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Law roundup: Halloween decoration or human?

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 22, 2022 12:00 AM

Someone thought a woman with a limp was a Halloween decoration at first, but upon realizing she was human, they asked Flathead County Sheriff's Office to check on her welfare because no one wanted to interact with her owing to her strange behavior.

An Essex resident allegedly chased off a tagged, small black bear three times for being a nuisance on his property.

A Kalispell man was reportedly cleaning his firearm when it went off, hitting the floor. No one was injured.

A kid was allegedly hitting a fence display with a hammer while other kids played in a Kalispell park.

Someone complained that five youths were reportedly throwing rocks and running around a Kalispell post office for about an hour, using it as if it were their personal clubhouse.

A man was reportedly attacked by his bookkeeper’s ex-husband.

A Columbia Falls woman allegedly broke up with her ex and he moved out, however, she found him pulling wires out of the electrical box.

Meanwhile, in Kalispell, a woman called officers claiming her boyfriend tore a door off her home and refused to leave.

A man reportedly saw a fresh, but drying blood trail beyond a bridge by a fishing access spot and thought he saw a bear’s paw print.

A man complained that people kept yelling at him to slow down when he was only going about five to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit due to his inattentiveness. When he stopped at a gas station in Lakeside, a man threatened to shoot him because of his speeding.

A man on a tractor was reportedly loading wood onto a truck on Forest Service land and told someone to not “(expletive) with him” when they questioned what he was doing.

A man allegedly attempted to chase away geese that were hounding a child in a park. When that wasn’t effective, he got into a tan SUV to finish the job. Someone called to report him driving erratically as he tried to hit the geese. The Kalispell Police Department counseled the man.

A woman was purportedly upset about the law enforcement presence around her home. She allegedly told officers that, “Cops are not allowed to just walk up to someone and ask questions.” She also thought it was illegal for officers to tell her to back away from an area where an investigation was being conducted. It was explained to her that this was all legal activity, but the woman disagreed.

Dispatch answered a call where a man with a baseball bat reportedly hit someone in the face. During the call, someone was heard saying, “Get out of my house.”

Someone asked officers to move along a man reportedly wrapped up in a Buzz Lightyear blanket found sleeping with a black Labrador puppy on the side of a building.

A small black bear was running into trees in an area park and headed west toward houses.

Someone’s grandson raised suspicions when a passerby saw him dressed in a red suit, which turned out to be a Halloween costume, walking toward a door with a gun in his hand. He was stopped by a man and went back to a car where he sat in the passenger seat.

A man with a yellow blanket was seen urinating in a pond in Woodland Park. He reportedly went ballistic when told to stop by a Parks and Recreation employee.

A vehicle with the New York vanity license plate “Handsome” parked in handicap-designated space. “Handsome” received a citation and officers allegedly noted that, per the vehicle identification number, the car was registered in a different state and the information returned on the license plate was for a different vehicle.

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