May 30

  • At 5:45 p.m., officers were called to the area of the 1100 block of Billings Avenue concerning a possible assault in progress. Officers cited a 52-year-old Helena male for obstructing a peace officer during the incident. He was cited and released.
  • At 10:03 a.m., a school resource officer cited a 16-year-old male at Helena High School for criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released to a guardian.
  • At 5:13 p.m., officers arrested a 24-year-old Helena male in the 400 block of North Hoback Street on an outstanding warrant for absconding from probation/parole supervision. He was booked at the detention center.
  • At 8:36 p.m., an officer on bicycle patrol in the downtown area observed a vehicle being driven recklessly near Fuller and Lawrence. The vehicle was located a short time later in the 10 block of South Park. After investigation, officers arrested the driver, a 34-year-old Clancy male, for reckless driving and first offense DUI. He was booked at the detention center.
  • At 11 a.m. officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 700 block of 6th Avenue. During the investigation, it was determined both parties had damaged property belonging to the other. The 40-year-old male and 29-year-old female were both cited for criminal mischief and released.
  • At 9:20 p.m., an officer was called to check on an intoxicated male in the 1800 block of Hauser Boulevard. It was determined the 26-year-old male was under probation supervision and at the request of his probation officer. He was arrested for violating the terms of his supervision and booked at the detention center.

May 31

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  • At 1:37 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 2700 block of North Montana Avenue. During the stop, officers arrested an 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle for underage possession of alcohol and a 19-year-old passenger on an outstanding warrant. The 18-year-old was cited and released, the 19-year-old was booked at the detention center on the warrant.

For May 30, 2019 Helena PD officer responded to 117 calls for service. Among those were four non-injury traffic crashes, eight animal control incidents, seven theft or burglary calls, and 31 vehicle stops for traffic violations.

As of Friday morning, the county jail held 94 inmates (85 for felonies and nine for misdemeanors). In total, the county has 104 inmates at various detention facilities. There are 98 clients being serviced by the 24/7 sobriety program. Of these, 50 are on Personal Breath Test, 33 are on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet, four are on GPS, and 11 are on house arrest. Pretrial Services is working with 303 clients.

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Crime and Health Reporter

Crime and health reporter for the Helena Independent Record.

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