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. 

Eagle Scout Trailer Stolen
August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the theft of property. On July 26, 2015 the Sidney Police Department received a report from a Sidney resident of the theft of their 2008 Black Cryo trailer with white colored rim and having a Montana plate on the rear 27-16411.  The trailer had been left on 12th Ave. and 3rd St. NW in a lot next to the future location of the Fire Station.  A young man working on his Eagle Scout project at the location and was using his parent’s trailer to transport supplies for the project.  On the trailer at the time of the theft were a number of 2X4’s and a homemade sign that said “Sidney Volunteer Fire Department”. The trailer would have been taken between 1300 Hours (1PM) on July 25, 2015 and 1931 Hours 7:31PM on July 26, 2015.  Trailer and supplies were valued at $5000.00.  

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 this trailer with lumber and sign.   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.

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

  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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Damage to property
May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on criminal Mischief to property and Criminal Trespassing.  On May 9, 2015 the Richland County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local business that someone had entered property northwest of Sidney at a gravel pit where they have large equipment parked and did damage to the to the property.  It was found that on the evening hours of May 8, 2015 or early morning hours of May 9, 2015 person(s) unknown entered the gravel pit area, were able to started large dozer’s, then drove them around damaging the roadways and land.  Also started and operated was a large excavating machine on tracks.  It was moved short distance then used to dig a large hole about 15 feet deep in the middle of the road.  The damage to the property will take the business many hours of labor to repair and the hole in the road created a safety issue if someone had not saw it and drove into it. The photo is damage done by the excavating machine.  Contact Crimestoppers if you have any information on this Crime.   

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 control of large machines in the gravel pit area and do damage to the property.   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.

  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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Motorcycle stolen from residence in Sidney.
April 25, 2015

On the morning of April 25, 2015 the Sidney Police Department received a report from a Sidney resident that a motorcycle had been stolen from their residence in the southeast area of town the previous night.  The motorcycle was described as a 2013 Suzuki DRZ-400SM that is white in color with blue rims, and was bearing Montana license plate 27-S71.  At this time there are no known suspects and the Sidney Police Department is requesting your assistance with any information that may lead to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this crime or in the recovery of the motorcycle.  Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Richland County Crimestoppers or the Sidney Police Department.  As always, callers may remain anonymous.
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Found gun safe off of Highway 16 South
April 06, 2015

April 6, 2015 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a large safe found abandon off a county road.  On January 15, 2015 the Richland County Sheriff’s Office received information of a large gun style safe with the doors pried open in the ditch about ½ mile off of Highway 16 south of Sidney.  Upon investigation a large gray metal colored gun safe was found in the north ditch directly off County Road 339.  The safe had the make “Centurion by Liberty” on the front of the safe.  The safe had been attacked by both pry bars and cut marks that appeared to have been made by a metal saw. The dial on the front of the safe was knocked off and was not found at the location.   The door of the safe had been pried opened about three quarters of the way open.  Coins and ammunition were found on the ground in the snow around the safe and inside the safe.  The safe was removed from the area by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and when inspecting the safe it was found that the plate with the serial number on it had been removed.  No other information could be found to identify the owner of the safe and as of this time the owner or where the safe was taken from is not known.  Crimestopper is asking that anyone with information on this safe to contact Richland County Crimestoppers.

  Photo is actual photograph of found safe.

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 large gray colored Centurion gun safe and left in the ditch on a county road off of Highway 16 South.   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.

  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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Stolen Generator and trailer
March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a theft of a yellow generator on a dual axle trailer.  On March 18, 2015 the Richland County Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible stolen generator located on a oil well location about ½ mile west of Highway 200 north on County Road 132.  Contact was made with those in charge of the oil field site, they said that it did not belong to them and it had showed up at this location 3 to 4 weeks prior to March 18, 2015.  In checking serial numbers it was found that the generator had been reported stolen in November 2014 to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.  The generator is yellow in color, brand name of AKSA, on a black dual axle trailer, with an attached 300 gallon diesel fuel tank. The theft occurred in the Bainville, Montana area of Roosevelt County. The generator and trailer are valued at $38,000.00.   The Crimestoppers photo is the actual stolen generator.

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 large yellow diesel generator on a black trailer from Roosevelt County and transporting it to Richland County.   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.

  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 of Fuel tank and electric pump
December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a theft of items from a truck that was parked on the 100 Block of 3rd Ave NE in Sidney, Montana.  On November 21, 2014 the Sidney Police Department received a report from a local business that between the dates of November 19, and November 20, 2014 a silver 40 gallon fuel tank with a red and white electric transfer pump and containing about 20 gallons of highway use diesel removed from their truck while it was parked in the 100 blk of 3rd St. NE.

