Best of the Blotter: Bumper cars
While assisting Montana Highway Patrol with a crash near Beehive Basin trailhead at 7 p.m. a deputy became stuck in the roadway and another vehicle slid into the squad car. A second trooper responded and conducted a report for the second crash.
March 6, 2018
Someone was skiing on private property without permission just after 9 a.m.
An unoccupied Chevy work truck parked on a slick hill on Moose Ridge Road slid into an unoccupied Nissan Armada.
A deputy checked on an undisclosed area with a problem concerning wildlife. Nothing was located.
The driver of a 2017 Cadillac STS called deputies at 4:40 p.m. because his car was in the ditch and no tow companies were available to him.
A man was arrested for partner or family member assault and was transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center, held on no bond.
After being cut off at a bar from any more alcohol a man in his mid-thirties became disorderly at 11:15 p.m. He was gone before law enforcement could arrive.
March 7, 2018
A deputy made sure a man wasn’t causing problems in the Aspen Leaf Drive area at around midnight.
During a patrol check on Firelight Drive at 2:45 a.m. a deputy found the hatch of a minivan open. No one was around so she closed the door.
A car was possibly broken into on Aurora Lights Drive during the night.
The traffic lights were out at the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Ousel Falls at noon. They came back on shortly thereafter.
A caller wanted information on their rights in having a person removed from a rental property. They were advised they’d need a court ordered eviction.
A caller had questions about law enforcement at an upcoming skijoring event.
A landlord has reportedly been constantly harassing a tenant.
March 8, 2018
A Pennsylvania resident lost their driver’s license in Big Sky.
A former employee left possible drug paraphernalia at a business and the owner requested that a deputy come pick it up.
A driver was warned for parking on a sidewalk on Ousel Falls Road.
A black lab roaming on Spruce Cone Drive at 7:40 p.m. was returned to its owner.
March 9, 2018
A deputy performed a patrol check near Choppers where the Underground Dirtbag Ball was taking place at 12:15 a.m.
At 6 a.m. a woman wanted to file a complaint against West Yellowstone deputies, stating that they wrongfully arrested her boyfriend after a domestic dispute. She was notified that there is no way she is getting him out of jail at this point and that she would need to contact a West Yellowstone supervisor to make a complaint.
A temporary restraining order was served at the Yellowstone Club.
A store employee wished to press charges against a man who stole “a bunch of items” from a Big Sky Resort business. Resort security had him contained.
Injuries were reported when a semi jackknifed, hitting a Jeep Cherokee on Gallatin Road at around 9:15 p.m.
March 10, 2018
A possible gunshot was heard on Black Otter Road at 2:50 a.m. A deputy searched the area but nothing was reported.
The theft of a ski parka was reported at 9:30 a.m. The caller said they lost the parka at a Town Center Avenue business, but it wasn’t there when they came back to retrieve it, and at that the owner of the business has since been ignoring them.
A brown dog, possibly a lab, was seen running around in the road on Aspen Leaf Drive at around 1 p.m.
A coroner investigation was followed up with on Foxtail Pine Drive at 1:20 p.m.
A theft investigation was followed up with on Big Sky Resort Road at 2:45 p.m.
White Grass Road homeowners forgot their keys and set off their burglar alarm at 6:30 p.m.
A deputy was unable to locate a driver that reportedly ran a red light and bounced off a light post before turning onto Little Coyote Road at 11 p.m.
March 11, 20178
A snow removal business owner was inquiring about an accident involving one of their pickups the week prior.
A deputy followed up with a witness whose GoPro was recording during an incident. The witness agreed to review the video with him later in the week.
A snowmobiler who fueled up his Dodge “dually” in West Yellowstone and did not pay was pulled over in Big Sky at around noon. He told a deputy he thought he paid for the fuel with the other items he’d purchased at the gas station. He then paid for it over the phone and was released.
A bus driver was stopped and warned for stopping in the roadway so the passengers could observe bighorn sheep just before 2 p.m.
Two people called to report that the driver of a black Camaro with a “XXX” decal in the back window was crossing on double lines in Gallatin Road near Spanish Creek, running people off the road and nearly causing an accident.
Big Sky Fire Department responded to a small porch fire at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge at 11:20 p.m.
March 12, 2018
A utility company requested that a deputy accompany them to a Gallatin Road home where they’d had prior issues. No one answered the door at the residence at 11 a.m.
Someone once again broke the lock off of a Firelight Drive hot tub to gain access to it.
A credit card tuned into the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office was found to have already been reported as missing and cancelled.
Two people who were skiing on private Beehive Basin property at 1:15 p.m. were warned to stay on the designated trail until they found Forest Service land.
During a 911 hang-up located on Mountain Loop Road a man was heard saying “OMG” with background noises sounding like pounding on metal.
A man reached a person who said they knew nothing of an accident when calling the number left behind by someone who hit his vehicle on Big Sky Resort Road and left the scene.