Helena Police Department News

August 26, 2016




8/22/16 @ 8:14pm An officer took a report of a missing 28 year old male in the Helena area - David Shain Finley (he goes by the name Shain). Shain is 28 yrs old, about 5'8" tall and 165 lbs. He last had phone contact with family on August 8th in Helena and has not been heard from since.


His cellphone rings to voicemail and his last residence and employment have been checked, but he has not been located. He may be driving a green and white 1977 Jeep Cherokee with Montana license 5-94747A. Anyone with information on Shain's whereabouts is asked to contact the police department. A photo of Shain is attached below.

8/22/16 @ 4:38pm An officer spoke with a complainant concerning a violation of a no contact order. The officer identified the suspect and will be applying for a warrant for the suspect's arrest.


8/20/16 @ 10:24pm An officer met with a male in the detention center concerning the possible theft of his vehicle. The case is inactive.

8/22/16 @ 1:01pm An officer investigated the theft of mail from a residence on Virginia Dale. The officer is continuing the investigation to locate the suspect.

8/22/16 @ 6:04pm An officer was called to investigate a traffic crash in the 3000 blk of North Montana Avenue. The officer arrested one of the drivers - 35 year old Leon James Higginbotham of Helena - for several traffic offenses in addition to a warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the detention center.

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