- At 6:16 a.m. an officer spoke with a Helena resident concerning a fraudulent charge made on her debit account at a business in Minnesota.
- At 2:56 p.m. an officer took a complaint from a business in the 1000 block of Helena Avenue concerning a theft from the business that occurred the prior day. The officer is attempting to identify the suspect.
- At 10 p.m. an officer met a complainant at the law enforcement center to recover a quantity of mail the complainant found. The mail was allegedly stolen from several residents on Helena’s west side. The officer is working on returning the mail to the identified owners.
- At 6:42 a.m. officers were called to a residence in the 1100 block of North Hannaford concerning an assault. After investigation, officers arrested a 28-year-old Helena male, charging him with first offense partner or family member assault. He was booked at the detention center.
- At 9:16 a.m. officers were called to check on a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 2200 block of National Avenue. Officers arrested the owner of the vehicle, a 42-year-old Helena male, on an outstanding warrant. The male was booked at the detention center.
- At 1:43 p.m. an officer was called to investigate a theft from a Prospect Avenue business. A male and female allegedly fled from the business with about $300 in unpaid merchandise. The officer is attempting to identify those involved.
- At 4:42 p.m. an officer was contacted by a business in the 3100 block of North Montana concerning a theft from the business that occurred the prior day. A female allegedly concealed a number of items of merchandise and left the business without paying. The officer is attempting to identify her.
- At 5:54 p.m. an officer took a report of fraud and identity theft from a resident in the 2800 block of Overlook Boulevard. The victim reported a credit card access check had been stolen and used for a purchase at a business outside the city limits. The officer is continuing to investigate.
- At 8:27 p.m. an officer investigated an incident in the 10 block of South Last Chance Gulch of an underage female using false identification to purchase alcohol. The officer located the 20-year-old Helena female later and issued her citations for unlawful use of a license/ID and underage possession of alcohol. She was cited and released.
- At 3:50 a.m. officers were called to the 10 block of Pine View Drive concerning a disturbance. During the investigation, officers arrested a 53-year-old Helena male and charged him with driving under the influence (felony) and aggravated DUI. He was booked at the detention center.
- At 12:30 p.m. an officer was called to a business in the 3300 block of Dredge Drive concerning a theft from a vehicle parked there. The owner reported someone had broken into her vehicle and stolen several items.
- At 4:28 p.m. officers were called to check on a male walking in traffic near Broadway and Jackson Street. It was discovered the 37-year-old Helena male had several warrants for his arrest. The male was arrested on the warrants and booked at the detention center.
- Through tips received from the department’s Facebook page and Crimestoppers, officers identified a female suspect in a theft from a Prospect Avenue business on Feb. 9. The officer located and cited the 55-year-old Helena female with misdemeanor Theft. She was cited and released.
- At 12:49 a.m. an officer responded to the 200 block of West Custer Avenue after a vehicle was reported to have slid off the roadway. Officers arrested the driver, a 34-year-old Helena male, and charged him with third offense driving under the influence, aggravated DUI, careless driving and driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was booked at the detention center.
- At 9:59 a.m. officers responded to the 3300 block of North Montana concerning a possible assault. After investigation, officers located the people involved at another location, and arrested a 56-year-old Helena male, charging him with third offense partner or family member assault and unlawful restraint. He was booked at the detention center.
As of Tuesday morning, the county jail held 99 inmates (89 for felonies and 10 for misdemeanors). In total, the county has 117 inmates at various detention facilities. In addition, 35 are PBT (Personal Breath Test) and 27 are SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet). Eighty-four clients are serviced by the 24/7 sobriety program. We also have six testing out of county, one is pre-trial, three are GPS (Global Positioning System bracelet) and 12 are on house arrest.