Feb. 12

  • At 8:01 a.m. an officer responded to the 600 block of Custer Avenue for a reported theft of tires.
  • At 8:03 a.m. an officer investigated the theft of a purse from a vehicle that occurred in the 700 block of 11th Avenue.
  • At 9:47 a.m. officers responded to the 3100 block of N. Montana for a reported theft.
  • At 11:52 a.m. officers investigated a burglary to a storage shed that occurred in the 900 block of 12th Avenue.
  • At 12:47 p.m. officers responded to the area of East Broadway and Dakota for a report of a vehicle and pedestrian crash. Investigation revealed that it was not a pedestrian and crash. The occupants of the vehicle assaulted a male and intentionally struck him with the vehicle.   The vehicle then fled the scene, striking another vehicle. The vehicle, which had earlier been reported as stolen, was located by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. After a short pursuit the vehicle was stopped and the occupants were arrested. Charges are pending in Lewis and Clark County from the incident at Broadway and Dakota.    
  • At 1:18 p.m. an officer responded to a reported theft of a backpack in the 1600 block of Benton Avenue.
  • At 1:48 p.m. officers responded to the 1300 block of Helena Avenue for a report family disturbance.
  • At 2:43 p.m. an officer responded to the jail and served a Municipal Court arrest warrant on a 60-year-old male from Helena.
  • At 4:07 p.m. an officer investigated a theft of a wallet from a locker room in the 1200 block of N. Montana.
  • At 6:08 p.m. an officer investigated several thefts that occurred in the 3100 block of N. Montana over the past several weeks.
  • At 7:09 p.m. an officer responded to the 1100 block of Euclid for a reported theft.
  • At 7:33 p.m. an officer investigated a theft of license plates that occurred in the 1000 block of Rodney.  

On Feb. 12, the Helena Police Department received 74 calls for service including: 10 motor vehicle crashes, four citizen assists, four on disorderly conduct, four family disturbances, four alarms, five suspicious vehicle/person, seven thefts and seven welfare checks.  


As of Tuesday morning, the county jail held 98 inmates (92 for felonies and six for misdemeanors). In total, the county has 115 inmates at various detention facilities. In addition, 34 are PBT (Personal Breath Test) and 25 are SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet). Eighty clients are serviced by the 24/7 sobriety program. We also have six testing out of county, one is pre-trial, five are GPS (Global Positioning System bracelet) and nine are on house arrest.



Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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