Missoula police respond to election sign dispute

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An election sign argument among three people — two of whom are running for office in the upcoming municipal election — resulted in a 911 call and a response from Missoula police on Friday, Aug. 27.

Missoula County dispatch received the call of a reported disturbance at the 2000 block of South Reserve Street about 2 p.m. on Aug. 27.

A copy of the call obtained by the Missoulian lasts 3 minutes and 47 seconds. City Council Ward 4 candidate Alan Ault and mayoral candidate Jacob Elder can be heard on the recording.

Your browser does not support the audio element. The 911 call from a disturbance reported on Aug. 27 that involved two municipal candidates as well as the Republican Central Committee chairperson.

Ault placed the call. Elder was apparently arguing with Vondene Kopetski, chair of the Missoula County Republican Committee.

“We have two people in a heated argument,” Ault says at the beginning of the call. “We need an officer

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