Sunday, February 28, 2021

Law roundup: Man threatens to take ‘little punk down’

| February 18, 2021 12:00 AM

A man alleged two other men sitting in a vehicle with the hood up were taunting him and trying to get him to fight, saying, “this little punk needs to go down.” He told the Kalispell Police Department they were littering and that one of the men had bloody knuckles from taking a swing at him, but hit the wall instead. There was a lot of yelling and foul language reported. Parties were counseled and separated.

Someone calling from Yellowstone Street allegedly saw four to five light beams going up in the sky, coming from “the mountain range near Evergreen,” and two to three lights near Foy's Lake.

A photographer advised the police they would be “throwing sparks” in a field behind a U.S. 93 South business in case they got any calls.

A convenience store employee alleged there was a squatter in the bathroom and wanted him moved along.

Someone reportedly received a text message with a picture of “an obvious dead body,” but didn’t recognize the phone number.

Officers took a man to the hospital to have his blood drawn after he was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked in the fire lane by a grocery door; there also was an open beer can in the cupholder.

Someone allegedly saw a 5- or 6-year-old boy get knocked down after being hit by a gray dually truck but said the boy got up and continued walking with a girl about his age.

A man reportedly locked himself out of his vehicle, which was running and contained his dog. He called the police saying he might need someone to break a window and that he had insurance but didn’t know the number. He was advised to contact a locksmith or tow company because they could not unlock vehicles unless it was an absolute emergency. When asked if he could contact a tow company himself since he had insurance, he got upset and hung up.

A threatening message allegedly was sent over social media by someone saying they were going to murder their wife and move to Kalispell to beat up someone.

A woman was spotted at a store piling items in her purse and left in a black vehicle.

A man called the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office from Plentywood Drive because his “lady friend” allegedly “ran his pickup out of gas,” and was sitting in her vehicle, which he also thought had run out of gas, refusing to give him the truck keys back. He told deputies he just wanted his keys back so he didn’t have to get a new one made. He might have changed his mind, however, when deputies advised him of his warrants.

A woman calling from Glades Drive in Whitefish reportedly saw a flare gun shot off southeast of the lake.

A northbound stop sign on Farm to Market Road was reportedly askew when someone said it was upright but “leaning hard.” A message was left for the county road department.

A Nicholson Drive resident was concerned there might be something wrong at a house across the street when they didn’t see any heat or smoke coming out of the chimney and hadn’t seen a man, who usually walked to the store, in three days. Everyone living in the house turned out to be OK.

A man was taken to a motel after someone asked deputies to check on his welfare when they saw him standing on a bridge rubbing his feet.