Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On May 17, 2024, Missoula Police Department Officers were dispatched to a call of suspicious activity involving a male attempting to break into a trailer in the Northside neighborhood. The male, later identified as 33-year-old Christian Mosqueda-Alvarez, had black hair and was last seen wearing a gray pullover, black shoes, and blue pants, walking towards the center of town.  

An officer observed Mosqueda-Alvarez across from St. Patrick Hospital. The officer asked Mosqueda-Alvarez whether he had anything on him, such as guns or knives, then asked consent for a pat-down. Mosqueda-Alvarez immediately raised his hands above his head and stated something to the effect of, “Yeah sir, I have some meth in my pocket, I’m not going to lie to you.”  

The officer removed two small plastic bags of methamphetamine. The officer placed Mosqueda-Alvarez under arrest and escorted him to the front of his patrol car, where he conducted a search incident to arrest.  

The officer discovered another small bag of meth and several small pieces of tin foil covered in black burn marks. The officer transported Mosqueda-Alvarez to the Missoula County Detention Facility. Jail staff located another piece of tin foil with burnt residue. 

During a call with the reporting party, he explained that his neighbor, M.M., had told him that a male dressed in a gray pullover, blue pants, and black shoes had attempted to enter his trailer. The reporting party said the male was “casing” his neighborhood, specifically by looking into yards, leaning over fences, and then continuing to the next yard.  

READ MORE: Missoula News – Crime Report 

M.M. said he had seen Mosqueda-Alvarez walking around the neighborhood. Shortly after, M.M.’s son told him Mosqueda-Alvarez was trying to get into his camper trailer. M.M. ran outside and followed Mosqueda-Alvarez until he started heading southbound. At this time, the reporting party contacted 911. 

Mosqueda-Alvarez is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal trespass to property. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable. 

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