The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports of thefts involving vehicle break-ins in multiple Gallatin Valley subdivisions including River Rock, Landmark, and Summer Ridge. Both locked and unlocked vehicles are being entered and multiple items are being taken. These items include but are not limited to a handgun, camera, backpack, air pistol, digital book reader, ammunition, and head phones. Victims have reported that the thefts have occurred at night and early in the morning. In addition, victims have reported that two males were seen and/or heard in the immediate area at the time of the thefts.
The Sheriff’s Office will be conducting additional patrols in our subdivisions both in marked and unmarked vehicles through all hours of the day. Here are some helpful tips to remember when you are parking your vehicle. Take your valuables with you, lock your doors, and report any suspicious activity to dispatch (911). Please provide a physical / clothing description and direction of travel of any suspects when calling dispatch. License plate number(s), when applicable, are especially critical.
Please remember that we want the public to contact us with anything that appears suspicious. Many crimes are solved with information that people don’t want to “bother” us with. It is not a bother, it’s our job! Anyone with information concerning these thefts is asked to contact dispatch at (406) 582-2100. Thank you,
Brian M. Gootkin
Sheriff Brian M. Gootkin
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
615 South 16th
Bozeman, MT 59715