Sheriff's Office Blotter

| October 16, 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. 21

7:02 a.m.

Warrant

A man held in the Lincoln County Detention Center came up wanted in Cascade County, but neither officials there or with the Montana Highway Patrol wanted to extradite him owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

7:43 a.m.

Suspicious person

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a suspicious person near Sinclair Creek.

7:59 a.m.

Public safety

A motorist reported coming across a large rock on state Highway 37 near Pipe Creek.

8:11 a.m.

Animal complaint

A caller reported finding two small dogs running along state Highway 37 near mile marker 4. The caller planned to take them to work and post about the dogs on social media in the hopes of finding the owner.

9:17 a.m.

Suspicious activity

Libby police officers picked up items left behind by a squatter at the behest of a Mineral Avenue caller.

12:54 p.m.

Public assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies aided a stranded motorist on state Highway 37 near Fisher River.

1:10 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers investigated a city ordinance violation on Nevada Avenue.

1:35 p.m.

Theft

A woman reported that one of her son’s friends had stolen a firearm from her Utah Avenue home.

3:52 p.m.

Traffic violation

A caller reported a man speeding and peeling out near Powerline Way.

4:09 p.m.

Traffic violation

A caller reported a man driving an all-terrain vehicle recklessly near Libby Middle High School. Authorities caught up with the driver near the intersection of 6th Street and Commerce Way. Libby police arrested Noah Reed, 21, with a probation violation.

4:20 p.m.

Theft

A resident reported the theft of his signs along the roadway near Flower Creek Road and Granite Creek Road.

5:09 p.m.

Traffic stop

Authorities cited a motorist for speed and failure to carry proof of insurance after a traffic stop near mile marker 22 of U.S. Highway 2.

6:05 p.m.

Traffic accident

First responders headed to U.S. Highway 2 and St. Regis Haul Road to help the Troy Police Department with a vehicle that had gone over the embankment. The motorist ultimately was able to remove the vehicle from the embankment.

6:20 p.m.

Traffic violation

A Timber Lane resident called to complain about a motorist routinely speeding by her home. She was concerned about the safety of children, who often walk along the road.

7:44 p.m.

Animal complaint

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

8:39 p.m.

Traffic accident

First responders headed to mile marker 22 of U.S. Highway 2 after a motor vehicle struck an elk.

9:25 p.m.

Suspicious person

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies headed to east 5th Street Extension for a report of a woman knocking on doors and asking for the whereabouts of an unidentified man. The woman reportedly was “out-of-sorts.”

9:35 p.m.

Traffic stop

Libby police officers cited a motorist for not having insurance after a traffic stop near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Minnesota Avenue.

9:52 p.m.

Traffic stop

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies cited a motorist for careless driving near the Libby Creek Bridge on 5th Street Extension.

11:42 a.m.

Disturbance

Libby police officers responded to east 4th Street for a report of loud music and people yelling.

Sept. 22

1:39 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Libby police officers investigated a suspicious vehicle at Riverfront Park.

7:17 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Pinegrove Place resident reported finding a dead bat in her daughter’s bedroom.

10:05 a.m.

Traffic accident

Authorities responded to mile marker 40 of U.S. Highway 2 after a motor vehicle struck a moose. Local law enforcement received help from Montana Highway Patrol and BNSF police.

10:24 a.m.

Criminal trespass

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Three Corner Road for a report of a man trespassing on his son’s property.

10:33 a.m.

Disturbance

Law enforcement assistance was requested after a woman tried to surrender her neighbor’s cat to an animal shelter.

11:42 a.m.

Fish and game

Authorities reported a disagreement related to salvaging the moose struck by a motor vehicle near mile marker 40 of U.S. Highway 2.

1:02 p.m.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia

A caller reported finding baggies on Havenhill Road. The caller told authorities the bags contained a suspicious substance.

1:08 p.m.

Scam

A Frazey Loop Road resident reported being the victim of a scam undertaken by a local business.

2:15 p.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported coming across what he suspected was a human foot on Champion Haul Road. Authorities later determined it was the foot of a small bear.

2:26 p.m.

Public safety

A city service member reported a spill of boards on state Highway 37 from a demolition cleanup. The boards were later removed.

3:28 p.m.

Fraud

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated an unemployment fraud case.

4:22 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle near Cherry Creek Road, later learning that the automobile was related to a missing persons case out of Washington. Search and rescue was contacted and a K9 unit was brought to the scene.

8:56 p.m.

Traffic stop

Libby police officers cited a motorist for lacking insurance after a stop on 6th Street and Idaho Avenue.

10:15 p.m.

Suspicious person

A caller told authorities that an unidentified individual tossed a piece of plastic at her door before taking off on foot.

11:33 p.m.

Public assistance

Libby police officers warned a cyclist for a stop sign violation and failure to equip the bicycle with lights while serving civil paperwork.