Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| June 26, 2020 9:07 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.

May 29

7:05 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Authorities received a report of a camper finding an abandoned site at the Yaak Falls Camp Grounds. The caller reported discovering food all over the place and a cooler full with meat left open.

7:52 p.m.

Criminal mischief

Authorities investigated a report of a red pickup truck that tore down a gate at Cows Lake Road using a towrope. Although witnesses claimed to have seen the incident, responding investigators found only four children who were fishing and a pair of dogs. The dogs were reunited with their owners.

11:02 p.m.

Firearms

A West 2nd Street Extension resident told authorities that his neighbor was firing guns on a nightly basis, often until midnight. Although the shooting of guns is permitted in the county, the caller asked if law enforcement could suggest the neighbor keep the gunfire to daylight hours.

11:09 p.m.

Firearms

Emergency medical services were dispatched to Florence Road for a report of a man who had shot himself in the leg.

11:38 p.m.

Firearms

A Scotts Stroll resident reported hearing shots fired and suspect it may have come from a passing vehicle. The caller heard more shots several minutes later.

May 30

12:08 a.m.

Minor in possession

A caller told law enforcement that their daughter had not returned home from a party at 10 p.m. but not yet returned. The caller asked for authorities to break up the revelry, but refused to provide the identity of the child. A male came on the line and told authorities that they did not want the girl returned, but rather wanted to give the minors at the party a scare.

1:18 a.m.

Civil complaint

A West Poplar Street resident told Libby police officers that an ex-boyfriend was present and collecting his belongings. Although told it was a civil matter, the caller requested law enforcement be present. The ex-boyfriend called and told authorities he had proof of ownership of the television and asked to speak with law enforcement. He, too, was told it was a civil matter. Libby police officers eventually responded to the home for civil standby.

10:48 a.m.

Public safety

A caller reported seeing a driver doing brodies in a church parking lot near West 2nd Street Extension.

2:43 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported again receiving harassing letters from out of state. The resident gave a letter to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies to aid in their investigation. The individual already contacted the U.S. Postal Service regarding the harassment.

3:05 p.m.

Criminal mischief

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies converged on 5th Street for a report of a group of teenagers vandalizing a little library. Arriving law enforcement officials determined the library had gone missing.

4:40 p.m.

Criminal trespass

A resident near Sherman Creek asked to speak with authorities about a woman trespassing on their property.

9:44 p.m.

Disturbance

Libby police officers responded to a disturbance on Dakota Avenue after a woman reported her allegedly intoxicated father for “yelling at everyone.” He decided to go to bed after officers arrived.

9:47 p.m.

Disturbance

A Shalom Drive resident told authorities that her husband and another man were arguing behind her home. The other man shoved her husband, she said. Arriving Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies separated the two men.

10:24 p.m.

Theft

A U.S. Highway 93 resident reported the theft of her dog and puppies.

10:25 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A Sunday Creek Road resident reported hearing a loud noise, followed by the sound of people yelling. He suspected a motorist hit a power pole.

May 31

1:30 a.m.

Disturbance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call reporting a possible underage drinking party at Lake Koocanusa.

3:07 a.m.

Disturbance

A Pipe Creek Road resident told authorities that his neighbors were racing all terrain vehicles on the property next door. It was very loud and annoying, he said.

9:47 a.m.

Traffic accident

Montana Highway Patrol troopers responded to a report of a rollover along Boundary Mountain Road. The vehicle’s occupants emerged apparently unscathed, but the automobile came to a rest in the middle of the road.

11:53 a.m.

Animal complaint

A resident reported that their neighbors’ dogs were loose again and charging at people. The dogs bit the individual’s canine in April.

1:10 p.m.

Public safety

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Kelley Cobb on a fourth or subsequent driving while intoxicated charge. Authorities initiated a traffic stop after receiving a report of an erratic driver using all of the lanes on U.S. Highway 2.

1:37 p.m.

Disturbance

A caller reported a couple yelling at one another at the bike trail near 5th Street and Champion Haul Road.

2:14 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation along Minnesota Avenue.

2:19 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation near the intersection of 5th Street and Utah Avenue.

2:28 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East Lincoln Boulevard.

2:32 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation on the 200 block of West 4th Street.

3:39 p.m.

Fire

First responders received a report of a potential fire sparked by a lightning strike on Swede Mountain. A caller reported seeing a small amount of smoke.

5:17 p.m.

Disturbance

Authorities arrested a minor after responding to a report of an out-of-control teenager on Avenue B.

7:24 p.m.

Disturbance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Kilbrennan Lake Road for a report of a disturbance. The caller told dispatchers in Troy that her husband and son were fighting. An ambulance was later sent to the scene.

June 1

6:50 a.m.

Fraud

A Libby resident reported that an hacker accessed his PayPal account and tried to withdraw $75.