- At 1:30 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Park Avenue and Broadway Street. The male driver demonstrated signs of impairment and was tested for DUI. At the conclusion of the investigation, the 66-year-old Helena man was arrested for DUI and operating a motor vehicle with studded tires during restricted dates. He was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
- At 9:32 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Oregon Street for a report of a male at that location with an active arrest warrant. The 50-year-old Arizona man was located and arrested. He was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
- At 12:53 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of Custer Avenue for a report of a male at that location with an active arrest warrant. The 34-year-old Helena area man was located and arrested for the warrant. He was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
- At 5:57 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Neill Avenue and Front Street. The 42-year-old Texas male driver was identified and it was discovered he had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
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- At 11:40 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Broadway and Davis streets. Contact was made with the four female occupants in the vehicle; all of which demonstrated signs of impairment. The juvenile female driver was tested for DUI while the other occupants were tested for underage possession of alcohol by consumption. At the conclusion of the investigation, the juvenile female driver was cited for DUI, underage possession of alcohol, and driving a vehicle with no driver’s license. The other three females were cited for underage possession of alcohol. All were referred to Municipal Court and released to parents.
The Helena Police Department responded to 84 calls for service. Of those calls, they responded to 12 vehicle crashes, eight animal calls, eight suspicious circumstances calls, five theft calls, nine welfare checks, and conducted 11 traffic stops.
As of Friday morning, the county jail held 113 inmates (93 for felonies and 20 for misdemeanors). In total, the county has 123 inmates at various detention facilities. 81 clients are serviced by the 24/7 sobriety program. Of these, 51 are on Personal Breath Test, 26 are on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet, three are on GPS, and five are on house arrest. Pretrial Services is currently working with 300 clients.