Crime of the Week

If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

Theft of ATM from local Sidney Business
February 07, 2014

February 07, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the Male who committed the crime of Theft by taking a ATM machine from a local business in Sidney Montana.  On December 28, 2013 the Sidney Police Department received a report of the Theft of a ATM machine that was in the Coin Op Laundry on South Central Ave. in Sidney, Montana.  Upon investigation of this Theft it was found by watching video recording from inside the building that a person that looked to be a male enters the building at about 3:47 a.m. on December 28, 2013.  The subject was dressed in all black and was wearing a hoody jacket with the hood over his head, with coat zipped all the way up to the point the collar of the coat covered the area of his mouth.  The subject was also wearing gloves during the time he was in the building.  The subject went to the ATM machine and unplugged the machine, then was able to move the machine and drag it out of the Coin Op Laundry.  Total value of the Machine and Money taken during this Theft is about $4,500.00.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that took the ATM machine from the Coin Laundry in Sidney, Montana.    If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County anytime (24/7) by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

 

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted in 2013 has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 Crimestoppers will be posting a new Crime of the Week each week in 2014

  Thanks you for supporting Crimestoppers.

 

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Theft from Sidney Business
January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the Male and Female who committed the crime of Theft by shoplifting items from Johnson Hardware and Furniture in Sidney, Montana.    The Sidney Police Department received this report on September 27, 2013 from an employee of Johnson Hardware that on September 27, 2013 at about 4:18 PM a male and female couple came into their store.  They then looked around the store at one of the displays they asked to see a ATN Viper Night vision Scope valued at $380.00 and a Kershaw Knife valued at $55.00 the female took the items saying that they would be buying other items and continued to look around the store. She picked up a Flex-Shaft Moto-Tool valued at $38.00.  The couple continued to look around the store.  The items were never taken to the check out area and it was determined that the items were missing from the store.  In reviewing surveillance video it was found that at one point the female went into the restroom and once out of the restroom left the store.  The female was described to be about 5’6 to 5’8”, 150 to 170 lbs, long brown hair, thick framed glasses and Large Swirly Hooped Earrings. Total value of items taken is $473.00.   A still picture of the female suspect from the video has been provided to Crimestoppers.  If you recognize this individual please contact Crimestoppers.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that took items from Johnson Hardware and Furniture without paying for the items.    If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County anytime (24/7) by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

 

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted in 2013 has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 Crimestoppers will be posting a new Crime of the Week each week in 2014

  Thanks you for supporting Crimestoppers.

 

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

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Theft from vehicle at Hockey Building Parking Lot
January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the person or persons who committed the crimes of Criminal Mischief / Vandalism and Theft by damaging the right front side window to a vehicle parked in the parking area in front of the Richland Ranger Hockey building on the 600 Blk of 7th Ave. SW.  The Sidney Police Department received this report on December 7, 2013 from a person that said they had parked their vehicle in the parking area in front of the Hockey Building then went inside to watch their child’s hockey game.  When they returned to their vehicle they found that the right front side window had been broken out and a purse had been taken from the vehicle.  The purse was described to be a black “Coach” leather purse containing a black “Coach” clutch wallet and numerous other items.  In the clutch wallet was cash, credit cards and identification cards.  Total value of items taken and damage to the vehicle is $1,350.00.  Since this report of theft in early December of 2013 the Sidney Police Department has received other thefts from vehicle in this same area.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that is breaking into vehicles by the Hockey Building during games and taking items of value from those vehicles.    If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County anytime (24/7) by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

 

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted in 2013 has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 Crimestoppers will be posting a new Crime of the Week each week in 2014

  Thanks you for supporting Crimestoppers.

 

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



Criminal Mischief/Vandalism (Vehicle Windows)
October 30, 2013

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the person or persons who committed the crimes of Criminal Mischief / Vandalism by damaging windows to vehicle and business by what appears to be a pellet or BB that would have been shot from that type of rifle or pistol.  During the month of October 2013 the Sidney Police Department received 9 reports of vehicle windows and 1 business with a window damaged by what has been determined to be a pellet or BB. Seven (7) of the reports were from the Northeast and Southeast part of Sidney and Three (3) were from the Southwest part of town.  At this time it appears that this was a random act of Vandalism with no specific target victim.  Amount of damage to the windows is over $3000.00 

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that damaged these window by the use of a pellets and BB’s or those that may have talked about damaging these windows.    If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County anytime (24/7) by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

 

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted in 2013 has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 It’s working!!!

