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Law roundup: Stranger’s odd behavior sends up red flag

| June 5, 2021 12:00 AM

A man at a business was reported to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office for “acting strange.” He went into the store, saying someone had stolen his cellphone. The next day, he was caught siphoning gas at the same location. He was also suspected of stalking people in the Lakeside area.

A property owner on Trumble Creek Road had questions about handling a horse trailer abandoned two years earlier “when [the] horse left.”

Campers who were given permission to camp on a property south of Kalispell around December apparently overstayed their welcome. Although they were originally told they could stay for two weeks, they allegedly refused to leave when they were asked to vacate the property approximately half a year later.

Plastic chairs appeared on a bridge in Hungry Horse.

Someone reported a “plastic bag full of something” in a road. The Montana Highway Patrol responded to the report, which turned out to be a bag of trash.

A man said his power washer was stolen after he “may have left the door open.”

A business owner on U.S. 2 said his ex-employee was embezzling money.

At another business, approximately $750 worth of items were stolen while the business owner was on vacation. He suspected his roommate was the thief.

The driver of a vehicle with mismatched plates asked a homeowner if there were any houses for sale in the area, then sped away.