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July 16

  • At 10:35 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a report of an intoxicated driver leaving the 2900 block of N. Montana Avenue. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and speak with the driver. Investigation into the report of an intoxicated driver led to a 23-year-old male being placed under arrest for DUI (first offense) and aggravated DUI. He was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.

July 17

  • At 11:46 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Cedar Street for a report of a disorderly female. Investigation into the matter led to an 18-year-old female being placed under arrest for the following charges: partner or family member assault, assault with a weapon, stalking and unlawful restraint. She was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
  • At 9:09 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation in the area of Phoenix Avenue and Sanders Street. A traffic stop led to a 26-year-old male being issued citations for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and fictitious plates. He was referred to Helena Municipal Court.

On Wednesday, the Helena Police Department responded to 78 calls for service. A brief summary of some of the calls the officers responded to are as follows: six non-injury accidents, 11 animal calls, three disorderly person calls, four disturbance calls, seven suspicious incidents, two thefts, six trespassing calls and two welfare checks.

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As of Thursday morning, the county jail held 112 inmates (98 for felonies and 14 for misdemeanors). In total, the county has 122 inmates at various detention facilities. There are 100 clients serviced by the 24/7 sobriety program. Of these, 61 are on Personal Breath Test, 29 are on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet, three are on GPS, and seven are on house arrest. Pretrial Services is currently working with 300 clients.

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Crime and Health Reporter

Crime and health reporter for the Helena Independent Record.

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