Best of the Blotter
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A power company employee servicing a utility line at a Gallatin Road home around midnight reported the homeowner yelled at him, telling him to leave, before firing his gun. A deputy determined the owner did not know the man was a power company employee and thought someone was trying to steal his property. He had fired the gun away from the worker, but was advised not to quickly jump to conclusions.
February 20, 2018
A deputy checked on two buses stopped on the side of Lone Mountain Trail at 9:40 a.m. One bus had a frozen fuel line so another arrived to transfer passengers.
A deputy removed several bighorn sheep from Gallatin Road at 3:45 p.m. because they were backing up traffic and almost causing accidents.
A realtor showing clients a property was asked to move her vehicle, which was parked in the intersection of Half Moon Court and Little Coyote Road at 5:25 p.m.
A deputy was unable to locate a man in all black seen staggering down a road in the Meadow Village just before 10 p.m. The reporting party alerted deputies because they were concerned about the cold.
A deputy stopped a motorist driving around Big Sky Resort just before midnight. The family complained the signs were not helpful and asked for assistance in finding their hotel. They were directed to where they needed to be.
February 21, 2018
An oral surgeon attending a conference at Big Sky Resort reported someone stole her bright pink ski jacket from a bar. She called 911 at 1:20 a.m. to report the theft, stating she did not know who took the jacket but thought it was taken as a ploy to lure into a room and humiliate her.
A couple found an unattended black dog at the Hungry Moose and took the animal to the Big Sky Sheriffâ€™s Office at 10 a.m. The couple said they would take the dog to the vet and help in contacting the owner.
A woman lost her purse containing her passport, ID and $10 somewhere in the area of the Conoco and a bus stop.
A man with a warrant was identified by a deputy as they drove past each other at around 1 p.m. The man was pulled over, the warrant was confirmed, and he was arrested.
An ice jam reportedly broke loose near Red Cliff just before 4 p.m. A deputy responded to the area, but did not find any flooding.
After accidentally flashing her headlights at another driver, a woman reported the driver slammed on the brakes and almost made her veer into oncoming traffic at 7:50 p.m. on Gallatin Road.
February 22, 2018
A driver was cited for parking in front of a fire hydrant on Town Center Avenue at 8:45 a.m.
Someone broke into a Golden Eagle room through the window and stole several items.
A woman turned her husband in to deputies after learning he was not meeting with his probation officer and had a warrant out for his arrest. During booking it was discovered the man was in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and was charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs.
A deputy spoke with a local homeowner association employee regarding an abandoned vehicle at the Community Park. The man was told the park would be able to tow the vehicle since it is on private property.
A woman reported her friend did not return the right snow pants to her after taking them without permission
February 23, 2018
A man parked facing the wrong direction on Town Center Avenue told a deputy he was from Australia and was trying to get used to driving on the right side of the road. The man was warned.
A broken down semi was blocking traffic on Gallatin Road near the Lava Lake trailhead at 10:25 a.m.
A 45-year-old man collapsed after having a ski accident at a private club at around 1:30 p.m.
A deputy picked up a passport left at Big Sky Western Bank.
February 24, 2018
A deputy assisted two men who were splitting up their business with a dispute over a vehicle. After both parties agreed the dispute was a civil issue, it was reported that one of the men stole a wallet. The incident is under investigation.
A caller reported a woman was in the laundry room of the Huntley Lodge at around 2:30 p.m. A deputy responded and contacted the woman, who said she was having a panic attack. She was warned.
Just after 4 p.m., a man called deputies to report he wanted to turn in a found wallet.
A man had questions about parking in Big Sky.
A lost wallet was returned to a citizen just before 7 p.m.
A transient man with a possible hip injury was transported from West Yellowstone to the Big Sky Medical Center at 7 p.m.
At 8 p.m., a deputy assisted emergency room staff with a disorderly man. The man had been found along a roadside with a significant leg injury and had been transported to the facility for treatment.
February 25, 2018
A deputy stopped to check on several vehicles parked with occupants watching a moose on Lone Mountain Trail just before 6 p.m. The deputy slowed down traffic since the moose and its watchers were creating a hazard.
An eighth-grader who was separated and left behind by his group at Big Sky Resort was taken home by a Big Sky resident, who contacted deputies and fed the boy. The boy was driven home by a deputy and released to his mother.