Person of interest

The Helena Police Department released this video still of a person of interest in a recent string of vandalism in downtown Helena. 

Helena Police Department

The Helena Police Department has released an image of a man who might have been involved in a recent vandalism spree in downtown Helena. 

Police say several fences and garage doors, the 1800s trolley car on the Last Chance Gulch Walking Mall, the mural at Performance Square and many other buildings in the area were among the 25 locations tagged with a similar design last week. All of the recent vandalism was found within about a mile of the Walking Mall. 

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The Trolley Car with graffiti on the Walking Mall Monday night.

The 1800s trolley car in downtown Helena was among the 25 locations vandalized recently. 

The video still released by police appears to show a man wearing a gray knitted hat, a gray or light-colored vest and a black or dark-colored long-sleeve hooded sweatshirt. He appears to have white or light-colored framed sunglasses, Carhartt pants and black sneakers.

"It’s unknown whether this person is a suspect in the actual tagging, however (we) believe he may at the minimum have information concerning the incidents," Capt. Curt Stinson said in a statement released Monday afternoon. 

Police have also released separate security video footage of someone painting the window of a downtown business. 

Anyone with information on this male’s identity, or any information concerning the tagging incidents, is encouraged to contact Detective DJ Zapata at 406-447-8489 (or email at dzapata@helenamt.gov). Tips can also be left anonymously with Crimestoppers at 406-443-2000 or online at www.helenacrimestoppers.com.

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