Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| May 5, 2020 8:47 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.

April 1

11:21 a.m.

Public assistance

Authorities aided a school bus stuck on Parmenter Hill.

11:22 a.m.

Public assistance

A Kootenai River Road resident called to ask that plow crews be sent to the area as more than seven inches of snow had fallen.

11:25 a.m.

Public assistance

Libby police officers responded to a report of two vehicles parked in handicap spots at a local grocery store without the proper placard or license plate. The caller told authorities the motorists did not appear handicapped.

12:13 p.m.


First responders received word of a fire on Dewey Avenue in Eureka.

1:54 p.m.

Civil complaint

A Farm to Market Road resident asked law enforcement’s help in removing a woman from her home.

6:47 p.m.

Public safety

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Belview Trailer Court after a resident asked for help in tracking down her 11-year-old son. The boy left on foot and likely was walking along the highway to a friend’s house. Deputies found the child and returned him home.

7:16 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported an individual in a red Chevrolet performing burnouts and speeding near the intersection of Cedar Street and Dakota Avenue.

7:30 p.m.


A caller reported the theft of his trailer from U.S. Highway 2.

9:07 p.m.

Criminal mischief

Authorities investigated reports of mail being stolen in the area of Pomeroy Trail.

April 2

10:51 a.m.

Authorities received a report of a bad or fraudulent check from a local convenience store.

11:33 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Treasure Mountain Lane resident reported that their dog dug a hole underneath their fence and escaped the property.

11:56 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller told authorities they had spotted a man circling a local bank on foot. Unsure of what the man was up to, the caller requested law enforcement check him out. Responding Libby police officers determined the man was trying to use the bank’s drive through on foot. He later completed his banking transaction.

12:52 p.m.


First responders tackled a trailer fire on Billadeau Drive.

2:16 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault report along East 2nd Avenue.

6:35 a.m.

Fish and game

A caller reported seeing two deer fall through the ice near ACM Road. While authorities put together a crew, the deer managed to get out on their own.

6:42 p.m.

911 call

A caller asked for a welfare check on a local man walking the neighborhood near Indian Head Road. The man seemed fine, the caller told authorities, but it was getting cold. The man told responding authorities he was on his way home.

April 3

2:06 p.m.

Criminal trespass

A local merchant contacted authorities after a man served with criminal trespass came into their store.

3:37 p.m.

Fraud, bad checks

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of fraud near Border Lane.

8:06 p.m.

Animal complaint

An Elijah Drive resident reported a dog wandering into her partially fenced yard. Attempts to remove the dog were unsuccessful and the caller worried about her livestock.

April 4

12:10 a.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Three Corner Road resident reported harassment by a family member.

1:24 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Park Street after receiving a report of a man outside of a residence removing property.

1:28 p.m.


A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported the theft of her mail, including a check, from her mailbox. Authorities later learned another individual had found the mail and returned it to the victim.

2:43 p.m.


Authorities received a report of stolen solar panels and solar batteries from a job site near mile marker 53 of U.S. Highway 2. The tracks of one individual were left in the snow near the scene.

3:33 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported finding financial papers found in a local storage unit.

3:40 p.m.

Suspicious person

Authorities investigated a report of an individual setting up tents or a homeless encampment near Libby Creek.

5:29 p.m.

Public safety

A U.S. Highway 2 resident told authorities he believed a neighbor was shooting rounds in their mobile home park.

8:05 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported seeing a toddler left alone in a vehicle for about 10 minutes while the parents were in a gas station. The vehicle left the area before Libby police officers arrived.

9:56 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Ping Road resident reported receiving threats from a man.

10:25 p.m.


A West 2nd Street resident reported that the neighbor’s music was too loud and wanted it turned down. Libby police officers contacted the neighbor, who agreed to decrease the volume.

April 5

12:05 a.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller reported receiving harassing messages from her siblings.

1:22 a.m.


A caller asked authorities to check in on her daughter after receiving a text message from her regarding a disturbance at her Crotteau Road resident. A male allegedly was yelling and throwing items.

1:35 a.m.

Suspicious activity

Authorities investigated a report of gunshots in the Douglas Hill area.

9:38 a.m.

Civil complaint

A landlord asked for help in speeding up a tenant’s move. The renter had left lots of belongings in the Old U.S. Highway 2 residence. Authorities advised the caller to call the courthouse.

10:40 a.m.

Criminal trespass

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a man looking into people’s windows on Stacy Drive.

12:27 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance on U.S. Highway 2. A man reported that his girlfriend took his cards and money and they since have been arguing. Responding deputies separated the parties.

12:38 p.m.


A Crystal Lake Road resident reported the theft of mail.

1:28 p.m.


An employee of a local grocery store reported catching a shoplifter on video.

2:35 p.m.


An employee of a local supermarket reported a customer acting disruptively and cussing at clerks. The man left before Libby police officers arrived on scene.



Libby police received a report of a minor leaving on foot from a Utah Avenue home after getting into an argument with his sisters. The boy returned home.

April 6

12:04 a.m.


Authorities received an anonymous report of a house on Crossway Avenue with music blaring and people yelling. The residents agreed to turn down the music after being contacted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

April 7

8:40 a.m.

Animal complaint

Authorities received a second-hand account of a dog left tied up without shelter on Granite Avenue.

9:02 a.m.

Hazmat, environmental

Environmental health officials asked the Libby Police Department to shut down a burn on Renwood Drive. The burn permit was revoked and the fire needed to be extinguished immediately.

9:25 a.m.

Criminal mischief

A West 3rd Street resident complained that a neighbor swept dog feces onto her yard. She reportedly already spoke with the alleged perpetrator, but to no avail.

10:32 a.m.

Traffic violation

An individual reported a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant on East Lincoln Boulevard.

11:17 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A Mary Lane resident told authorities she thought her son was stealing her property and selling it. She alleged that her son disabled the security cameras at her home so she would not see the items go missing. The alleged victim said she was staying at a second home and is unable to return to her primary residence because of COVID-19 restrictions.

12:28 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported being followed by an aggressive dog near the intersection of Quartz and Rawlings roads. The dog was barking at her and her 2-year-old child.

2:10 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Authorities received a report of a vehicle parking on Spencer Road at night.

3:29 p.m.

Criminal Trespass

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies encouraged a group of campers to move off of a piece of Vicks Drive property at the behest of the landowner. The property owner told authorities the campers ignored his requests to leave.

5:25 p.m.

Public safety

An individual reported tree-felling activity on Bowen Hill. He did not think the people involved were following safety protocols and worried they did not have permission to be on the land.