Sunday, February 28, 2021

Law roundup: Woman willing to give friend second chance

| February 13, 2021 12:00 AM

A Kalispell woman told the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office she was riding in a car with a man she suspected of being an alcoholic, when he drove through her yard, hit her table and threw her out of the vehicle. She said she didn’t think she needed to pursue a temporary restraining order against the man just yet.

A skier at the base of a remote chairlift said he was “lost and would like someone to come get him” around 6 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office contacted Ski Patrol to retrieve the man, but they were told patrollers had already gone home for the night. Nonetheless, Ski Patrol eventually managed to reach the lost rider.

A long-haired dog was left out in the snow behind a residence, where it allegedly barked for six hours. However, when officers investigated the situation, the dog was inside the residence and appeared healthy.

Dispatchers couldn’t quite figure out what was going on with an incomprehensible message, because apparently “most of the call didn’t make sense.” The caller allegedly “would not answer questions” and then disconnected.

A man with a suspended driver’s license who needed to get to work told the Sheriff’s Office he “just doesn’t want to go to jail.”

An animal lover thought it was too cold for horses to be outside when she saw a pair “crowded around a small tree.” She complained the horses had no shelter, but she was informed “horses are not required to have access to shelter.”

Another call concerning animals out in the cold came in regarding two small dogs in Columbia Falls. The caller admitted she didn’t know if the dogs had “food, water or shelter,” but an investigation revealed their house had a doggie door and the dogs “seem[ed] fine.”