Contact Us

Snow Doesn’t Slow Missoula Crime Rate as Courts Handle Dozens of Felony Cases

Snow Shovel
iStockphoto

All of the snow and cold weather hasn’t slowed down Missoula’s crime rate. Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says her office handled a bunch of new felony cases this past week.

“Many of those were crimes against people,” said Pabst. “We had an assault on a minor, which is a felony. A violation of an order of protection. Assault with a weapon, Surreptitious visual observation. There was a sexual assault on a child, two aggravated assaults and one standard assault. With those people crimes, we really don’t like to see the numbers that high and we are doing every thing we can to respond appropriately.”

Multiple people were prosecuted in association with a theft-ring this week, some of whom folks were addicted to methamphetamine, a drug which seems to be plaguing the criminal justice system.

“There were multiple cases involving substance abuse,” Pabst said. “Seven new felony drug cases filed this week, a lot of them involved either distribution or intent to distribute. We had three repeat DUI Cases, two of which were felonies, as well as multiple, multiple other casesl, including the theft ring.”

All in all, the county attorney’s office processed 34 felony cases over the week, which Pabst says is “close” to a record high.

Best of News Talk KGVO

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KGVO Club VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KGVO Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.