Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter: Get off my porch!

Get off my porch! 

A caller in Gallatin Gateway said he “chased someone off his porch.” A deputy asked the caller what the person wanted and he said his “pot stash” before telling the deputy to “peace out” and hanging up.

February 2, 2018

A Volkswagen was seen driving recklessly in the Gallatin Canyon at 3:20 a.m., traveling at a slow speed with break-lights tapping on and off and almost hitting the guardrail.

A chimney fire was reported on Mountain Loop Road at 1:30 p.m.

 A caller reported their ex-caretaker has been harassing their new caretaker, threatening to damage their property.

A dog at the Hill Condos was barking for four hours.


February 3, 2018

People were heard fighting on and off for several hours at a Town Center Avenue residence just after midnight. A deputy responded but no one would answer the door.

A driver was warned for parking in a handicap parking space without a permit on Town Center Avenue at 10:30 a.m. They were also asked to move.

A 21-year-old woman injured her knee at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club at around noon.

Big Sky Resort security notified a deputy that a man was seen walking in the free skier parking lot looking into car windows for a long time. The deputy located the man at 1:30 p.m. and he said he was “just getting fresh air.” It was determined the man did not commit a crime and he was told to have a good day.

A stroller containing a four-month-old child was knocked over by a man driving a pickup truck on Rainbow Trout Run at around 3 p.m. The child was not injured and the incident is under investigation. 

A deputy received report of large piles of snow causing a traffic hazard on Gallatin Road just north of the Cinnamon Lodge at 5 p.m. The piles had been run over by numerous vehicles and were determined to no longer be a hazard. 

A person at a guest ranch filed a missing person report at 7:45 p.m. The reporting party, who was intoxicated, was supposed to meet a deputy at the restaurant but was not there when a deputy responded. Neither the reporting party nor the missing person were located.

February 4, 2018

A woman denied medical assistance after she reported her boyfriend hit her and she fell out of a truck traveling 40 mph through the Gallatin Canyon just after midnight. The case is under investigation.

At around noon a deputy patrolled Little Coyote Road looking for speeders. He found and warned one at 12:30 p.m.

A man who had turned in money he had found about a month ago called the Big Sky Sheriff’s office wondering if the money had been claimed, and if not, would he be able to claim it? He was told he would have to speak to the deputy he had turned the money in to the following day.

Big Sky Fire Department and a deputy responded to a fire alarm at a Peaks View Drive residence at 9:45 p.m. The couple in the home said they were cooking and “it got a little smoky in the house.”

A deputy took a report of a driver that almost hit another driver before sliding off of Highway 191 and getting stuck in a snowbank at 10:30 p.m. A deputy located the driver, who had a warrant out for their arrest, and arrested them for driving under the influence, and driving with a suspended license. They were also cited for driving with a license plate assigned to another vehicle, not having liability insurance and careless driving.

February 5, 2018

An intoxicated man was found unresponsive in a public restroom in the Town Center at around 4 a.m. Emergency medical services made contact with the man, who was OK, just intoxicated and missing his shoes. A deputy assisted the man to his home and found one of his shoes along the way.

No one was injured in a two vehicle crash on Lone Mountain Trail near Ace Hardware at 2 p.m.

After seeing a woman driving slowly and swerving on Gallatin Road a man stopped to check on her when she pulled off of the roadway around 2:30 p.m. The man said the woman started yelling at him when he approached so he left. She then followed him to a local business and “verbally attacked” him, stating that he was stalking her. The two agreed to avoid each other in the future.

A nine-year-old boy hit his head on a chair at Moonlight Basin at around 7:30 p.m. He did not need a ride to the hospital. 

A man whose Glock pistol was reported stolen in November contacted deputies at 9 p.m. stating that he found the gun in a hidden suitcase pocket while packing. He apologized and offered his appreciation to the deputy that took the original report.

February 6, 2018

Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Deputies found evidence that a subject had trespassed on the property but no evidence of a burglary. Deputies attempted to contact the suspect but were unsuccessful. The reporting party allegedly fired two shots in the air when they saw two people trying to break into a cabin. 

A male wanted to inform deputies he was picking up his children in case his mother in law caused him harm. 

February 7, 2018

Someone called from an address in near Town Center that his daughter was possibly using Xanax and requesting a welfare check. Reporting party advised that his daughter’s phone is no longer active and he has no idea where she may be, but they thought she was possibly headed to the Seattle area. An alert was sent out for Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington for the subject and her vehicle requesting law enforcement check on her welfare. 

A deputy was approached outside the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Big Sky office by a woman who wanted to notify the deputy of a person who she thinks is homeless. The woman told the deputy the person’s name and that she drives a Jeep. The woman told the deputy that she was asked by this person if they could detail her car. 

Deputy assisted Big Sky Ski Patrol in locating three skiers who had missed their intended run and ended up lost outside of resort boundaries. The skiers were able to get a phone call out to a friend who then called for help. Based on the description of the area the skiers thought they were, and Moonlight security’s and ski patrol’s knowledge of the area, the skiers were located a short time later and assisted back to the main road where their friend took them home. 

February 8, 2018

5’10”. Bro hair. Goatee. That’s the description of someone reportedly seen urinating behind a Big Sky bar. The man was located and given a warning for disorderly conduct. 

February 9, 2018

A 40-something female was reportedly hitting guests at Big Sky Resort. She was screaming at everyone, saying she lost her wallet and Adderall. 

February 10, 2018

A deputy responded to a reported traffic hazard on Ousel Falls Road around 11:30 p.m. and made contact with a suspect vehicle. The driver told the deputy he was driving slowly because he was afraid of the ice.

A caller reported people circling up for a fight on Big Pine Dr. in Westfork Meadows, but when a deputy responded around 9:17 p.m. there was no fight circle and no one in the Blue Moon Bakery had seen anything. 

February 11, 2018

A deputy and EMS were dispatched for a 70-year-old male who fainted. Prior to their arrival on scene at Little Coyote Road, the individual advised the reporting party that he did not want a response from EMS and would go to the hospital on his own if needed. 

Deputies got a call from a woman stating that her boyfriend found her stolen SUV on the side of the road. The boyfriend used a spare key and drove the vehicle home. The woman did not wish for deputies to look for evidence inside the vehicle or respond to the house.

February 12, 2018

Someone on Swift Bear Road had his credit card number stolen and it was used numerous times. He contacted the credit card company and they advised the individual that was using the card had called into the company twice. The credit card holder will provide copies of the fraudulent charges and credit card number. 






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