During the early morning hours of April 8, 2012, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a concerned citizen in River Rock Subdivision. Shortly thereafter Patrol Deputies were involved in a foot pursuit and placed (3) individuals into custody for vehicle break ins in the River Rock Subdivision. Patrol Deputies worked with Detectives and later identified (2) more suspects. These suspects may have been involved with the thefts that occurred in River Rock on the weekend of March 25th. Numerous items have been recovered to include: Cell phones, Money, I-Pods, Computer, numerous charging cords, Snowboard, and clothing items. The investigation and search warrants are ongoing, with the anticipation of further arrests. There may be more break ins that have occurred and not been reported. If you have information please call your Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (406) 582-2121.
“This is an excellent example of the community and law enforcement working together to catch criminals. The phone call from a citizen may have prevented further victims.” Sheriff Brian Gootkin also asks that people remain vigilant by locking their vehicles, residences, and businesses. Continue to report any suspicious activities in your neighborhoods and we will continue our “presence” in our subdivisions.