Billings Police Department

Retailers Team Up With BPD to Curb Shoplifters
Billings area retailers were easily losing millions of dollars each year due to shoplifters. But a new program developed by the Montana Retail Association, working in conjunction with the Billings Police Department, is starting to turn things around.
Power Outage
Q2 reports that a driver lost control of their car and collided with a power pole, severing the pole and knocking out power lines in the 1900 block of 2nd Avenue North at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle rolled over, then collided with a house where the lone driver was ejected...
Home Stabbing Tuesday
Two men were hospitalized on Tuesday morning after an as-yet unidentified assailant climbed through the back window of their home and stabbed both of them. The suspect, a 19-year-old man who is known to the victims, remains at large, according to Billings Police Sgt...
BPD at Billings Schools Today
Extra police patrols are at Billings schools today because of a presumed social media hoax where someone threatened to bring a gun to school, according to Superintendent Terry Bouck.
He told Q2 News that, although the threats appear to be unfounded, he’s talked with Billings police an…
BPD Employee Fired
Q2 reports that an evidence technician for the Billings Police Department has been fired after she admitted to stealing close to 1,000 pills collected as evidence in 138 cases.
Chief Rich St. John said, on Tuesday, that 38-year-old Rawlyn Strizich admitted to the theft days before a scheduled audit i…
High-Speed Chase Arrest
The Gazette reports that a man was arrested Thursday night after leading law enforcement on a high-speed car chase through Billings’ Heights and crashing into a fence along Lake Elmo.
The chase began earlier in the evening when Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Darvin Mees tried to pull …
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…

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