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Montana Safe Neighborhoods
The Gazette reports that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up arrests and prosecutions of violent crime, illegal firearms possession and methamphetamine-related drug crimes in Billings, according to U.S. Attorney for the State of Montana Kurt Alme...
CA Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Billings
The Billings Gazette reports that a California man, who was arrested after a manhunt in Sweet Grass County, and suspected of having about five pounds of methamphetamine, admitted to federal charges on Wednesday in Billings.  35-year-old Ronald Andrew Smith of La Honda, California, pleaded guilt…
Billings Man Charged with Infant’s Murder
30-year-old Jason Badger of Billings was arrested Thursday for the alleged murder of a child whose death was caused by repeated blunt force trauma, according to the autopsy report.  Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said Badger was living in the same residence as the infant victim, but is…
Helicopter Finds Billings Burglar
A helicopter helped a homeowner find a failed burglar on Monday evening.  The Billings Flying Services helped track down 36-year-old Amir Mallak following the botched home invasion.  A neighbor went to help the homeowner and began looking for the intruder...
Accused Rapist Arrested for Stalking
A man accused of rape and online harassment of multiple women has been arrested on accusations that he has– for the third time– continued to stalk his victims.  57-year-old Leslie Dean Ernst had been free on bond since November, awaiting sentencing for five counts of felony privacy …
Fugitive Found on Art House Roof
A fugitive from justice, missing since Tuesday, was arrested last evening on a downtown Billings rooftop.  32-year-old Tyson Heisler was discovered on the roof of the Art House Cinema & Pub at 111 North 30th Street.  The Billings Gazette reports he was arrested without incident, ac…
Escapee From MWP Arrested in Oregon
A 26-year-old woman who escaped from the Montana Women’s Prison in May was reportedly arrested by Portland, Oregon Police on Thursday.  Christina Alexandra Becker escaped on May 27, 2016, while assigned to the garden maintenance crew by apparently climbing a fence...

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