by Travis Mateer
The first week of August featured a surge in violence that Deputy Attorney, Matt Jennings, couldn’t account for. Here is how he reported the news to KGVO:
Missoula County’s Chief Deputy County Attorney Matt Jennings had some sobering news for our listeners on Friday when he delivered the weekly crime report.
Firstly, he expressed deep concern that there were so many violent crimes to report this week.
“For the last year and I guess for most of 2022 we’ve been averaging about 13 felony complaints filed each week,” began Jennings. “This week was really busy because we had 21, and one of the things that stands out this week is that out of those 21 felony complaints that we filed, 11 of them were actually violent crimes, and only one of them was a drug crime. We often see a little bit more of a mix of property crimes and drugs in our community, but something was going on this week.”
The violence seems to be continuing this week with a cluster of incidents, including a man who used a hammer to assault someone at the Authorized Camping Site.
Isn’t it wonderful our taxes are paying for PRIVATE security to ensure stuff like this doesn’t happen? Or maybe I’m wrong about the purpose of paying for private security, maybe there’s some other kind of service they are providing.
From the link:
On August 3, 2022, a Missoula Police Department Officer responded to a reported assault at the Authorized Camp Site on Clark Fork Lane. The officer located the alleged victim who was laying on the ground near the entrance to the campsite. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
“Officers responded to the Authorized Camping Site near the security trailer for the report of a victim who was bleeding,” Arnold said. “The victim had been at the security trailer filling their water bottle. When walking away, Blake Stevens ran toward the victim and struck them. On scene, officers observed blood coming from an apparent head wound. Officers were able to get a quick preliminary statement on site. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.”
Since starting this post, and saving it, other incidents have occurred that I’m adding for this necessary SATURDAY bonus post in
Zoom Town Meth Town. Like the guy who exposed himself and DID NOT stop there, humping things like the air and the police car. Yes, you read that right. From the link (emphasis mine):
Charlie was handcuffed and a hypodermic needle and metal pipe were found in his pockets. While Charlie was being searched, the officer overheard another officer telling Charlie, “stop trying to kiss me.” According to court documents, Charlie began humping the air and appeared to be trying to rub his body on the officer’s patrol car.
While this post opened with the first week’s crime report, I waited long enough to post this that week two is clearly continuing the trend with the subheading “meth continues to have an impact”. No shit.
The REAL motivator for today’s special Saturday post is what happened at the Fairgrounds yesterday, and this really pisses me off, because I was there yesterday with my little girl. This getting out of fucking control. From the cop Facebook page:
Here’s a picture of Robert Price from the jail roster:
And here’s the woman who needs to be getting A LOT of the credit for chaos spreading on the streets of Zoom Town:
I’ll be writing more about our Chief County Attorney in future posts. Stay safe out there Missoula!