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Stillwater County Arrest Records

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Stillwater County, MT Arrest Records

What are Stillwater County Arrest Statistics?

Stillwater amassed 212 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Stillwater’s arrest rate was 712.31 per 100,000 residents. The county of Stillwater is 3.61% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 16 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Stillwater also experienced 51 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Cascade and Missoula, Stillwater is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 212Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 712.31Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 16Violent crime arrests

Stillwater County Recent Arrest Trends

In Stillwater, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 32 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Stillwater, is aggravated assault, and the third most common is burglary.

  • 32Larceny/Theft
  • 15Aggravated Assault
  • 14Burglary

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Stillwater, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Stillwater has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Stillwater experienced 16 violent crimes and 51 non-violent crimes. When comparing Stillwater to the national average of 739.02, Stillwater is lower by 3.61% than the national average.

Stillwater County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Stillwater County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Stillwater county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Stillwater county police reports, Stillwater county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the administrator find the records you need.

Stillwater county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Stillwater county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Stillwater County Mugshots

Stillwater County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Stillwater county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Stillwater county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

Typically , when a judge issues an Stillwater county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Stillwater county, Montana with a total number of 19 employees - 0 female, 10 male officers and 9 civilians. Stillwater County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MT0480000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Stillwater County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Montana
  • City: Columbus
  • Type: County
  • Address: 400 East 3rd Avenue North
  • Phone Number: (406) 322-5326
  • Fax: (406) 322-5328
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Stillwater County

Columbus Police Department408 E 1st Ave(406)322-5313

Stillwater County, MT Jail and Inmate Records

STILLWATER County has 21 jails with an average daily population of 450 inmates with a total of 23 jail population. When breaking down the STILLWATER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 17% with 4 female and 19 male inmates.

  • 21Jails
  • 23Prisoners
  • 357 %Jail Rate

How Does Stillwater County Inmate Search Work?

Stillwater County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Stillwater county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Stillwater County Booking

Stillwater county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Stillwater county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Stillwater county booking records without any type of approval .

Stillwater County Jail

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