A process server on Wishart Road in Kalispell wished to tell a deputy his “side of the story” so the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office “didn’t have to waste their time.” The tale begins with the delivery of a legal packet to a woman who was said to have been “pretty hammered” and whose actions were odd. The tension rose with the woman’s alleged demand that he close the gate when he left. Yet, with the click of the gate, now closed behind him, the story reaches its turning point, when she supposedly argued with him about its closure and threatened to sue.
But this is not where the story ends. The upset woman called deputies to dish her version of the story. She vented about the process server, who came through the gate and left it open and her livestock could have gotten out. Dispatch advised her a deputy would call her, yet she allegedly would not stop talking to listen, so here we leave our tale about the “hammered” woman, a process server and a gate — now closed.
On Middle Road there lives a man in a tiny house who was reported for indecent exposure because he “continuously” urinated outside. A parent told deputies her daughter saw him relieving himself in the yard. Deputies spoke with the parent and explained his actions were not a crime, nor did it meet criteria for indecent exposure. Officers contacted the man and requested that “when he relieves himself he doesn’t do it facing the road where he is exposing himself to the public.”
A possibly abandoned and skinny great Pyrenees appeared to have returned to its flock-guarding heritage when it was seen protecting a woman’s cow on Thompson River Road near Marion. She reportedly tried to make contact with the dog, but was unsuccessful. She posted the dog’s pictures on Facebook and learned it had “been out there for awhile.” The dog was believed to have covered “a vast area,” as it had been seen on both sides of the river.
A Lower Valley Road resident in Kalispell purportedly was upset that “no one told her there was going to be a fire,” when she called to find out what was happening after seeing smoke and fire crews southwest of her. It’s possible her invitation was lost in the mail.
It wasn’t the purported “hoots and hollers,” influx of cars, or burning couches that got to neighbors on Ash Road in Kalispell as much as the noise of dirt bikes using a “homemade” course that pushed them to call officers and ask if it was legal for them to have the race and make a lot of noise.
Some youngsters were seen attempting to tow a vehicle with a lawnmower on U.S. 2. The youths reportedly just wanted to see if the lawnmower would pull it, but were told to stop because their hijinks was a potential road hazard.
A man on Riverside Road in Bigfork may follow the old adage “good fences make good neighbors,” and was upset that some of his was missing. He alleged, along with having some missing fence, that part of a woman’s fence line was his, which deputies found to be incorrect. He claimed his fence line appeared to stop “far back” from where “he thought it should be,” but reportedly couldn’t say when it was the last time he saw it. Deputies looked at the man’s original, 30-year-old fence, noting it was of different materials, thin poles and barb wire. Deputies could not tell if the fence was missing from erosion, from a canal or theft. If it was stolen, deputies surmised it would have had to happen during high water and didn’t see anything to make them believe it was a theft. However, it could be that the missing fence line was lying at the bottom of the muddy canal.