 

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Theft of hand tools from pickup box
September 18, 2013

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information of tools that were taken from in back of a pickup truck while it was parked at a local motel.  On September 12, 2013 the Sidney Police Department received a report of a theft of tools from in back of a white Chevrolet 4 door pickup style vehicle that was parked behind a motel on South Central Ave.  The complaint reported that they had parked their vehicle on September 11, 2013 in the parking area of a local motel at about 11:30 PM.  At about 9:00 AM on September 12, 2013 they found that a large blue plastic tote containing a numerous hand tools, 20 ft Booster Cables, gloves and clothing.  Some of the hand tools would be the Craftsman brand.  The estimated value of the vehicle is about $1,500.00. 

Contact Crimestoppers if you feel that you may have information on who may have taken these tools, or have information of someone trying to sell or trade items in a suspicious manner that may match the items taken in this theft.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that stole this blue tote containing numerous items from a vehicle while it was parked for the evening behind a local motel.   If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

 

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 It’s working!!!

 

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



Stolen motorcycle All Season Motorsport
August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information a motorcycle reported stolen from a local business in Sidney.  On August 6, 2013 the Sidney Police Department received a report of a 1994 Suzuki RM 250 dirt bike style motorcycle being stolen from the outside area in front of All Season Motorsports in Sidney, Montana.  A chain had to be cut to remove the motorcycle from where it was being displayed.  The dirt bike is described to be mainly yellow with white side placards.  The estimated value of the motorcycle is $1800.00

Contact Crimestoppers if you feel that you may have information on who may have taken this motorcycle or where the motorcycle is at this time. 

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 It’s working!!!

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that stole this motorcycle from All Season Motorsports.   If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



Counterfeit twenty dollar bills
August 02, 2013

August 2, 2013 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the passing of counterfeit bills in the Richland County Area. The investigation found that at least five businesses in Sidney had taken United States twenty dollar bills ($20) for purchases and later found that the bills were counterfeit.  In examining the bills they are smaller in size than an actual bill and did not have the security strip or the water mark.  All the counterfeit bills had the same serial number.

The Sidney Police Department is working with the United States Secret Service regarding the counterfeit bills and has been told that there have been other areas in Montana that counterfeit bills are being passed.  The serial number of the bills passed in the Richland County area has a different serial number than the counterfeit bills that other Montana Communities have seen.

Crimestoppers is asking that business owners and their employees pay special attention to all money that they are taking in on the sale of their products or services.  Crimestoppers is also asking that the public pay attention to money that they receive from businesses or individuals to make sure that they are not receiving a counterfeit bill. The bills that are being past at this time have been all twenty dollar bills, but Crimestoppers ask that all large denomination bills be checked.  The bills have been passed in many different types of businesses, so everyone needs to be aware of the fact that counterfeit bills have been passed.

Please contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you have someone tring to pass a counterfeit bill at your place of business.  Contact Crimestoppers if you feel that you may have information on the individual or individuals that are manufacturing these counterfeit bills or passing them.

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information that could help solve or led to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 It’s working!!!

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that are making or passing counterfeit bills in our area.   If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



Theft from vehicle Lyndale Park
July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a theft that was reported to the Sidney Police Department on June 13, 2013 of items taken from a vehicle while it was at Lyndale Baseball Park on June 3, 2013.  The investigation found that the complainant had parked their vehicle in the parking area at Lyndale Baseball Park during a game on June 3, 2013 between 4:40 PM and 7:45 PM.  During that time a camera case was taken from the vehicle.  The case contained a Camon EOS Rebel 350D camera with a Tamron 200mm lense and other misc. accessories.  The total value of items taken is $1010.00.  

Theft from vehicles are occurring more in our area please lock your vehicle and try not to leave value items in plain view while away from your vehicle.  Report any suspicious activities to your local law enforcement.

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information that could help solve or lead to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 It’s working!!!

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that took these items from a vehicle while it was parked at Lyndale Park .  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Criminal Mischief/Tagging
July 19, 2013

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a Criminal Mischief type crime that was reported to the Sidney Police Department on April 10, 2013.  A local business in Sidney reported that an unknown person or persons had spray painted graffiti on the side of their building during the night.  Found on the outside of the building were the words “107 Groove Gang” written in silver spray paint.  Crimestoppers would like information on who may have committed this act of “Tagging” or any other information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for this act of Criminal Mischief.  Please help us keep our community safe and clean.

