Missoula Police Department

Sentinel High School in Missoula, Montana.
Clare Menahan

Missoula police say they’re making progress into their investigation of a shooting incident that left two boys wounded outside a local high school Sunday evening.

Detective Captain Mike Colyer says police have recovered a small-caliber pistol they believe was used in the shooting.

Missoula's Big Sky High School.
Big Sky High School

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A high school student who was fleeing a police officer crashed a car Friday during a chase involving gunfire, although it was not clear who fired the shots, authorities said. Nobody was injured in the chase or crash, Missoula police said.

Missoula police car.
Cheri Trusler

An employee of the State Crime Lab in Missoula has allegedly stolen portions of evidence from pending drug cases.

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst declined to offer specific details, but said the situation is ongoing.

William Dale Newhoff
Missoula County Sheriff's Office

A man police were chasing as an armed and dangerous federal fugitive in East Missoula this morning is in police custody tonight after being caught this afternoon.

About 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, a car chase ended in a truck crashing into a tree at an East Missoula mobile home court. William Dale Newhoff fled that scene on foot. 

Police car.

The Missoula Police Department took a report Monday morning from a man claiming he’d just shot someone in a downtown apartment and was holding several hostages.

"The male demanded a $20,000 ransom. So, officers from the Missoula Police Department, the sheriff’s department and the FBI responded,” says Missoula Police Lieutenant Bob Bouchee.