Blotter: April 8 - 15, 2019

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Around 8:30 p.m., a caller dialed 911 and hung up. Upon callback, the man claimed a female had sprayed him with bear spray but that he was okay. Officers checked it out anyway and determined the female, who was very intoxicated, had scratched the man multiple times prior to the bear spraying part of the event. She was arrested. 

April 8, 2019

At 1:30 a.m., a caller requested assistance with an intoxicated subject who wanted to drive instead of ride with their friend who came to give her a ride.

At 10:45 a.m., a deputy responded to a burglar alarm where the individual’s code wouldn’t work to disable the alarm. The individual was, however, finally able to obtain proper codes.

A call was received around 2 p.m. requesting to speak with an officer about a strange call that had been received. A man had called her, asking about another female’s whereabouts. The officer advised her that she could call law enforcement again if she needed to.

A skier’s phone dialed 911 when he attempted to wipe snow off of the screen. It was determined he did not have an emergency.

A man was reported to be slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle in a local parking lot. When officers arrived to check it out, the man was no longer in the lot. 

April 9, 2019

A deputy stopped to check on vehicle that got two flat tires from a large pothole on Gallatin Road. The driver said he already had a wrecker on the way to help and did not need further assistance.

April 10, 2019

Around 8:20 a.m., a deputy spoke with a car owner regarding his car being broke down in a pull out. The owner said he had to order a new tire which will not be in until the following day and he stated he will have it moved by Friday at the latest.

A caller reported a black mutt dog missing from the parking lot at Mountain Village.

Just before noon, there was a report of two golden retrievers at large. The officer contacted someone who assured him they would go put the dogs inside. 

At roughly 2 p.m., a deputy attempted to make contact with a woman who was expected to report to a job in Big Sky yesterday but never showed up. The woman had been hired by a property management company and was supposed to be relocating from Oregon, arriving today. The deputy was unable to make contact with the woman because of limited information.

At around 4:15 p.m., a hotel staff member reported an RV that had been parked in a private parking lot since 5:30 a.m. The caller requested a deputy speak with the owner of the camper, but the vehicle was gone upon the deputy’s arrival.

At 2:24 a.m., a deputy responded to a report of a possible domestic disturbance. The incident was reported to be a knockdown drag out, during which there was banging against walls and a woman could be heard screaming. The deputy located the residence in question and discovered that two young women had engaged in a loud verbal argument and neither was harmed. 

April 11, 2019

At 12:45 p.m., a deputy was contacted by Moonlight Security regarding a vehicle left on a roadway in Moonlight. The deputy was asked to contact the owner and ask them to move the car so it does not obstruct traffic. The deputy contacted the vehicle owner and found they had to park their car in that location because their driveway was too slick to drive on. The deputy asked the vehicle owner to move the car to a different location. 

At 11:50 a.m., a call came in with sounds of rustling around but no signs of distress. Phone history shows 911 hang up call from same number yesterday. Deputies spoke with the caller – who claimed there was no emergency – and explained how to put the phone in airplane mode and how to turn off SOS function. 

At around 6 p.m., a caller reported a semi, stating the semi was “riding his butt” and tried running the caller off the road. The caller went on to state that the semi was right behind him, “coming in hot”. While on the phone with dispatch, the semi passed the caller, who said he was going to keep following the semi until the officer arrived. When officer pulled over the semi, he also flagged down the caller. 

The caller stated he attempted to pass the semi while in the canyon. The semi attempted to speed up to prevent him from passing. As such, the caller sped up even further. He acknowledged that this was unsafe. Further, the caller stated that he "brake checked" the semi after he pulled in front of him.

The semi driver (and passenger witness) denied cutting the caller off and denied driving aggressively. 

Based upon the investigation, the caller was found to have committed the offense of careless driving. He was issued a citation. 

April 12, 2019

Just before 2 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to a report of a vehicle with no rear license plate or brake lights, as seen by a MCS officer. The deputy was unable to locate the reported vehicle.

A deputy conducted a traffic stop for speeding at 5:30 p.m. The driver was issued a citation for driving 79 mph in a 60 mph zone. 

A caller reported a missing Jeep at 6:30 p.m., stating the vehicle has been missing for about an hour and a half and that they have the only set of keys.  The case is under investigation.

At 11:30 p.m. a deputy responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle vs. Bison. There were no injuries to the driver, but the vehicle is not drivable. Unable to get a tow, the vehicle was left to be towed the following day as it was not blocking traffic.

April 13, 2019

A caller reported a border collie mix dog sitting in the middle of the highway. By the time the deputy arrived, the dog was not present. The caller was advised to call back if the dog returns.

A deputy was dispatched to a report of an unlocked business door at around 5 p.m. The deputy contacted the property owner who advised they want the door to be unlocked.

At 6:38 p.m., a deputy warned the driver of a vehicle for parking in the roadway on Ousel Falls Road. 

A deputy responded to a call, complaining about “blasting noise” at a house party at around 7 p.m. The deputy asked the partygoers to keep the noise down on behalf of a neighbor.

A deputy responded to a report of an intoxicated male acting strangely. The caller stated the male was very intoxicated, incoherent and jumping around, talking and screaming to himself. The deputy spoke with the man and gave him a ride home. 

A deputy responded to a report of a small dog left outside in the snow. The dog was not harmed and was brought inside by the owner.

April 14, 2019

A passerby flagged down a deputy to notify him that there was a shotgun laying on the ground at a public trail head. The weapon was recovered and logged into evidence. 

April 15, 2019

A caller reported a large dog at large. Claims dog often gets loose and chases wildlife and other dogs in the neighborhood. Deputy looked into the situation and was told by the dog’s owner that his dog was not out on the day in question. The officer did not issue a citation to the dog owner but encouraged him to consider different training options and tools to keep dog under control.

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