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Sheriff’s Office Blotter

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

May 26

12:43 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A Vanderwood Road resident heard several loud bangs near her home. She did not spot any individuals in the vicinity. The noise spooked her pets.

9:01 a.m.

Suspicious activity

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated suspicious activity near Barnaby Lake Road.

9:11 a.m.

Animal complaint

A U.S. Highway 2 resident told authorities that a neighbor had left their dogs unattended for several days. The dogs bark all night.

9:55 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Authorities agreed to scope out a “suspicious” camper parked near Granite Creek and Snowshoe roads. The caller reported that there were no other vehicles nearby. She asked law enforcement to ensure it was safe for her children to play in the area.

10:33 a.m.


An Elk Creek Road resident reported theft and fraud by an ex-partner.

11:05 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Chase Cutoff Road resident reported losing half a dozen cattle.

11:24 a.m.

Criminal mischief

A Lewis Loop resident reported several mailboxes falling victim to vandalism. The incident was reported to the U.S. Postal Service.

1:58 p.m.

Public assistance

A caller reported visiting a friend and finding him homebound and in a wheelchair. The house lacks heat and electricity. There is no way for his friend to keep or cook food. The caller also called elder abuse to see what options might be available to his friend.

3:28 p.m.


A resident reported fraudulent charges on her debit card. One of the charges included a mailing address for a relative living in South Carolina.

3:42 p.m.


Libby Volunteer Fire Department personnel and a crew from the local utility company responded to a report of downed lines near Greers Ferry Road. The lines were reportedly popping and smoking, but no fire showing.

3:49 p.m.

Suspicious person

A caller reported a “strange person” walking a gated road near U.S. Highway 2. The man, wearing a blue shirt and cargo shorts, was talking and hollering to himself, according to the caller. She suspected the man was camping on the land behind the gate. Investigating authorities determined that several people use the road like a walking path.

7:35 p.m.


Libby police officers arrived at a local supermarket for a report of a disturbance outside of the store. Officers transported the individuals involved to their homes.

8:38 p.m.


Libby police officers intervened in a disturbance on East Balsam Street after receiving a report of a woman acting inappropriately in front of children.

10:14 p.m.

Agency assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies aided the Montana Highway Patrol in a traffic stop along U.S. Highway 2. Authorities ended up taking the motorist to a local medical facility to have blood drawn.

11:57 p.m.

911 call

Authorities took a call from an inquisitive resident asking about public safety emergency lights on state Highway 37.

May 29

9:22 a.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a fraud case near Mills Spring Road.

10:27 a.m.

Hazmat, environmental

County health department officials contacted a landowner on Forest Drive about a problem regarding a rental property. Officials gave the property owner a deadline to have the land cleaned up.

12:26 p.m.


An individual reported a lost mobile phone. The phone was new, she said.

2:22 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Authorities investigated suspicious activity near Koocanusa Estates Drive.

3:28 p.m.


Authorities received a 911 call regarding an out-of-control woman near a business on U.S. Highway 2. The woman was trespassed from the property.

6:31 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to the U.S. Post Office after the burglar alarm activated. The area was vacant and the doors secured.