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Beat the wrap

Butte Undersheriff George Skuletich said the thief who lifted a package Wednesday from a porch along South Warren Avenue was likely disappointed after opening the box.

Unless, of course, the man anticipated wrapping a lot of Christmas presents.

A video surveillance camera at the resident’s home captured images of the perp stealing the package. Police responded around 2:20 p.m. and after viewing the video recognized the alleged thief. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, Skuletich said Thursday.

And the box’s contents? A half-dozen packs of Scotch tape.

Search yields bust

A search Wednesday morning by the Probation and Parole Division of a home on the 600 block of South Dakota Street in Butte resulted in the arrest of Butte resident Alan L. Kibler, 32, who is charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said the search turned up pipes, bongs, baggies, and scales.

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