Helena Police Department News

January 11, 2018



 Syndicated by: Montana News

1/7/18 @ 7:00pm  An officer met with a Helena resident concerning a possible assault on a minor involving a family member.  The case is under investigation.


1/9/18 @ 10:22am  An officer spoke with a complainant out of state by telephone concerning a possible theft/fraud.  The officer determined no crime had been committed and the situation was due to a clerical error.


1/9/18 @ 7:22pm  Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 10 blk of South Rodney.  No arrests were made.


1/10/18 @ 2:40am  Officers investigated the theft of a small utility trailer from a residence in the 200 blk of North Rodney Street.


1/9/18 @ 12:12am  Officers were called to the 500 blk of Logan concerning two people trespassing on the property.  Officers arrested a 37 yr old Helena female on several outstanding warrants.  She was booked at the detention center.


1/8/18 @ 7:25pm  An officer responded to a residence in the 300 blk of 5th Avenue concerning a possibly suicidal male.  The male was placed into protective custody.  During the course of the incident, the male at one point made threats and actions toward assaulting the officer.  The 49 yr old Helena male was cited for misdemeanor Assault and was released after being examined at the hospital.


1/9/18 @ 2:03pm  An officer spoke with an out of state complainant who wished to report his adult brother as a missing person.  The male – 64 yr old Patrick Niergarth – was likely last seen in Butte on December 6, 2017.  Niergarth is 5’9” tall, about 178 pounds with white hair and hazel eyes.  He may be traveling in a red 2012 Ford Focus with Montana license BZK877.  A photo of Niergarth is attached.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement, or the HPD at 406-442-3233.


1/8/18 @ 5:58pm  An officer was called to investigate a theft from a business in the 600 blk of North Fee Street.  The officer arrested a 36 yr old Helena female for an outstanding arrest warrant and misdemeanor Theft (shoplifting).  She was booked at the detention center.


1/9/18 @ 6:20pm  Officers were called to the 2700 blk of Prospect Avenue concerning a possible shoplifting incident.  Officers arrested a 64 yr old Helena male on an outstanding warrant out of Washington state.  He was booked at the detention center.  Officers also located a 20 yr old Helena male who was wanted in connection to an earlier theft from the store.  He was cited for misdemeanor Theft and released.


1/8/18 @ 2:35pm  Officers responded to Helena High School concerning a male trespassing on the property.  The officer cited and released an 18 yr old Helena man for Criminal Trespass to Property.


1/9/18 @ 12:04pm  An officer arrested a 30 yr old male Helena resident in the 800 blk of Colleen Street on an arrest warrant from another jurisdiction.  He was booked at the detention center.


1/8/18 @ 9:24am  An officer was called to investigate a theft from a business in the 3100 blk of North Montana Avenue.  A female attempted to leave the store with about $500 in merchandise.  Store employees stopped the female and recovered the merchandise, however the female fled.  The officer is working to identify the female.


1/8/18 An officer took a report of a theft from a motor vehicle parked in the 900 blk of 12th Avenue.


1/8/18 @ 7:33pm  An officer took a report from a complainant in the 3200 blk of Cabernet Drive of a theft of credit and debit cards and their use at businesses in Helena.  The case is under investigation.


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