Woman crashes vehicle through fence in Great Falls - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Woman crashes vehicle through fence in Great Falls

Posted: Jul 01, 2018 9:52 AM Updated:

A woman drove through a fence at an apartment complex in Great Falls early Sunday.

It happened at about 8 a.m. at the Fox Hollow apartments on 10th Street SW, behind the Best Western Heritage Inn.

There have not been any reports of injuries.

Molly Broxholm, an apartment resident, was woken up by the sound. She said that it appeared that the woman driving the excavator was topless at the time.

According to Broxholm: "Woke up to the sound of crunching thinking someone was doing yard work until we hear people yelling, looked out the window and saw this, on and smashing its way in. She then proceeded to climb into her window above us and get clothes."

There is no word yet on the identity of the person, nor the amount of damage.

We have a reporter at the scene and will keep you updated.

UPDATE: Heather Houston has been charged with two felonies after allegedly stealing a front-end loader and driving it into an apartment complex in Great Falls.

The Great Falls Police Department responded to the Fox Hollow Apartment Complex on Sunday morning where they found 34-year-old Houston had stolen the loader from the 3100 block of Rainbow Dam Road and drove it across town to the apartments.

GFPD said Houston then ran over a fence, damaged a car, and hit the side of the complex. She was reportedly topless as she elevated the front end to the second floor and crawled into an apartment before coming back out.

When police arrived, they arrested Houston and charged her with felony criminal mischief and felony criminal endangerment.

Many witnesses, including KRTV employee Andy Ashcraft, said it was quite the morning: “She actually ran into the side of my window, it shook the whole house. That’s when we went running outside thinking, ‘We better get out of here in case the building comes down,’” Ashcraft said.

There were no reports of injuries.

Additional charges may be filed by both the Cascade County Sheriff's Office and the GFPD.

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