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Man believes ex is behind surveillance plot

| September 16, 2020 12:00 AM

A man calling from U.S. 2 in Kalispell allegedly wanted to speak to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office about “unauthorized surveillance at his location,” and possibly thought his ex was behind it. He reportedly thought there were cameras in his apartment and told officers a man in a white van showed up and went into the cellar. Deputies advised the man the van was a plumbing company, but he disagreed, claiming he had a “surveillance tracker that beeps inside his house indicating illegal surveillance,” although he hadn’t actually found anything yet. He also alleged his neighbors were related to his ex and were also involved in surveillance activity.

A man calling on U.S. 2 in Columbia Falls was purportedly lying in bed when a woman came in, yelled at him and threw two milk jugs at him, so he threw them back and left. He told officers she locked him out; alcohol wasn’t involved, but said the woman does use methamphetamine.

A man seen carrying a large stick, or a 2-by-4, and a gas can was reportedly hanging out by dumpsters and hiding in bushes on U.S. 2 in Kalispell.

A Berne Road resident in Columbia Falls believed someone was trying to break in when they heard a man’s voice on a security camera stating something about getting into the house and saw flashlights.

A woman on Many Lakes Drive wanted to show officers video footage of a man who allegedly showed up on her porch during the night and said he looked lost, but was acting suspiciously.

A Lake Blaine Road resident reportedly wanted deputies to set a “speed trap” in his neighborhood because there was an ongoing issue with people speeding 40 mph in a 25-mph zone.

Someone on U.S. 2 in Kalispell requested deputies check on a crying woman after they allegedly heard a man throwing her in addition to fighting and banging noises. There was reportedly no disturbance, the woman was having an anxiety attack and declined medical attention.

Someone calling from Woodland Park Drive in Kalispell claimed a “young male” in blue shorts was in a sandbox, throwing sand on himself and throwing a knife at the side of the sandbox when a woman walked over to him. There were no other children around, the caller “just thought it was odd.”

Deputies pursued a man allegedly driving a stolen ATV, who fled into the woods north of Birch Grove and Helena Flats Road. The ATV was found upside down and was taken to Kalispell Police Department’s secured storage facility.

Montana Highway Patrol officers in Kalispell assisted with a vehicle pursuit that started in Missoula and concluded at mile marker 62 on U.S. 93 when the vehicle possibly hit spike strips.