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Law roundup: Long and winding road leads to arrest

| March 27, 2021 12:00 AM

A young man attracted suspicion when he crossed a street in a “zig-zag” pattern. The observer who noticed the man’s winding trajectory saw him go through some mailboxes, but the suspect later denied looking in the mailboxes. He was nonetheless arrested for a warrant out of Whitefish, according to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

A man went to the Sheriff's Office lobby because he said he was “witness to some of the stuff happening,” but he couldn’t seem to make his point any clearer than that.

A man with multiple motor vehicle issues wanted help pursuing charges against someone who stole his vehicle after it was impounded a year earlier.

Someone said they saw a driver throwing trash out their window on U.S. 93, but there apparently wasn’t enough information about the incident to pursue a citation.

A caller was upset about “extremely loud music” being played, but he was told all the officers were too busy to respond to the noise complaint.

An unrecognizable vehicle pulled into someone’s driveway in Bigfork, turned its lights on and then eventually drove away.

Debris was removed from Montana 35.

A woman said she was afraid to get out of her vehicle because there was a man nearby “yelling and making hand gestures.” The animated man eventually wandered off.

A syringe and a spoon were collected on Railroad Street in Columbia Falls, according to the Columbia Falls Police Department.

The CFPD received an email tip about an unsafe bonfire.

Police officers had to sift through various details on a call about a vehicle that parked in front of someone’s house. The caller noted that the driver “smell[ed] really bad” and he reportedly parked there while he was “playing with a new drone.” There was apparently no disturbance linked to the strange circumstances.