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Butte Police to equip every officer with body cameras

(MTN News-BUTTE)  The long arm of the law in Butte now has an extra eye - the camera eye. Every officer on the department is now equipped with new body cameras which will record...

Prosecutors: Man threatened downtown Billings workers with handgun

(MTN News-BILLINGS)  A man accused of threatening three people with a handgun at a downtown Billings business was charged Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. Scott Allen Craft, 51, was charged with three counts of felony...

Dasilva charged with felony criminal endangerment

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Robert Ayres Dasilva, Jr., is facing several charges after he reportedly drove recklessly through a school zone in Great Falls. Court documents state that on Friday, January 22nd, at about 11:45 a.m.,...

Helena PD looking for credit union ATM hit and run suspect

  (MTN News-HELENA) The Helena Police Department is searching for a suspect believed to have been responsible for a hit and run earlier this week. It’s costing an ATM company thousands of dollars in damages. Police said it...

Helena Crime Watch (January 21-28th)

Press Release by HPD (The Helena Police Department) 1/26/16 10:16am An officer investigated a theft from a motor vehicle in the 2100 blk of Crystal Drive. The victim reported missing cash out of his vehicle sometime...

Billings police report missing mother and daughter found

In a press release, Billing police Sgt. Matthew Brewer said Tiffany Renner and her 18-month-old daughter have been found safe. "As of (8:10 a.m.) on January 25, 2016 it has been reported by BIA in Lodge...

Great Falls woman charged for attack on ex-boyfriend and a detention officer

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Erica Fish of Great Falls has been charged after reportedly attempting to attack her ex-boyfriend, and later on biting a detention officer. Great Falls Police responded to a disturbance complaint on Thursday...

Trial date set for man accused of killing Whitehall man, shooting two others

(MTN News-BUTTE) A trial date was set Thursday for the man accused in a triple shooting that left one man dead near Butte. The deliberate homicide trial of Tony Dwade Sawyer, 48, is set for...

Teen sentenced for stabbing three MSU-Northern students in Havre

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  Justice Brown was sentenced to 100 years in prison for stabbing three Montana State University-Northern students in May, according to the Havre Daily News. Brown, 18 years old, pleaded guilty in November...

Helena Man Tries to Escape From Probation Office

(MTN News-HELENA)  A 31 year old Helena man is facing charges after trying to allegedly escape from probation office on Wednesday, January 20th. Christopher Rasmussen is facing a felony escape charge, possession of dangerous drugs...

Man arrested after Billings officers find drugs and loaded gun under occupied child seat

  (MTN News-BILLINGS)  A man prosecutors said had a backpack with drugs and a loaded firearm stashed in a backpack under a car seat holding a 1-year-old child has been charged. James Earl Monroe Evans, 34,...

Felony drug charge against Glendive officer dropped

(AP-BILLINGS) A Glendive police officer facing a drunken driving charge has had a drug charge against him dropped after he was able to produce a valid prescription. Michael Louis Briggs, 48, was charged with criminal...

Grumbein charged with breaking into and stealing from Great Falls pet store

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Sean Michael Grumbein has been charged after allegedly breaking into and stealing from the Petcetera store in Great Falls. The incident happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19th, when a...

Billings man charged with endangering 3 children while driving drunk

(MTN News-BILLINGS) Keith Aaron Coats, accused of driving drunk in Billings with his three young children in the vehicle, was charged Wednesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. Coats, 35 years old, is facing three counts of felony...

Woman Allegedly Throws Hot Oatmeal at Victim

(MTN News-HELENA)  A 48 year old woman who allegedly threw hot oatmeal at someone after getting in an argument about rent enters a plea in court. Starla Gardipee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, January 20th...

Convicted Polygamist and Sex Offender Returns to Court in Helena

(MTN News-HELENA)  The convicted polygamist and sex offender is back in court after being on the run from authorities for more than a decade. Thomas Sliwinski made his first court appearance in Lewis & Clark...

Lucky Charm robber charged

(MTN News-BUTTE)  A 23-year-old Butte man was charged today in connection with the armed robbery at a Butte casino on Monday. Court Documents allege Shane Tenold entered the Lucky Charm Casino on Harrison Avenue just...

Butte man pleads not guilty to meth, assault charges

(MTN News-BUTTE ) The man arrested in a December drug raid at his residence in Butte pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges Tuesday morning in Butte District Court. Lester Oxendine, 32, was charged with...

Prosecutors: Woman rammed estranged husband’s van and doused him with bear spray

(MTN News-BILLINGS) A woman accused of ramming her estranged husband's van and shooting him with bear spray at a Billings motel was charged Tuesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. Emily Allison Powell, 35, who also...

Former fugitive Kevin Briggs given maximum sentence

  (MTN News-BOZEMAN) Former fugitive and convicted felon Kevin Briggs was sentenced in Bozeman on Tuesday, nearly two years since his escape from the Law and Justice Center. Briggs, 30 years old, was sentenced for five...

Phend charged with robbery in Helena

(MTN News-HELENA) Angel Phend of Helena has been charged after she allegedly robbed a grocery store. Phend, 31 years old, is accused of striking an employee at Safeway when she was confronted about stealing merchandise. Phend...

Crime Happenings in Helena [Jan 19th-22nd]

1/22/16  9:09am A vehicle reported stolen from a business in the 3100 blk of Prospect was found. The Hyundai Tuscon was reported stolen on January 19th. 7:34 am Officers arrested Randy Shane Perry (31 yrs of...

Bad luck and timing thwart Butte casino robber

(MTN News-BUTTE )It was bad timing for a man accused in the armed robbery of a Butte casino Monday morning - An off-duty cop helped nab the robber before he got away with the money. Just before...

UPDATE: Butte casino robbed, man arrested

(MTN News BUTTE) UPDATE: 1/18/16, 11:30 a.m. - Butte police arrested 23-year-old Shane Tenold of Butte in connection with the robbery at Lucky Charm Casino on Harrison Avenue this morning. We will update you when we...

BOLO Alert – Wanted In Montana: Daniel Sangrey

(MTN News-BILLINGS ) The United States Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Daniel Joseph Sangrey. Sangrey is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service Montana Violent Offender Task Force based...