BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Tricyclist terrorizes Gallatin Canyon driver
A caller reported that, for the second time, a woman on a three-wheeled bike was causing problems on Gallatin Road. The caller said she had almost hit the biker. A deputy was unable to locate the tricyclist at that time. Later, while following up on the complaint, a deputy was able to locate the subject at the Exxon. She said she was traveling to Salt Lake City and was warned by the deputy about obstructing the flow of traffic.
May 14, 2018
Painters set off a burglar alarm on Big Sky Resort Road at 11 a.m. and could not cancel it.
A vehicle’s front right tire was blown out after hitting a rock in the Gallatin Canyon at around noon.
A restaurant reported $2,100 missing.
A caller talked to deputy about an accident the caller had been in this winter.
A citizen met with a deputy at the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office to discuss what was needed to transfer ownership of a firearm to a relative who also lives in Montana.
A caller was upset after witnessing a woman riding a “sit down three wheeled bike” on the side of the road through the Gallatin Canyon near Moose Creek.
May 15, 2018
At 8:30 a.m. an Amber Lilly Drive caller reported seeing a lot of black smoke, with nobody watching it. Big Sky Fire Department responded to the area first, confirming there was an active burn permit there. BSFD noted there was someone monitoring the blaze and nothing illegal was being burned.
Written documents regarding the theft of cash from a restaurant were picked up. The case is under investigation.
The cellphone of a worker on Sitting Bull Road dialed 911 at 10:20 a.m. It was a pocket dial and there was no emergency.
A white pickup truck with a trailer carrying blue equipment was reportedly speeding, passing in no passing zones and in construction areas. The truck pulled into a storage unit area on Gallatin Road.
A caller wanted to provide further information on a traffic complaint.
A subpoena was served at First Security Bank.
A deputy was unsuccessful in serving four people on Candlelight Drive with civil papers.
“Meth addicts” were reportedly building a home on national forest land a mile down Dudley Creek Road. They also were reportedly shooting clay pigeons and were last seen five days ago.
A brush fire was reported across from the Portal Creek Trailhead at 10:20 p.m.
May 16, 2018
Motion alarms went off at a Diversion Lane home in the wet bar and game room areas at 10 a.m., triggering the burglar alarm. It was found to be a false alarm.
Two large trucks with writing referencing golf carts were seen by a caller “smoking their brakes” on Lone Mountain Trail at 12:20 p.m. Soon after the same caller accidentally dialed 911.
A landlord believes his renters stole from him and damaged his Moose Ridge Road property.
Just before 11:30 p.m., a woman in the Hill Condos parking lot was overheard yelling that her boyfriend stole her baby and that he had beat her up. A deputy responded and determined the couple had an argument and there was no sign of physical violence. The boyfriend had already found an alternative place to stay for the evening.
May 17, 2018
A small “concrete mixer type” trailer detached from a pickup truck traveling through the Gallatin Canyon near Dudley Creek at around 8 a.m. The owner of the trailer left it behind so two men were attempting to move it out of the roadway. A deputy responded to assist.
A deputy spoke with a man who was refusing to return a chimney brush to his landlord. He was told he would be charged with theft if it was not returned so he did so at 5 p.m.
A false carbon monoxide alarm sounded on Karst Camp Lane at 9:30 a.m.
A woman called to report she and a friend had come across two dead dogs while hiking at Teepee Creek. A deputy hiked the area but did not find anything.
Three people were warned for speeding on Gallatin Road between 7 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.
Someone contacted deputies at 8:15 p.m. wanting to provide the sheriff’s office and local EMS with supplies. The request was forwarded to a supervisor.
May 18, 2018
A beverage delivery truck struck an elk near the Corral at around 6:30 a.m.
A caller received two text messages they believed may have something to do with human trafficking.
A victim of a theft called wondering about the status of the investigation.
No injuries were reported in a fender bender involving a Chevy Silverado and a Lexus LS400 at 3:40 p.m. on Lone Mountain Trail.
May 19, 2018
A woman had questions about the two dead dogs she found at Teepee Creek.
A caller needed to enter a Gallatin Road home to access a freezer with rotting meat inside. The tenant had been arrested, a lock was put on the door and the power was shut off. A deputy contacted the tenant in jail, who said they did not authorize the lock being placed on the door and that the caller was ok to remove the meat.
May 20, 2018
At 2:40 a.m., a deputy assisted another agency investigating an aggravated assault.
A Gallatin Road landlord had questions about her tenant who had been arrested—and about meth being cooked in the home. She also wanted to know how to evict the tenant.
A Low Dog Road homeowner accidentally set off their burglar alarm at 3:40 p.m.
An employee set off a burglar alarm at an Aspen Leaf Drive business at 3:50 p.m.
Cash and credit cards were stolen from a vehicle parked at the Storm Castle Trailhead. The vehicle was locked, but there was a key in the gas cap. The reporting party said it appeared other vehicles had been gone through. An investigation is pending.
A fallen tree was removed from Ousel Falls Road by a deputy just before 7 p.m.
While following up on a report of a drunk driver, a deputy located the driver at the Conoco, determined he was not intoxicated, and gave him a warning for his poor driving.
A dog bite was reported at the Lava Lake Trailhead. The victim did not wish to pursue charges. The owner of the dog was contacted and informed they’d need to supply vaccination records for the dog.
May 21, 2018
The driver of a blue Chevy was warned for speeding on Gallatin Road just after midnight.
A deputy assisted a Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden with checking on a possible hunting violation.
While patrolling the Storm Castle area at 11 a.m., a deputy spoke with a man looking for a place to ride his four-wheeler. He was advised of current trail closures in the area.
A blue Volkswagen has been left at the entrance of Lone Mountain Trail, reportedly for two months. A deputy was unable to locate the registered owner, so the vehicle was tagged and will be towed in two days.
A caller stated he struck a large, orange pizza box-looking item while driving on Gallatin Road at around 5 p.m., damaging the front end of her 2001 Honda Civic.
At 6 p.m., a caller on Gallatin Road wanted a deputy to come by and find out what a man burning things nearby was up to.