Category Archives: Crime

City finalizing plans for public safety levy

City Commissioners are honing their proposed public safety levy. They discussed the proposal again with city officials during their Jan. 17 work session. City Manager Greg Doyon gave commissioners a condensed version of everything discussed over the last few months to help them “start to narrowly focus” on what they wanted to present to the community. He said his goal

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Washington man admits trafficking fentanyl in Great Falls

A Spokane, Wash., man admitted to trafficking charges Jan. 11 after law enforcement found hundreds of fentanyl pills in a vehicle in which he was a passenger in Great Falls, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. Yevgeniy Rudnitskiy, 34, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances in federal district court last week. Rudnitskiy faces a maximum of 20

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Man charged in connection with Nov. 24 bounty hunter incident

Updated 2 p.m. Jan. 3 The Cascade County Attorney’s Office has charged a man in connection with the Nov. 24 bounty hunter incident in Great Falls. Scott Adam was charged with felony counts of assault with a weapon, reasonable apprehension; criminal endangerment; and misdemeanor counts of obstructing a peace officer; resisting arrest and failure to aid a peace officer. Adam

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GFPD responds to crash, bounty hunter incident on Nov. 24

The Great Falls Police Department responded around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 to reports of a crash at 8th Avenue North and 9th Street North. Capt. John Schaffer said they also received reports that people were surrounding one person with weapons pointed at the person. Schaffer said that when officers arrived, they determined that the people were bounty hunters from A

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Airman charged for shooting at The Do Bar

Anjol Tajuan Lewis, 21, has been charged with multiple felonies in connection with the Nov. 6 shooting at The Do Bar. Lewis has been charged with felony counts of assault with a weapon (bodily injury); a felony count of assault with a weapon (reasonable apprehension) and a felony count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. According to court documents,

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Goodsoldier, Stanley charged for incident that lead to Nov. 4 manhunt

Updated 12: 30 p.m. Nov. 9 Two people have been charged in the incident that lead to the Nov. 4 manhunt in Great Falls. Shane Stanley, 20, has been charged with felony counts of robbery, aggravated kidnapping and assault with a weapon, as well as a parole violation and was also booked on two misdemeanor warrants. Andale Goodsoldier, 17, has

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Goodsoldier in custody after multi-agency search

Updated 5:20 p.m. Nov. 5 Andale Goodsoldier is in custody. The Great Falls Police Department said that thanks to community tips, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office deputies took the 17-year-old into custody on Nov. 5. Law enforcement agencies had been searching for Goodsoldier since Nov. 4. He was taken into custody just outside Great Falls and the arrest was made

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City considering improvements to GFPD, GFFR; public safety levy

City Commissioners reviewed proposals to expand the evidence space at the Great Falls Police Department during their Nov. 1 meeting. The evidence storage and processing space is nearly overrun and they expect to run completely out of space within the next two years, according to staff. Tom Hazen, the city’s grant administrator, told commissioners that there’s more evidence coming in

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Man charged with multiple counts of rape, after victim reported incident to SRO

A man has been charged with multiple felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent and sexual abuse of children after a 15-year-old student told her school resource officer about the incidents. The student told her SRO, a Great Falls Police Department detective, that she had multiple sexual encounters with Don Stratton, 55, according to court documents. She told the detective

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