Car-sitting not in police job description

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A woman on Nucleus Avenue lost the keys to a friend’s vehicle and didn’t want to leave it unattended, so she asked Columbia Falls Police Department to watch it until the keys were found. She learned that car-sitting isn’t part of police officer duties.

A man wearing a dark gray jack and sweat pants was seen hopping around and jumping out into the road and looked to be running from his shadow, according to a driver on Sixth Avenue who reportedly almost hit him. The driver thought he might be on drugs.

A man on Fourth Avenue called police for advice after he reportedly no longer had a tool he found on a deceased relative’s property and another man said the tool belonged to him and he would call the cops if it wasn’t returned.

Someone on Sixth Street flagged down police in a parking lot to complain about criminal mischief on Montana 206.

A man on Nucleus Avenue reportedly had security footage of a theft and wanted to know if he was allowed to give it to the victim.

An angry man on U.S. 2 East in Columbia Falls told Flathead County Sheriff’s Office someone covered his vehicle in beans and cereal and he had a suspect in mind. The line was disconnected when he purportedly “became vulgar” — yelling and using profanity. The man then called 911 reportedly complaining that a “lady deputy” refused to respond because he was swearing and that he needed a cop to show up before “he takes matters in his own hands.”

A driver on U.S. 93 South saw a shirtless man with a beer in his hand hanging out the rear window of a silver sedan and flipping people off. The sedan was said to have been passing people recklessly.

Things apparently weren’t so effortless for a mobile home that was reportedly “in the ditch again” on Ezy Drive in Kalispell and blocking roads.

Someone on Batavia Lane in Kalispell reported a black truck with a lift kit ran a stop sign, almost hitting their vehicle, and the passenger made obscene gestures when passing them.

A woman on U.S. 2 in Hungry Horse allegedly asked an employee to call law enforcement to remove a man from her parked vehicle and his response was — “Yeah, so they can arrest her for breaking his meth pipe on the ground.” The vehicle left.

Public safety was called into question on Montana 35 in Bigfork when a man was seen lying in a sleeping bag in a “hazardous spot” on the side of the road and they requested law enforcement check to see if he would move for them. The man was reportedly “enjoying his view of the lake.” Deputies said the man was not near the road.

A dog with a history of bothering a woman’s goats paid her a surprise visit when she spotted it on her Spring Creek Drive porch. The dog’s owner claimed he would correct a fencing issue.

A man on Middle Road in Columbia Falls wanted to pursue theft charges over duffel bags. He alleged a man purchased decoys contained in the bags, but forgot to bring the bags back, which weren’t part of the sale. The purchaser, however, described the incident as a misunderstanding, and the bags as two burlap sacks.

A man trying to call his wife to bring him some pants on Seventh Street accidentally called 911 instead.

Someone thought a man using a walker Wisconsin Avenue was being a traffic hazard because vehicles were reportedly having to swerve around him and they told Whitefish Police Department this happened regularly.

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