Blotter: March 4-10, 2019

Highlights from Big Sky's calls for service
It’s a wash: A woman’s ex-husband wanted her arrested for contempt on March 7 after she showed up at his business despite a judge’s ruling that she is not allowed there. A deputy found that there was no longer an order of protection in place. The woman finished pressure washing the front of the building and left without incident.

March 4, 2019

A vehicle was smoking and on fire on Moose Ridge Road just after 8 a.m. No structures were threatened.

 A man reported that he was assaulted on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. He had to have stitches due to his injuries.

An ER nurse accidentally bumped the emergency call button at 4:25 p.m. 

A vehicle left at the Beehive Basin Trailhead at 8 p.m. parking area was tagged for no overnight parking or camping. It was tagged as abandoned the following day.

March 5, 2019

A Chevy truck parked on Turkey Leg Road was hit sometime during the night, causing extensive damage to the front and back of the vehicle. 

Someone taking another person’s photo on a ski hill accidentally dialed 911 at 10:25 a.m.

A caller had questions regarding visiting the Big Sky area.

A caller reported seeing a flame coming from under a vehicle just after 1 p.m. Big Sky Fire Department responded and found a short in the vehicle but no active fire. The owner of the vehicle was located and advised of the issue.

A woman’s friend called but hung up on 911 at 10:30 p.m. because the friend was having a panic attack. When a deputy called back the woman stated that the friend was ok and would not provide their location. 

March 6, 2019 

A Big Sky Fire Department employee mentioned to deputies that they’d seen a snowmobile trailer covered with snow parked at the Portal Creek pullout on Gallatin Road, wondering if the owner might be stranded. A deputy contacted the registered owner who was fine; they had parked the truck and trailer there while they were doing snow removal.

A two-vehicle crash occurred on Lone Mountain Trail just before 9:30 a.m.

An iPhone 7 in a black OtterBox case was reported as lost, possibly at Grizzly Outfitters. 

Moonlight Basin security responded to a burglar alarm on Cowboy Heaven Spur Road at around 11 a.m. It was a false alarm.

A caller wondering about a vehicle parked in a private parking lot was explained the break bond title process and advised to contact a tow company.

A caller attempting to use an outside line at the 320 Ranch accidentally dialed 911 just before 11 a.m.

A caller requested an update on a theft case.

A caller had questions about trespassing on roads with ‘No Trespassing’ signs.

An Eaglehead Drive man was concerned about a vehicle with expired plates that keeps parking in front of his home. When a deputy called him back, he said there was no need to respond, as the vehicle had moved from the location. 

A deputy was unable to locate a possible drunk driver called in by a concerned citizen and headed toward Big Sky Resort at 1:30 p.m. 

A man with a public defender in tow stopped by the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center at 3:30 p.m. hoping to discuss an ongoing investigation involving two assaults that took place in Big Sky in September of 2018. He was advised to speak to the investigating deputy in charge of the case.

An intoxicated, vomiting female at Big Sky resort was transported to the Big Sky Medical Center at 11:30 p.m.

March 7, 2019

A caller reported that a maroon Volkswagen has been parked on Lone Mountain Land Company property for an extended period of time. A deputy was able to look up the owner. In addition, a red Chevy truck has been parked in the Town Center for a while – the deputy looked into that issue as well.

A driver who parked on a sidewalk and failed to use a turn signal was stopped and warned for the violations. Another driver was warned later in the day for having expired registration, yet another for speeding in a school zone at 3:45 p.m.

A wallet was taken from a vehicle parked on Lone Peak Drive sometime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

March 8, 2019

Big Sky Resort ski patrol reported that an avalanche explosive charge set to detonate in the Trident Avalanche Path of the North Summit Snowfield failed to go off and was lost in the snow. 

A deputy assisted with a dispute between roommates. 

A caller reported just after 4 p.m. that they’d found a six-year-old girl walking along Lone Mountain Trail near Big Pine Drive by herself. A deputy was able to locate her parents – the father was at home working on a vehicle in the Hidden Village area when she walked away, the mother was at work. The child was uninjured and safely returned to her parents; Child Protective Services was notified. 

Following an argument, a caller’s fiancé showed up intoxicated at a Firelight Meadows location and attempted to fight the caller’s brother.

March 9, 2019

A deputy performed a patrol check of a Yellowstone Club private parking area at 1:30 a.m. and a Big Sky Resort commercial area at around 2:30 a.m.

A deputy responded and performed chest compressions on a woman experiencing cardiac arrest in the Firelight Meadows just after 4:30 a.m. until Big Sky Fire Department emergency responders arrived to transport her to the Big Sky Medical Center.

A man had questions for a deputy at 10 a.m. regarding a medical incident that occurred at Big Sky Resort during the night.

A deputy stopped a vehicle at around 10:20 a.m. after recognizing the driver as a suspect in a partner family member assault case. The man was arrested and taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center to be held on no bond. He was also cited for possessing an illegal substance and drug paraphernalia. 

In a reckless driving report a caller estimated the driver of a Subaru Impreza was driving at around 100 mph on Gallatin Road at around 3:30 p.m.

A deputy assisted a citizen in pushing their vehicle out of the snow at around 5 p.m.

A driver was cited for passing improperly on Gallatin Road at 4:20 p.m.

A caller reported seeing a suspicious black Suburban with no license plates parked on Lone Mountain Trail at 8 p.m. A deputy located the owner of the vehicle who provided temporary plate information.

An intoxicated man and woman had a fight at a Big Sky Resort hotel at around 11 p.m. She said he strangled her; he said she bit him. Neither were injured and were separated for the evening.

March 10, 2019

A deputy responded to a medical call involving lacerations at an Aspen Leaf Drive bar just after midnight.

A man on Moose Ridge Road was arrested for assaulting a woman the night prior. The woman suffered from a cut lip, bruised arm and possible broken nose.

During a 911 hang up a deputy called the number back and learned that while there was no emergency in Big Sky, a man in the Cowboy Heaven area was dealing with a family emergency in Georgia.

A snowboarder accidentally called 911 while enjoying the slopes at the Yellowstone Club at 2:45 p.m. Another 911 hang up traced to the club originated from a skier’s phone that had gotten wet.

A caller who dialed and hung up on 911 from a Big Sky vacation home at around 7:40 p.m. reported that they’d had issues with smoke coming into the home from a fireplace but they’d opened windows and solved the issue. 

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