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Sheriff's Office Blotter

| January 1, 2021 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.

Dec. 4

12:17 p.m.


A state Highway 37 resident reported a case of identity theft. The thief filed for unemployment under her name.

1:40 p.m.

Criminal trespass

An employee of a local fast casual restaurant reported a panhandler along U.S. Highway 2 in Libby.

2:25 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies headed to Shalom Drive for a report of loud music. The caller described the noise as so loud as to shake her home.

2:31 p.m.

Animal complaint

A 5th Street Extension resident reported a pair of aggressive dogs in the neighborhood.

2:33 p.m.


A patron of a local fast food restaurant contacted Libby police officers after receiving the wrong order of food. The customer told officers that after handing over the food, the server threatened to call law enforcement and shut the drive-thru window. While the man wanted to file a report, officers persuaded him to first call the restaurant and ask to speak with a manager.

3:10 p.m.


Libby police officers responded to a local hardware store for a report of a theft.

3:26 p.m.

Public assistance

First responders aided a woman stuck in an elevator.

4:04 p.m.

Animal complaint

A Park Street resident reported several dogs chasing and killing cats in the neighborhood.

6:06 p.m.

Harassment, threat, intimidation

A woman asked to speak with law enforcement personnel regarding a man who used her phone to call and threaten another individual.

6:11 p.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies launched a search for a 14-year-old who left home and gone an hour without either returning or checking in. The teenager was later found.

9:04 p.m.

Suspicious activity

An individual reported a disturbing conversation in a local homeless camp. The other party relayed a story wherein a local couple had murdered one of their children.

Dec. 5

1:27 a.m.

Fish and game

Authorities responded to a report of a dog chasing moose along U.S. Highway 2.

2:43 a.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a partner or family member assault case on Sinclair Creek Road.

3:22 a.m.

Suspicious activity

An ambulance crew treated one individual for a panic attack after the individual reported hearing a scream emanating from the front of his house. A search of the area for any other people came up empty.

9:07 a.m.

Suspicious person

A county homeowner told authorities that a small, blonde woman turned up at his front door and asked for a ride to Eureka. The woman promptly left the property.

9:49 a.m.

Civil complaint

A caller asked for a law enforcement standby while he retrieved a camper from his ex-wife on Klatawa Street. He was worried that her new boyfriend might cause trouble.

10:53 a.m.

Civil complaint

A man came into the lobby of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to report a motor vehicle theft.

5:05 p.m.


A Swamp Creek Road resident told authorities that an unknown individual had broken into one of her properties and vandalized the home.

5:26 p.m.

Civil complaint

A caller asked to speak with a deputy regarding a man staying in a mobile home near Lewis Loop without a lease. The caller wanted to have the mobile home towed.

5:26 p.m.

Criminal mischief

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies took a report of a vandal who broke a door.

8:09 p.m.


A Pioneer Road resident called to alert Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies that a couple in the home was making threats. All individuals involved later agreed to get along with one another.

11:59 p.m.

Public assistance

Libby police offices headed to a local supermarket for a report of a potentially homeless man yelling. Responding officers found the man digging through dumpsters near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and California Avenue.

Dec. 6

1:28 a.m.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies headed to Pioneer Road for a reported assault. A 911 caller told authorities that several people attacked a neighbor and weapons may have been involved. The scene was cleared after authorities deemed the situation a misunderstanding.

4:22 a.m.


A caller reported a man yelling near homes on Three Corners Road.

2:46 p.m.

Ambulance call

Libby Volunteer Ambulance crews responded to Pipe Creek Road after a woman suffered injuries while falling from a horse.

3:14 p.m.

Animal complaint

A caller described several horses left in inhumane conditions near U.S. Highway 2. The horses were contained in a small pen and lacked shelter.

3:31 p.m.

Public safety

A Glenwood Lane resident told authorities that a can of paint exploded in the garage. While the blast blew out the garage door and three walls, no one was injured. The house had been evacuated and there was no fire as a result.

6:19 p.m.

Traffic accident

First responders headed to the area around Snowshoe Road and Hogan Drive for a report of a multi-vehicle accident. Several individuals were extracted from the crashed vehicles.

8:13 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the post office.