Western Montana Crime News

Oct 1, 2013 1:24 PM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center

Missoula County crime report

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has provided us with this latest breakdown of crimes that have recently happened around the area.

Missoula County Sheriff's Deputies made five DUI arrests over the weekend of Sept. 27 - Sept. 30, and officials want folks to remember to find a safe and sober ride during the Homecoming festivities that are taking place this week.

Lolo / Lower Miller Creek

At 0300 hours on Sunday, a MCSO Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle that was driving recklessly while travelling northbound on U.S. Highway 93 South from Lolo. The deputy observed the vehicle almost hit the concrete median, and then almost collided with another motorist that pulled to the side of the highway to avoid him. The vehicle finally stopped after several miles and the driver was subsequently arrested for DUI.

Two young juvenile males are sought after stealing seven cartons of cigarettes from behind the counter of a lolo convenience store, totaling nearly $500.

Target Range / Orchard Homes

A Missoula male was arrested after he caused a vehicle crash near Target Range and fled the scene on foot. A resident then reported to 911 that he was observing a male tampering with his vehicle. Deputies found the male a short while later and determined that he was the driver
involved in the vehicle crash. The intoxicated male was placed under arrest and significant amount of marijuana was found on his person.

East Missoula/Bonner

A female and her husband were contacted by law enforcement when the male was caught stealing items and eating them in a Bonner convenience store. Upon running their names, it was determined that the woman had a $100,000 warrant out of Oklahoma.

Deputies stopped a vehicle for traveling on the wrong side of the road on Turah Road. He was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.

Wye / Frenchtown

Deputies assisted Montana Highway Patrol with a crash scene near Erskine Fishing Access in Frenchtown, when a vehicle ran a railroad crossing and was struck by a freight train. No injuries were reported.


The above information is compiled by deputy's reports from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office. It should be noted that not every incident that occurs will appear in the above report.

Anyone with suspect information related to these incidents is asked to contact the Missoula County Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers, at (406) 721.4444.

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