Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| May 22, 2020 8:24 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 25

4:46 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Libby police chased down a man who was reported for chasing down several dogs near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 9th Street. Officers determined that the animals belonged to the man.

6:57 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Douglas Hill Campground after receiving a report of an unattended fire. The caller told authorities he had approached the man, but was rebuffed. A second caller phoned authorities shortly thereafter reporting that an intoxicated man had cut him off as he exited the campground and yelled at him to return and extinguish the blaze. The second caller told authorities that when he returned to make sure the fire was out, the man arrived with friends and shoved him. The other man then tried to instigate a fight.

6:58 p.m.


A caller reported guns being fired at the Tobacco River Campground.

April 26

2:34 a.m.

Unattended death

A U.S. Highway 2 resident reported awakening to discover his friend dead on his couch. The other man was staying with him at the time.

7:54 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Cedar Hills Road resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs were barking again.

11:28 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Garrison Road resident told authorities that the neighbor’s canine comes over and eats her dog food.

1:58 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a family disturbance on Buckskin Trail.

3:45 p.m.


Fisher River Volunteer Fire Department crews responded to an expanding fire on Elk Mountain. Management of the blaze was later turned over to DNRC.

6:12 p.m.


Authorities received a report of a man yelling obscenities and exposing himself to Port of Entry employees.

6:57 p.m.

Traffic violation

An Airport Road resident asked for an extra patrol because of constantly speeding motorists in the area.

8:05 p.m.


Authorities investigated a report of a runaway minor.

8:10 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller reported an older man who gave way to road rage and followed her nephew home. When the caller confronted the man and told him she was calling the authorities, he sped off.

April 27

9:52 a.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Forest Drive resident reported receiving threats and other messages.

1:38 p.m.

Civil complaint

A Libby resident asked for instructions on how to get a motor home back from an estranged spouse.

3:25 p.m.


An individual was cited by Libby police officers and trespassed from a local supermarket after getting caught shoplifting.

3:42 p.m.

Criminal trespass

A Parmenter Drive property owner reported that trespassers opened the head gates, flooding their land.

4:49 p.m.

Traffic accident

A caller reported a fender-bender at a local coffee shop.

5:52 p.m.

Public assistance

A River Road West resident reported feeling concerned after selling her vehicle. The new owners refused to return her license plates, she said. Libby police officers directed her to file a report here and in Sanders County, where the new owners live.

7:47 p.m.

Animal complaint

A caller reported finding a liver-spotted dog with a rainbow collar near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Utah Avenue.

8:02 p.m.


A caller reported finding personal items scattered down a mountainside.