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Police reports

Shooting at seagulls

Police are looking for two male youngsters who might have shot a seagull on the old ball field to northeast of the Civic Center early Sunday night.

A passerby took a video of the incident with a cell phone and called police around 6:30 p.m. Police say the juveniles may have shot the bird with a BB gun in possible violation of gaming laws.

No tips for you

A Butte man who allegedly took a tip jar from the bar at the Party Palace Saturday morning didn’t get far. Police were called and found Layne Wells-Mosca, 25, outside. Video taken inside confirmed that he took it, officers said.

Mosca was booked shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday on misdemeanor complaints of theft and drug possession. He was released later Saturday after posting $2,170 bond. The tip jar was returned to the bartenders.

How did this happen?

A 20-year-old Butte woman got in more trouble than just getting her car stuck on a barrier outside the Montana Tech HPER fitness center early Saturday.

Police say Larissa Sunshine Matt had been drinking when she jumped the barrier around 12:30 a.m.. She failed field sobriety tests at the scene and then blew twice the legal limit at the jail.

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She was arrested for aggravated DUI and minor possessing alcohol. She also was booked on complaints of careless driving, open container, driving without a valid license, and not having insurance. All are misdemeanors.

She was still in jail as of early Monday with bond set at $1,910.

No escape

Police arrested a Butte man Sunday afternoon for allegedly barricading a female inside an apartment in the 200 block of South Idaho Street and not allowing her to leave.

The 46-year-old woman told police that Arnold Dean Fosness, 61, barricaded the door around 5:30 p.m. and she feared for her safety. He was arrested on a misdemeanor complaint of partner/family member assault. He was still in jail as of late Monday morning with no bond set yet.

DUI arrest

A Butte man was arrested for DUI shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Police say Edward James Michaud, 57, was pulled over on Galena Street because the tail lights on his car weren’t working. He failed field sobriety tests at the scene and blew over the legal limit. He was booked for misdemeanor DUI and was released late Sunday morning after posting $685 bond.

Busting windows

Three boys were caught throwing rocks at a bus parked behind the Copper King Inn Sunday afternoon, breaking at least one window. Police cited the boys, one age 13 and the other two age 9, and took them to their parents.

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