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Law roundup: Couple harassed with welfare checks

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 20, 2022 12:00 AM

A woman was very upset because family members were harassing her by calling in welfare checks. Kalispell Police Department officials spoke with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and determined that the woman’s relatives were indeed using law enforcement to harass her and her husband. Law enforcement advised her to get a restraining order and call for assistance if they showed up at her door, which she was concerned about.

A mother called officers after her daughter reportedly went to look at a property she thought she paid $7,000 to rent and then met the resident who said she was currently renting it.

A woman claimed she had a temporary restraining order against a neighbor who was in her yard with a measuring tape and stick.

A chubby man in a black Cadillac Seville allegedly reached under his seat and pulled out a gun after someone asked him what the problem was. A teen and child were also in the car.

An upset woman reportedly had ongoing issues with a man who would swear at her and tell her to kill herself in front of her children. Officers counseled her about getting a no-contact order from a judge. She called later to report the man was screaming vulgar things at her over the fence and yelling at her child. Officers spoke with the man who reportedly said he was a “MAGA terrorist” and that she taunts him by making remarks he does not like. He allegedly apologized and said he would not respond to her taunts.

Two men wearing leather jackets were yelling obscenities and didn’t seem in full possession of their faculties.

Someone was concerned that a man drinking a beer was going to drive because his speech was slurred. After an investigation, officers determined the man should not be driving while on prescribed medication. He was given a ride home and told not to drive the rest of the day.

A woman was upset that construction crews and equipment were reportedly crossing onto her property and despite contacting a foreman the issues continued. She complained that workers were leaving online reviews about her, calling her names and saying she was rude.

Teens purportedly showed a “bag of crystals” and pictures of guns to children on a playground.

A man was suspicious of people dressed all in black who got out of a van and looked like they were going to look at a garage sale but then “just disappeared.” While speaking with officers on the phone, he said he did not see anything illegal and then saw the people return to the van and believed they ran out of gas.

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