Law roundup: Skittish couple spotted around town
| January 19, 2023 12:00 AM
An employee voiced concerns about a woman accompanied by a skittish-looking man wearing a gray beanie to the Kalispell Police Department. The woman reportedly asked the man for a hot dog and he responded aggressively that he would get her one when he wanted to. The employee thought the woman looked scared when she got into the backseat of a white Jeep with out-of-state license plates and said the man wouldn’t give her shoes.
Officers received a later call about a bald man wearing all black in a white Jeep with out-of-state license plates because he was allegedly causing a scene by running inside, outside and around the building after being told to leave at least 10 times.
Yet, a third call came in about the man and woman who, this time, an employee described as two “crackheads,” were lying down in the backseat of the white Jeep arguing and lighting something up. The man allegedly said, “I will slather your red paint all over my white vehicle,” which they took to mean blood, and tried to run them over. Officers made contact with the man in a park.
After enjoying breakfast at a restaurant, a woman’s day took a turn when she reportedly returned to her vehicle to find the back window smashed. She called the police and asked if it might be unsafe to drive because the window could collapse.
Someone allegedly broke into an unlocked vehicle. The owner discovered that a geode and the plastic end of a tobacco pipe had gone missing.
A pickup was reportedly broken into and a Fitbit and “scratch-offs” were reported as missing.
People were bloodied in a parking lot fight and a man and woman were taken to jail.
Officers stopped a pedestrian to remind him not to walk in the middle of the road.
An officer reportedly advised a man to stop his suspicious behavior when he was seen behind a store digging into the building with his hands and then laid on the ground and started talking.
A man was reportedly angry that a woman wouldn’t let him into her apartment because she had his phone. He was circling the building and tapping on the windows, trying to get her attention.
She, meanwhile, said she was following officers’ advice to have law enforcement present to give him his property, which was packed by the door. Law enforcement said they could retrieve the bag and give it to him at the station.