Police Blotter

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Hide and seek, contractor style

Sometime over the weekend someone entered the garage of a Two Moons Road home, which is under construction. Tools were taken out of the garage and then placed on the toilet lid of a portable bathroom nearby, but nothing appeared to be stolen.

January 26, 2018

A half-ton pickup with a 10-foot trailer struck a moose on Gallatin Road at around midnight. 

A man was refusing to return a company computer after being fired.

A deputy spoke with a man who had questions about how to become a deputy sheriff. He was also hoping to do a ride-along.

A deputy removed bighorn sheep from Gallatin Road at 2 p.m.

At around 4 p.m., a construction worker fell at a work site and thought he had broken a leg. His foot was pointing in the wrong direction. 

A man’s poor driving through the Gallatin Canyon prompted another motorist to contact deputies at around 11 p.m. The man was located and found to not be intoxicated.

January 27, 2018

Someone called to report that a former co-worker was sending threatening text messages to several people. Those people were contacted by a deputy and they did not wish to press charges.

A Washington man lost his wallet, possibly while skiing at Big Sky Resort.

January 28, 2018

A man was found unconscious in a public bathroom at around 10 a.m. The reporting party stated the man was not breathing and turning blue. The man came to as medical assistance arrived and he was found to have used illegal drugs, which led to the situation.

A deputy stopped an intoxicated man who was lingering outside of hotel windows just before 8 p.m. The deputy hypothesized the man was having difficulty climbing a snow bank and was likely taking the easiest route to wherever he was going. The man was guided to a nearby parking lot and aided in getting home.

A deputy performed a patrol check at the Mountain Lodge after receiving a report of disorderly conduct at around 9:30 p.m.

A driver was stopped and warned on Lone Mountain Trail at 10:45 p.m. for having non-functional taillights. He was cited for not having current registration. The last time the vehicle was registered was in 2014.

January 29, 2018

Burnt food set off a fire alarm at Big Sky Resort just before 8 a.m.

A deputy attended the Great Kindness Challenge Week kickoff at Big Sky School District.

A tire fell off a Jeep on Gallatin Road creating a traffic hazard at 8:50 a.m. The driver was gathering tools to repair and move the vehicle.

During a 911 hang up, a woman was heard saying “left, left, left, left, now your right.” She was likely teaching someone to ski. Due to poor cell service, a deputy was unable to call her back, but did text her and found there was no emergency.

A van parked at the Portal Creek pullout was marked as abandoned. 

Big Sky Fire Department and a deputy investigated a potential gas leak at a commercial building. The smell was noticeable because the tank was empty.

A caller reported that their neighbor’s dogs constantly bark and that they would like it to stop.

January 30, 2018

A deputy assisted an intoxicated man walking down Lone Mountain Trail just after midnight. He was given a ride home and warned for being an intoxicated pedestrian.

A deputy helped a semi-truck driver fix a radiator hose at 12:50 a.m.

The intoxicated driver of a Ford Ranger slid into the ditch and attempted to evade deputies at 9 p.m. but was unsuccessful.  

January 31, 2018

Someone mailed a fraudulent check to a Big Sky restaurant. It was determined that the check was stolen, manipulated and cashed at a bank in Three Forks.

A deputy spoke to a local bank regarding a forged check that was cashed there in November 2017.

A Town Center employee contacted deputies to have a crane truck that had been left on Town Center property removed. 

Silver insulation rolls were causing a traffic hazard on Gallatin Road at 10 p.m.

February 1, 2018

A woman who accidentally dialed 911 just before 1 a.m. stated that she was home alone and heating up a burrito in the microwave.

A man was arrested for driving under the influence at 1:37 a.m. on Limber Pine Place. It was a first offense DUI.

A deputy spoke with a woman who requested to go on a ride-along.

Tools were stolen from a construction trailer on Skyway Boulevard.

A deputy and Big Sky Fire helped a woman with a flat tire on Big Pine Drive at 10:20 a.m.

Large tarps from a construction site blew into the yard of a Spruce Cone Drive residence. A deputy contacted the owner of the tarps and asked them to come pick up them. They said they would.

The crane truck parked in the Town Center was still there. A deputy gave the owner of the truck the contact information for the Town Center employee who asked that it be removed.

An intoxicated man was swearing and spitting on buses and people at a Big Sky Resort bus stop at 5:20 p.m. He was located, cited and taken home.

Military tactics?

A man who wanted to file complaints with several officers also reported that groups of people in Big Sky were using “military tactics” to reconnoiter his residence and to follow him around Big Sky.


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