CRIME & SAFETY
One Great Falls traffic stop leads to three arrests and NARCAN use
Great Falls, Mont. - One traffic stop lead to three arrests and an administration of NARCAN for an overdose. "More officers on the streets means more opportunity for officers to perform self-initiated traffic stops," the Great Falls Police Department posted on their Facebook page. "Often traffic stops evolve into more in depth investigations involving impaired drivers or drugs, like this one."
Three charged in jail assault
Several people were charged following an assault on an inmate in the Cascade County Adult Detention Center on Sept. 13. Cascade County deputies were dispatched to the jail around 5 p.m. Sept. 13 for a report that inmates had entered a cell and assaulted the resident of that cell. The...
Former GFPS teacher charged for sending, possessing explicit images of minors
A former Great Falls Public Schools art teacher has been charged with six felony counts of sexual abuse of children. A warrant was issued in late August for William James Harning in connection with an incident first reported in December 2021. According to the charging documents filed in district court...
Top 3 Most Dangerous Cities in Montana!
Even though Montana boasts breathtaking landscapes and charming small towns, it’s not immune to criminal activities, especially in the most dangerous cities in Montana. Montana, celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, is a state that encompasses both natural beauty and complex challenges, including those found in its most dangerous cities in Montana.
Hunter Shoots and Injures Grizzly Bear
(Great Falls) – A hunter shot and wounded a grizzly bear on Tuesday near Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Fairfield after a surprise encounter happened on the morning of Sept. 12. The hunter was walking along a shelter belt hunting for upland birds on private land when he...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Stalking, and Arrest in Great Falls
This week in Great Falls, Montana, there were three notable incidents. One incident involved a shooting that resulted in one fatality, with the suspect still at large. Another incident involved a suspicious person allegedly stalking near a local school. Lastly, a public service commissioner was arrested for failing to appear in court following a disorderly conduct charge.
Tennessee man appears on charges in drug overdose death
GREAT FALLS – A Tennessee man accused of dealing fentanyl pills which resulted in an overdose death appeared in federal court on drug charges on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. Malice Clark, Jr., aka Greg Clark, aka “Greed,” 57, had an initial appearance on an...
Suspicious Great Falls man stalking city's schoolgrounds
GREAT FALLS, Montana – A suspicious man was arrested for stalking after repeatedly driving around Holy Spirit Catholic School. Officers were dispatched Monday, September 11, to investigate a complaint reporting a male driving "slowly through the school area, creating concern," according to a news release sent by Great Falls Police Department Wednesday.
Suspicious man prompts shelter in place at a Great Falls elementary school
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Sunnyside Elementary school in Great Falls is in a shelter in place. Messages sent from Great Falls Public Schools to parents alerted them that the school was in a shelter in place out of an abundance of caution due to suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Students...
Commissioner Pinocci Busted In Great Falls, MT Dem Running For Gov, And More
Our weekly feature highlighting a few of the latest and most interesting local and national news items from various sources. Montana PSC Commissioner, Republican Randy Pinocci, arrested in Great Falls on warrant, from the Helena Independent Record:. Democrat Ryan Busse seeks to unseat Governor Gianforte in 2024, from the Missoula...
CCSO rolls out body cameras for deputies
Over the last month, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has rolled out body cameras for deputies on patrol. Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said they have enough body cameras for every sworn officer in the department but detectives and administrative staff won’t typically wear them while they’re working in the office.
GFFR conducting high rise training
Great Falls Fire Rescue is conducting high rise training in the downtown area. This week and next, the department is training in the Washington Court condos in the 900 block of 1st Avenue North. The building is occupied and training officer Nolan Eggen said it’s the first time he could...
Minnesota man convicted in Great Falls court for trafficking meth and fentanyl in Montana
A federal jury convicted a Minnesota man on Sept. 13 in federal court in Great Falls of trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl in Havre and Billings in 2021, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The trial began on Sept. 11 and jurors found Rembrandt Carlos Kemp, 32, of Fridley, Minn.,...
Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci charged with disorderly conduct
Montana Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci was arrested last week for failing to appear in court. The Montana State News bureau first reported he’s been charged with disorderly conduct. According to the Cascade County Sheriff’s Department, the charge was issued in July, alleging Pinocci challenged another man to a...
Montana Receives $3.5 Billion for Air National Guard Base Update; Fatal Accidents on Montana Roads
On Thursday, Senator Jon Tester of Montana announced a significant update to the Air National Guard base in Great Falls. A hefty allocation of over $3.5 billion was made to introduce a new fleet of advanced C-130J aircraft. These will replace the existing C-130H aircraft at the base.
White supremacy imagery appears in Great Falls
In recent weeks, hundreds of White Lives Matter stickers have been placed on street signs, local art installations and private property around Great Falls. Vandals have also sprayed graffiti with neo-nazi images. City officials are investigating who’s responsible and local groups are organizing a clean-up effort. Jasmine Taylor is...
Weekly Safety Report: Multi-Vehicle Crash and False Statement During Gun Purchase in Great Falls
This week in Great Falls, Montana, two incidents were reported. The first incident involved a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of River Drive North and the Ninth Street Bridge. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries, but traffic was temporarily backed up. The second incident involved a Great Falls man who admitted to making a false statement while attempting to purchase a gun. He failed to disclose his methamphetamine use and now faces potential prison time and fines.
GFPD and GFFR host ‘Coffee With a Cop'
On the 22nd anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, the Great Falls Police Department and Great Falls Fire Rescue held their 'Coffee with a Cop' event to meet with members of the public.
Middle school student in Great Falls arrested for reportedly making threats involving a gun
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Officers in Great Falls responded to North Middle School after a student made threats involving a gun towards another student, Friday. Around 4:00 pm, Great Falls Public Schools notified the Great Falls Police Department (GFPD) of a North Middle School Student who reportedly threatened another student.