Trench-coat man carries a big stick

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A man in a trench coat walking along Pipe Creek was allegedly wielding a machete and jumping into traffic, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office logs. Deputies investigated and the machete turned out to be a stick.

A woman was looking for her six cats, including a pure-bread therapy Bengal. She claimed the cats were trapped in Sanders County and that they were taken to the animal shelter.

A caller advised law officers about a black lab foaming at the mouth.

A bike was reported stolen from East 8th Street in Libby.

The Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone blocking the irrigation ditch on Champion Haul Road.

A dine-and-dash was reported at a restaurant in Libby.

A horse had taken up residence at a home in Troy. The city was advised.

A caller said their ex recently moved out and had “destroyed more property than originally thought.”

Four gun shots were heard in the Skyline Way area. Dispatch advised the caller that she lives near the shooting range.

A mother reported that he son was extremely high and had been up for five days. The son was out of control and yelling before taking off on his bike.

A hysterical woman called law officers to let them know something happened between her and her boyfriend. Dispatch said she was difficult to understand.

Squatters had made camp along the Kootenai River and had been there for quite a long time.

A bat found inside a tree was acting strangely. The health department was going to follow up.

A CD player, meds and an air mattress were reported stolen from a vehicle at Horseshoe Lake.

An erratic GMC was riding bumpers and passing in the construction zone.

A black lab was chasing chickens on West 4th Street.

Lightning hit a tree on Sedlack Creek.

Gun fire was heard at Pioneer Park.

A man said that his brother was selling drugs out of his mom’s house. Rather than beat him up, the man went to law officers.

People were talking loudly at Three Corners.

An accidental 911 call happened with a woman rolled over onto her phone.

Shots were heard in the Bowen Hill area.

A caller on U.S. 2 reported a sickly looking deer to Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens.

A golden retriever on the loose was causing issues at a local daycare. Workers had taken the dog back home twice, but the owner couldn’t keep it under control.

A man came to the sheriff’s office with a dead bat he found in his stove. He had placed the deceased mammal inside a bag and put it in a freezer for animal control.

A woman was allegedly harassing workers at the Eureka animal shelter. She reportedly wanted her cats back.

A caller alleged that a neighbor’s dog killed one of his puppies. He heard the pup yelp.

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