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Man cuts father’s hand with knife

A 20-year-old man slashed at his 46-year-old father’s hands with a small knife on Saturday.

Police said the man and his father were apparently in an argument over a sweatshirt when the man pulled out the four- to six-inch fixed blade.

The father put up his hands in defense and his son allegedly swiped at his hands, cutting him, officers reported. The father received stitches at St. James Healthcare.

The man ran from the scene and has not been located as of Monday morning. Police issued two assault warrants for his arrest.

Drugs and theft

Butte police arrested a 41-year-old Anaconda man for possession of dangerous drugs and shoplifting on Friday.

Around 4:30 p.m., officers responded to Walmart. There, Johnathon Lescantz apparently shoplifted a 16-inch jack chain. He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center.

At the Detention Center, officers searched Lescantz’s property and found eight unprescribed pills. He was cited for felony possession of dangerous drugs and the shoplifting misdemeanor.

Almost hit by truck

A man almost hit another man with a truck on Friday.

At 4 p.m., police reported to the 1000 block of West Porphyry Street. At a residence there, a man attempted to repossess a 2015 Chevy truck that the resident was allegedly not making payments for.

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The resident asked the man if he could retrieve his belongings from the truck before it was repossessed, which the man agreed to. The resident got into the truck, started it and took off, reportedly almost striking the man, police said.

Police were able to speak with the resident on the phone that day. He said he would come to the station to meet with officers. As of Monday morning, the man had not followed up with police.

Garage burglary

Several items were stolen out of a garage in the 1300 block of South Utah Avenue on Saturday.

According to police, a 1988 GMC truck, air compressors, a welder and a stud gun were stolen from the garage between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3. There are no suspects.

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