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Vandals hit downtown Helena

Posted at 11:08 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 12:23:57-04

HELENA – The Helena Police Department is asking for help after a string of vandalism downtown.

Helena Assistant Police Chief Steve Hagen says that on September 25 and September 26 someone spray painted the word “cans” in three locations downtown.

Since then, someone has also spray painted the phrase “I ‘heart’ CF” about a dozen times in multiple locations, including on the Power Block, the Guardian Apartments, and the Man Store.

Assistant Chief Hagen said they’re not yet sure if the graffiti is related, but they are combing through surveillance video to hopefully get a closer look at the subject.

“Someone has a total disrespect for someone else’s property, that’s what it comes down to,” he said. “You know, would you want somebody spray painting your property? If they looked at it that way, they probably wouldn’t do it.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer McLean Patterson at (406) 442-3233 or by email at Tips can also be made to Crimestoppers at (406) 443-2000 or at their website.

-Evelyn Schultz reporting for MTN News