Helena Police Department News

May 16, 2016



On 5-13-16, at approximately 0330 hours a business in the 1800 block of Cedar was burglarized.   Later on 05-13-16, officers responded to the 2300 block of Oakes to investigate a trespassing complaint.   During that call and subsequent investigation information was obtained that led to the arrest of Derick M. Lawson, 23, of Helena for the Burglary.   Lawson was arrested on 05-14-16, and taken to the LCSO jail where he was booked for one count of Burglary.


0355 hours-Butte and Sanders-Officers responded to a reported hit and run where two parked vehicles were struck.   The run vehicle was located and later reported stolen from the 900 block of N Montana Ave. 


0810 hours-900 block of Hannaford-An officer took a complaint of a stolen gray/black Mongoose bicycle.


0818 hours-900 block of Roberts-An officer received a report of a theft of two bikes.  The first is described as a blue and green 20 Roadmaster BMX style bike.   The second is described as 26" yellow mountain bike.


1139 hours-1700 block of Boulder-A complainant report a theft of property from a yard.


1605 hours-2700 block of Prospect-An officer responded to a reported shoplifting.   When the officer attempted to detain the suspect, she assaulted the officer.   The suspect, Rebbecca J. Frankforter, 32, of Helena, assault and additional officer that arrived on scene.   Frankforter also assaulted another officer and a detention officer while in the jail.   All four of the officers were injured.   One of the officers was treated at the hospital and released.  Frankforter was booked into the jail for one count of Robbery (Felony), four counts of Assault on a Peace Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 


1702 hours-1500 block of Gallatin-An officer investigated a report of an assault and criminal mischief


0031 hours-6th and Hibbard Way-John Kirklin, 30, of Helena was cited for disorderly conduct and obstructing a police office.  


1630 hours-500 block of Broadway-An officer investigated a theft.

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