The act of placing graffiti on buildings, railroad cars, and other vehicles or structures is costing communities thousands of dollars a year to remove.  So please help Crimestoppers keep Richland County a place that we are proud to raise our family and enjoy life.  

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information that could help solve or led to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

 It’s working!!!

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that spray painted this building or other places.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Illegal dangerous drugs
July 12, 2013

Crimestoppers is asking for information on individuals or groups that are selling or providing illegal dangerous drugs, such as Methamphetamines (Meth), Marijuana, Heroin, prescription medication or any other illegal drug in the Bakken area, especially in the Richland County area.  Law enforcement has report that there is an increase in the amount of illegal drug activity that is happening in our area.  The sale and use of Meth is on a dramatic increase and it is effecting many that are using it.  Those under the influence of Meth often become agitated and feel “wired.”  Their behavior becomes unpredictable.  They may be friendly and calm one moment, angry and terrified the next.  Some are compelled to repeat meaningless tasks: others pick at imaginary bugs on their skin.

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information on those distributing dangerous illegal drugs in our area.  It is known that illegal drug activities lead to other crimes and problems in personal and family life.  So, help us keep our community a safe place to live, work, and raise our children.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County. 

Its working!!!

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public have seen or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons selling illegal dangerous drugs.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Theft of fuel trailer from 200 blk of 3rd Ave. NE
July 03, 2013

STATUS: SOLVED

On May 9, 2013 the Sidney Police Department received a report from a oil field business that they had a fuel trailer parked off street on the 200 block of 3rd Ave. NE and it is now missing.  Upon investigation it was found that employees had parked the trailer in March of 2013 and it was last seen in April of 2013.  The trailer is to be about a 2001 with 2 axles, about 12 feet in length, bumper pull, front storage boxes, two 250 gallon fuel tanks and a Honda brand transfer pump.  The two fuel tanks were full of diesel fuel valued at bout $2500.00.  The trailer is valued at about $1500.00, for a total lost of $2500.00.

This trailer may have been taken by unknown subject or subjects, but the business reporting the trailer theft feels that a employee that was fired about the time of the trailer missing may have something to do with the missing fuel trailer.  

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information that could help solve or led to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County. 

Its working!!! 

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that stole this trailer from a lot on the 200 blk of 3rd Ave. NW.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



August 2012 Criminal Mischief
June 30, 2013

This week Richland County Crimestoppers is asking for help developing information on 23 Criminal Mischief reports taken by the Sidney Police Department during August of 2012.  From August 11, 2012 to August 18, 2012 (8 days) the Sidney Police Department received 23 reports from individuals who had windows broken out to their vehicles, campers and one door window to the Richland Ranger Hockey Building.  Most of the reports came from the south east part of Sidney, with only a few being reported in other parts of the town.  Of the 23 reported broken widows 21 of them were to vehicles parked on the street that had their side windows broken out.  Total cost of the damages to the windows was over $10,000.00.  Even with these Criminal Mischief cases being reported almost one year ago, Crimestoppers believe that there is someone in the area that has information on the individual or group that committed these random acts of criminal mischief that cost our community thousands of dollars to repair.

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information that could help solve or led to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted only a few months ago has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County. 

Its working!!! 

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that broke out these windows.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Ficticious and Counterfeit checks on Tesla Drilling and Exploration --Blackhawk Oil & Well Service
June 16, 2013

During the month of March 2013 the Sidney Police Department received reports of fictitious checks being taken from three area businesses.  The investigation found that even though the checks appear to look legitimate, the companies do not exist and the checks are counterfeit.  There were 5 total checks taken on Wells Fargo Bank accounts, with 4 of them using the name Tesla Drilling and Exportation LTD with an address of Williston, ND and one using the name Blackhawk Oil and Well Service with an address of Sidney, Montana.  Three of the checks were written to the name Warren Stone giving a Williston, ND address and the other two were written to the name Brad Whitman giving a Sidney, MT address.  The total amount of the checks is over $6600.00 and were all cashed during the last week in February 2013.  Two of the businesses taking he checks were from Sidney and one from Fairview.  All businesses requested photo identification and were shown Utah drivers license with the names Brad Whitman and Warren Stone, the Utah drivers license were found to be fictitious. 

