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Sheriff's Office Blotter

| September 22, 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. 19

8:47 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A Fish Lake Road resident related a troubling phone call to authorities. When he picked up, the caller asked whether an individual matching his name was available. The resident answered affirmatively and the caller hung up.

9:02 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Kalispell resident called authorities to report a dog bite he received in the Trego area the day prior. The bite broke his skin near his calf. He has not sought medical attention and did not know the identity of the dog’s owner.

10:45 a.m.


First responders received a report of a fire near Stevens Road.

11:36 a.m.

Criminal trespass

The manager of a local lodging house asked Libby police officers for help in removing a former employee. The manager told police that the ex-employee had tried to break into several rooms via the windows and was now holed up in the public restroom.

12:31 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies sorted out a disturbance on Rose Street.

1:41 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated an arson case.

2:11 p.m.

Animal complaint

Authorities were called to the Kootenai Vista area for a report of horses — or mules — roaming free.

4:14 p.m.


A gas station customer reported seeing a column of smoke rising off of Swede Mountain. U.S. Forest Service personnel were already on scene.

4:30 p.m.

Ambulance call

First responders transported an injured firefighter to a local medical center for treatment.

5:42 p.m.

Fish and game

Authorities received multiple complaints from the Renwood Drive area regarding residents feeding deer.

6:17 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a theft case on Knoll Ridge Road.

7:44 p.m.

Traffic stop

Libby police officers cited a motorist for driving with studded tires.

8:01 p.m.

Animal complaint

Health workers reported treating a dog bite at a local medical facility.

8:20 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Taylor Road resident told authorities that four horses had wandered onto his property.

9:17 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to a local bar for a report of a disorderly man.

9:35 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Libby police officers investigated a report of a possible shoplifter.

10:15 p.m.

Suspicious person

Libby police officers received a report of a man lurking around a local auto repair store. Officers spoke with the man, who agreed to move on.

10:24 p.m.


Eureka dispatchers reported receiving a call from a woman who claimed to hear gunshots and children crying.

11:03 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A Forest Drive resident reported getting nearly struck by a vehicle speeding down the street. The motorist also turned the lights of the vehicle off and performed burnouts along the road. Responding Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies found no sign of the vehicle.

11:08 p.m.

Suspicious activity

Libby police officers investigated a black truck parked opposite of the Lincoln County Detention Center. The vehicle had been previously spotted in the area. The headlights were shining on the jail and loud music was emanating from the vehicle.

Aug. 20

2:42 a.m.

Suspicious person

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a man walking along Mineral Avenue and shining a flashlight into the windows of local shops.

7:21 a.m.

Criminal trespass

The manager of a local convenience store asked for law enforcement’s help in removing a woman who refuses to leave and is trying to hitch a ride. The woman left before Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived.

8:49 a.m.

Animal complaint

A Lake Creek Road resident reported hearing a noise that sounded like a dog crying about 11 p.m. the night prior.

9:21 a.m.

Animal complaint

A resident reported finding a dog in the middle of U.S. Highway 2. He took it to a vet and learned that it had a chip, which registered the animal to a woman who had died. He told authorities he planned to keep the dog with him unless someone claimed the pet.

9:36 a.m.

Criminal trespass

A convenience store manager asked to have a no trespass order served on a man.

11 a.m.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported spotting a 16 or 17-year-old girl hitchhiking to Noxon on state Highway 56.

11:12 a.m.

Civil complaint

A caller asked for help in dealing with their ill father’s neighbor. The neighbor has been cutting and burning trees on the father’s property.

11:56 a.m.


The manager of a local bar reported receiving counterfeit money.

12:25 p.m.


A Eureka woman reported being shot by a neighbor with a pellet gun. She told dispatchers it had happened before. She was outside when it happened.

3:06 p.m.

Public assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of two people arguing in a car on U.S. Highway 93.

3:38 p.m.


Libby police officers received word of an alleged theft.

5:26 p.m.

City ordinance violation

Libby police officers warned a Balsam Street resident about a tree that blocked the view of traffic.

5:59 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies sorted through two differing accounts of a confrontation on Elijah Drive.