Billings Police Department

BPD Exonerated in Rims Shooting
The Gazette reports that, following a coroner’s inquest, a jury came to the decision Wednesday that Billings Police officers were justified in shooting and killing Ryan Edward Lowell at the conclusion of a nearly hour-long standoff on the Billings Rims last May...
Man Dead at Knife River
KTVQ reports that a man is dead following an accident at Knife River on Billings West End, according to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder, in a statement made Tuesday night. Police responded to a 911 call at about 5:20 p.m., reporting that a man was injured on Hesper Road at Knife River, one of…
Billings Police Department Shorthanded
Billings Police personnel available for active duty have been stretched thin after three fatal shootings involving officers in just over a month. On Monday, the department was without 13 officers, all on administrative leave as a result of officer-involved shooting investigations...
Decapitated Man, Shooting Victim Both Identified
The Gazette reports Billings police have identified the man who was found decapitated on Wednesday near 32nd Street West and Gabel Road as 41-year-old Myron Wesley Knight of Billings. Deputy Coroner Cliff Mahoney confirmed Monday that the body was decapitated, and that Knight had suffered multiple b…
High-Speed Pursuit Wednesday, Court Thursday
20-year-old Jerome Kyle Bellymule, who led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday through Billings before he was rammed by patrol cars on Billings’ South Side, is facing four felony charges and a misdemeanor, according to documents filed Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court..…
Headless Body Found in Billings
Billings Police said that a headless body wrapped in carpet was found near the intersection of South 32nd Street and Gable Road in Billings on Wednesday night.  KTVQ.com reports two people walking in the area discovered the body, which was partially covered, just after 5 p...
BPD to Hand Out Tofurky Roasts
Last Best News reports that Billings Police Chief Rich St. John has accepted an offer from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals to hand out vegetarian “Tofurky” roasts to motorists this holiday season.  The Billings Chief says Tracy Reiman, executive vice presiden…
BPD Revives Street Crime Unit
KTVQ.com reports the Billings Police Department is reviving the Street Crime Unit.  The department is now reportedly running with full staffing levels, as deficiencies led to the unit shutting down in the late 90s.  But, beginning in 2018, a five-personnel Street Crime Unit will resume actively inve…
BPD Investigates Body Found on Rimrocks
The Billings Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon near trails on the Rimrocks. A woman, walking her dog on Rims trails, discovered the body and reported it to police at about 3:30 p...
BPD Officers in Shooting Identified
The man who was killed by four Billings Police officers on Friday reportedly fired a shot at the officers before they returned fire and he died.  Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said the Department’s investigation showed the man fired “at least one shot&CloseCurlyDoubl…

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