Sheriff's Office Blotter
The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.
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.
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.”
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.
A caller reported a homeless man living under a staircase along Mineral Avenue.
A West 1st Street resident told police that her 13-year-old refused to return home from a neighbor’s house.
Fish and game
A caller reported spotting hunters walking into a no hunting area.
A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported the theft of a tree from their property.
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.
Libby police officers attempted to track down the owner of a walker after it was found left at a local business.
Harassment, threat, intimidation
A Big Timber Lane resident accused his neighbors of leaving him letters, notes and garbage following a disagreement.
A woman arrived at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Libby and told deputies that she assaulted her husband.
An anonymous caller reported that a neighbor’s dogs were running onto his property near Boulder Lane and chasing deer.
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.
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.
Authorities received word of dog “mauling” deer near Avenue A.
First responders headed to Bellevue Trailer Court for a report of an unattended death.
A caller reported the death of her husband overnight.
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.
City ordinance violation
Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation along East Cedar Street.
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.
A Granite Creek Road resident reported spotting an unidentified man coming onto their property with a chainsaw.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Granite Creek Road for a report of an intoxicated man being disruptive.
Hackers hit the email account of a Bull Lake Road resident.
Authorities arrested Ernest Jorgensen on driving under the influence charges.