Crime and Courts

Dec 28, 2012 4:01 PM by Evan Weborg - MTN News

Asthma attack trips up Helena man charged with burglary

HELENA - A Helena man being treated for breathing problems was arrested after police linked him to a burglary.

Dakota Michael Hull has been charged in connection with the burglary of Unique Apparel. Helena police responded to the store at around 5 a.m. on Thursday in response to a burglar alarm.

At the same time, police also responded to a man who reported having breathing problems just several blocks away.

The man with breathing problems was identified as Hull, and after he was treated, officers realized he had the items that were reported stolen. Hull was also seen on surveillance video breaking out the store's display window and stealing packages of spice.

He's charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. His bond has been set at $10,000.


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