On Sunday, a Missoula Police Department officer responded to the 700 block of SW Higgins after a male reported seeing several individuals inside his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado without permission.
The officer arrived and made contact with four individuals who were inside or around the truck. One of the females, identified as 30-year-old Brittany Hubbard, was standing next to the passenger door of the vehicle. Hubbard did not initially comply with the officer’s directives and was frantically moving around, apparently concealing items inside the truck. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
“Additional officers arrived on scene,” Arnold said. “During the initial interviews with the involved parties, they observed indicators of drug use such as fidgeting, shaking, body demeanor, slow speech, and other indicators. Officers observed quite a bit of damage to the vehicle. When officers asked the additional male on scene, 29-year-old Danial Hendry, what he was doing, Danial told officers he was told by an unknown person that if he could start the truck, he could have it.”
An officer spoke with the fourth involved party who said she thought it was weird that someone Hendry barely knows would let him borrow the truck. She also said Hendry told her he was