Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| May 19, 2020 7:40 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 21

3:06 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A Spencer Hill Avenue resident called to report an individual at her door. While she did not spot a person, she reported that her dog wouldn’t return to her. She thought the lurker might have retreated to a nearby shack or shanty. Responding Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies could not contact the original caller, but a male friend later called dispatch and told authorities the woman was fine, just scared of the dark.

7:59 a.m.

Child custody

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a noncustodial kidnapping of a 12-year-old minor from their guardian in December or January.

8:28 a.m.


A Park Street resident told authorities gas was siphoned from a motor vehicle during the night.

9:02 a.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers responded to a city ordinance violation at Fireman’s Park.

11:05 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Northwood Avenue resident reported that a neighbor’s hound dogs were barking again.

12:20 p.m.


Libby Volunteer Fire Department crews responded to an out of control fire on U.S. Highway 2. The fire had spread to nearby trees. Firefighters got the blaze under control.

1:06 p.m.

Public assistance

A motorist parked at the Libby Dam reported locking her vehicle with the keys inside. Dispatch gave the woman the phone number of a locksmith, but the woman called back shortly thereafter. She was unable to get hold of a locksmith. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy was sent out to check on her, but the responding law enforcement officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

1:28 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A man reported an abandoned snowmobile near Forest Service Road 4721. Authorities alerted the U.S. Forest Service.

2:36 p.m.

Public safety

A Farm to Market Road resident reported a neighbor leaving a burn unattended. The fire remained in control, but the neighbor was apparently not on scene. Responding Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a man attending the fires.

3:06 p.m.

Public safety

Authorities alerted the state Department of Transportation after a pile of dirt ended up on U.S. Highway 2, forcing motorists to swerve out of the way.

7:09 p.m.

Public assistance

Authorities investigated a vehicle left in the parking lot of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The motorist told authorities that she was out of gas and walking to the station to pick up fuel.

11:21 p.m.


A caller reported that a man came to his Sunny Side Drive home and tried to buy drugs. The suspect then began threatening the caller and his son. Later, he tried to run over the caller. Responding Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

April 24

9:02 a.m.


A Kootenai River Road resident wanted to speak with authorities about being the victim of a scam.

9:50 a.m.

Animal complaint

A passerby delivered a dog found tangled up in the woods near Granite Creek Road to the animal shelter.

12:02 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Nevada Avenue resident reported her neighbor for letting her Chihuahua-dachshund mix frequently run loose. The dog chased and bit adults and children alike. Responding Libby police officers warned the dog’s owner.

4:22 p.m.


A man dropped off a set of keys found near the intersection of California Avenue and U.S. Highway 2.

5:29 p.m.

Sex crime

Authorities investigated a sexual assault report.

5:50 p.m.

Public assistance

A caller asked local law enforcement to patrol Sophie Lake because of the amount of campers coming in for the weekend.

6:07 p.m.


Authorities responded to a Rustic Avenue home after receiving a report of loud music and possible underage drinking. The music was turned down before Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived.

9:33 p.m.

Traffic violation

An anonymous tipster advised authorities that his Creek Wood Road neighbor was speeding.

April 25

12:12 a.m.

Public safety

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy gave a man a ride home after a caller reported him waving down traffic on U.S. Highway 2.

1:18 a.m.

Civil complaint

A Spencer Road resident called authorities after her husband kicked her out of the family home. She wanted to know her rights regarding entry to the house.

1:23 a.m.


A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported hearing shots fired from “an assault rifle.”

1:51 p.m.

Public safety

Authorities were called out to Airport Road for a report of four-wheelers speeding on a closed road. The individual who contacted law enforcement was concerned for wildlife.

4:15 p.m.

Public assistance

Montana Highway Patrol responded to a disabled vehicle not far from a local casino. The vehicle had lost a tire.

4:34 p.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police officers responded to a report of a suspicious man at J. Neils Memorial Park.