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 Fuel tank and pump from the vehicle.   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.

  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.

 



Theft from vehicle in parking lot
October 03, 2014

October 3, 2014 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a theft of items from a vehicle that was parked in a parking lot on the 500 Block of North Central Ave.  On September 6, 2014 the Sidney Police Department received a report from the owner of a 1999 Dodge 1500 Red pickup that had been parked in a parking lot with a for sale sign.  The owner had parked the pickup in the lot on September 2, 2014 and went back on September 6, 2014 to check on the vehicle and found items had been taken from the inside cab of the vehicle.  The vehicle had no signs of forced entry to windows and doors. Items had been removed from the dash and the ignition had been drilled out.

  The following items are reported missing for the vehicle:

1.     A powermax TST performance chip for a 1999 Dodge 1500 valued at $1000.00

2.     CD Assembly valued at $100.00

3.     12” 250 watts Kicker Speaker valued at $90.00

4.     Soft green tool case valued at $10.00

5.     450 watts amplifier valued at $200.00

6.     Two gray rubber floor mats valued at $40.00

7.     Craftsman tools valued at $40.00

Total value of items takes $1480.00

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 items from the vehicle.   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.

  Thanks you for supporting Crimestoppers.



Burglary at All Season Motorsports - Theft of firearms
September 03, 2014

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Burglary at All Season Motorsports - Theft of firearms
September 03, 2014

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Richland County Crimestoppers is asking the public to assist in identifying the suspect involved in a burglary from a Sidney business.  On Saturday, August 30th 2014 at about 2:45 AM an unidentified male subject burglarized All Season Motorsports on 7th St. SW in Sidney.  The suspect forced entry into the business, and once inside broke into two gun cabinets and stole a number of firearms from this licensed firearms dealer, along with other sporting goods merchandise and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The security video from the business shows that the suspect is a clean shaven white male with short hair, wearing a baseball cap, and a hooded sweatshirt.

The Sidney Police Department is actively investigating this case and is asking for the public`s assistance in identifying the perpetrator.  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 involved in this burglary.   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).

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.

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.

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Theft of Rifle from NE Residence in Sidney
July 02, 2014

July 2, 2014 Crime of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on a theft of a rifle from a residence reported to the Sidney Police Department on April 12, 2014 at about 9:30 AM.  During the investigation it was found that missing from a residence in the 500 Blk of 4th St. NE was a 7MM Mag Browning X Bolt Rifle with a scope in a Cabellas soft gun case.  There was no forced entry to the residence and the victim feels that it may have been taken by someone that they knew they owned the rifle or had been in their residence in the past.  It is believed that the rifle may have been taken between March 23 and the 28th, 2014.   The value of the rifle is about $2500.00.

 Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in your neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 7MM Mag. Rifle.   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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Criminal Mischief Sidney Area on April 14, 2014
April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on three separate Vandalism / Criminal Mischief reported to the Sidney Police Department on April 14, 2014.  The first was reported at about 0636 hours on the 14th by the owner of a maroon 2000 GMC Sierra pickup that was parked in back of Miller Apartments in the Northeast part of Sidney just east of the 500 blk of North Central Ave.  During the early morning hours of the 14th unknown subject or subjects used a sharp object to cut the sidewalls of 4 tires on the pickup.  Cost of the damage to the tires is about $900.00.  The second report came at about 0756 hours on the 14th by the owner of two vehicles that were parked on the 1200 blk of 5th St. SW.  Officers found that a 2004 Silber Pontiac Grand AM had the two rear tires damaged by a sharp object cutting the sidewalks.   It was found that a second vehicle owned by the caller a 2003 Chevrolet S10 tan in color also had both rear tires damaged by a sharp object and the right front tire damaged by a sharp object that cut the sidewalls.  The estimated damage to the two vehicles is about $1000.00.   The third call came at about 1256 hours on the 14th to the Sidney Police Department by a resident living on the 800 blk of 3rd St. NE who reported that at about 0130 hours a loud crash was heard by the resident and they went out to check and didn’t see anything at that time.  Later it was found that window on the front of the house had been broken by empty alcohol bottle that had been thrown at the window doing about $800.00 in damages

 During the investigation law enforcement found nothing in common between the victims reporting the Criminal Mischief, but it is felt that these acts may have been committed by the same person or persons.

