A big THANK YOU to all of the tipsters and those who care about our communities in western Montana. Since Five Valleys Crimestoppers was founded in 1981; numbers don’t don’t lie. CRIMESTOPPERS gets results!

Total rewards approved: $ 251,670
Total rewards paid: $ 248,770
Total property stolen: $ 6,766,580
Total property recovered: $ 6,636,518
Total drugs seized: $10,874,752
Total arrests: 1,187
Total cases solved: 1,116

Can You ID Me 9/24/14

Frenchtown: MCSO Seeks Suspect in Vehicle Break-in

 Wednesday September 24th 2014: The Sheriff’s office is seeking help in identifying a suspect involved in a misdemeanor theft from a motor vehicle that occurred yesterday at Frenchtown High School. The theft occurred somewhere between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on September 23rd. The suspect broke the passenger side rear window of the vehicle and stole the victim’s purse. The purse contained $300.00 cash, identifying documents and two credit cards.

French town High School captured the suspect vehicle on video/camera and submitted them to our office. The suspect vehicle appears to be a newer style Nissan Armada, silver or white in color. The vehicle has some white stickers on the rear window, possibly the commonly seen family stick figure decal.

If anyone can ID this vehicle or has suspect information, they are asked to call the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 721-4444.

Can You ID Me 10/2/14

A male attempted to use a lost/stolen credit card at Walmart, and then used a different lost/stolen card at two different convenience stores in Missoula. If you have information to identify this man, or his location, please contact Officer Jenna Volinkaty at the Missoula Police Department; (406) 552-6300 or call Five Valleys Crimestoppers (406) 721-4444 and remain anonymous.

Can You ID Me 10/1/14

Montana Highway Patrol seeking Driver and a Silver Mercury Sable for Hit and Run Crash

On September 27th, 2014, a newer model Silver Mercury Sable crashed and overturned into fence in front of 3081 Mountain Home Lane, Evaro; the driver then fled the scene. Pieces of the chrome grille, car body parts and a partial plate ending with “19C” were recovered at the accident scene.

If you have information that could help solve a crime, please call Five Valleys Crime
Stoppers at (406) 721-4444. When you report information you may be eligible for a
CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1,000.00 and you can remain COMPLETELY
ANONYMOUS.

10-2-14 Crime of the Week


Clinton: Residential Burglary

September 30th 2014: On Monday morning, suspects entered a
vehicle and burglarized a residence on Cattail Road in Clinton. Five
children were asleep in a room adjacent to where the suspects stole
more than $7000 worth of computer equipment and personal items.

Missing are two lap top computers, a silver wrist watch and
sunglasses. Also taken was a fire extinguisher which was later
deployed in the yard of a nearby residence. Anyone with information
is asked to contact the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office at 258-4810.

If you have information that could help solve a crime, please call Five Valleys Crime
Stoppers at (406) 721-4444. When you report information you may be eligible for a
CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1,000.00 and you can remain COMPLETELY
ANONYMOUS.

Can You ID Me 10/2/14

On September 12, 2014 deputies contacted a woman regarding her purse
being stolen from her vehicle while she was checking on horses she boards at
a farm near Highway 93 South and Gardner. The woman told deputies while at
the farm, she was approached by two males who claimed to have run out of
gas and asked if she could help. She loaned them a gas can which they
returned a short time later. As they were leaving, they gave her a Dremel tool
set which they said was worth about $200.
Further investigation by the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office determined the
suspect males had fraudulently used the woman’s credit card to make
purchases totaling $455 at Best Buy stores in both Missoula and Spokane.
The woman described one male as in his mid 30’s with red hair and facial hair.
The second male had red scruffy hair, his right arm bandaged, and tattoos on
his lower left arm. The men were possibly driving a tan 2005 or 2007 Jeep
Grand Cherokee, unknown license plate.
Please see attached photos of the suspect(s) exiting the Missoula Best Buy. If
you can ID this person, please contact the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office at
258-4810 or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 721-4444.

Crime of the Week 7-27-14

The Missoula Police Department is currently investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between the hours of 6 pm July 24th and 7am July 25th.  Unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered the property through a gate and took numerous power equipment; such as, generators, air compressors, saws and sanders.

Also taken was a Pick-up truck and trailer.  These are described as a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck, black in color, with MT plate #4C8873A.  This truck has a “HOYT HOMES” emblem sketched on the tail gate.

The trailer, MT plate #4A6658, has 6 foot sides and two non-matching doors all painted black.

If you can identify the person(s) involved or if you have any other information that could help police solve this burglary, pleas call Crimestoppers at 721-4444. If information that you provide Crimestoppers leads to an arrest and conviction, you may be eligible for a CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1,000.00 and you can remain COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS.  Crimestoppers does not record our phone calls or use Caller ID.

Crimestoppers helps protect our communities from criminal activity and empowers citizens to make a difference.