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Law roundup: Drivers bake up buffoonery on the road

by Daily Inter Lake
| December 3, 2023 12:00 AM

A white truck was reportedly “spinning cookies.”

Other drivers baking up mischief in a gray Audi and a red and white F-150 were allegedly “doing doughnuts” in a parking lot and sliding into a street.

Meanwhile, in another part of town, vehicles were allegedly “doing brodies” and burnouts in a parking lot.

A silver SUV, possibly a Honda, reportedly crashed into a fire hydrant, completely knocking it over, and drove off.

Later on, what looked like a Ford SUV allegedly drove into an apartment and also took off, leaving behind a very large hole in a resident’s bedroom. Luckily, no one was inside at the time.

A Lexus reportedly took out a light post while sliding off the road into a ditch.

Two vehicles allegedly collided in a drive-thru. One person reported striking their forehead but declined medical attention.

A woman allegedly dropped off an injured duck she found in an alley at the Kalispell Police Department because she couldn’t jot down phone numbers for bird rescue organizations and didn’t want to leave it at Woodland Park because the pond was frozen. The duck appeared healthy enough for the animal warden to be released back into the wild.

A man wearing an orange hooded parka,  gray scarf or mask, baseball cap and black gloves allegedly tried to open a door on a resident’s vehicle around 2:30 a.m. The resident wanted officers to be aware that the same man, who might have been arrested shortly after the incident, was seen doing the same thing earlier that month on their security camera footage.

A woman reported a man trying the doors on her vehicle and neighbors’ vehicles.

Two trucks were reportedly doing doughnuts in the middle of a road and shining flashlights at someone’s house who asked officers to drive even after the trucks left.

A woman called the police reportedly wondering if anything could be done beyond reporting to Craigslist that her house was fraudulently being posted as a rental. She said people were showing up to her house and one person almost paid the suspect a $2,000 down payment. An officer called the alleged suspect, who had broken English, told him they were law enforcement and were aware he was scamming people out of money on rentals. He hung up.

A man who allegedly tried to steal shoes was ticketed by police and banned from all locations for life.

An employee following up with officers regarding a dumpster sprayed with graffiti would cost $267 to fix.