A Big Chief Trail caller, who was locking his doors as he called to report a criminal trespass, told authorities he’d heard a man, thought to be intoxicated, walking around in his backyard at around 6 a.m. stating “I’m going to die.” The caller stayed on the line as the unknown man was moaning and swearing and turned on the home’s hose.
Alcohol was involved in an incident, in which a man was reportedly screaming, breaking things and threatening lives at a Pheasant Tail Lane residence at around 9:45 p.m. A deputy learned that a roommate had challenged another roommate to a fight.
At around 11 p.m. a caller reported that they had followed what they suspected to be a drunk driver. The driver and reporting party pulled over on Gallatin Road, and two female passengers got out of the vehicle in question, reportedly assaulting the caller.
A landlord has reportedly been threatening his tenant, saying things like “the last time I got this mad, I hurt the guy,” that “he knows how to take care of people,” and that “he knows how to burn someone’s house down and make it look like an accident.” The tenant wanted these interactions on record.
A woman reported her young daughter needed to use the bathroom while they were passing the Spanish Creek area of Highway 191. So she pulled into a nearby driveway. A man came out of the house and was very upset because she was in his driveway.
A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Highway 191 near mile marker 35.5 at 3 p.m. It was discovered that Covered Wagon Ranch employees were pulling a horse trailer with eight horses inside when their truck engine began smoking and caught fire.
A Gallatin Road resident reported that someone had dumped a pile of tires near their driveway. It was determined that a utility company was doing work in the area and had placed them there because they use tires when they drive heavy equipment across paved driveways in order to not damage the driveway with metal tracks.
While responding to a burglar alarm at a Bobtail Horse home, a deputy found all doors locked. However, there was a garage door opener on the front porch, so the deputy tested it and found that it did open the garage, allowing unrestricted access to the home.
Just after midnight a caller contacted the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office regarding someone in the community with methamphetamine. The information was passed on to the Missouri River Drug Task Force.
August 21, 2018
A man fishing near the Ousel Falls waterfall at 11:30 a.m. called deputies and reported another man had approached him and threw a stick into his fishing hole. The caller said the man then “swung on him,” grazing his ear before pulling out bear spray and pointing it at the caller, stating that he hikes there every day.