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Driveway Gate Damage
In the morning hours of Saturday the 14th of September 2013, person/s unknown caused considerable damage to a driveway entrance gate at a residence on Pleasant Valley road in the greater Marion area. The damage was caused by means of an explosive device. This is the second such occurrence in recent days. Concerned community members have offered additional reward monies in addition to the $500 dollar reward paid by Crimestoppers for information on this matter.
Theft at Glacier Stone Supply
Sometime between Friday the 13th and Monday the 16th of September 2013, person/s unknown entered Glacier Stone Supply on Whitefish Stage Road and removed several items of value. A vehicle, which was stolen, has been recovered, but still missing are a large number of valuable tools. As above, Glacier Stone Supply has offered additional reward funds in addition to the $500 dollar reward offered by Crimestoppers for information on this matter.
Car Theft and Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
09/10/2013 - CRIME OF THE WEEK: Motor Vehicle Theft/Criminal Mischief/Vandalism - Suspect(s) damaged a 2004 Jeep Rubicon severely and we believe are responsible for numerous thefts within the city limits of Whitefish. The suspect(s) entered a vehicle off of West 7th Street and stole a Remington 870 12 gauge shot gun with a wood stock and a Taurus Tracker .44 magnum black/blued finish. Officers were able to locate spent .44 magnum shell casings from inside the vehicle when it was recovered.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward, 406-752-8477 (TIPS).
Totem Pole Theft
In April of last year, a family heirloom was placed into storage at the Merganthaler Transfer Company on highway 93 south. When it was to be retrieved last week, it was discovered missing from the storage container.
The item is an Alaskan Totem Pole, 8 feet high and approximately 2.5 feet in diameter, weighing over 500 pounds. It was a personal commissioned item and passed down in the family. The retail value of this totem is over $10,000, but the sentimental family value would be priceless. Anyone with information about the location of this totem or its disappearance are urged to contact Crimestoppers. Your anonymous tip could qualify you for a cash reward.
Suspicious fires set around the Flathead
The evening of Thursday, June 6th person/s unknown set or caused a fire to an old historic abandoned home on Spring Creek Road north of West Reserve. Witnesses observed a small gray/silver SUV type vehicle at the property immediately before the fire. This is the third historic structure burnt in this area in the past year. Anyone with information on the possible identities of persons involved with this or any fire are urged to contact Crimestoppers or the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office. You may remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
FWP looking for information on Grizzly Bear Shooting
On May 4th during a monitoring flight, FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley located a collared male grizzly bear that was dragging its hind quarters. Manley landed, and euthanized the bear, which was located near Wolf Creek Drive and Highway 83, near the Swan River.
Game Warden Chuck Bartos investigated, and a necropsy determined that the bear had been shot.
FWP is looking for any information regarding this incident. Anyone with information on this case should call Warden Chuck Bartos (253-2934), 1-800-TIP-MONT or Flathead Crimestoppers. Callers can remain anonymous and a reward may be available.
Animal Abuse in Columbia Falls
Flathead Crimestoppers is requesting information on a person/persons trapping and killing cats in the area of Fir Lane, near Stoltze Lumber Company, Columbia Falls, MT. If you have any information, please call 752-8477 (TIPS). You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.
04/18/13: Burglary at All-Way Storage North of Kalispell
We had a break in at one of the storage units at All-Way Storage North of Kalispell. Several items were taken, but the most noticeable item would be a six to ten foot long Alligator skin. This crime occurred sometime in the past few days.Please call Flathead Crimestoppers and you can remain anonymous plus be eligible for a cash reward.
03/12/2013: Two Burglaries on Ashley Lake Road
Over the weekend person/s unknown forced entry into two Ashley Lake Road properties stealing several thousand dollars’ worth of tools and a lime green kayak. Anyone having information on these burglaries are urged to contact Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
03/07/2013: Burglaries around the Flathead Valley
The Kalispell Police Department is seeking any information regarding the rash of burglaries that has occurred in the last six months. The burglaries have been taking place in businesses across town including churches and private residences. The method of entry is usually prying open doors and finding unlocked windows to the businesses. Some forced entries have also occurred.
The Kalispell Police Department is asking anyone that sees anything suspicious to please call the KPD at 758-7780 ASAP. You can also call Crimestoppers at 752-8477 if you have any information about these crimes. A reward up to $1000 can be offered if the information leads to an arrest and you can remain anonymous.
02/26/2013: Burglary at Marion Area Vacation Home
Sometime between the months of March and November 2012 person/s unknown forced entry into a Marion area vacation home. This is a relatively remote area on Idaho Hill. In connection with this burglary there was extensive damage to the structure and may items of value removed. Evidence at the scene indicate that suspect/s may have made several trips into the home to remove property. Some of the items removed are significant and may have been seen by others : WWII Japanese bolt action rifle; yellow body electric bass guitar; small Fender Amp; a bear skin run with head, claws and orange felt backing. Anyone how may have knowledge of this burglary are urged to contact the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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