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Law roundup: Smelly dog should be easy to sniff out

| April 27, 2021 12:00 AM

A woman told the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office she lost her German shepherd. She said the missing dog “stinks really bad” because of a recent encounter with a skunk.

Another dog — described as “huge” — got a branch stuck in its collar and nearly ran into traffic on U.S. 2.

A Martin City resident noticed her neighbor had three cameras pointed at her house. She told the Sheriff’s Office she thought this was an “invasion.”

Someone apparently donated two Tasers to a Kalispell organization. Law enforcement collected the weapons.

Someone allegedly tried to open four credit cards and buy a car with another person’s California mailing address.

A driver ran out of gas on U.S. 2.

Someone who parked in front of a fire hydrant allegedly had “permission from the fire chief” to park there.

A railroad employee complained about a vehicle that he said wasn’t supposed to be at the property. The Sheriff’s Office apparently told him the vehicle wasn’t a top priority at the time of the call, and the caller said he was leaving the country “for a period of time.” He was told the FCSO would respond to the vehicle if it continued to be an issue.

A Bigfork man said a green laser was being shined across a lake, right into his eyes. He said he wasn’t sure “if that [was] something to be worried about.” The caller was allegedly “adamant” that the laser came from a specific address, but the “elderly persons” who live there insisted they weren’t to blame.

A grandmother and her grandsons were reported for breaking into a storage unit that the woman said was hers, but she had lost the key.