Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| May 12, 2020 8:22 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 15

7:17 a.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers warned an individual found near a local supermarket against selling firewood without a permit.

9:06 a.m.


The Libby Volunteer Fire Department responded to a spreading fire on Reserve Road. Several piles were ablaze and the fire had spread to a standing tree.

9:33 a.m.

Traffic violation

A Bobtail Cutoff Road resident said a white Chevrolet El Camino raced by him while he was walking to get his mail. When he asked the driver to slow down, the motorist braked hard to enough to make his tires squeal. Then he made an obscene gesture.

10:57 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A caller reported spotting a white Ford Ranger parked along Old Highway 2 in Troy over the preceding days. Most recently, it was parked atop a burn pile, the caller said.

11:15 a.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Nevada Avenue resident reported receiving a threatening phone call from a former spouse.

11:31 a.m.


The owner of a camper on Kootenai Vista Road told authorities that she had allowed her son and daughter-in-law to stay there. The two had since split up and the daughter-in-law was accused of stripping the camper of all property.

11:36 a.m.

Hazmat, environmental

Authorities received a 911 call about a large burn near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farm to Market Road. An investigation determined the individuals behind the burn had the necessary permits.

1:47 p.m.

Fraud, bad checks

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a fraud case near Chipmunk Trail.

3:10 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported several kids on all terrain vehicles racing around Reese Trailer Court and occasionally getting out onto the road. Responding Libby police officers spoke with the kids and their guardians.

3:43 p.m.


Libby police investigated a theft at a local grocery store.

6:48 p.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

Libby police officers removed two syringes from Pioneer Park. One appeared to be loaded.

7 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

Libby police investigated a report of harassment.

7:15 p.m.

Civil complaint

A Rustic Avenue resident requested law enforcement’s help in getting his phone back from his ex-partner.

7:33 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller reported getting harassed by a woman driving carelessly along U.S. Highway 2.

8:23 p.m.


A tenant moving out of an Old Highway 2 residence was accused of packing items that belonged to his landlord. The landlord said he took the belongings and locked them in his shed. He planned to contact the renter to determine whether the theft was accidental or malicious.

8:28 p.m.

911 call

A Bobtail Cutoff Road resident dialed 911 and asked the dispatcher to find a private telephone number listing for him.

8:59 p.m.

Criminal trespass

An East 10th Street resident reported that woman had entered his home without permission while he was not home. She was now refusing to leave.

9:38 p.m.

Animal complaint

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of cows being out along Ranch View Road.

10:14 p.m.

Public assistance

A Leonia Road resident reported that a man knocked on his door and asked to come in. The homeowner declined and the visitor left.

11:33 p.m.

Public safety

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies performed a wellness check at Pioneer Park.