During the investigation it was found that one of the stores had video of one of the suspects getting into a 1990 to 2000 Chevy Suburban that appears to be either blue or dark green in color with a design on the side.  The plate could not be seen in the video but appears to be blue in color.  It was also found that similar checks were taken in the Baker, Montana from two males identifying themselves with the same name as used in our area.

Please contact Crimestoppers if you have any information that could help solve or lead to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

 As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that cashed these counterfeit checks.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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Felony Theft / South of Fairview, Montana
June 02, 2013

On May 14th and 15th, 2013 the Richland County Sheriff’s Office received reports of the theft of electrical cable from a storage yard south of Fairview, Montana.  It was determined that on the 14th of May someone  came onto the complainants property and cut about 150 feet of 4 wire electrical cord used to plug in units used on well location.  The electrical cords are heavy duty, costing about $7.00 a foot and are not your typical extension cord.    The Richland County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the same complainant on May 15, 2013 that someone had came onto their property again and removed about 450 feet of this same electrical cord by cutting it from their ends.  Replacement cost for the electrical cable that was taken is about $5000.00. 

Electrical cables have been known to bring a good price at salvage yards that buy wire like this for their metal valve.   So it is believed that this was the motive for the theft of the electrical cable.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that took the electrical cable.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those that have an active warrants in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



Criminal Mischief/Vandalism (Eagle County Ford)
May 26, 2013

On April 12, 2013 the Sidney Police Department received a report of Criminal Mischief or Vandalism from Eagle County Ford in Sidney, Montana.  They reported that between 4 PM on April 11, 2013 and 6 AM on April 12, 2013 unknown person(s) had used a sharp item to scratch two vehicles that were parked in their sale lot.  One was a 2012 black Ford pickup scratched down the driver side and the other was a 2013 white Ford pickup that was scratched on the passenger side and tailgate.  It has been estimated that it will cost over $4000.00 to repair the damage to the vehicles. 

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that did the damage to the two vehicles. If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestopperswebsite at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.



Missing Person Nicole Waller
May 08, 2013

Eleven weeks have passed since the disappearance of Montana resident Nicole Waller.  Law enforcement officials from eastern and western Montana continue to work together to investigate the case and pursue all leads.  To date, Nicole Waller remains a missing person and Montana Law Enforcement officials are requesting the public for information on her disappearance.

Waller was last known to be in Fairview, Montana, during the early morning hours of February 14, 2013.

The last known contact with Nicole Waller occured when she spoke to a family member by telephone on February 14, 2013 during the early morning hours.

Nicole`s vehicle, a 1999 maroon Ford Expedition, was first observed abandoned off Hwy 2 west of Poplar, Montana later in the day on February 14, 2013.

Agencies involved in the investigation are: Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation, Flathead, Richland and Roosevelt County Sheriff`s Offices; Sidney and Fairview Police Departments, State of Montana`s Department of Criminal Investigation: and the FBI.

 Nicole Waller is 31 years of age 5’0” in height and weighs about 165 lbs.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter.  Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information about Nicole Waller.  If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES). 

Remember:  As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential.  You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.    

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February 1, 2016 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on thefts from oil production sites that have been reported to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.  Since January 3, 2016 the Richland County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous theft reports from oil companies in our area of Solar panels, brackets, copper wire and batteries being taken from oil production sites in Richland County.  Many of thefts it has been determined occurred in the hours between 1 AM to 5AM.  The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with reporting oil companies to develop information on those that are committing these thefts.   Information has been developed from evidence from the oil sites and from search warrants that have been executed.  The Richland County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Richland Crimestopper is asking anyone with information on these thefts to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers.  Your information could be a vehicle you have seen near oil sites late at night or early morning hours, seeing solar panels on trailers, fish houses or any place that you haven’t seen them before or someone trying to sell solar panel and batteries to you.  

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that may have taken these items or saw the items at a later time.   If you have knowledge of information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County anytime (24/7) by going to our New Crimestoppers website at www.richlandcs.com then going to Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code “CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).  You can also contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Office at 406-433-2919

The new Richland County Crimestoppers restarted in 2013 has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

Richland County Crimestoppers is asking anyone in the Savage and Lambert Communities that would be interested in serving on the Crimestoppers board in Richland County to please notify Undersheriff Robert Burnison with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office at 406-433-2919

 

** Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website www.richlandcs.com  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available.  Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those with an active warrant in Richland County.

Remember: As with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.

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