Lincoln County Crimestoppers
Can you help solve any of these crimes?
February 8, 2006
The Lincoln County Crimestoppers has a webpage with up to date information on the Crime of the Week, Missing Persons, Sexual and Violent Offenders in Lincoln County and more.
Anyone with information about unsolved crimes can call the Crimstoppers phone number. Callers may remain anonymous when calling or collecting the reward. Cash rewards of up to $1000 are paid for tips leading to arrests in serious cases.
Below are recent unsolved crimes in the Libby and Lincoln County area. If you have information about any of these crimes, call Crimestoppers at 406-293-STOP (7867). North Lincoln County residents can call 406-297-7756. Collect calls are accepted.
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April 13, 2005 – Arson House Fire in Libby
On Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 3:00 pm, Libby Volunteer Fire Department, Libby Volunteer Ambulance, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and Libby City Police Officers responded to a house fire located at 818 West Balsam. The house was occupied at the time the fire was ignited. A seventeen-year-old, 3-year-old and seven-month-old baby were able to escape the house without injury. Fire Investigators have determined that the cause of the fire to be arson. The house was a total loss with damages estimating at $150,000.
December 27, 2005 – Breaking & Entering of a cabin on Pipe Creek Road
On Friday, December 23, 2005, someone broke into a cabin located at 16947 Pipe Creek Road. The door had been kicked in and the following items were taken; a shotgun, rifle, generator, pair of binoculars, compass, candles and flashlights. Total cost of damages and value of stolen items is unknown at this time.
October 19, 2005 – Vandalism and theft of gateway sign
On Wednesday, October 19, 2005, someone damaged the new Kootenai County sign on Highway 2 south at the county line. Person or persons unknown backed into the sign, hooked onto the log that was across the top, and pulled it off. This damaged the concrete on the top of the sign where the log was attached. Once the log was down the perpetrator used a chainsaw and cut off the end, taking it. Total cost of damages is unknown at this time.
August 6, 2005 – Arson forest fire in Rexford
On Sunday, August 6, 2005, a forest fire was detected in the Camp 32/Phil’s Lake area in Rexford. At containment, the fire damaged 800 acres including the loss of two outbuildings, land and one piece of heavy equipment. Suppression costs are estimated to be $2 million dollars. An investigation into the cause of this fire determined the fire to be person caused. Information is requested to assist in solving this investigation by identifying individuals who may have been in the area between Camp 32 and Phil’s Lake, Saturday evening August 6th or Sunday morning August 7th.
June 15, 2005 – Theft of cash from the old Branding Iron
On Wednesday, June 15, 2005, someone took $20,000 from the old Branding Iron on Highway 2 South.
April 29, 2005 – Malicious Gunfire causing power outage
On Friday, April 29, 2005, at approximately 8 PM, the northern end of the Flathead Valley was affected by a 3.5 hour electrical outage. The outage was later discovered to be a result of malicious gunfire, which destroyed ceramic insulators on a tower located in Lincoln County. Power loss affected the North Valley Hospital, three lumber mills, Whitefish Police and Emergency 9-1-1 Dispatch, as well as Whitefish residents. Production loss, damages and other losses caused by the outage are unknown at this time.
February 26, 2005 – Breaking/Entering & Theft at Bob’s Auto Service
On Saturday morning, February 26, 2005, Bob’s Auto Service, 611 East Larch, was broken into and the following items were taken: a Snap-on analyzer, Snap-on trouble shooter, Skill saw, gear pulling set, air chisel, metric gear ratchet set, heavy duty drill, 3 pry bars, 3/8 air ratchet, ˝ drive air wrench, die grinder, 4 oil filter wrenches and miscellaneous office supplies. Damage to the building and value of the stolen items is estimated at over $5,000.
January 23, 2005 – Breaking/Entering Plummer/Headstart school building
Sometime between the afternoon of Sunday, January 23, 2005, and the early morning hours of Monday, January 24, 2005, someone broke into Plummer/Headstart school building and took the following items: two Bendix King hand held radios, a stereo, a new Dell computer tower, two VCR’s, and several other miscellaneous items. The value of the stolen items and damages to the building is estimated at over $3,500.
January 10, 2005 – Theft of 3 ATVs at Middle Thompson Lake
On Monday, January 10, 2005, three, 4-wheel ATVs were reported taken from a residence on Middle Thompson Lake. The ATVs were a red 2003 Kawasaki prairie 360, a red 2003 Kawasaki Prairie 650 and a green 2004 Bombardier 500. The 4-wheelers were seen on this property sometime during the second week of November, 2004. Estimated value of the four wheelers is over $10,000.