Sheriff’s Office Blotter

| September 4, 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.

Aug. 7

9:14 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Sharp Tail Court resident reported that a neighbor’s dog barks at her children when they go out into the yard to play. Metal fencing does not deter the canine, she told authorities, asking them if they could intervene.

9:19 a.m.


An individual asked to speak with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding a possible arson.

9:36 a.m.

Animal complaint

Authorities learned of a dog bite.

2:08 p.m.

Public safety

State and local officials fielded multiple calls reported motorists parking on both sides of U.S. Highway 2 near the Kootenai Falls.

3:38 p.m.


A 911 caller told authorities they wanted to turn in a weapon found in the restroom of a local gas station.

4:49 p.m.


An individual reported receiving a scam phone call and giving out personal information.

4:57 p.m.

Traffic accident

A motorist swerved to dodge a deer and sent the car off the hillside near Ninneman Road, suffering a minor injury in the process.

5:35 p.m.

Public safety

A Scotts Stroll resident reported motorists driving through the neighborhood at unnecessarily high rates of speed. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies asked the caller to take down the plate numbers when the vehicle returned.

9:51 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Bighorn Way for a report of a man screaming, yelling and throwing objects. Deputies separated the individuals involved in the disturbance.

10:07 p.m.

Public assistance

Dispatchers in Eureka received a report of an individual on a motorcycle chasing fawns across a field near Sheldon Canyon Road.

10:13 p.m.

Public safety

A caller reported seeing fireworks.

10:36 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of two men creeping around on private property along Fifth Street Extension. The men were thought to be using drugs.

Aug. 8

12:19 a.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a local drinking establishment after receiving word of an assault. A woman was accused of walking into the watering hole and punching another patron.

10:08 a.m.

Civil complaint

A woman called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to ask for a deputy’s help in retrieving laundry left at her cousin’s home.

1:19 p.m.


A Sunnyside Drive resident told authorities that she had possibly fallen victim to a scam.

3:30 p.m.

Criminal trespass

A caller told authorities that a man he had hired as a subcontractor later made threats toward him and his business. The subcontractor also refused to leave the property on Industrial Way.

3:44 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A caller alerted authorities to a suspicious driver near a local medical facility. The motorist was driving very slowly and looking into other vehicles. Libby police officers made contact with the man and learned he was waiting for his wife.

3:59 p.m.


A Dakota Avenue resident told Libby police officers that many of the vehicles that drive by his home each day blare music. The noise is loud enough to shake the windows in his home.

5:21 p.m.

Suspicious person

A West Second Street resident reported a transient loitering near their property. The man refused to leave and was causing problems.

5:24 p.m.


The man who earlier reported a criminal trespass on Industrial Way told authorities he had video evidence of being assaulted.

7:41 p.m.


Libby police officers arrived at Minnesota Avenue after receiving a 911 call reporting a bad argument between a husband and wife. The husband told authorities his wife was intoxicated and trying to leave on foot. After meeting with officers, the couple agreed to “get along” and return to their home.

7:51 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A caller at a Yaak River campground told authorities a man approached his campsite earlier in the evening, pulled out a sidearm and threatened the caller’s dogs. After checking the campsite, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies launched an unsuccessful search to find the suspect.

10:43 p.m.

Public safety

A Parmenter Drive resident told authorities that a neighbor was again driving at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood while his daughter rode a bicycle.

Aug. 9

2:18 a.m.

Suspicious person

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies made an arrest after arriving at the intersection of 6th Street and Mineral Avenue for a report of a suspicious person. A juvenile was later escorted back to the detention center in Sandpoint, Idaho.

12:13 p.m.


Fire crews were dispatched to Lower Lost Prairie to help authorities in Flathead County with a blaze.

12:16 p.m.

Public assistance

A man entered the lobby of the Lincoln County Detention Center and asked to speak with a deputy. He refused to provide authorities with any information.

5:18 p.m.


Libby police officers investigated the theft of ice from a local supermarket.

5:50 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to a Dakota Avenue home after a resident asked for help in removing an intoxicated man no longer welcome at the house. Authorities later caught up with him at a local grocery store.

6:13 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Main Avenue resident reported a missing hawk. The falconer believed the raptor went missing earlier in the day. The hawk, he said, would be wearing a leash.

7:13 p.m.


Crews with the Libby Volunteer Fire Department responded to Aspen Road for a report of a camper fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters later doused the blaze, but not before several propane tanks exploded.

7:39 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to a local supermarket after receiving a report of a disorderly man.

10:39 p.m.


Libby police officers arrived at a local gas station for a report of several juveniles in a truck loitering and causing problems.