Sheriff's Office Blotter

| October 13, 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.

Sept. 13

12:02 a.m.

Fire

A River Run Lane resident reported seeing a fire from her home. The U.S. Forest Service was contacted.

10:54 a.m.

Missing person

An elderly man staying at a local motel the past several weeks reportedly had not been seen in several days.

2:37 p.m.

Unattended death

Authorities responded to Kootenai Road for a report of an unattended death.

3:26 p.m.

Sex crime

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a sex crime within the county.

3:37 p.m.

Civil complaint

A Rose Street resident requested an officer standby while her ex-boyfriend collected his belongings.

3:37 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

An individual asked law enforcement officials to follow up with him regarding threats he had received from the birth mother of his child.

5:45 p.m.

Traffic stop

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies cited a motorist for failure to have insurance and driving with a suspended license after a stop along U.S. Highway 2 in Libby.

6:13 p.m.

Theft

A Granite Creek Road resident told authorities that a neighbor was refusing to return his watch.

6:55 p.m.

Suspicious person

Authorities responded to mile marker 36 of U.S. Highway 2 for a report of a man acting strangely.

7:20 p.m.

Disturbance

Libby police officers responded to California Avenue for a report of a man throwing beer bottles and yelling at a woman.

7:22 p.m.

Criminal mischief

A Ping Road resident told authorities that his brother had closed the gate at the end of their driveway. Someone tore the gatepost off, he said.

7:27 p.m.

Criminal mischief

Authorities investigated a report of criminal mischief near mile marker 36 of U.S. Highway 2.

8:45 p.m.

Theft

A caller asked to speak with authorities about identity theft. The caller said her ex-husband took her personal information and his new girlfriend is now using her identity.

9:04 p.m.

Firearms

A Three Corners Road resident reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot.

Sept. 18

12:03 a.m.

Agency assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies aided authorities in Boundary County with tracking down a medical worker who lives in Troy and had not shown up for their overnight shift. Authorities later found the woman.

4:38 a.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police officers trespassed a man who was found sleeping in a local laundromat.

4:47 a.m.

Ambulance call

First responders transported a man to a local medical center after he was found laying on U.S. Highway 2.

10:14 a.m.

Criminal trespass

Libby police officers responded to a local gas station for a report of a woman trespassing and panhandling on site.

Noon

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A North Dakota resident told authorities he was made to strip naked after a confrontation with another man on private property. A hunter, the man said he was looking for a spot to set out when another vehicle came up behind him. There was not enough room to turn around, so he kept moving forward until he passed through a gate marked private property. The person in the vehicle behind him threatened to kill him and made him disrobe.

2:45 p.m.

Public assistance

Libby police officers performed a welfare check on a Main Avenue man after a Meals on Wheels employee reported that a meal delivered the day prior was still at the door. Mail had piled up and the employee could hear a dog barking.

5:37 p.m.

Theft

Libby police officers cited a man for theft at a local hardware store.

6:59 p.m.

Disturbance

First responders transported one individual to a local medical center after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to St. Regis Haul Road for a report of an argument.

7:24 p.m.

Traffic stop

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies cited a motorist after a traffic stop near the intersection of state Highway 37 and Park Street for having improper license plates.

8:13 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller asked to speak with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding an incident involving a gun earlier in the day. The caller told authorities he was doing census work when a woman confronted him with a firearm.

8:29 p.m.

Animal complaint

A My Road resident called to report seeing an individual dropping off kittens before driving away. The caller agreed to keep the kittens and try to find them homes.

9:28 p.m.

Animal complaint

A U.S. Highway 2 resident called dispatchers with questions regarding her cat. The pet apparently had been in contact with a sick bat.

9:35 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a possible underage party along Bear Creek Road.

10 p.m.

Suspicious person

A U.S. Highway 2 resident contacted authorities after a man approached them looking to buy or borrow a lug nut bar. The man claimed to want to change a tire. The caller told authorities he had blood on his hands and pants. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies later arranged a tow for the man.

10:23 p.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police officers gave a man a ride home after he was found passed out near the totem at the Libby Middle High School.

11:30 p.m.

A Roe Road resident reported a possible burglary at a neighbor’s home. The resident told authorities she heard a chainsaw at the gate and saw a flashlight. Responding Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies determined she was likely hearing noise and seeing lights from a nearby campground.

Sept. 19

12:12 a.m.

Disturbance

Authorities responded to Abayance Bay for a report of a disturbance.

12:15 a.m.

Suspicious activity

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies checked in on several camp areas near the Kootenai Falls. They found several kayaks behind a locked gate.

2:51 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Michelle Lane road told Libby police officers she that a neighbor’s dog bit her below her knee.

6:50 p.m.

Traffic stop

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies cited a motorist for failure to carry proof of insurance after a traffic stop near Idaho Avenue and 2nd Street.

10:27 p.m.

Traffic violation

A caller reported motorcycles racing along the road near Douglas Hill Campground.

10:29 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported spotting vehicles parked in the middle of the street on Black Lake Road and hearing gunshots.

10:32 p.m.

Suspicious person

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Kevin Kirkwood, 61, on drug charges after responding to a suspicious person call in Troy.

Sept. 20

1:09 a.m.

Public safety

A caller reported that someone had relocated traffic cones on U.S. Highway 2 and Schrieber Creek to the middle of the roadway. Authorities later removed the cones.

6:42 a.m.

Missing persons

A caller reported her husband missing. She last spoke with him six hours prior and said he was under the influence of a substance. She suspected he was in Lincoln County, but planned to file a report in Kalispell as well. Authorities later found the man at his cousin’s house.

9:08 a.m.

Public safety

Libby police officers investigated flooding at the walking track near the Asa Wood Elementary School building. They determined a leak from a sprinkler may have caused the flooding. They reported no damage to the track.

11:28 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller requested to speak with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding an incident between his son and a teacher.

11:43 a.m.

Criminal mischief

Authorities investigated a report of vandalism and theft from a gravesite in the City of Libby Cemetery.

2:15 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A U.S. Highway 2 resident near Troy reported that his girlfriend’s tires were slashed.

3:10 p.m.

Public safety

A BNSF employee told authorities that people were getting too close to the railway while fishing near the Kootenai Falls. The proximity of the anglers had forced officials to stop the trains from running. The individuals had left by the time Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived.

3:33 p.m.

Criminal mischief

A Stacy Hollow resident reported the breaking of a vehicle rear window.

4:49 p.m.

Disturbance

A caller asked for law enforcement to intervene between her and a woman who was harassing her children on East 5th Avenue.

5:53 p.m.

Fire

First responders and Libby Volunteer Fire Department crews responded to Westgate Avenue for a report of an individual burning debris close to the tree line. A caller alerted authorities worried that the fire might spread out of control.