Blotter: February 11-17, 2019

Highlights from Big Sky's calls for service
Love stinks: While responding to a disturbance on Sage Drive on Feb. 14 at 2 a.m. a deputy found a roommate having relationship problems had been yelling at people. One of the roommates helped “talk it out,” calmed the person down, and everyone was ensured to be comfortable before the deputy departed. 

February 11, 2019

Big Sky deputies assisted the Missouri River Drug Task Force with serving a search warrant at around midnight. 

A non-injury accident occurred at the Town Center traffic light at 8:30 a.m. A truck was reportedly totaled in the incident and Two Moons Road was partially blocked.

Someone dumped or sprayed a brown-colored substance on a vehicle parked in a tenant parking lot off of Town Center Drive sometime between 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. Nearby businesses’ security camera footage will be reviewed to see if the crime was caught on video.

A caller reported that someone was calling for help from a ravine below a rope tow ski lift at 10:50 a.m. The individual, who was stuck in deep snow, was assisted by Big Sky Resort ski patrol.

Last Monday a snowmobiler lost their two-piece tunnel bag along the roadway somewhere between Bozeman and West Yellowstone.

While responding to a report of a semi-slide-off on Ousel Falls Road just before 2:30 p.m., a deputy did not find a slide-off, but did see a semi being towed up Lone Mountain Trail by a large front-end loader. 

A skier not on Big Sky Resort trails fell on a camera and needed medical assistance at around 3:15 p.m.

A caller reported that a deer, which appeared to have been attacked by another animal, was suffering on an ice jam in the middle of the Gallatin River at 5:30 p.m. They wanted a deputy to respond and put the deer down. A deputy checked on the deer and forwarded the information to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

February 12, 2019

A possible structure fire on Rustic Ridge Drive at 12:40 a.m. turned out to be a smoking ceiling fan.

A report of a student who had walked away from Lone Peak High School was taken at 1:50 p.m. It was determined the student had walked home for lunch; a parent had not signed them out. The school will follow up with the parents regarding school rules. 

A caller spoke with deputies regarding a woman who was living in employee housing but was not an employee. The woman was being required to vacate the premises by 5 p.m. and the caller wanted to know what her options were if the woman did not do so.

A caller had questions for a deputy regarding suspicious activity related to the caller’s new employee.

A deputy located a vehicle that had been reported by a citizen to have been speeding and passing six vehicles in a no passing zone on Lone Mountain Trail at around 5:30 p.m. The driver had gone inside a local sporting goods store. When they came out, they spoke with the deputy, admitting they had passed three vehicles and that the lead car was going 20 mph in a 50-mph zone. They were warned for their behavior and released. 

The deer reportedly suffering on an ice jam in the Gallatin River the day prior had floated onto a caller’s property at 8:30 p.m., still alive. Fish, Wildlife and Parks was advised once more.

February 13, 2019

No one was injured when a Kia slid into a Tundra at the intersection of Mountain Loop Road and Peaks View Drive at around 8:30 a.m. but the drive train of the truck was broken.

A dog on Rose Hip Drive has reportedly been left outside, all day, and it has been barking. The reporting party stated that the owners of the animal are rarely home, and that when they checked they found the dog was confined in an area covered in feces and urine. A deputy responded to the residence and heard the dog barking inside, but no one answered the door. The resident of the condo later called deputies wondering why they had been at their home. The issue was explained; she was advised to keep the dog inside.

A man reported at 9:30 a.m. that the night prior, as he was leaving a Mountain Village bar, he was assaulted by two men and $1,000 was taken from his wallet. The case is under investigation. 

A caller reported that they’d paid $2,500 to book a Big Sky vacation rental via Craigslist, only to discover it was a scam. The case was documented.

Deputies were notified just before 3 p.m. of an intoxicated man, possibly on drugs, who was seen stumbling around near the Town Center fire pit. He was wearing a plaid shirt, a beanie, and had a goatee. 

A strange vehicle left at Canyon Auto for some time was found by a deputy to have been stolen in Carbon County. Canyon Auto told the deputy that a note had appeared at the office two weeks prior, requesting that a specific Carbon County deputy be contacted. The note was secured as evidence; it will be mailed to Carbon County.

A loud party involving four people in a condo was reported on Aurora Lights Drive at 10 p.m. A deputy responded and the people, who were talking too loudly, agreed to quiet down.

February 14, 2019

A deputy responded to a burglar alarm at a Yellowstone Club residence at around 10 a.m. The home was occupied and there was no issue. YC security was notified. 

A deputy located two vehicles that appeared to have been involved in a crash. No one was around and they were not blocking traffic. He spoke with Montana Highway Patrol who advised that the crash, which involved a DUI, had been investigated the day before.

A caller notified deputies of a wandering Australian shepherd or border collie at 3 p.m. They were concerned the dog was lost. 

February 15, 2019

Spanish Peaks Club residents accidentally broke a plate at their home, setting off a burglar alarm at around 9 a.m. Club security responded.

A cash box containing nearly $1,000 went missing from an employee housing residence where 98 employees reside. There are no leads as the surveillance camera was not facing the locked closet where the box was kept.

A deputy met with the husband of a theft victim, giving him a recovered bicycle. 

While driving down Spruce Cone Drive at just before 7 p.m. a deputy saw flames coming from the top of a condo chimney. He notified the residents and called the fire department; firefighters were able to put out the fire before any structural damage was caused. 

A driver who was called into the sheriff’s office as being intoxicated at 8:40 p.m. was stopped by a deputy. They were not intoxicated, just driving poorly in wintery conditions. 

February 16, 2019

A Yukon Denali sustained significant damage after hitting an elk south of Big Sky at around 1 a.m. No one in the vehicle was injured.

A Firelight Meadows resident who sounded intoxicated called emergency services several times in regards to his girlfriend who has been stealing things from his room.

A number of drivers were warned for parking and moving violations throughout the day.

A woman reported her roommate broke her door lock. A deputy helped her unlock the door; it is unknown if the door was tampered with.

Tenants of a Two Moons Road home reported that a man came to the residence claiming to be with a rental company. The tenants spoke with the owner of the home who said there is no property manager. Extra patrols were requested.

February 17, 2019

A deputy responded to a disturbance at a Firelight Meadows residence at 4 a.m. Two roommates were arguing over the heating bill and damage that occurred to property. Both were warned for disorderly conduct and advised that finding another living arrangement would be a good idea.

At around 11 a.m. a caller contacted deputies about a woman who, while at a West Fork bar, lets her dog defecate in condo parking nearby. He asked her to pick it up and she refused.

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