There are varying explanations as to why the tree in the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department is hanging upside down. It was so crooked it looks better that way. The tree stand broke. Etc, etc. Whatever the reason, here’s the tree in all its inverted glory. FYI, the decorations are photos of the deputies [...]
Most of the time, the stories on the Cops and Courts beat involve crime.
But not always.
Every so often, we look at the people behind the stories, as we did this week with this feature about some of the more unusual features of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office. Tom Bauer’s photo gives [...]
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the felony theft of the following items from Marcure Lane and Mullan Road in Frenchtown:
• 8-by-10 Snowmobile trailer, tilt bed, wood deck, black in color, 2-by-8 piece of decking missing at the rear of the trailer, one running light is burnt out on the passenger [...]
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that took place at 2783 Ancabide Lane in the Miller Creek area.
Suspects entered this vacant foreclosed home and broke several windows and light fixtures, causing approximately $2,000 in damage.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers in Missoula and Mineral counties at [...]
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in identifying a man who passed two forged checks at local Town Pumps. The names he used are Billy J. Wayne and Troy D. Anderson. Both names are fake. These checks were passed on Oct. 8.
If you know the identity of this [...]
The things you learn covering this beat. For instance, an “AB agent in the federal pen” apparently refers to a high-ranking member of the Aryan Nations group within the federal prison system.
We gleaned that nugget from this story by the Missoulian’s Keila Szpaller, about an arrest on drunk driving charges that quickly [...]
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Department has been getting a lot of national exposure lately. First, they were featured on National Geographic’s Frontier Force: Montana.
Now, as the Missoulian’s Tristan Scott reports:
The Fox television show “America’s Most Wanted” is joining the manhunt for David Burgert (in photo), an ex-militia leader from Flathead [...]
Make that crimes, because Crime Stoppers has two this week:
1) The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office took several reports of vehicle break-ins in the upper Miller Creek area a few weeks ago. Several items were taken including electronics such as iPods. A unique hunting bow with a bear on it was taken from [...]
A couple who left their car on Deer Creek Road in hopes that their missing dogs would return to it instead found the vehicle set afire and the dogs still missing.
The fire was reported just before 8 a.m. Friday morning on Deer Creek road about 4 miles past the Deer Creek Shooting Range, according to Missoula County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Johnson.
The couple had returned Friday morning to their Chevy Blazer, which they’d left there two days earlier, and saw the Blazer burning and a green SUV leaving the area, he said.
Deputies stopped a green SUV and detained its two occupants, Antonio Robinson, 28, and Chelsea Chafee, 25. A tent, boots and reloading equipment that had been in the victims’ Blazer were found in the green SUV, he said.
Robinson and Chaffee were being held in the Missoula County Detention Center. They face charges of theft, criminal mischief and felony arson, Johnson said.
The Blazer’s owners, he said, “are upset over today’s incident but more than anything they want to recover their dogs.”
Continue reading Have you seen these dogs? They’re missing in Deer Creek
In fairness, we have to point out that the actions by an 80-year-old pharmacist at Lolo Drug are ill-advised. Which doesn’t keep us from also feeling really, really good about the way things turned out.
An 80-year-old Lolo pharmacist who once wrestled a gun away from a would-be robber foiled another heist Thursday [...]