Police Blotter

January 1-4, 2018

Best of the Blotter

She frightens me.

Deputies were called after a private club’s employee had gotten drunk at work and began making fellow employees feel uncomfortable at 1 a.m. The employees did not want to ride the employee shuttle based on the intoxicated woman’s behavior. Property security told the woman to gather her belongings and have someone pick her up. She began swearing at security staff and a sober driver eventually
came to take her home.

January 1, 2018


A Jeep was seen losing control, swerving into traffic and then going into the ditch on Lone Mountain Trail just after midnight.

The father of a woman whose abandoned car was marked for removal near Portal Creek Road called deputies to advise them the car would be fixed and removed soon. 

A deputy gave directions on how to obtain a crash report pertaining to a vehicle accident on Christmas. 

A green Volkswagen Bug was stuck in a snowbank on Gallatin Road at around 11 a.m.

A Low Dog Road resident called to report hearing a loud pop coming from their basement before seeing thick, black smoke. A responding deputy saw the smoke, but no flames. Big Sky Fire Department was unable to locate the source of the smoke as it had ceased so the issue was turned over to the property manager.

A hit and run took place on Aspen Leaf Drive sometime between Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. The owner of the damaged vehicle was provided a state crash form.

A caller reported that they were sexually assaulted by a co-worker at a bar in Big Sky early on Sunday morning. The complaint is under investigation.

A money clip with a large amount of cash was turned in by someone who found it in front of Choppers on Dec. 24. The clip was placed into evidence while deputies searched for the owner.

Someone attempting to start a fire without opening the flue on Cowboy Heaven Road set off a smoke alarm just before 3 p.m. All occupants of the condo were evacuated despite it being a false alarm.

Someone who mistakenly took the wrong coat at a Big Sky bar the night before turned in the coat to the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office. A deputy is working on locating the owner.

A deputy assisted Yellowstone National Park in the arrest and transport of someone in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana at 7:30 p.m.


January 2, 2018


A wrecker was needed after a fully-loaded semi hauling dog food broke down near Greek Creek Campground just after midnight since a local tow company cannot move semis. 

A caller reported that they are unable to get ahold of the driver that was supposed to deliver a Bobcat with snow blower attachment that should have arrived on Dec. 30.

A Hyundai needed to be towed after colliding with an elk on Gallatin Road at around 11 p.m.

At 11 p.m., two friends who work together in Big Sky returned to Gallatin Gateway to party at one of their houses, which happened to be employee housing. The friend who did not live there tried to sleep over, which is against housing policy. A deputy gave the friend a ride to a warming shelter.


January 3, 2018


A deputy stopped to check on a couple who were standing outside a vehicle parked near Lone Mountain Ranch’s entrance at 1:45 a.m. The pair were intoxicated and said they were “waiting for a friend” to drive them home. The deputy stuck around to make sure their ride arrived and that the vehicle was secured.

A caller on Gallatin Road stated that they had been storing a friend’s boat in their garage for about three months with an agreement that the friend would pay him for storage. However, while the caller was out of town the friend broke into the caller’s garage and took their boat back. 

A speed limit sign was damaged but no one was injured when an Acura slid off the road near the Ousel Falls parking lot just before 11 a.m.


January 4, 2018


 A woman in employee housing thought she may have heard a sexual assault occurring in a room next to her at around 1 p.m. A deputy responded and determined no assault had occurred but a man was cited for criminal trespass to property.

A deputy responded to the Big Sky Medical Center at 3 p.m. to stand by because a patient “tweaking on meth” was being combative. The deputy was advised the man did not assault anyone.

Deputies received word that a man with an outstanding, extraditable Idaho warrant was in Big Sky. They were able to locate and arrest the man at a local drinking hole and he was then booked into the Gallatin County Detention Center.

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