Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Law roundup: Woman isn’t going to teddy bear picnic

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 25, 2023 12:00 AM

A woman called the Kalispell Police Department to report a suspicious young woman with bags of teddy bears who was allegedly hanging around a car shop and repeatedly looking into vehicles. The caller said she looked like she was “setting up there.”

A motel maintenance employee reportedly told police he told a man trying to sleep on a walkway to move along and he started swinging at him so he went to get a stick and the fight continued. The sleepy man claimed the employee got the stick after he had agreed to leave and started poking him with it so he swung back multiple times before fleeing when outnumbered. No one wanted to pursue charges. The man was banned from the property and given a courtesy ride to the mall.

A bushy-haired man with a goatee, who was wearing gray sweats, gray tennis shoes and two knives, decided to update his look by shoplifting. He went inside a store and put on new clothes and left on a bicycle without paying. He was ticketed for shoplifting and released.

Three teens allegedly sped around a parking lot and nearly slammed into a woman’s vehicle as she backed out of a spot and kept driving. When she got out of her vehicle and asked the trio what was going on, they became “super confrontational." One churlish teen told her to, “Shut the (expletive) up.”

Someone went to the police department to reportedly share concerns that a person the neighbors said was a petite woman was instead a 10- to 12-year-old girl “hiding” in a camper on their property. An officer drove through the area and saw a young woman who was small in stature and could have been misconstrued as a child.

A lifted black truck with big tires and no license plates sped and drifted around a roundabout.

A downstairs apartment dweller allegedly pounded on a woman’s door upstairs and started swearing and yelling at her fiance, who happened to come home, about her children running around and making noise in the middle of the day. She wanted the incident documented to give to building management.

A group of 10 kids were allegedly setting off fireworks and someone thought they would shoot them at traffic.

Teens in multiple trucks were doing burnouts in a parking lot. An officer moved them along.

Two teens allegedly rolled up in a big black truck near a man’s family at a park and started yelling at them. He engaged in an argument with them, upset they were disturbing his family.

Two females, reportedly associated with seven vehicles doing burnouts in a parking lot, “jumped on top of each other” and started physically fighting although everyone on the scene denied that any kind of altercation took place. An officer told them to find a different place to hang out.

A bar patron reported his truck stolen, but it was the case that he just couldn’t remember where he parked it.

A man carrying his boots was allegedly yelling at customers. He was kicked off the property.

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