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Sheriff's Office Blotter

| November 17, 2020 7:00 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.

Oct. 9

2:55 a.m.


Authorities headed to East 2nd Avenue in Eureka for a report of a disturbance.

7:36 a.m.

Criminal mischief

Authorities investigated alleged criminal mischief on Butcher Creek Road.

8:18 a.m.


A Skyline Road resident reported the theft of a political sign.

11:19 a.m.


Libby police officers investigated a possible case of attempted vehicular assault near a U.S. Highway 2 restaurant.

11:47 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an access road off of U.S. Highway 2 for a report of an individual camping on the roadway. Deputies determined the individual was camping and not damaging any surrounding property.

1:04 p.m.


Libby police officers took a report of a theft at a local hardware store.

2:50 p.m.


Authorities headed to Terrault Lake Road for a report of a disturbance.

2:52 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported a suspicious man walking through properties on Vicks Lane.

3:07 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers recorded a city ordinance violation on Main Avenue.

4:26 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Glendora Avenue resident reported hearing a barking dog. The resident did not know the owner’s name or address.

4:29 p.m.

Traffic accident

A Break Road resident told authorities that a motorist had hit and destroyed a mailbox.

5:52 p.m.

Public safety

Eureka dispatchers passed along a report of a cow wandering on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 169.

6:24 p.m.

Hazmat, environmental

Multiple Libby residents reported a neighbor for burning garbage.

Oct. 10

1:15 a.m.

Suspicious activity

An individual asked to speak with a Libby police officer regarding several men drinking and partying with underage kids.

3:45 a.m.


Authorities responded to a disturbance on Berger Lane.

5:38 a.m.


A caller reported seeing a man steal from a loading dock at a Libby business.

6:18 a.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A Montana Avenue resident reported getting threatened over the phone by a scammer.

8:52 a.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched a vehicle after seizing it, using a K9 unit. The vehicle was later impounded.

2:39 p.m.

Public assistance

BNSF employees alerted authorities that a train had struck a cow near mile marker 14 of Wolf Creek Road.

5:52 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Seventeen Mile Road resident asked to speak with law enforcement regarding his neighbor’s barking dogs.

6:04 p.m.


Staff at a local emergency room asked for a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding an assault victim.

6:54 p.m.


A caller reported seeing a woman taking items off of the loading dock of a Libby business.

Oct. 11

3:57 a.m.


A caller reported spotting two individuals taking items from the rear loading dock of a Libby business. Officers inspected the area, but did not see anything amiss. The caller later told authorities the individuals had ducked down and hid from the officers.

10:55 a.m.

Suspicious activity

An East 5th Street Extension resident told authorities that several times a week people drive by her house and take photographs of her dogs.

12:54 p.m.


A Spencer Hill Avenue resident reported a burglary.

6:33 p.m.

Public assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Farm to Market Road for a report of a man staggering down the road carrying a large sword. Deputies made contact with the man, who was carrying both the sword and a skateboard.

6:52 p.m.

Animal complaint

Authorities received word of a horse impeding traffic on U.S. Highway 2.

8:22 p.m.

Suspicious person

A caller reported seeing three individuals, all possibly intoxicated, walking near Utah Avenue and Larch Street. At one point, one of the individuals was prone in the road. Authorities investigated and deemed the call unfounded.

Oct. 12

12:25 a.m.

Suspicious person

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a suspicious person report near the intersection of 4th Street and California Avenue.

3:18 a.m.


A caller reported spotting a man hanging around the loading dock of a Libby business. The man fled after officers arrived in the area.

12:23 p.m.

Criminal mischief

A Mack Road resident reported that an unknown individual had vandalized his makeshift mailbox.

12:45 p.m.


The owner of a local bar reported a burglary. She told authorities that keys and money were missing.

3:16 p.m.


A Kootenai River Road resident reported the theft of her log splitter.

3:44 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to a local lodging house for a report of several men fighting.

5:35 p.m.

Criminal mischief

A Louisiana Avenue resident reported finding the back window of her vehicle shattered. She suspected the vandal tried to pry open the door.

6:33 p.m.


Libby Volunteer Fire Department crews responded to Reese Court for a report of a trailer fire.

7:40 p.m.


An East 3rd Avenue resident told authorities that his fiancée is at his house, trying to take items. A man accompanying her had threatened him, the resident said.

10:48 p.m.

Public safety

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of 2nd Street and California Avenue after a woman reported her husband for driving drunk around town.

Oct. 13

1:21 a.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police officers gave a man a ride to a local motel after they found him wandering around a parking lot on Main Avenue.