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Commuters get a show on U.S. 2

| May 13, 2020 1:00 AM

A man dressed in Army fatigues on U.S. 2 in Kalispell was allegedly pulling his pants down and flashing “his front and his back” to passing vehicles. Flathead County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a man who denied exposing himself.

A Seventh Avenue resident in Kalispell purportedly had suspicions that someone in the neighborhood was pulling boards off his fence and that’s why his dogs kept getting out, but didn’t have proof. Officers discussed what burden of proof and probable cause were needed in order to arrest someone. The resident reportedly said he understood and would attempt to get video surveillance and declined officer’s offering to speak to the person in question.

Someone calling from the intersection of Helena Flats Road and Montana 35 reportedly requested a welfare check on a man seen stumbling around and waving at vehicles out of concern he would stumble into one.

A woman calling from Bachelor Grade in Kalispell allegedly saw a man in a pickup parked on the side of the road shooting out his window, possibly at a deer, through her binoculars.

Someone on Eighth Street reportedly told Columbia Falls Police Department they last saw their now missing mountain bike in November and had let a friend use it who was now in jail.

Someone calling from Third Avenue claimed a former bandmate was using their identity in Oklahoma.

Police reportedly gave kids playing in the street a warning while patrolling Eighth Street.

Someone on 11th Street was annoyed enough by a neighbor purportedly dumping his lawn clippings on their side of the alley that they called police to report “it was making a mess.” Officers contacted the man who said he’d clean it up.

A perplexed First Avenue resident supposedly came home multiple times to find his dogs locked out and was concerned because it meant the canines couldn’t access their food and water. The resident allegedly thought a neighbor was “hopping the fence” when they were gone.