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No brotherly love

An argument over the “correct way” to install a light fixture turned into a fist fight that sent a 64-year-old Butte man to the hospital early Friday and his 66-year-old brother to jail, police said.

Police say the brothers had been drinking when the fight broke out in the living room of a house in the 300 block of Daly Street. Officers were called around 3 a.m. and when they arrived, the younger brother was lying unconscious on the floor.

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance with facial and head injuries while his brother, Harold Walker, 66, was arrested on a complaint of partner/family member assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He remained jailed late Friday morning.

Police say Walker punched his brother, sending him to the floor, and then kicked him, rendering him unconscious.

Running away

Police arrested a man after he took off running while walking with two others in the vicinity of Silver Bow Boulevard and Carolina Avenue Thursday afternoon.

The other men said they didn’t know the man who bolted down an alley when police drove by, but an officer spotted him soon afterward near Silver Bow and Locust Street and told him to stop.

Turns out that Anthony Wayne Fleming, 35, of Butte was wanted by Butte City Court for contempt. He was also booked for having a pipe that he admitted was used for smoking marijuana, police say. He was still in jail late Friday morning.

Shoplifting alarm

A 63-year-old man who set off an alarm for leaving a Town Pump store in Rocker with items he had not paid for came back inside and set down a USB cord and a package of Gorilla tape, police said.

Police say an employee stopped Istvan Arnyek, 63, the first time, but he set off alarms when walking out once again around 7 a.m. Thursday. He had another USB cord and other items and was arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting. He was released later Thursday after posting $1,085 in bail.

Tire stabbing

A Butte man remained behind bars late Friday morning for allegedly puncturing tires on five vehicles in a parking lot at Park and Wyoming streets around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say someone heard air coming from one of the tires, noticed other pickups and a van also had flat tires, and saw a man crouching nearby. The man threw down a multi-use knife and tool and left.

Police saw someone fitting the description nearby and arrested arrested David Evon Bourell, 60, on two misdemeanor complaints of criminal mischief. He was still in jail as of late Friday morning.

Police weren't immediately sure why he was stabbing tires.

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