Starting on January 23, the Bozeman Police Department started getting repeated reports of parked vehicles being entered.

Several of the vehicles, both locked and unlocked, had items stolen from inside. By February 7, 2013, there had been 28 similar cases reported to the police.

During this same time period, a 2000 Dodge Durango was stolen from the driveway of a home.

On February 7, 2013, someone contacted 911 and said that they had seen media reports on the stolen vehicle and that it was parked on Redwood Drive, just outside the Bozeman city limits.

Deputies with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and saw the stolen Durango driving away from the area. They stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, 23 year old Christopher Morgan.

A detective with the Bozeman Police Department interviewed Morgan and recovered items that had been stolen in many of the reported vehicle break-ins. The investigation continues and detectives will be attempting to contact victims and return property.

If items were stolen from your vehicle during the above time frame and you have not reported the theft to the police department, please contact (406) 582-2010. You can also report this incident online by clicking here.