January 8-11, 2018
Best of the Blotter
Drunk? Get yourself out, buddy
A man was about to help a driver of a Honda Civic that became stuck in a snowbank at the Firelight Condos at 12:30 a.m., but changed his mind after he witnessed the driver get out of the car, stumbling, cussing and visibly intoxicated. Instead, the man called deputies.
January 8, 2018
The driver of a truck with a trailer was warned for obstructing the flow of traffic because he was driving under the speed limit and did not use a turnout lane to let others safely pass on Gallatin Road at 10:45 a.m.
A driver was pulled over and cited for going 71 mph in a 50-mph zone on Lone Mountain Trail just before 11 a.m.
A caller had questions about a theft report they made in November. The case remains under investigation.
A caller on Autumn Trail had questions about a parking warning they received. They were informed the warning was not from the sheriff’s office and they would need to contact the HOA.
At 6:45 p.m. a deputy assisted Yellowstone National Park rangers who had pulled over a man with multiple warrants.
A road sign went through the window of a Toyota Sequoia that slid off of Lone Mountain Trail at 5:45 p.m. A deputy suspected the driver may have been under the influence, but did not confirm that before turning the scene over to Montana Highway Patrol.
January 9, 2018
The Montana Department of Health & Human Services contacted deputies regarding a report they had received from a Big Sky resident. The caller wanted to know if deputies had ever been called to a specific Moose Ridge Road residence. They had not.
A semi was seen blocking the westbound lane of South Fork Road at 9 a.m. It was gone by the time a deputy responded.
A side-by-side UTV was stolen from a Forkhorn Drive lot on an unknown date.
γ A caller requested assistance in picking up a check and some belongings from their employer. Arrangements were made and the caller picked up their belongings. The caller then complained to a deputy that the paycheck was not the amount that was owed and they were advised that it was a civil issue.
At 2:50 p.m. a deputy confirmed help was on
the way after checking on a semi stopped on the side of Gallatin Road with a blown tire.
A vehicle was high-centered on the guardrail of Little Coyote Road bridge at 3 p.m.
A woman whose vehicle was stuck in a snowbank off of Lone Mountain Trail was given a ride to Town Center by a deputy at 10 p.m.
January 10, 2018
A Skyline bus driver attempted to pull to the side of Gallatin Road and was sucked into the ditch by the deep snow at 12:30 a.m.
A man who had been dumped would not allow his ex-girlfriend into his apartment to retrieve her belongings.
A 37-year-old skier had a serious cut under his knee at Big Sky Resort just before 2 p.m.
Both parties were intoxicated, injured and ultimately arrested in a domestic violence incident at an employee housing
unit on Gallatin Road at 7:45 p.m.
A man had a long fall out of a tree on Big Pine Drive at 10 p.m.
January 11, 2018
A Big Sky Medical Center employee accidentally pushed a panic alarm just after 9 a.m.
A deputy followed up on a theft investigation.
A man who had been warned for having an unleashed dog wanted clarification regarding the related county ordinance.
A woman who was assaulted in Big Sky filed the initial report with Missoula deputies and called the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office to confirm the information had been transferred.
A 29-year-old skier fell and possibly broke his leg at around 11:30 a.m.
A man locked out of a U-Haul was advised to call a locksmith.
A deputy performed a patrol check at a Lone Peak High basketball game at 7 p.m.
A vehicle was reportedly parked on a sidewalk at 9:30 p.m. on Town Center Avenue.