Missoula Crime Report: Vehicle Thefts and a Handful of Assaults

The Missoula County Attorney’s Office filed 11 new felony complaints this week, which is down from the 15 they filed the previous week. According to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, five of those 11 cases involved some form of violence and three of those were partner or family member assaults.

In one case, a defendant was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, and assault with a weapon.

“In that case, an employee at the Poverello Center called 911 to report that the defendant was threatening people, including her,” Pabst said. “The defendant was outside of the Pov and was wielding a weapon, which was a metal bar. He threatened her with the metal bar. In another case, we charged aggravated assault. In that case, the allegation is that the defendant went to a motel in town, kicked in the door, and demanded drugs from the victim who was the housekeeper. She attacked her, tried to strangle her, and stole cash from her.”

Pabst said her office also charged one defendant with criminal endangerment and DUI fourth or subsequent offense.

“In that case, a driver called 911 to report an impaired driver,” Pabst said. “The defendant allegedly ran a red light, drove into oncoming

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