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Law Roundup

The Daily Inter Lake's Law Roundup provides daily updates on crime and public disturbance news happening around town. Browse the latest stories below.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Kalispell man surrenders following SWAT response

Kalispell man surrenders following SWAT response

Updated 6 hours, 32 minutes ago
Law roundup: Fireworks set off people’s nerves

A man was allegedly very upset about a woman lighting fireworks in the area of his house and told the Columbia Falls Police Department he confronted her and ran over the fireworks, but he did not mention if they ...

Updated 1 day, 6 hours ago
Law roundup: Employee provided housing trashes property

An ex-employee, who was allegedly given housing, destroyed some property so an individual told the Kalispell Police Department they wanted to press charges.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Law roundup: Alleged thief run over in shoplifting spree

About $200 worth of merchandise was reportedly stolen by a group of three who got in a white Dodge Dakota possibly heading on U.S. 93 or Reserve when one of the passengers fell out of the truck, was run over, pic...

Updated 3 days, 6 hours ago
Law roundup: Woman brews up ill will with iced tea

Temperatures are rising and one woman allegedly decided to cool off by engaging in criminal mischief when she got into someone’s vehicle and dumped a 32-ounce cup of iced tea in their seat.

Updated 6 days, 6 hours ago
Law roundup: Man lights into neighbors about fireworks ordinance

A man called the Kalispell Police Department complaining about “guys lighting off artillery shells” in a neighboring apartment building and said it happens every year, but this year, he was not going to put up wi...

Updated 1 week ago
Law Roundup: A budding mystery goes unsolved

A “huge” pot of flowers went missing from hanging baskets on a porch in Kalispell. The owner contacted the Kalispell Police Department for help after noticing the theft, but summoned her inner P.I. when she spott...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Law roundup: Sprinkler incident dampens neighborly relationship

A woman called the Columbia Falls Police Department about alleged harassment from neighbors, who they shared a lawn with, when they turned on the sprinklers while her husband was mowing it.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Law roundup: Man nor beast stops woman from recycling

A Whitefish resident reportedly had an “out-of-control” bear, possibly a cub, in her yard that had been getting into everyone’s trashcans and when she shooed it away it would back up 5 feet before returning.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Law roundup: Man thinks taxes allow him to drop load

A Columbia Falls employee allegedly told a man he was not allowed to “drop his load of sod” at the location, but the man — who felt he was entitled because he paid taxes —proceeded to dump the load anyway.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Law roundup: Between rocks and a hard place

A property owner in the Columbia Falls area told deputies with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office that the individual who held an easement on a road running through his land lined it with rocks last year. The p...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Law roundup: Man wants to know, should he stay or should he go?

A man confused by crosswalk lights called the Kalispell Police Department reportedly wanting an explanation of how they worked.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Law roundup: Upset man fans the flames when call goes unreturned

Someone allegedly called Columbia Falls Police Department over concerns a cousin was posting threats about burning his house down on Facebook.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Law roundup: Woman asks police to help her move

A woman seemed more concerned about getting Kalispell Police Department officers to move her belongings from a hotel to an apartment rather than reporting alleged fraud involving an Amazon account.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Law roundup: Disturbance report far from a slam dunk

An apparent one-on-one basketball game in Columbia Falls nearly drew a foul from local law enforcement after a resident reported two kids throwing things at a home.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Law roundup: Resident takes cues from Bugs Bunny to ward off burglars

After several items went missing around a Kalispell area septuagenarian's home, she began to worry she had a cat burglar on her hands.