Police Blotter

January 12-18, 2018

Best of the Blotter

Dude, where's my shoe?

At 9:40 p.m. a deputy checked on an intoxicated woman who was locked out of her friend’s Firelight apartment where she was supposed to spend the night. The woman was missing her cell phone, keys and right shoe. She told deputies she had been drinking and falling down a lot and couldn’t remember where she lost her shoe. After going over her options several times she refused any further assistance from the deputy.


January 12, 2018


  A man was assaulted at an Aspen Leaf Drive bar by three other men at around 1 a.m. The victim did not know the assaulters’ names, but could provide general details.


  A 21-year-old woman was injured while skiing at the Yellowstone Club at around 1:30 p.m. 


  A man texted his wife asking for search and rescue in the Teepee Creek area after becoming lost while snowmobiling at around 3 p.m. 


  A landlord blamed his tenant, using profanities towards her and banging on her car, after he backed into his home with a tractor, breaking his window. The woman called deputies to help mediate the situation and did not wish to pursue charges.


  A deputy temporarily repaired a stop sign on Beaver Creek Road that was struck by a vehicle.


  A deputy spoke with a hitchhiker on Gallatin Road at 7:45 p.m.


  A Toyota 4Runner with no plates was parked in the entrance of a private road. A deputy discovered it was registered to a deceased person and it was tagged as abandoned.


January 13, 2018


  A deputy checked on a Skyline bus that was parked in a turnout in the middle of the Gallatin Canyon at 3 a.m. The driver was just tired and taking a break before finishing his trip through the canyon.


  A man who witnessed a woman crying and looking as though she had been beaten up called deputies to report a possible domestic violence incident at 3:30 a.m. on Big Sky Resort Road. The incident was investigated.


  An elk ran into the side of a semi on Gallatin Road at 6 a.m. causing reportable damage.


  A deputy responded to the Big Sky Medical Center to give a patient a ride to the Hill Condos at around 7 a.m.


  A driver was ticketed at 10 a.m. for failing to slow to 20 miles below the posted speed limit of 50 mph on Lone Mountain Trail while passing a stationary vehicle.


  A “butt dial” occurred on a Yellowstone Club ski lift at 10:15 a.m.


  A semi driver headed to the Yellowstone Club called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office wondering if it was a good idea to take his truck there. He was advised he would need tire chains.


  After a woman’s Apple Watch repeatedly and inadvertently called 911 she was notified any further false 911 calls from her would result in a citation.


January 14, 2018


  Two round bales of hay close to Gallatin Road were being eaten by elk, causing a traffic hazard at 12:30 a.m.


  Six people at an Ousel Falls home were having a loud party at 2 a.m., but agreed to call it an evening.


  A man reported that after his dog ran out into a road at 11:30 a.m. that three females in a white Audi began yelling racial slurs at him. He said he apologized, flipped the women off and took his dog. He wanted to report the racial slurs.


  A truck was damaged in a hit-and-run incident in the Big Sky Resort free skier parking lot. It appeared the truck had been backed into but no note was left by the offending party.


  A deputy dragged a deceased elk from Gallatin Road at 1 p.m.


  A man wearing a New Orleans Saints sweatshirt and Big Sky beanie was reportedly trespassing at a Big Sky Resort property at 2:30 p.m.


  Medical responders were unable to resuscitate a man who collapsed while cross-country skiing alone on the Big Sky Resort golf course at around 3:20 p.m.


  Big Sky Fire Department responded to a possible chimney fire on Beaver Creek Road just before 6 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find embers coming out of the chimney but no fire and no damage.


January 15, 2018


  Just after midnight a deputy closed the door of an open storage unit that had construction equipment and tools inside, as no one was around. 


  A semi with a 38,000-pound load slid completely off of Gallatin Road five miles north of Big Sky at around 9 a.m. 


  A caller reported seeing the driver of a Lincoln SUV run a hazmat tanker off of Gallatin Road while making a bad pass at around 1:30 p.m. The driver of the offending vehicle was located and he admitted he misjudged the room needed to make the pass, and that he would never do that again as it “scared the hell out of him.” He was cited $625 for careless driving.


  A Hyundai Santa Fe was seen passing four to five vehicles at once and passing on double lanes and curves on Gallatin Road near the Green Bridge just before 4 p.m. One vehicle had to swerve and almost went into the ditch to avoid an accident. 


January 16, 2018


  During a traffic stop at 12:20 a.m., a driver whose vehicle had no license plate light told the deputy that she was harassing him and causing a disturbance in his family neighborhood. The man was given a verbal warning and told to have a good evening. 


  After “having relations” for several weeks with a female coworker, a man decided she was too “clingy” and when he asked her to leave him alone at a bar at 1:30 a.m. she became combative, reportedly kicking at and punching him before she left the bar. The man called 911 as he was worried she was going to his apartment. A deputy checked and his residence was clear, but her vehicle was parked nearby.


  A deputy gave a driver who was scared of road conditions driving tips and a warning for obstructing traffic on Lone Mountain Trail just before 9 a.m.


  At 9:45 p.m. a deputy was flagged down by a man on Rainbow Trout Run who said he was told by a few people that he could have open containers of alcohol in public and in a vehicle and that he could drink and drive in Montana. The deputy educated the man on Montana alcohol laws and assured him he would be caught if he was drinking and driving.


January 17, 2018


  A deputy removed a deceased deer from the southbound lane of Gallatin Road at around 8 a.m.


  The driver of a heating and plumbing vehicle was reported to be intoxicated at 8:20 a.m. A deputy checked on the man and he was not impaired.


  A snowplow driver was stopped and warned for not pulling to the right while travelling up Lone Mountain Trail just before 9 a.m.


  A visitor to Big Sky reported that her ID and $600 were taken from her purse.


  A woman and her passenger were transported to the Big Sky Medical Center after crashing into Duck Creek with a snowmobile. They were wet and cold.


  A man denied sending messages to his ex-girlfriend from his social media account, stating the account had been hacked. He was advised that if the messages continued a thorough investigation would be conducted.


  A possibly intoxicated man knocked on the door of a Brook Trout Place residence at 10:30 p.m. asking for directions to Town Center. The occupant thought the behavior was suspicious. 


January 18, 2018


  Two men were reportedly harassing another man at a local bar, making him feel uncomfortable at around 1 a.m. The man reported that he was also being harassed on Facebook.


  A caller reported that a hotel is denying that they double-charged him for his Jan. 11 stay.


  A caller requested to speak with a deputy regarding charges being made against a subject who had “choked him out” on Dec. 28.


  A deputy spoke with the Big Sky Owners Association board about their plan to address growing traffic complaints and concerns on Little Coyote Road.


  After driving over a screw on Rainbow Trout Run, a man requested that deputies ask construction workers in the area to clean up their debris. A deputy did just that.

Naked and unafraid

A silver Pontiac was seen driving erratically on Gallatin Road at 8:45 a.m. Before a deputy could locate the vehicle, another call was received just after 9:20 a.m. stating the vehicle was in the ditch and the driver was in the middle of Gallatin Road, naked. Witnesses had gotten the man out of the road and pinned him to the ground for his own safety as he had almost been hit by multiple vehicles. He showed heavy signs of drug use and was quickly transported to the hospital.

There are many like them, but this pair is mine 

A man who had stayed at his friend’s house in September 2017 accidentally left behind his Rocky S2V military boots. The friend was supposed to ship the boots to him, but they never did so he reached out to deputies. A deputy contacted the friend and asked him to kindly return the boots in order to avoid a theft incident.



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