Sheriff's Office Blotter

| November 20, 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. 13

9:49 a.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a drug case.

1:40 p.m.

Public assistance

A Lime Creek resident told authorities that their concealed weapons permit never arrived in the mail.

1:43 p.m.

Fish and game

An East Cedar Street resident suspected a bear knocked over a garbage can.

3:09 p.m.

Civil complaint

A county resident sold a vehicle to their daughter. The daughter did not remove the plates and has since left the area. She does not answer or return phone calls.

6:38 p.m.

Public safety

A Libby resident reported flooding roads near the intersection of 6th Street and Montana Avenue.

6:45 p.m.

Sex crime

An individual reported an alleged sex crime that occurred nine years ago. The individual said someone tried to attack his daughter and the female fought back with a knife. The individual told authorities he just learned about the incident.

Oct. 14

9:38 a.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated an ongoing city ordinance violation case on Washington Avenue.

9:56 a.m.

Criminal trespass

A Minnesota Avenue resident contacted Libby police officers after finding the neighbor’s dogs defecating on her property. The resident had warned the neighbors previously bout the problem.

11:34 a.m.

Animal complaint

An Avenue A resident called the Libby Police Department and finding a dog in their yard. The resident suspected the dog had been abandoned, since an unknown individual was walking it earlier in the day and then left it unattended.

12:07 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Farm to Market Road resident reported finding a dog in their yard.

2:07 p.m.

Animal complaint

A caller told authorities that a pit bull knocked over a five-year-old child on Pioneer Road. The caller had a history of run-ins with the animal.

4:15 p.m.

Criminal mischief

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated alleged criminal mischief near the Fortine School.

6:37 p.m.

Animal complaint

A caller reported seeing four horses left in an area much too small for them. The animals lacked shelter as well.

7:02 p.m.

Public assistance

An individual requested a welfare check on a homeless woman not making any sense in the Eureka area. A local business owner later offered her dinner and a place to stay.

7:57 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A Callahan Creek Road resident reported dealing with several individuals coming up the driveway and asking after a person that does not live in the home. The resident reported running off two people off the property in recent days.

8:42 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated an alleged assault on Recluse Drive.

9:16 p.m.

Traffic accident

First responders headed to the scene of a traffic accident in Troy and reported finding a vehicle in the trees.

Oct. 15

12:36 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Montana Avenue resident reported a dog howling for most of the evening.

7:11 a.m.


The Troy Highway Department reported a break-in. One or more individuals slashed a window screen and stole a laptop.

9:12 a.m.

Suspicious activity

Authorities responded to Eureka for a report of an individual failing to register as an offender.

9:25 a.m.


Libby police officers responded to Montana Avenue for a report of an argument between a mother and daughter. Authorities learned that the disagreement earlier had spilled over into physical violence.

9:46 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A West Poplar Street resident reported their brother missing after he failed to return home. He was last seen the night before.

10:03 a.m.

Fish and game

A Gruber Road resident reported seeing dogs chasing and killing turkeys behind his property. He did not know who owned the canines.

10:18 a.m.


Libby police officers responded to Reese Court for an alleged fight between a father and son.

11:12 a.m.


County maintenance staff reported a break-in at J. Neils Park. An unidentified individual broke into a storage unit.

12:45 p.m.

Public safety

A Dakota Avenue resident reported spotting a motorist driving at high speeds through a residential neighborhood. Libby police officers attempted to locate the vehicle.

1:21 p.m.

Public assistance

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy assisted an individual with getting into their car.

3:52 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Conifer Road resident told authorities that her mother was bitten by a dog. The mother told authorities everything was fine and that her daughter was overreacting.

5:36 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A Vicks Drive resident told Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies that a man took a tire off of a piece of a neighbor’s property.

6:37 p.m.

Public safety

A Libby resident reported a motorist driving at a high rate of speed and failing to come to a complete stop at a sign near Cedar Street and Dakota Avenue.

6:55 p.m.


A Pioneer Road resident contacted authorities on behalf of her daughter, who had left four children in the care of a boyfriend. When the daughter returned home, she discovered the boyfriend had left a mark on the one-year-old child. The boyfriend left the scene after an ensuing argument.

7:46 p.m.

Public safety

Libby police officers warned a cyclist stopped near the intersection of California Avenue and 6th Street for not obeying traffic laws.

8:41 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to East 5th Street for a report of a disturbance. The individual who reported the incident was on scene to help his daughter, who was arguing with her boyfriend. The boyfriend was refusing to open the door and had called friends for help. Responding officers reported finding “quite a few people” on scene. They later cleared the area of onlookers.