Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Couple may need counselor, not officers

| January 7, 2021 12:00 AM

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a verbal disturbance on North Fork Road in Columbia Falls. Someone involved in the incident was of the opinion the couple needed a marriage counselor, not law enforcement.

Meanwhile, on U.S. 2 in Kalispell, someone heard pounding noises, screaming and things being thrown coming from the neighbor’s house. A woman then allegedly chased a man outside and told him he could sleep outside for all she cared. He may have been locked out when he started pounding on the windows.

Several neighbors on U.S. 2 in Columbia Falls banded together to help a dog on the ice get back to shore.

A resident on Helena Flats Road claimed a “random couple” left a “random car” in her driveway and left. The vehicle reportedly ran out of gas and was parked on the side of the road.

Someone purportedly threw a really large snowball off a Kalispell overpass, which hit a vehicle.

Two calls came in from Montana 83 in Bigfork where people raised concerns about a man and a young child seen walking on the side of the street. One caller thought it was odd because there weren’t houses nearby. A second caller allegedly asked if they needed help and the man said he brought the little girl out to play, which they thought was suspicious since there was no playground nearby. Deputies were unable to locate the pair.

A woman on Angel Point Road in Lakeside reportedly had questions about how to kick people off her property who threatened to burn down her house.

Someone was concerned a man seen stumbling on U.S. 93 in Kalispell was going to stumble right into traffic. He was given a ride home.

A diaper-clad 2-year-old was found running around a trailer park on Conrad Drive. The child had a cellphone on him, but there weren’t any numbers in it. The child’s mother reportedly said he ran out of the house after unlocking the doors.

Dispatchers called back a phone number associated with an abandoned call and a woman picked up, saying she saw a 3-year-old running up Halfmoon Road in Columbia Falls, but then his mother picked him up and returned him to the yard to play.

A vehicle on U.S. 93 in Kalispell almost went into oncoming traffic and began swerving all over the road.

Dispatchers answered a 911 call and heard what sounded like a man clearing his throat before the line disconnected.

At least a couple of calls came in about a white truck with a left tail light out that was seen driving slowly, swerving all over the road and crossing the centerline in Kalispell.

A Hungry Horse campground owner reportedly saw several deputies driving around the property multiple times and wanted to know what was going on.

A red pickup was seen swearing into oncoming traffic on U.S. 2 East in Kalispell.