Sheriff’s Office blotter

March 17, 2020 8:59 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.

Feb. 27

6:26 p.m.

Hazmat

A Three Corners Road resident reported a neighbor for possibly burning rubber in a wood stove. Investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office determined the individual was burning wood chips.

6:41 p.m.

Public assistance

An individual told authorities he believed he had been reported missing.

7:22 p.m.

Public safety

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Indianhead Road and U.S. Highway 2 after receiving a report of children ages 5 to 7 playing in the roadway.

8:03 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Authorities recovered stereo equipment left on the side of U.S. Highway 37.

Feb. 28

2:45 a.m.

Public assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies escorted one man from the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Mineral Avenue to the local medical center. He was complaining of shortness of breath, officials said.

11:07 a.m.

Public assistance

Authorities conducted a wellness check on a Kern Road resident after his daughter asked for the update. The woman said she last talked to him in January and all of his phones have been since disconnected.

12:43 p.m.

Agency assistance

Authorities attempted a wellness check on an 8-year-old boy after a local teacher contacted them out of concern for her student. Responding law enforcement personnel learned the child was at the wrestling meet with his mother.

4:07 p.m.

Animal complaint

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a dog bite.

4:12 p.m.

Traffic violation

An individual reported seeing a vehicle ignore a school bus’ flashing red lights and drive past children crossing U.S. Highway 2. Montana Highway Patrol took over the investigation but was unable to find the vehicle.

5:52 p.m.

Animal complaint

An individual reported walking along Spencer Road with a 4-year-old child when a dog in a fenced-in yard charged at them. The dog attempted to jump the fence, the individual told authorities. A homeowner emerged and briefly took the dog back inside. But it was later released and this time successfully jumped the fence before chasing after the individual.

Feb. 29

12:59 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A City Service Road resident reported an unidentified individual attempted to open the back door.

8:24 a.m.

Fish and game

A caller reported an injured deer on U.S. Highway 2.

11:37 a.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

Troy dispatch relayed a report given by a man who claimed to have found hypodermic needles on the ground along U.S. Highway 2 near the Kootenai Falls.

6:27 p.m.

Traffic stop

Libby police cited a motorist for operating a vehicle without insurance near the elementary school.

7:02 p.m.

Traffic stop

Libby police cited a motorist for a turn signal violation and operating a vehicle without insurance near the intersection of Mineral Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard.

8:11 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a possible bonfire on U.S. Forest Service land and potential underage alcohol consumption.

9:30 p.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police investigated a report of two individuals near a local liquor store. Responding officers determined the pair was looking for a ride home.

9:58 p.m.

Traffic stop

Libby police cited a motorist for speed, driving without insurance and wearing covers over his license plates.

March 1

11:14 a.m.

Disturbance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on U.S. Highway 2. Authorities separated the individuals involved.

12:40 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Rustic Road resident reported suffering harassment at the hands of an ex-boyfriend via social media.

3:17 p.m.

Animal complaint

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies reunited a lost dog found on Farm To Market Road with its owner.

7:26 p.m.

Disturbance

A Freeman Ridge Road resident reported hearing someone bang twice on the front door of their home.

7:46 p.m.

Fire

Firefighters responded to a report of a blaze on Nevada Avenue. Neighbors initially tried tried to douse the blaze using extinguishers.

8:35 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Libby police investigated a report of a loud boom near the high school.

8:59 p.m.

Disturbance

Libby police officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a local apartment complex. Neighbors reported hearing yelling and loud noises. Several people were cited for the incident.