BEST OF THE BLOTTER:
Lost in the après ski vortex
Dec. 15: A man was late coming back from skiing at 5:30 p.m. The man’s friends checked bars at Big Sky Resort but could not find him. He was eventually located
at the Cabin Bar & Grill and all was well. At press time there was only speculation and no available evidence that, for the hassle, the next round of drinks was on the missing party.
Dec. 18: In another, unrelated incident, a bartender’s intoxicated boyfriend was refusing her requests to leave a Big Sky Resort bar at around 9 p.m. so she called deputies for assistance. The man was given a warning and a ride home by a friend. The bartender then closed the establishment for the evening.
December 13, 2017
A deputy followed up on a previously-reported trespassing case at Big Sky Resort at 1 a.m.
Arrangements for a civil standby were made at 9:40 a.m. so that a man could retrieve his belongings.
A deputy was dispatched to a 911 hang-up call on Moonlight Trail at 10:30 a.m. Unable to contact the caller, the deputy left a voicemail.
A man pulling a cattle trailer through the Gallatin Canyon at 1:20 p.m. was side-swiped by a passing semi pulling two trailers. The semi knocked the side mirror off of the reporting party’s truck.
An assault was reported at the Yellowstone Club at around 4 p.m.
Using the emergency call box at Moose Creek Campground a caller reported a motor vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m.
The driver of a rental Chevy sedan was involved in an accident near Dudley Creek Road after hitting ice just before 5 p.m. No one was injured.
A vehicle went off a steep embankment of Highway 191 and ended up in the iced-over Gallatin River at around 6 p.m. Both occupants were uninjured and able to get out of the vehicle.
December 14, 2017
At 7:50 a.m. a deputy notified someone sleeping in their RV in a Town Center parking lot that they could not do so.
A man who forgot the code to his safe called deputies for assistance.
He had initially called the safe manufacturer about the issue and the manufacturer told him to call local law enforcement. The deputy said he needed more information from the safe company before he could assist.
A deputy made a follow-up call to an operations manager regarding the manager’s employees fighting each other.
Upon arriving home after seeing vehicle tracks going off of Gallatin Road at around noon, a caller decided to inform deputies of the sighting.
A deputy responded to the Yellowstone Club South Fork gate to return recovered stolen property.
A vehicle rolled over on Lone Mountain Trail at around 2 p.m.
Two vehicles were involved in an accident near Greek Creek just before 5 p.m. No one was injured.
A technical error resulted in a call to 911 from an emergency call box in the Gallatin Canyon at 5:30 p.m. This issue reoccurred throughout the week.
A woman stranded on Gallatin Road with two babies was assisted by a deputy at 5:30 p.m.
A man who was told he was “flagged” and unable to join Search and Rescue called deputies with questions about why that was so at 8 p.m.
December 15, 2017
A man interested in joining Big Sky Search and Rescue called the sheriff’s office for more information at 9:30 a.m.
A newer jeep with temporary plates was reportedly passing into oncoming traffic on Gallatin Road at around 8 a.m. Two vehicles had to stop to avoid being hit by the Jeep.
A man was interviewed regarding a disorderly conduct incident.
A woman requested another civil standby after her ex did not show up to the one that had been arranged.
A black Subaru has been parking daily in the Lost Trails area in order to access private land.
Two Bernese mountain dogs and a poodle were reported missing from a home on Rainbow Trout Run at 1:16 p.m. They
were later found.
Someone who had to dial “9” to make an office call accidentally dialed 911 at 2:30 p.m.
A man was having issues regarding his ex-girlfriend and her belongings still being at his residence.
At 4 p.m. a caller had questions about road ownership and the use of Ridgeback Road.
A deputy left a voicemail regarding a theft investigation at 5:30 p.m.
A deputy stopped vehicles on Town Center Loop and Aspen Leaf Drive at around 7 p.m.
A hit-and-run was reported on Big Pine Drive just before midnight. A Dodge Ram struck a Ford Windstar before taking off on Lone Mountain Trail.
December 16, 2017
A vehicle matching the description of the one involved in a hit-and-run was checked on by a deputy on Town Center Avenue just after midnight. It was not the vehicle in question.
A citizen reported seeing a truck run another vehicle off of Gallatin Road at round 2 a.m. A deputy located the truck and the driver was unaware of causing anyone to go off the highway. Since the driver of the vehicle that reportedly went off the road did not contact law enforcement, the truck driver was given a warning.
A deputy assisted a woman who had run out of gas on Gallatin Road at 5 a.m.
An employee of a local retail shop crashed their Subaru on Gallatin Road at around 8 a.m.
A woman on Rainbow Trout Run reported that two Muslim men came to her door the night before demanding a cellphone from her.
Injuries were reported in a vehicle rollover on Gallatin Road at around 10 a.m.
Paperwork regarding a theft investigation was filed at 1 p.m.
A deputy followed up on a trespass incident at 1:30 p.m.
A driver was stopped and warned for crossing the center lane of Lone Mountain Trail at 2 p.m.
A deputy answered a woman’s questions as to why snowmobilers can utilize the bike path along Highway 191.
A golden-doodle followed a woman home at around 6:30 p.m. She was keeping the dog at her house and was hoping to find the owner.
A vehicle rear-ended another near Rainbow Ranch in the Gallatin Canyon at 5 p.m. No one was injured.
Two men in ski gear were seen walking along Gallatin Road at 8 p.m. They were not located by deputies.
A deputy checked on a semi with its hood up parked near the Lava Lake trailhead at 8:45 p.m. The driver was doing routine checks.
A passerby helped pull a vehicle that has slid off of Gallatin Road back onto the road just before 9 p.m.
A driver hit parked cars on Little Shadow Catcher Road at around 11 p.m.
December 17, 2017
A phone that fell behind a bed accidentally called 911 from a Spruce Cone residence at 6 a.m.
A Ford Explorer with temporary tags was stopped and warned for speeding near Greek Creek Campground at 8:30 a.m.
Skiers on Rising Bull Road were given directions to the nearest operating ski lift at 10:50 a.m.
A deputy contacted a woman who had accidentally pressed the SOS button on her new iPhone X. She did not have an emergency.
A man on a ski lift pocket-dialed 911 at 1:20 p.m.
Citations for driving 68-mph in a 50-mph zone and for driving with a suspended license were issued during a traffic stop on Lone Mountain Trail at 7:45 p.m.
December 18, 2017
A caller was hesitant to give information after inadvertently calling 911 while turning his phone off at Big Sky Resort at 10:15 a.m.
A Jeep slid off Big Sky Resort Road at 11:30 a.m.
A bag containing a computer, camera and personal documents and items was reportedly stolen from a Karst Stage bus.
An 18-wheeler with a blown tire was continuing along the Gallatin Canyon at 3:20 p.m., throwing tire pieces onto the roadway.
A BMW and an Audi were involved in an accident on Huntley Drive at 5:15 p.m. No injuries were reported.
A truck with a husky in its bed reportedly passed a vehicle in a turning lane on Gallatin Road at 9:30 p.m.