For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Firebombing at Sheriff’s Office
ATF and Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office Seek Public’s Help in Firebombing of Sheriff’s Office Property
Helena, Montana — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a firebombing of sheriff’s office vehicles and property at the City of Helena Law and Justice Center.
The incident, which occurred on April 2nd at 1:50 a.m., involved an individual throwing an ignited incendiary bomb, also known as a Molotov cocktail, at Sheriff’s vehicles causing thousands of dollars in damage. The City of Helena Law and Justice Center houses the Helena Police Department, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Helena Municipal Court.
Anyone with information about this firebombing should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 447-8235. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov or through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
ATF regulates the firearm industry and is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.