Havre Police narrow search on crime spree


February 1, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Glass from a broken-out window lies in a car in Havre Monday. Law enforcement reports a surge in car thefts and vandalism in the area in January.

Local law enforcement says crime is on an upswing in the area including a surge in car thefts.

In the past month, the Havre Police Department has received 11 reports of vehicle theft. Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said that is more than a third of the total vehicle thefts in the previous year, making it one of the largest crime sprees in the past five years.

"I have a feeling that it's the same group of individuals that are doing this," Matosich said Thursday. "In the past, and with our experiences, that is what we find, is typically the same group of individuals doing it."

He added t...

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