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Law roundup: Hungry cows commit fowl misdeed

| May 9, 2023 12:00 AM

A Marion resident allegedly took issue with a neighbor’s cows regularly coming onto their property to eat chicken feed. They told the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office that the cows killed a chicken weeks ago. The resident said the neighbor argued that the area was free range and that they would have to put up a fence.

Two calls came in regarding three adult alpacas and a baby moseying around a neighborhood in Columbia Falls.

In Kalispell, 10 horses were reportedly headed toward Montana 35. A Kalispell caller thought the band of horses was boarded at a location by a school.

In Bigfork, someone was concerned a cow hanging out on the side of Montana 35 would “get smoked.” A second caller spotted two cows in the middle of the highway. The cows were returned home.

A man with a 2X4 was allegedly chasing people around in Kalispell and then got into the passenger seat of a small white pickup that had taped-over windows and no license plate.

Three masked people were reportedly lurking around a Columbia Falls neighborhood and knocked over a portable toilet at a construction site and then a resident saw a group of teenagers walk out onto the street on their security camera.

Someone calling from Canada allegedly voiced concerns that a YouTuber, who said he lived in rural Montana, was posting about using antifreeze to kill dogs. The caller was hoping a deputy could contact the popular video-sharing site, locate the guy and have the appropriate agency make contact with him.

Flathead Electric Cooperative was advised there was an explosion at the top of a pole, which was burned up, and a line came down in Kalispell.