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Law roundup: Gate closed on loose cows

| July 5, 2021 12:00 AM

Cows were allegedly all over the road on Edgewood Drive in Whitefish. A passerby told Flathead County Sheriff’s Office a gate was wide open and more cows were trying to get out. The cows eventually made it back into their field and the gate closed.

A windowless van that allegedly emanated a compost odor stopped at a location on Montana 35 in Bigfork where someone told deputies a man got out and started eating out of a garbage can. They wanted deputies to check on the man and move him along.

Someone reportedly described the man driving a vehicle that was blocking a boat ramp they wanted to use as a “jerk” because the other alternative to getting their boats out was driving up the bank. The vehicle was moved.

Someone was reportedly salty about parking issues around a boat ramp on Bitterview Court in Marion and they wanted all the drivers to get ticketed because traffic couldn’t come or go and they were afraid someone would get hurt.

A woman on First Street in Martin City claimed she owned property that someone kept digging into despite being asked to stop. She said it was causing structural damage. Deputies advised her the issue was a civil one over property ownership and boundaries. All “dirt work” was stopped until the property could be surveyed.

A woman called 911 to report seeing smoke about the size of a campfire on Rogers Lake Road in Kila and was concerned the three teens who started it would leave it unattended.

A woman on Harmony Road in Kalispell called 911 but hung up. Dispatchers called her back and she said a dog came into her yard and was attacking her dog. The alleged attacker was impounded.

A filly made an escape on Caroline Road in Kalispell but was found.

Someone reportedly saw a man standing and swinging around a pipe or bat on Whitefish Stage Road in Kalispell.

A woman calling from Reeds Lane in Columbia Falls reportedly rented a trailer to a relative who wouldn’t leave after the lease ended. She was advised this was a civil issue and to seek out the eviction process if needed.

Someone on U.S. 2 in Kalispell had questions about repossessing equipment from a customer who allegedly had not made payments.