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Officers bitten by dogs while serving warrant 

Multiple officers were bitten by dogs while searching a Helena property for stolen property Friday. 

At approximately 6:18 a.m., the Helena Police Department and the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2500 block of County Club to execute a search warrant. Detectives had been working a case involving the residents and established evidence there were several stolen items on the premises, HPD Lt. Jayson Zander said in a news release.

Due to the size of the property, 19 officers and deputies responded. A police vehicle was used to push open a gate on the property due to inaccessibility. There were several dogs on the property, resulting in one police officer and two deputies being bitten. Several stolen items were recovered and the case is active, Zander said. None of the bites resulted in serious injuries, he added.

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While on the scene, one 48-year-old Billings man was identified and it was discovered he had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was arrested on the warrant and booked.

-- Independent Record

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