Western Montana Crime News

Mar 19, 2014 2:37 PM by KPAX News Staff

Missoula County crime roundup

MISSOULA - Here's a look at some of the incidents that deputies recently responded to around the area, as provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

It was a relatively calm St. Patrick's Day weekend, with deputies making just a pair of DUI arrests between March 13 and March 17.

Authorities are investigating a criminal mischief incident in Lolo where someone kicked in the front door of a residence in the 100 block of Ridgeway on March 14. No items were taken.

Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on South Avenue in the Target Range and subsequently arrested the driver on March 12 for possessing nearly three ounces of marijuana (3/12).

Credit cards were stolen from mailboxes on Rose Briar Road, and then activated by phone and used to make purchases. The incidents were reported on March 14, and similar circumstances also occurred on Butler Creek.

A resident on Central Ave accidentally discharged his bolt-action rifle while cleaning it on March 15. Deputies say the bullet went through an exterior wall in a home across the street and lodged into a dresser, but no injuries were reported.

Several cars located on the 500 block of Montana Street in the East Missoula area were reported to have been broken into with items stolen on March 15.

Authorities also report that three female Boher Goats - a ewe and two yearling kidds - were taken from a pen at a residence in Evaro on March 12. The goats were used for a soap making business. There are no suspects in the case.

Deputies responded Snowdrift Lane for a report of a woman too intoxicated to take care of her infant. Deputies arrested the mother on March 12 when they found wine spilled on the baby and an empty cooking pot found atop a hot stove.

Finally, a resident on Hi Frances Road in Arlee reported that unknown suspects stole a Glock .45 from her unlocked vehicle on March 14.

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

Anyone with information related to these incidents, please contact the Missoula County Sheriff's Office or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers by calling (406) 721.4444.

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