Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter: I “moose-t” ask you to let me be

I “moose-t” ask you to let me be

A deputy assisted a woman who could not get her dog under control at 4 p.m. behind Ace Hardware. The dog saw a moose and would not leave it alone nor come back to its owner. The deputy and woman discussed possible violations since the dog was not under control as well as ideas on avoiding the situation moving forward.


March 13, 2018

 No one was injured in a head-on collision involving a sedan and a truck near the intersection of Huntley Drive and Lone Mountain Trail at 8:20 a.m. The driver who caused the accident did not scrape her windshield prior to driving, could not see out of her windshield and was driving on the wrong side of the road.

A man was knocking over things and throwing pens at hotel staff at 9:30 a.m. after he was told he could not bring his animal to his room. He checked out and left the scene before deputies could respond.

While vacationing at Big Sky Resort, a man reported he had a package with a cellphone inside delivered to him. He did not know why anyone would know where he was or why they would send a package, and was “concerned it might be explosive or something.” A deputy is looking into the issue.


March 14, 2018

A caller was concerned that the owner of a vehicle parked at a trailhead for several days may be lost or missing.

Lone Peak High School Resource Officer Travis Earl observed the students during the walkout to protest gun violence at 10 a.m. in order to help maintain a safe environment. He later spoke with sophomores about Montana gun laws and law enforcement in general, to kindergarteners about the role law enforcement plays in the community, and lastly to school staff regarding what a local law enforcement response would look like in the case of an active shooter at the school.

A woman wanted to know if it was illegal for her landlord to install security cameras on the property where she resides. The camera was located outside above her door and not pointing inside, so therefore the camera was determined to be not in violation of her privacy. She then told the deputy she was also confused as to who her property manager was since two separate companies served her eviction papers. She was told to contact an attorney.

A sign missing from a Huntley Drive business was seen inside a vehicle parked at Roxy’s Market. A deputy located the vehicle and sign, returning it to the reporting party and warning the person who took it for theft.


March 15, 2018

A person with long blonde hair and a colorful sweater was reportedly standing on Sitting Bull Road around midnight wearing only one shoe.

A man called deputies to report he had seen someone walking on the shoulder of Highway 64 wearing an orange jacket at around 9 a.m. He thought that was strange.

No one was hurt when a small bus and a Subaru Outback collided on Moonlight Trail at 9:30 a.m. The Subaru needed to be towed away.

Several slide-offs occurred on Moonlight Trail at 9:30 a.m.

A man placed his wallet on the top of his vehicle and drove to Big Sky, losing the wallet somewhere along the way

A caller reported seeing fireworks near the fire station just before 10 p.m. They then hung up on dispatch when asked for further information. 


March 16, 2018

A cellphone and keys were left behind outside a coffee shop and were taken by a deputy for safekeeping.

Squatters on Sitting Bull? An uninvited person may have been using a Sitting Bull Road condo. The owner of the unit did not have a suspect to report and no one has been caught in the condo, but it appears people have been there.

Someone used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for a purchase at the Conoco.

A woman driving a Toyota Tundra hit the rear bumper of a Dodge Ram near Choppers and left the scene at around 8 p.m.

Two horses were taken to the ambulance bay because they were causing a traffic hazard on Town Center Avenue at 9:30 p.m.


March 17, 2018

An intoxicated man was dropped off at the Whitewater Inn, but was actually staying at the River Rock Lodge. A deputy picked him up and gave him a ride to the right hotel at 3:30 a.m.

A person who pulled off of a roadway to take a picture became stuck in the snow at 4:30 p.m.

One person was injured in a vehicle rollover on Gallatin Road at around 9:30 p.m


March 18, 2018

A man and woman were heard by a neighbor yelling and throwing things on Candlelight Meadow Drive at 2 a.m. They admitted to a deputy that they were having a loud disagreement, but nothing physical had taken place and neither was in fear of the other.

An intoxicated man wearing an Irish hat was seen sitting down near horse trailers on Simkins Drive at 2:40 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate the man.

A caller notified deputies that a man outside a grocery store had attempted to buy marijuana from him. The drug searching man was gone before a deputy could respond.


March 19, 2018

Voices were reportedly heard from the second floor of a Coneflower Court home that should have been unoccupied at 5:30 p.m. A deputy responded and also heard the voices. They were coming from a radio that had been left on with a sports channel broadcasting. 


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