Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| June 30, 2020 8:19 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 2

1:58 a.m.

Animal complaint

An Airport Road resident reported that the neighbors own several dogs that bark day in and day out.

2:28 a.m.


A woman reported getting robbed and assaulted near U.S. Highway 2 and Three Corners Road en route to her home from work. She described the assailant as wearing all black. She did not know if the attacker was male or female. Authorities investigated as first responders took the woman to a local medical facility.

7:18 a.m.

Animal complaint

Eureka dispatchers reported two horses on the loose near U.S. Highway 93 and Lindsay Road.

7:51 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a U.S. Highway 2 residence after an individual reported getting pushed by their boyfriend. They said they had nowhere else to go. First responders later transported one individual to a local medical center for treatment.

8:54 a.m.

Criminal mischief

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated vandalism at a local radio-controlled car track.

10:02 a.m.

Public safety

A Wards Road resident reported the driver of a red Ford truck for speeding through the neighborhood. The motorist had ignored requests by neighbors to slow down.

10:55 a.m.

Criminal mischief

A caller asked to talk with law enforcement about a previous complaint regarding Parmenter Creek. They also wanted to report additional problems, including the theft of a camera, the cutting of a lock and opening of a gate.

11:03 a.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police officers investigated a report of a suspicious person near a local motel.

1:32 p.m.

Public safety

A road crew was dispatched to U.S. Highway 37 for a report of a large sink hole developing.

2:11 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Minnesota Avenue resident reported a bat trapped inside her enclosed porch.

3:25 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked near mile marker three of Libby Creek Road. A man was using a laptop inside the car. He did not seem to be in trouble, but the caller thought the location odd.

3:43 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported a reckless driver near the intersection of 4th Street and Mineral Avenue.

3:49 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a possible burglary underway at a Bighorn Way home. A caller told authorities the house’s windows were now covered, even though it was unoccupied. Responding deputies did not find anything amiss.

4:33 p.m.


A caller reported an unknown individual had taken out an unemployment claim using her and her husband’s personal information.

4:58 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Farm to Market Road resident told authorities that their neighbor’s dogs barked constantly.

6:32 p.m.

Ambulance call

Emergency responders arrived at a local casino for a report of a man sleeping on the floor of the bathroom. The man was unresponsive, but breathing.

8:16 p.m.

Criminal trespass

A Cedar Hill Road resident reported another man for trespassing on his property. He believed the other man under the influence of drugs.

9:12 p.m.


Fire crews were called to mile marker 72 of U.S. Highway 2 for a report of a vehicle ablaze. Arriving firefighters determined that it was steam, not smoke, emanating from the vehicle.

11:31 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported three men refusing to leave his White Avenue residence.

June 8

12:25 a.m.


A Pinewood Lane resident reported that the neighbor’s dogs were barking nonstop again. A responding law enforcement officer confirmed the dogs were barking and no one was home. The case was referred to the animal control officer.

4:32 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Conifer Road resident reported that she had evidence on her phone of her juvenile neighbor harming her cat. Dispatchers referred the case to animal control, but reported that the woman seemed possibly under the influence of a substance.

8:37 a.m.

Public assistance

Libby police officers were called out to Firemen’s Park after a man was found sleeping on the tables. The man agreed to leave after officers arrived.

9:39 a.m.

Public assistance

An individual reported seeing a log fall free from a logging truck between California Avenue and 2nd Street Extension.

10:34 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Shalom Drive resident reported that a neighbor’s dog was on the loose again.

1:20 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Maple Street resident reported that a girl had sent harassing texts and threatened physical violence.

1:24 p.m.


Employees of a local supermarket asked law enforcement’s assistance in identifying suspected shoplifters. The individuals were cited and trespassed from the premises.

2:10 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A Lake View Road resident left a message asking to speak with law enforcement regarding strange activity in the neighborhood.

3:53 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated an elder abuse case after a woman was taken to a local medical center. She claimed physical abuse while showing signs of neglect.

4:01 p.m.

Civil complaint

A Park Street resident told authorities that a man traded vehicles with her, but did not own the vehicle that he gave her. She also said that the man lacked a driver’s license.

5:16 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A bank manager spoke with authorities regarding a suspicious red vehicle with an unknown license plate.

6:46 p.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

An anonymous caller tipped authorities off to possible drug activity near Three Corners Road.

7:04 p.m.

Public safety

Libby police officers responded to a report of a toddler trapped inside a locked vehicle at a local gas station. Officers managed to unlock the vehicle.

7:22 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller asked to speak with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding harassing phone calls.

10:01 p.m.


Authorities investigated a stalking complaint.

10:01 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller asked to speak with law enforcement regarding receiving harassment by a motorist while trying to move cattle.