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March 6

  • At 1:50 a.m. an officer was patrolling the area of Park and Stuart. He conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle due to an equipment violation. The officer made contact with the male driver and identified him. The driver demonstrated signs of impairment and was tested for DUI. At the conclusion of the investigation, the 25-year-old Helena man was arrested for DUI and aggravated DUI. He was booked into the LCSO jail.
  • At 7:42 a.m. an officer responded to the 1900 block of Lime Kiln Road for a report of a theft of mail. The case is active.
  • At 10:35 a.m. an officer responded to the 10 block of Jackson for a report of a theft of packages from residence porch.
  • At 6:37 a.m. an officer responded to the 100 block of S. Last Chance Gulch for a report of someone sleeping in a business. The 25-year-old Helena man was arrested for trespassing and booked into the LCSO jail.
  • At 10:36 a.m. a school resource officer responded to the 100 block of Valley Drive for a report of a juvenile in possession of a tobacco product. The juvenile male was cited for underage possession of tobacco. He was referred to Municipal Court.
  • At 12:39 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the 3000 block of N. Montana Avenue for a report of shoplifting from a business. The suspect fled prior to officer's arrival. Suspect information was obtained and the case is active.
  • At 1:26 p.m. a school resource officer was dispatched the 1300 block of Billings Avenue for a report of a juvenile in possession of a tobacco product. The juvenile male was cited for underage possession of tobacco. He was referred to Municipal Court.
  • At 2:35 p.m. an officer responded to the 500 block of Last Chance Gulch for a report of a male at that location that had previously been trespassed. The male was located and identified. The 40-year-old Helena area man was cited for trespassing and referred to Municipal Court.
  • The Helena Police Department responded to 75 calls for service. Of those calls, they responded to seven vehicle crashes, four welfare checks, four threats calls, five trespassing calls and eight Suspicious Circumstance calls.

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As of Wednesday morning, the county jail held 85 inmates (80 for felonies and five for misdemeanors). In total, the county has 104 inmates at various detention facilities. In addition, 34 are PBT (Personal Breath Test) and 29 are SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet). Eighty-eight clients are serviced by the 24/7 sobriety program. We also have six testing out of county, one is pre-trial, four are GPS (Global Positioning System bracelet) and 14 are on house arrest.

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