Please let area law enforcement know of any suspicious activity that you may see in you neighborhood or place of business. 

 

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 cut the tires to these vehicles or the breaking of the window.   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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Criminal Mischief/Vandalism (Vehicle Windowshild and side window
March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on Vandalism / Criminal Minal Mischief to a 1985 GMC Black pickup that was parked on the 800 block of 8th Ave. SE.  The Sidney Police Department received a report on March 25, 2014 from a resident that lived on the 800 Block of 8th Ave. SE.  The caller stated that on March 24, 2014 at about 10:55PM they heard multiple bangs outside of their home.  The noise was not checked out right away because the caller felt that it was the wind blowing something against the house.  The next day when they checked outside it was found that their vehicle a 1985 Black GMC pickup was damaged.  There was an indentation in the windshield as the object used did not completely penetrate the windshield.  The damage to the windshield could have been done by a tire iron or a object similar to that type of tool.  The front driver side window was completely broken, the driver side mirror was broken and also dented twice, and the passenger side window was broken as well.  It is estimated that there is just under a $1000.00 (thousand dollars) in damages to the vehicle.   

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 damage to this vehicle was it was parked in the residential area in Sidney, just off the truck Route.   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 of Elgin Bicycle
March 14, 2014

February 14, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the theft of a antique bicycle from a residence in Sidney, Montana.  On February 13, 2014 the Sidney Police Department received a report of theft from a garage in the Southeast area of Sidney, Montana.  The complainant reported that they had found that a walk-in door to their garage had been removed from the frame an antique bicycle had been removed.  The bicycle was a 1925-1930 Elgin Bicycle with 27” tube type tires, was said to be faded red and the front fender was sawed off.  The value of this is unknown to owner, but it has a lot of family value.

Photo is what bicycle looks like but is not a photo of stolen bicycle.

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 bicycle from the garage or may have seen it after it had been taken.   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 of Vehicle from Downtown Sidney
February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 Crimestopper of the Week

This week Richland County Crimestopper is asking for information on the theft of vehicles that have been report during early morning hours while parked in the business areas in Sidney, Montana.  So far during the month of February 2014 the Sidney Police Department has received 4 reports from individuals that found that there vehicle were missing from the locations where they had parked their vehicles before going out for the evening.  On February 2, 2014 at about 11:00 PM a 2011 Black GMC Sierra pickup was reported missing for the 100 blk of South Central Ave. were it had been parked unlocked with the keys in the vehicle but out of the ignition.  The vehicle was found a short time later in the ditch next to the canal at the end of 14th St. SW.  During the late hours of February 8, 2014 and the early morning hours of February 9, 2014 the Sidney Police Department received 3 reports of missing vehicles from owners that had parked in the area of 100 Blk of East Main, 100 Blk South Central and 100 blk of 2nd St. SE.  Vehicles had been left unlocked with the vehicles engine running or with the keys in the vehicle.  The Vehicles that had been reported stolen were all recovered in a different location than they were originally parked and no damage was down to the vehicles or anything missing. This may have been an act of Joy riding or someone’s idea of a prank.  Even with the cold weather Crimestoppers is asking vehicle owners to practice good safety judgments by not to leave their vehicles unlocked running or leaving them  unlocked with keys in the ignitions or in view.  

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 vehicle from the downtown area evening and morning hours on the last two weekends in Sidney, Montana.  Crimestoppers feels that someone in our area may have heard or have knowledge of the person or persons that have been taking vehicles while they have been parked in the area around the bars in downtown Sidney.  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.

 

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Theft of guitar from Sunrise Music Store
February 14, 2014

February 14, 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 guitar from a local business in Sidney Montana.  On December 16, 2013 the Sidney Police Department received a report of the Theft of a Gibson “Les Paul” black colored (“1960” Re-issue) electric guitar that was in the Sunrise Music Center on South Central Ave. in Sidney, Montana.  Upon investigation of this Theft the person reporting the theft stated that someone had entered the store without being noticed, while the clerk was away from the sales area for 10 to 15 minutes.  When the clerk heard the front door beeper sound, he went to the sales area to see through the windows a male subject walking outside eastward direction towards the parking area next to the alley carrying something. By the time it was realized that a guitar was missing from the sales area, the male subject had gotten into a vehicle and drove away heading north in the alley. The guitar is valued at about $1700.00.   

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 guitar from the Sunrise Music Store in Sidney, Montana.  Crimestoppers feels that someone in our area may have saw this guitar or been approached by someone wanting to sell this guitar.  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 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.



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