Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| July 29, 2020 8:08 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.

June 25

2:56 a.m.

Traffic violation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an unidentified man on aggravated driving under the influence charges after he allegedly was speeding in a blacked-out vehicle.

10:15 a.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

Libby police officers executed a search warrant on a U.S. Highway 2 residence.

10:34 a.m.


A Spencer Hill Avenue resident reported that her rented garbage can had gone missing overnight. She believed it likely stolen and strongly suspected her neighbors. The resident called back a short while later to tell authorities she found the can against her house. Strong winds the previous night likely had blown the can around.

11:56 a.m.

Public safety

Libby police officers responded to a report of a motor home parked in the roadway near where 5th Street intersected with Utah and Dakota avenues.

12:12 p.m.


A Dolphin Way resident received a call from an individual claiming to represent a utility company. The individual demanded the resident’s credit card or ATM card information and threatened to shut off her electricity. She obliged. She later learned she did not owe any money to the utility and that an individual had taken $113 from her bank account.

2:02 p.m.

Missing person

A local pastor reported a missing person and a stolen vehicle.

4:09 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported that a man threatened him and his daughter during a phone conversation.

4:16 p.m.

Criminal trespass

Libby police officers investigated a report of an individual breaking into a sprinkler system at a rental property.

4:29 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A West Larch Street resident reported that their daughter received threats over the phone.

9:53 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of suspicious activity near Pinkham Creek.

11:02 p.m.

Animal complaint

A caller accused her neighbor’s dog of killing her chickens.

June 26

9:04 a.m.

Animal complaint

A BNSF agent reported a cow getting struck in the Wolf Prairie area.

10:51 a.m.


Libby police officers responded to a disturbance on Idaho Avenue. The individuals involved in the argument were separated.

10:57 a.m.

Criminal trespass

An employee at an assisted living facility called on Libby police officers for help in deterring a man who had repeatedly tried to visit a resident despite the pandemic restrictions. The employee said they told the man on multiple occasions that he could not visit. The man was now outside his wife’s window. Responding officers said the man had misunderstood the visitation rules.

1:13 p.m.

Traffic violation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a stretch of U.S. Highway 2 near a local supermarket for a report of a white pickup truck weaving in and out of traffic. The vehicle lacked license plates. Investigating deputies later learned the motorist had just bought the pickup truck.

2:22 p.m.

Fish and game

An individual alerted authorities to goats crossing state Highway 37 “frequently.” The individual was concerned for the safety of the goats.

2:29 p.m.

Animal complaint

An individual involved in a motor vehicle accident the day prior called to see if anyone had turned in a missing dog. The dog vanished after the crash.