By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings woman Jasmine Josephine Block was arrested and charged for robbery by accountability for a robbery that took place on July 24th at 2 in the morning.
Billings Police Officers were called to the Warden's Casino which is located at 1720 Grand Avenue for what was described in the 911 call as a robbery in progress.
Upon arriving, Billings Police spoke to one of the employees of the Warden's Casino who stated, a female came into the casino to use the restroom and to make change.
A short time later, a male walked in wearing a mask and appeared to be armed with a handgun demanding money from the Warden's Casino employee and left with $747.
Police looked at a surveillance footage from the business next door called the Base Camp which is located at 1730 Grand Avenue.
Billings Police Detective Kramer, was the first to review the surveillance footage and observed a female and a male riding into the west parking lot of the Base Camp on a motorcycle.
It wasn't long after that the female appeared in the surveillance entering into the casino, she then exited the casino walked across the parking lot then comes back around and went to the north side of the building as the male made his way into the casino entrance.
3 months later on September 12th, 2018, The Worden's Casino manager was able to get hold of Billings Police Officer Kirkpatrick and stated to him that they had received information as to who was involved with the robbery.
The manager of the Warden's Casino later met with Detective Kramer and told him that she's been contacted via Facebook by two people who provided a name for the female suspect in the robbery.
Apparently, the casino manager placed photos of the female robber on several websites and offered a reward for identifying who the female robber was.
The two people who contacted the manager of the Warden's Casino and identified the female robber was James Lacey and Nicholas Healy.
Both these two individuals identified the female robber by her Facebook profile page as Jasmine Josephine.
Detective Kramer later in the investigation was able to determine that the actual name was Jasmine Josephine Block.
Days later on September 19th A Billings Detective contacted Detective Kramer and advised him that he had conducted a search with the Montana Probation and Parole and had detained a man that they thought was involved in the robbery at the Worden's Casino.
This male was identified as Joshua Jacob Thielbar.
Billings Detective Buechler contacted Leaha Terrell who stated to him that Thielbar had been involved in a robbery at the Warden's Casino with a female by the name of Jasmine Josephine block.
Detectives searched the room and located various items that had been used in the robbery.
A handgun-style BB gun,(2) face masks, a black sweatshirt, and a backpack.
Billings Detectives had information that Thielbar was in possession of a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol when he was contacted by the Billings Police.
Thielbar was immediately taken custody and remanded into the Yellowstone County jail.
In the meantime, Billings Detective Kramer spoke with Leaha Terrell.
Leaha Terrell stated to Detective Kramer that she had spoken with Thielbar and he told her they had committed a robbery at the Warden's Casino back in August of 2018.
Terrell had seen the surveillance photos and was able to identify the female as Jasmine Josephine Block in the photos as the robber.
Apparently, Jasmine Josephine Block according to Thielbar had spent the money on drugs.
Thielbar's motorcycle was kept inside the garage.
The motorcycle matched the exact description in the surveillance video of the robbery.
Finally, on September 20th, 2018 Detective Kramer and Detective Raschkow visited the jail and interviewed Thielbar.
Thielbar according to the Detective's, admitted to committing the robbery at the Warden's Casino but that he stated that he had the help of Josephine Block.
Thielbar stated he did not use a gun in the robbery but that he used only a BB gun and that he needed to get out of town.
Thielbar stated that he needed the money but only kept half of the money as Jasmine Josephine Block kept the other half.
Jasmine Josephine block is being held on a $50,000 pond as of October 30th, 2018.
According to the Billings Police Ratings site, the following ratings apply:
Detective Ryan Kramer badge#429 maintains an (A) Rating and can be trusted by the public and is not a threat to the public.
Detective David Raschkow badge#383 maintains an (A) Rating and can be trusted by the public and is not a threat to the public.
Detective Tanner Buechler badge #321 maintains an (A) Rating and can be trusted by the public and is not a threat to the public.
Billings Police Officer Kirkpatrick maintains an (A) Rating and can be trusted by the public and is not a threat to the public.
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