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Law roundup: Neighbor knows what dog’s been doing since last summer

by Daily Inter Lake
| April 21, 2021 12:00 AM

A dog on Haywire Gulch might want to be considered for the longest bark on record when someone claimed it had been barking “since the beginning of last summer,” specifically most days from midnight to 6 a.m.

Bigfork Fire Department and Flathead County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire on Tanager Way in Bigfork on Saturday where smoke and flames were seen coming from a small barn. No animals were in the barn at the time.

Someone on Trap Road in Columbia Falls reportedly found a bag full of mail containing cards with different addresses. They were advised to turn it over to the nearest post office.

A woman was allegedly seen standing in the middle of the road holding a backpack and swinging her arms on Reserve Drive in Kalispell. A later call came in, possibly about the same woman, who was spotted throwing her arms in the air and walking in the middle of Helena Flats Road. She then got into a black pickup.

Someone driving on Roberts Road in Columbia Falls was reportedly being followed by a vehicle that didn’t have its lights on so they drove to the police station and it turned away.

Someone claiming to be the president of a homeowner’s association on Farm to Market Court in Whitefish advised deputies a two-sided speed limit sign had been taken.

Someone allegedly found graffiti on an Idaho Street building in Kalispell.

People on Eighth Avenue, Third Avenue, Shady Lane and Pleasant Lane called in to report hearing multiple gunshots.

A man was purportedly setting fires along a highway and a passerby told deputies they put water on one of the fires and buried it. The person said the man didn’t seem to care that he left an active fire burning and was concerned he’d continue to light fires along the road.

Kalispell Police Department responded to a report of a man allegedly pulling a gun on someone in a parking lot and was held down by others until help arrived.

A woman’s boyfriend was allegedly throwing things and told her he would kill her. She told officers she was concerned he would destroy all of her belongings if she left the residence.

A woman purportedly believed people were in her living room and swore she heard a door open to her house, footsteps on the wood floor and two people talking. She thought they might be friends of her husband. Officers said they would do extra patrols through the area.

An older white Chevy pickup was reportedly doing burnouts and lost control of the vehicle, going into both lanes and almost hit someone before heading toward Main Street.

An intoxicated man, who was walking around with an open beer, was allegedly stopping people entering a building and walking up to vehicles pulling into the parking lot asking for a ride.

Someone was reportedly suspicious that several deer were in front of a house and wanted a deputy to contact them about it.