Grieving woman suspects murder

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A Seventh Avenue West woman contacted the Kalispell Police Department because she wanted officers to investigate the death of her father. He died of leukemia a couple of days ago, but the woman said she thinks her father’s wife killed him. She told officers the woman threatened to kill him five years ago, and two of her previous husbands were dead. She said she wanted her father’s body tested for arsenic.

Officers gave up a search for a mentally handicapped woman at a party on Conrad Drive after discovering the man who reported his concern for her well-being was “highly intoxicated,” had been using drugs and was unable to give an exact location or any names associated with the location.

The employer of a Kalispell man received a shock when he received a text claiming to be from the county coroner’s office after reporting the man missing. The text was determined to be a hoax, and the man later returned home. He’d been at a friend’s house.

A First Avenue East resident reported a grandson cut off his alcohol-monitoring bracelet while at the library. The grandparent has not been able to contact him. The grandson also made claims about the bracelet on Facebook. The incident could not be confirmed.

Youths were reportedly drinking in a vehicle in a U.S. 93 South parking lot.

A Teal Drive woman reported receiving a death threat on her website.

A man was caught urinating in a First Avenue East parking lot.

A South Main Street man was reported for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and a rifle.

A man was arrested for drunken driving after crashing into a parked car on Third Avenue East.

A man was arrested for drunken driving after a rear-end accident on East Oregon Street.

A girl was arrested for shoplifting at a Third Avenue East North store.

A person was arrested for marijuana possession on U.S. 93 South.

Someone broke into a North Meridian Road apartment and stole money.

A cheap stereo and a hunting knife were stolen from a vehicle on Appleway Drive.


The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of dogs at large throughout the valley on Wednesday.

At 10:24 a.m., a large white dog was reportedly running loose on Bear Trail in Whitefish. It was not the first time the animal had run loose; it had growled at the person who reported it at large the day prior.

At 10:56 a.m., a group of German shepherds was reportedly roaming a neighborhood on Reeds Lane in Columbia Falls. The person who reported the dogs said it was an ongoing problem and that he had contacted the dogs’ owner. A deputy also reported the owner “wasn’t very receptive” to advice or information about the county ordinance. She was given a verbal warning.

At 12:14 p.m., three dogs were reported as running around a neighborhood on Meadow Hills Drive in Kalispell, also an ongoing problem. The dogs’ owner was given a verbal warning.

A woman reported receiving several texts with sexual content from an unknown person. She sent the person a text asking him to stop, but the person did not immediately stop, only ceasing later in the day. It was determined that the suspect was a friend of the woman’s friend. The suspect reported he thought he was texting his friend and agreed not to continue texting the woman.

A man was arrested on a warrant on Torto Loop in Kila.

A boy was arrested on a warrant on Fourth Avenue West in Columbia Falls.


The Columbia Falls Police Department received a report of a verbal disturbance in a 13th Street West apartment.

A cab carrying five passengers hit a sheet of ice and ran into a tree on Tamarack Lane. No one was injured.

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