Saturday, May 21, 2022

Law roundup: Man can ‘rest easy’ that combat knife not murder weapon

| May 3, 2022 12:00 AM

Someone reportedly called the Kalispell Police Department to report finding a “potential murder weapon” in the form of a 6-inch blade the caller believed was intentionally dropped in a storm drain located in a parking lot. Officers advised the caller he “could rest easy” because they were not looking for a blade used in a homicide and would not be retrieving the rusty combat knife.

Two young men were allegedly driving erratically by stopping and starting in the roadway while blasting an air horn and circling a block multiple times to the dismay of a woman out for a walk who called officers about the issue, saying her ears were ringing.

Officers assisted at the scene of a grass fire near The River Church, which was contained to a quarter of an acre.

Someone allegedly throught a squirrel “stuck in the area” was to blame for setting off a residential burglary alarm.

Someone claiming to be with Montana Highway Patrol passed along information to police about a speeding white truck with a damaged back window running a red light at the same location two days in a row, cutting vehicles off.

A construction foreman requested extra patrol while out paving during the night because vehicles passing by were allegedly going well beyond the posted 35 MPH speed limit. Montana Highway Patrol was also advised about the situation.

A woman reportedly tried to get a man out of her vehicle during a verbal argument and he refused. Parties were separated and the man was advised of his warrant.