Saturday, November 28, 2020

Employee tries to chase down dine-and-dash customers

| November 8, 2020 12:00 AM

A worker at a buffet in Kalispell chased two dine-and-dashers after they skipped out on the bill. She didn’t corral them, but had their descriptions, according to the Kalispell Police Department.

A parent called to report her 17-year-old son had some items stolen from his unlocked vehicle.

A man reported a call from someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. He said he gave the caller his personal information, including bank information and his SS number. He said nothing happened yet, but he was instructed how to protect himself in the future.

A store employee reported a man who refused to wear a mask. Other employees tried to get the man to leave. He eventually donned a mask and everyone was OK.

A woman’s 79-year-old mother gave money to a scammer.

Someone reported a bobcat had killed a neighbor’s chicken and was now in a tree near the alley. The caller was upset and wanted someone to respond. Fish and game officers were made aware of the predicament.

Another caller reported suspicious people walking near a thrift store and he thought they were sorting through stolen items. Then they disappeared.

The victim of an assault called when the suspect was released from the county jail. She requested police patrols in her neighborhood.

A homeless person with stuff strewn all over was cause for alarm. When the caller asked the person to move along, he became belligerent and cursed.

A skittish husky named “Mindy” had disappeared but she was quickly reunited with her owner.

A counterfeit $100 bill was passed by a man in his late 20s. It was retrieved for destruction.