Burglaries and breaking and entering incidents, both commercial and residential, continue keeping Helena-West Helena police busy.

Burglaries and breaking and entering incidents, both commercial and residential, continue keeping Helena-West Helena police busy.

On Dec. 6, officers responded to an alarm at M.C. Drugs at 533 Porter St. in Helena. Officer Erik Adams arrived at the scene and was advised by Major Mike Reyna that the owner would be on the scene to check inside the building. Adams remained at the scene and conducted a walk through of the building with the owner.

During the search, a brick was found in the bathroom. The wall next to Odessa's Upholstery Shop was also damaged. Police discovered that an ai -conditioning unit in the neighboring building had been pushed out, damaging the bathroom wall, in an effort to gain entry to the drug store.

The police report did not list anything missing.

The case was turned over to the General Investigation Bureau. Officer Aresino Jefferson reported that the dental clinic located next door had surveillance cameras and may have recorded some of the activity.

The incident is still under investigation.

Police are also investigating a residential burglary in the 200 block of South Coranza Street. The incident occurred on Dec. 8. Officer Ashlee Tyler was dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:35 p.m.

A neighbor advised the officer that the occupant called her and told her that her front door was open and a window was broken on the residence.

Tyler searched the house and noted that the intruder apparently attempted to pick up her 50-inch TV and dropped it on the bedroom floor, cracking the screen. The officer also noted that dresser drawers were ransacked and clothes were tossed on the floor.

Additional investigation is pending.