UPDATE 12:00 noon Monday, October 3.

Missoula police are investigating what appears to be a possible burglary in the 4800 block of Scott Allen Drive in Upper Miller Creek that occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Monday. 

Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said a young girl was alone in the home when the alleged incident occurred..

"At about 3:30 this morning, officers responded to what was apparently an intruder inside a residence on Scott Allen Drive," Welsh said. "When officers arrived at the scene, they were able to make entry into the residence and found a young girl alone in the house. The house appeared to be secured, except for a displaced screen over a window."

Welsh said the young girl had suffered some minor injuries.

"The girl had suffered some minor puncture wounds to one of her upper legs, and was transported to a local hospital for some initial treatment before she was released to her family," he said. "The only description we have of the suspect is that he was a male all dressed in black."

A car that was observed leaving the area at the time of the initial response has since been located and excluded as being associated with a suspect.

Investigators have been working intently on the case and believe that at this time, the complaint does not represent a threat to the public.

Following the initial report, police had staged a response at the Miller Creek Road roundabout, and had a patrol vehicle equipped with stop sticks at Wal Mart at Brooks and Miller Creek Road, in case the suspect vehicle attempted to escape.


Missoula law enforcement personnel are searching for a suspect in the Miller Creek area that may have been involved in an as yet undetermined crime against a juvenile.

Police have set up a staging area at the Miller Creek Road roundabout, and also have stop sticks at the WalMart at Brooks and Miller Creek Road.

They are searching for a white Honda civic that could be driven by the suspect, who was described as a while male with scruffy face and wearing either a gray or black hoodie.

Anyone with information asked to call 9-1-1.

Please be aware that law enforcement vehicles are patrolling the Miller Creek area as of 4:10 a.m.