Missoula Woman’s Home Invaded in Broad Daylight, Information Needed
A woman’s home was invaded on Monday in Missoula’s Canyon Creek Neighborhood. Missoula County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Paige Pavalone said the invasion was an extremely unusual case:
"She was upstairs in her residence just watching television when she heard some banging and crashing downstairs, as she described it, and then she heard some dogs barking," Pavalone said. "She went downstairs and saw that her front door was wide open, so she immediately called to report it to 911. At that point, she wasn't sure if somebody was still in her house or if anything had been taken."
Investigators determined that the door had been kicked in, but nothing was stolen. Even more unusual was the fact that the break-in occurred in broad daylight at 7:30 p.m.
"It was a pretty unusual case and we're reaching out to see if anybody in the community has any information about this because it happened during daylight hours, because it was so loud, and because it's a really populated neighborhood," Pavalone said. "We're asking if anybody has seen anything suspicious or has any information about this, call the sheriff's office, or make an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers."
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers at (406) 721-4444.