Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| May 1, 2020 8:32 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.

March 30

12:10 a.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a man threatening a woman with a gun on Park Street.

2:25 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Authorities received a report of a possible military-style camp going up near Libby Creek. The individual making the report said they had contacted the Defense Department and had been told there were no operations in the area. Officials alerted the Forest Service.

3:12 p.m.


Authorities investigated a theft on Koocanusa Estates Drive.

4:15 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Libby police officers investigated a report of two men walking near the intersection of Dakota Avenue and West Cedar Street wearing backpacks.

5:30 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to a disturbance on Commerce Way.

5:37 p.m.


Employees of a local gas station reported the drive-off theft of $28.65 in fuel.

9:03 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A Mary Lane resident reported that her remote camera was broken and she was concerned about a trespasser on her property. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies checked and secured the area.

March 31

1:23 a.m.

Unattended death

Officials responded to an unattended death near Sophie Lake Road.

2:13 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported several individuals camping near Fisher River. The caller did not recognize the campers as locals and was concerned they would spread illness locally.

5:55 p.m.

911 call

Local officials learned of an earthquake.

6:09 p.m.


A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported that her epileptic son was acting out. The caller requested law enforcement help in calming the male.

6:21 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A caller reported a suspicious pickup truck bearing Washington state plates spotted carrying a blue, all-terrain vehicle near River Road. Dispatch checked with the local COVID-19 hotline and told the caller that residents from other states were allowed to travel to Montana so long as they self-isolated. The caller also told authorities that it appeared as though the vehicle came out from behind a locked gate near Goat Trail.

7:12 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Forest Avenue after a resident reported an intoxicated neighbor coming onto his front porch. The man later began yelling at him from his property.

8:24 p.m.

Public safety

A Parmenter Drive resident again reported a neighbor for driving at high speeds through their neighborhood.

10:50 p.m.

Public safety

Authorities responded to a report of a small tree blocking part of Bobtail Road. The tree was removed.

10:57 p.m.

Public safety

A Lewis Loop resident asked authorities for help after her brother left home on foot. She had been unable to contact him and did not know where he was heading. She later found him.

April 1


Suspicious person

A Louisiana Avenue resident picked up activity behind her vehicle on her security camera. Responding Libby police officers located several individuals on foot nearby, but determined they were not suspects. No further activity was noted in the area.

9:09 a.m.

Traffic accident

A Louisiana Avenue resident reported that a garbage truck took out their gate while backing up. The truck left the scene without stopping, the individual said.

10:37 a.m.


Personnel with the Lincoln County Environmental Health Department reported a controlled fire on Gruber Road that lacked a permit. Authorities responded to the scene and spoke with the individuals involved.

11:14 a.m.


A Dakota Avenue resident reported the theft of boxes of blank checks. The boxes were mailed to his home.