Phillips County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Phillips County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 314 South 2 Ave West, Malta, 59538 MT
  • Chief:
Phone: (406) 654-2350
Fax: (406) 654-1213

Phillips County Sheriff's Office is located at 314 South 2 Ave West, Malta, 59538 MT. The Phillips County Sheriff's Office phone number is (406) 654-2350.

Phillips County Sheriff's Office News

Over the week of October 31 through November 6 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 35 calls for service in the following locations: City of Malta - 21; City of Loring - 1; County - 8; City of Zortman - 2; City of Saco - 1; City of Dodson - 2. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1454 City of Malta - 873 City of Dodson - 47 City of Saco - 59 City of Loring - 10 City of Whitewater - 12 City of Zortman - 39 City of Landusky - 11 County - 347 Other Jurisdiction - 47 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

Over the week of October 24 through October 30 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 36 calls for service in the following locations: City of Zortman - 2; City of Landusky - 1; City of Dodson - 2; Other jurisdiction - 2; County - 11; City of Saco - 3; City of Malta - 15. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1419 City of Malta - 852 City of Dodson - 45 City of Saco - 58 City of Loring - 9 City of Whitewater - 12 City of Zortman - 37 City of Landusky - 11 County - 339 Other Jurisdiction - 47 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

Over the week of October 17 through October 23 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 43 calls for service in the following locations: City of Saco - 4; Other jurisdiction - 1; City of Malta - 25; City of Zortman - 2; County - 9; City of Dodson - 1; City of Whitewater - 1. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1383 City of Malta - 837 City of Dodson - 43 City of Saco - 55 City of Loring - 9 City of Whitewater - 12 City of Zortman - 35 City of Landusky - 10 County - 328 Other Jurisdiction - 45 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

On the 21st of October 2018 the Phillips County Dispatch received a call from a hunter in south Phillips County stating that he had found a deceased male. Undersheriff Burt Peigneux responded to the Nichols Coulee area on the CMR Refuge to investigate. The decedent is believed to be Shaun Kim Nelson of Washington State who went missing from his vehicle on the 31st of August near Highway 191 and Beaver Creek Road south of Malta. The body was removed from the area and taken to Kirkwood Funeral Home and has been transported from there to Billings for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and positive identification. The search for Nelson was suspended on the 6th of September after approximately 200 square miles were searched by aircraft, specialized K9 units, and personnel to include local, state, federal law enforcement, and citizen volunteers. ****UPDATE**** October 24, 2018 @ 0800 hours The identity of the body has been confirmed as being Shaun Kim Nelson. Preliminary results of the autopsy indicate that there was no foul play and it appears he died of exposure. Please have the family and friends in your prayers and thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

FOUND DOG: A older yellow Lab type dog, appears to be in good health, with a camo collar, wandered into a cabin at Nelson Reservoir. If you are missing a dog, please call the Sheriff's Office and we'll let you know who to contact to get the dog.

Good job!!!!

Over the week of October 10 through October 16 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 34 calls for service in the following locations: City of Dodson - 4; County - 4; City of Malta - 21; City of Zortman - 3; Other jurisdiction - 2. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1340 City of Malta - 812 City of Dodson - 42 City of Saco - 51 City of Loring - 9 City of Whitewater - 11 City of Zortman - 33 City of Landusky - 10 County - 319 Other Jurisdiction - 44 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

SCAM ALERT!!! - The Publisher's Clearing House scam and the hurt grandchild in the hospital scam are going around again. Don't fall prey to them. Make sure you know who you're talking to on the phone and don't give out any personal information.

Over the week of October 3 through October 9 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 30 calls for service in the following locations: City of Malta - 14; Other jurisdiction - 3; County - 13. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1306 City of Malta - 791 City of Dodson - 38 City of Saco - 51 City of Loring - 9 City of Whitewater - 11 City of Zortman - 30 City of Landusky - 10 County - 315 Other Jurisdiction - 42 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

The Phillips County Sheriff's Office is pleased to welcome our newest Deputy Sheriff. Jesse Niehoff comes to us from Gillette WY. Jesse was born in Texas and moved to Gillette where he spent the majority of his life. He's married to Pamela and they are happy to come to Malta.

