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Sheriff's Office Blotter

| December 11, 2020 7:00 AM

The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.

Nov. 9

7:12 a.m.

Civil complaint

A Manor Drive resident asked to speak with law enforcement personnel, telling authorities she was getting kicked out of a home she shares with her husband.

7:27 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Montana Highway Patrol troopers investigated a third-party report of a suspicious vehicle on mile marker 23 of state Highway 56. Allegedly, the vehicle contained two sleeping individuals and gave off a “strange smell.”

9:06 a.m.

Motor vehicle theft

Libby police officers arrested an unidentified individual after a Maine Avenue resident reported the unauthorized use of his vehicle. The man’s stepson later wrecked the vehicle.

2:16 p.m.

Suspicious person

A caller reported a homeless man living under a staircase along Mineral Avenue.

9:39 p.m.


A West 1st Street resident told police that her 13-year-old refused to return home from a neighbor’s house.

Nov. 10

9:32 a.m.

Fish and game

A caller reported spotting hunters walking into a no hunting area.

9:52 a.m.


A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported the theft of a tree from their property.

9:56 a.m.


An individual reported the theft of a firearm after leaving it leaning against a vehicle. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies decided to try and track it down using social media.

10:19 a.m.


Libby police officers attempted to track down the owner of a walker after it was found left at a local business.

2:33 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Big Timber Lane resident accused his neighbors of leaving him letters, notes and garbage following a disagreement.

2:56 p.m.


A woman arrived at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Libby and told deputies that she assaulted her husband.

4:08 p.m.

Animal complaint

An anonymous caller reported that a neighbor’s dogs were running onto his property near Boulder Lane and chasing deer.

7:36 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Authorities cited a motorist for driving under the influence after Montana Highway Patrol troopers investigated a report of an unresponsive individual sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle along Yaak River Road.

Nov. 11

10:38 a.m.

Civil complaint

A Big Timber Lane resident reported a stolen vehicle, telling authorities that her father let a neighbor borrow the car more than a year ago. The neighbor now refuses to return the vehicle.

10:57 a.m.

Animal complaint

Authorities received word of dog “mauling” deer near Avenue A.

5:06 p.m.

Unattended death

First responders headed to Bellevue Trailer Court for a report of an unattended death.

Nov. 12

6:30 a.m.

Unattended death

A caller reported the death of her husband overnight.

7:52 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Libby police officers warned a man for camping in a park after receiving a tip that a vehicle had been parked in Pioneer Park overnight.

10:47 a.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation along East Cedar Street.

12:02 p.m.

Animal complaint

Authorities received a 911 call regarding a dog suffocating and bleeding, possibly overdosing from medication administered by an owner. The caller told Libby police officers that the owner was refusing to take the dog to a veterinarian.

12:52 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A Granite Creek Road resident reported spotting an unidentified man coming onto their property with a chainsaw.

4:30 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Granite Creek Road for a report of an intoxicated man being disruptive.

5:12 p.m.


Hackers hit the email account of a Bull Lake Road resident.

5:57 p.m.


Authorities arrested Ernest Jorgensen on driving under the influence charges.