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Best of the Blotter: A party, but not at the Moon Tower

A party, but not at the Moon Tower

A group of six to seven people were seen blaring music from a car and setting off fireworks in a parking lot on Sitting Bull Road just after 1 a.m.


January 19, 2018


A semi driver did not stop after
side-swiping a Dodge Ram in the Gallatin Canyon at 7:45 a.m. 


Multiple vehicles were involved in a non-injury crash by the bus stop on Aspen Leaf Drive at 8 a.m.


A tractor was impeding traffic on Little Coyote Road just before 10 a.m.


A woman called deputies from the Big Sky Post Office wondering how to obtain a police report.


A caller had questions about a denied temporary order of protection regarding a man who constantly emails her and makes her feel unsafe.


A business owner reportedly did not pay someone he owed. The person seeking payment was told it was a civil issue and was given information on how to proceed.


A shuttle bus was involved in a non-injury accident on Lone Mountain Trail at 3 p.m.


A coyote was still alive after being hit by a vehicle on Gallatin Road at 3:45 p.m.


Someone cooking popcorn set off the fire alarm at the Big Sky Medical Center at 6:15 p.m.


January 20, 2018


A man who locked himself out of his vehicle was advised he needed to call a locksmith.


A caller was concerned a man on a bike was either intoxicated or had hit his head since he was “acting so out of it” at around 11:15 a.m. on Town Center sidewalks. A deputy contacted the man, who was in fact drunk. He was with a friend who was taking care of him. They said they were trying to get to Ousel and Spur.


People were reportedly dealing drugs at the Snowbar.


A deputy assisted a woman in locating her brother who she thought may have gotten stuck while snowmobiling on Buck Ridge.


January 21, 2018


Upon investigating an SUV that was parked and partially sticking out onto Gallatin Road at 7:40 a.m., a deputy discovered an unconscious man in the driver’s seat. He was arrested for driving under the influence and held on a $685 bail.


A woman made it home but was unable to drive after injuring her knee while skiing and requested a ride to the hospital just before 11 a.m.


A man’s cellphone was broken during an intoxicated altercation the previous evening. The man’s roommate was cited for breaking the phone.


Five miles south of Big Sky a transit van collided with an elk at around 7 p.m.


A “wasted” man was seen driving to the Exxon from Big Sky Resort at around 8 p.m. He went inside the gas station but left, headed toward West Yellowstone.


January 22, 2018


A deputy worked with the state crime lab to update equipment.


A female snowboarder fell at Big Sky Resort at 1:45 p.m., hurting her ribcage. Eight other snowboarders were on the scene.


A 27-year-old man suffered from an anterior shoulder dislocation after falling while skiing at Big Sky Resort at 3:30 p.m. and needed to go to the emergency room in Bozeman.


January 23, 2018


Just after midnight it was reported that a woman “walked out” on her boyfriend, then returned and “ransacked” their residence, stealing two guns. 


At 7:45 a.m. a deputy put down an injured deer that had been hit by a vehicle and could not use its back legs.


A husband reported that his wife entered their home and took items.


A citation for trespassing was issued on Moose Ridge Road just before 11 a.m.


No one was injured when a Toyota Tundra and a Toyota 4Runner collided near Ousel Falls Road at 4 p.m.


A driver crashed into a parked vehicle on Ringneck Road at around 5 p.m. 


A driver was stopped and warned on Little Coyote Road at 7:30 p.m. for not having a license plate light and for his registration being obstructed.


A sedan was reportedly passing on double yellow lines and swerving off of Gallatin Road at 7:45 p.m. before heading up Lone Mountain Trail. A deputy located the driver and cited them for careless driving.


An SUV was seen suspiciously driving up and down Black Wolf Ridge at 9:30 p.m. A resident of the private roadway attempted to stop the vehicle to ask the driver what they were doing, but the vehicle did not stop and headed toward the Ramshorn subdivision. A deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.


Just after 11:30 p.m. a deputy checked on a woman who had been sitting in her vehicle parked in a no parking zone on Juniper Berry Drive for some time. She was talking on her phone and agreed to move to a better parking spot.


January 24, 2018


A deputy interviewed a suspect involved in a disorderly conduct complaint. The subject was cited for the offense.


A large group of bighorn sheep was standing in the middle of Gallatin Road, obstructing the flow of traffic at 1:20 p.m. A semi driver blew his air horn and scared them away.


A deputy assisted Montana Highway Patrol in moving a deceased coyote from Gallatin Road at 6:45 p.m.


A caller reported seeing a person inside a running vehicle parked on Ousel Falls Road at 8:20 p.m. The reporting party said they stopped and yelled at the unconscious person but nothing happened. A deputy attempted but could not find the vehicle.


January 25, 2018


A driver on Lone Mountain Trail was stopped and verbally warned for having a missing taillight and a blue light around his license plate at 12:20 a.m. 


A man wanted to know if his ex-wife still had a protection order against him. She did.


A non-aggressive border collie was on the lam on Lone Mountain Ranch Road at 1 p.m.


Ski patrol was unable to resuscitate a man who hit a tree while skiing at Moonlight Basin.  


A woman called 911 at 8 p.m. to report her ex-husband, who was out of state, was sending her threatening messages.


A Toyota RAV4 was reportedly traveling 80 mph, passing on curves and skidding into oncoming traffic just before midnight in the Gallatin Canyon.



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