was advised of the incident.
At 11:45 a.m., a deputy conducted a VIN inspection on a trailer. Turns out, there was no VIN on the trailer. Owner was advised on how to obtain one.
A deputy was dispatched to investigate a report of an ice house being set up on a golf course. Upon arrival, there were indeed people inside the ice house. They were painting a power box, using the ice house as protection from the wind.
While power washing a local business, a cleaning company had used two handicap parking spaces to park their vehicles, at the permission of the business owners. A deputy advised the cleaning company employees that a business owner does not have authority to grant permission to park in a handicap space without a handicap permit. A warning was issued.
A deputy stopped a semi truck for failing to use designated turnouts when driving on a roadway with a posted speed limit of fifty miles per hour. The truck was not travelling the speed limit, and had four or more vehicles behind them. The semi driver was issued a warning.
Around 1 p.m., a deputy responded to a report of suspicious activity on Candlelight Meadow Drive, where a guy dressed in a red hoodie was reported to be going between front and back doors of a residence. A deputy responded to find that the home was secure. The caller sent the deputy surveillance photos of the suspect.
Call received at approximately 1:48 p.m., when dispatch heard a female speaking. Dispatch asked where the address of the emergency was, and the caller responded with the F word and hung up. On callback, the female answered with a little more swearing, and revealed that her call was a misdial.
A deputy responded to a single vehicle rollover reported off of Lone Mountain Trail. The driver was uninjured after losing control of the vehicle and rolling it over the guard rail.
April 18, 2019
A deputy stopped a driver for a stop sign violation, issuing a warning to the driver.
A caller had questions about an abandoned vehicle at the Ousel Falls Trailhead. Caller was notified to contact the deputy who is working on the issue on Monday.
Around 9:30 a.m., dispatch received a call, which turned out to be a misdial by an Apple watch, while its owner was skiing.
A deputy responded to a report of a court order violation, where a man was reported to be on a premise where he is not permitted. The deputy determined there was nothing criminal occurring.
A deputy spoke with a male who reported that his neighbors have been having loud parties at night. The man asked that the deputy speak with the neighbors to ask them to keep it down when they have their next party. A deputy spoke with the neighbors, who agreed to quiet down when they have their next party.
April 19, 2019
A deputy spoke with a caller who had questions about where they can legally park a food truck. The deputy advised the caller that they would need permission to park on private land.
A deputy spoke with a caller who was wanting to know why her rig was booted and towed from a residential condo complex. g The deputy advised the caller to contact the HOA, and they may be responsible for making the tow call.
A caller reported a dog which appeared to be in distress locked inside a vehicle off Black Eagle Road. The owner of the dog was contacted, and responded and let the dog out.
After 6 p.m., a deputy attempted to make contact with a citizen who was the registered owner of an abandoned vehicle left on private property. The individual was not home.
A caller reported that they were almost run over by a Jeep Cherokee, and that the passenger stepped out of the rig while holding a beer. The caller was not willing to sign a complaint.
After 11 p.m., deputies responded to a local business where an employee had opened the store without permission. Deputies discovered that the man had a Bozeman city warrant. Deputies took the man into custody.
Deputies responded to a report of two females fighting at a local bar. The women were gone when the deputies arrived.
April 20, 2019
A deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration and issued the driver a warning.
A deputy stopped a vehicle for pulling out in front of the deputy, almost hitting the patrol car. The driver was issued a warning.
A call came in reporting two disorderly guests at a hotel, being aggressive, etc. A deputy responded to the property, issuing a warning to the two guests.
A caller stated that their neighbors were having a loud party with about 15 people, which had been going on for a couple of hours. A deputy responded to the site, asking the partiers to keep it quiet.
Deputies warned two adult males for disorderly conduct near the Swifty chair lift.
Midafternoon, Deputies were called to the front of Summit in response to a call requesting the removal of an intoxicated male who was reported to be throwing mud on people and splashing in the water. The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.
Around 10:45 p.m., deputies responded to the Summit Hotel. There was a report of a female running around biting people. Deputies left the scene after everyone refused to press charges.
April 21, 2019
A male was issued a citation after he’d thrown a chair through a bar window.
A call came in from a ski hill where there were two people swearing and not leaving when being asked to do so. It was reported that the two were being abusive to the lift operator, and were then kicked off the lift.
April 22, 2019
A deputy assisted Big Sky Fire Department with an individual who’d fallen and hit the back of his head. The man was transported to receive medical assistance.
Around 10 a.m., a deputy took a report of a suspected phone scam. The caller had received a phone message reportedly from the Social Security Administration. The message stated there had been suspicious activity associated with the individual’s social security number. The caller became suspicious of the call and voiced concern. The operator then hung up on the individual.
A deputy completed a VIN inspection on a raft trailer.
A deputy asked a male to cease preaching to a group of Earth Day participants. It’s reported that the male was preaching to the group about the dangers of suicide and fornication via a handheld loudspeaker.