Over the week of September 26 through October 2 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 32 calls for service in the following locations: County - 11; City of Malta - 18; City of Loring - 1; City of Zortman - 1; City of Saco - 1. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1276 City of Malta - 777 City of Dodson - 38 City of Saco - 51 City of Loring - 9 City of Whitewater - 11 City of Zortman - 30 City of Landusky - 10 County - 302 Other Jurisdiction - 39 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

Over the week of September 19 through September 25 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 31 calls for service in the following locations: City of Whitewater - 1; County - 7; City of Malta - 20; City of Landusky - 1; City of Dodson - 1; City of Saco - 1. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1244 City of Malta - 759 City of Dodson - 38 City of Saco - 50 City of Loring - 8 City of Whitewater - 11 City of Zortman - 29 City of Landusky - 10 County - 291 Other Jurisdiction - 39 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

Over the week of September 12 through September 18 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 34 calls for service in the following locations: County - 8; City of Malta - 21; City of Saco - 4; City of Whitewater - 1. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1213 City of Malta - 739 City of Dodson - 37 City of Saco - 49 City of Loring - 8 City of Whitewater - 10 City of Zortman - 29 City of Landusky - 9 County - 284 Other Jurisdiction - 39 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

PHONE TURNED IN: We had a cell phone turned in to the Sheriff's office. If you are missing a cell phone, please stop by the office and give a description of what the make, model number, and photo on the opening screen is.

FOUND: Lost dog. Black and white. Possible Springer Spaniel. Found at Edgewater camp ground. Please call 654-2350 if this is your dog.

Over the week of September 5 through September 11 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 33 calls for service in the following locations: City of Zortman - 1; City of Loring - 1; City of Saco - 2; Other jurisdiction - 3; County - 9; City of Malta - 17. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1179 City of Malta - 718 City of Dodson - 37 City of Saco - 45 City of Loring - 8 City of Whitewater - 9 City of Zortman - 29 City of Landusky - 9 County - 276 Other Jurisdiction - 39 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

Never forget. Please take a moment of your day today to remember the people who lost their lives in this horrible attack.

FAKE MONEY AGAIN!!! There was two $100 bills given in change from a local business. BE DILIGENT with your money. Make sure to look at it closely. If there is anything strange about it be sure to take it to the one of the banks to have it verified as being legal. IF THERE IS ANY FOREIGN MARKINGS ON THE BILL IT IS MOST LIKELY COUNTERFEIT. DON'T ACCEPT IT AS PAYMENT!!!!

FRAUD ALERT: VERIZON WIRELESS Beware people. We had a local resident receive a call allegedly from Verizon Wireless Fraud Alert telling the would be victim that someone is trying to upgrade your phone. He even goes so far as texting you with what appears to be a text from Verizon. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION!!!! Call Verizon IMMEDIATELY yourself to make sure there is nothing strange going on with your account!!!!

Over the time period of August 26 through September 4 the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 54 calls for service in the following locations: Port of Morgan - 1; City of Malta - 31; County - 14; City of Whitewater - 2; Other jurisdiction - 1; City of Wagner - 1; City of Zortman - 3; City of Dodson - 1. Running totals: Total calls YTD - 1146 City of Malta - 701 City of Dodson - 37 City of Saco - 43 City of Loring - 7 City of Whitewater - 9 City of Zortman - 28 City of Landusky - 9 County - 267 Other Jurisdiction - 36 Port of Morgan - 4 City of Wagner - 5

ATL in Southern Phillips County: Shaun Kim Nelson, white male, 6'1", 195 lbs, brown eyes. Last seen near mile marker 119 US 191 running east through the field the morning if Friday, August 31, 2018. Possible mental issues. If you see anyone you don't know please contact the PCSO at (406) 654-2350.