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Law roundup: Is it wild or domestic?

| November 16, 2022 12:00 AM

Someone wanted the Kalispell Police Department to check out what they thought was a bobcat kitten hissing at people from its perch in a tree on the side of a building. They said the kitten had tufted ears and a bobbed tail. Officers did not find a bobcat.

Later on, a scared bicyclist called officers because he thought he saw six wolves and wasn’t sure if he could safely ride away from them. He then said he couldn’t tell if they were wild or not.

A tall man with shaggy blond hair, who was wearing a backpack and a 6- to 8-inch fixed knife on his right hip, reportedly shoplifted two tarps, boots and a two-pack of propane tanks before riding away on a bicycle. The items were later returned to the store.

Three tires were reported stolen out of a transport van.

An 18- or 19-year-old clad in gray sweats was allegedly trying to break into motel rooms, according to an employee. He was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

A maroon four-door pickup was reportedly trying to run other vehicles off the road and driving crazily through a parking lot. The driver was counseled about his driving technique.

A mother allegedly “could tell” men who came into a laundromat were talking about her family and was suspicious they might be trying to lure her children away from her when they started playing Disney movies all over the place.

A female and her friends were moved along from a room after an employee received multiple noise complaints and told officers there were about 10 to 13 occupants possibly involved in underage drinking.

It reportedly wasn’t enough that a woman was caught trespassing, so she attempted theft, according to an employee.

A man allegedly sent nude photos to someone through social media and they were blackmailing him by threatening to send the photos to his family if he did not pay him with cryptocurrency. He was advised to stop all communication with the suspect, block them on all forms of contact and file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at

A man was reportedly driving a truck with a missing bumper up and down a street one morning and staring at an apartment building, which made someone suspicious of his intentions.

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