Good morning! A new police blotter, -14 F driving to work and a Peacock.
6:24 a.m. A Kalispell resident reported that a raccoon with its foot stuck in a trap keeps walking onto their property. The reporting party wanted to get some help for the animal.
7:33 a.m. A car was stuck in the snow.
9:05 a.m. A baby called 911.
10:16 a.m. A man was pretty upset that he drove his car into a snow bank.
10:26 a.m. An automobile got stuck on the train tracks in Kalispell. Thankfully, there were no trains in the area.
11:33 a.m. A Kalispell man had some complaints about a county plow truck driver.
11:52 a.m. A gun was stolen in Whitefish.
12:42 p.m. A Kalispell resident called 911 because their neighbor’s dog keeps pooping in his yard.
1:54 p.m. A game warden was called out to shoot a deer that had been injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, the deer was just mobile enough to run away every time the warden approached. Because the warden couldn’t get close enough for a safe shot, he decided to “let nature take its course.”
2:58 p.m. A skier pocket-dialed 911.
4:30 p.m. A Kalispell man locked his keys in his truck.
4:36 p.m. Someone accidentally called 911 with their new Apple Watch.
5:17 p.m. Another deer was struck by a car.
5:20 p.m. Someone reported that two people lit a tree on fire north of Columbia Falls along the North Fork Road. A deputy happened to be in the area and went to inspect. The deputy talked to the people who allegedly lit the tree on fire. They said the tree was dead and that they did it to reduce the fire danger later in the year.
5:58 p.m. A Bigfork man said he found some of his stolen tools on Facebook.
6:45 p.m. A Columbia Falls man called 911 to report a drunk driver. Upon further investigation, the drunk driver was his girlfriend.
9:16 p.m. Multiple vehicles got stuck in a snowdrift on Wishart Road in Columbia Falls. Officials said they were aware of the threat to public safety that the road posed and that county plow truck drivers would take care of it when they got to work the next day.
9:29 p.m. A television reporter called the cops to see what was going on.
9:42 p.m. A Bigfork man called 911 because his lights were on and he didn’t have the strength to get out of bed and turn them off. He wanted to know if there was a deputy in the neighborhood that could take care of that for him.
1:15 a.m. A drunk driver in Kalispell spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out how to get gasoline from the pump to their car.
7:40 a.m. A man who was arrested the night before forgot some items in the jail.
9:42 a.m. A Kalispell man reported that his gun and his Xbox were stolen.
10:49 a.m. A Kalispell man called 911 to ask if the road department could throw a little bit more sand down on the streets.
1:48 p.m. A Lakeside resident called to report some threats on Facebook.
2:46 p.m. A Bigfork man was considering buying a house but wanted to know how many meth labs had been run out of it in the past. According to law enforcement, there had only been one and it was in the garage.
4:09 p.m. A dog named “Lucky” got lucky when he jumped a fence and got a taste of freedom.
5:22 p.m. A Columbia Falls man had some complaints about his neighbors
10:02 p.m. A local resident called 911 when they meant to call Germany.
11:42 p.m. Someone from out of town called local authorities to say he knew the whereabouts of a man with multiple warrants out of “Whitefish County.” Apparently, the man didn’t know the name of the county he was calling.