Kalispell Police Department received a report from a man who claimed he was arrested and taken to jail when he tried to pawn a chain saw he borrowed from a family member more than a year ago. He was calling police now because he purportedly talked to the family member, who said they did not report the chain saw stolen and didn’t know why he was arrested.
A possibly barefoot woman was seen slapping a man who left in a vehicle. Police caught up with a vehicle on U.S. 93 and reportedly took some pills in for destruction at the owner’s request.
Someone reported losing a white envelope containing 1,500 euros downtown.
A shirtless man possibly totaled his truck when he ran into a tree by some storage units. Someone working in the area said the man was walking around and appeared drunk or on drugs. The man then reportedly tried to leave in the truck, but it kept dying.
Someone calling from Fourth Avenue East North reported a vehicle with a loud exhaust system turn its lights out and drive slowly around the block or in an alley. The person thought it was suspicious because they saw a “motion light go on” at a business and saw a man inside the building and they have “never seen anyone inside the business this late.” Also included in the report: “Some mufflers come, some mufflers go, some muffle high, some muffle low. Even though I searched so late, that muffler’s gone and I’m 10-8.”
Someone told police they were watching two men opening car doors on Empire Loop and Trump Drive. The person said one of the men sprinted across a park and got into a white van. A tow truck arrived on the scene and at least one youth was released to his mother.
An officer in a parked patrol car was approached by a man who appeared upset and knocked on the vehicle window as he reportedly put his hand in his pocket and “glared.” The officer told the man to step back and take his hand out of his pocket while asking him why he approached the vehicle in that way. The man was purportedly angry that the officer was supposedly shining the vehicle headlights down the road “like a meth addict.” The officer explained the patrol car was parked on a city street and would take the complaint up with their supervisor. The officer provided their name and badge number when requested by the man, who was said to have walked away “briskly.”
Someone reported a man trying to grab a screaming child who supposedly yelled at him to go away and “not touch.” The man purportedly then chased the child back to an apartment complex. The caller believed it was the child’s father, but remained suspicious. Police didn’t see anyone in distress or flagging officers down.
A man told dispatchers he was assaulted and that three deputies just left the scene, but refused to give any more information before hanging up. A different man called back to say that a man —possibly the same one who called — was intoxicated and had attacked two men, but no ambulance was needed. He said the men were roommates.
Another litterbug was spotted tossing trash from a vehicle window near First Street West and Sixth Avenue.
Someone reported a remote control and a phone charger stolen out of their vehicle.
A vehicle southbound on Seventh Avenue East from Ninth Street East was seen driving all over the road and running stop signs by someone who thought the driver wasn’t licensed.