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Law roundup: Sheriff is not personal security escort

| July 18, 2021 12:00 AM

A woman calling from Springer Road in Columbia Falls allegedly wanted to schedule a civil standby with deputies. She was advised that the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office was not her personal security escort to get her things every time she fought with a particular person.

A truck pulled over on Three Mile Drive in Kalispell when a lot of smoke was seen coming from hay bales on the trailer it was pulling. The truck drove to a gas station where more water was put on the bales.

A Wintercrest Drive resident in Kalispell allegedly said a woman from Bozeman called and reported his pygmy goat was attacked by a dog, but the goat was fine and didn’t want law enforcement getting involved.

Someone called deputies reportedly wanting to pass along information that a man called him who had defrauded them and many others who had been looking for him for years.

A man claimed a security company hired for an event was operating without a state license and wanted to pursue criminal and civil action against them. Deputies advised him about the Department of Labor complaint process and if he obtained more information and felt a criminal complaint was necessary to call back.

A Westwood Lane resident in Kalispell had a question about people camping under a bridge, however, no one was there at the moment.

A woman calling from U.S. 2 in Essex allegedly felt sorry for a dog being “locked in a cage all day,” and thought it was stressed but that it had shade and water. A deputy explained what she described didn’t meet the standards of the state animal cruelty law.

A man reportedly sold his vehicle to a man who then got into an accident and now someone was trying to make an insurance claim against his insurance.

A man calling from U.S. 2 in Evergreen and was reportedly cursing and rambling on to dispatchers managed to say he worked for a company for a month and didn’t get his last paycheck. His questions were answered.

A man with a cart who sometimes sleeps under a bridge allegedly agreed to go pick up a bunch of trash he littered.

A woman on U.S. 2 in Columbia Falls complained about “very bad” parking at a rodeo and said she could barely get her truck and trailer through. She was told law enforcement could only check to make sure emergency vehicles could pass through. She seemed displeased with this answer and hung up.

Columbia Falls Police Department responded to a report of pigs on the loose on Railroad Street. They were returned home.

A man on a bicycle was reportedly looking through vehicles on Ninth Street.

A prescription was reported stolen from a car on Nucleus Avenue.