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Police reports: Arrested at Walmart; excavator damaged; message of 'love'; handgun missing

Police reports: Arrested at Walmart; excavator damaged; message of 'love'; handgun missing

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Butte police reports

Arrested at Walmart

Officers were at Walmart at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on an unrelated call when Christopher Rasmussen, 36, of Butte was seen entering Walmart and attempting to return some merchandise.

Confirmation came in that Rasmussen had a felony warrant for his arrest and he was approached in the store and advised he was under arrest.

Rasmussen then attempted to flee but officers were able to control him by taking him to the ground. Officers also located paraphernalia, including syringes, a pipe, and a small amount of marijuana. 

In addition, Walmart staff told officers that Rasmussen had attempted to return an item he had not purchased.

Rasmussen was jailed for a felony probation violation and misdemeanor counts of theft by deception, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, obstructing a peace officer by attempting to flee, and resisting arrest.

Hiding in basement

Police officers were in the 1000 block of Nevada Street on Tuesday afternoon looking for Joshua Condon, 34, of Butte, who was wanted on two felonies — violation of release condition and probation violation.

Condon was found hiding in the basement of one of the homes. He was placed under arrest and taken to jail.

Excavator damaged

Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers went to Main and Gold Streets to check into a vandalism report.

A construction company had reported the seat on one of their excavators was damaged.

The case is under investigation.

Message is ‘love’

A garage on the 1100 block of South Arizona Street was used as a canvas for a graffiti artist.

Police reported that someone recently spray painted “love” on the side of a garage.

Gun taken

A resident living in the 1400 block of Sunrise Lane reported late Tuesday afternoon that a firearm had been taken from his home.

According to the complainant, he had people in his home on Sunday and put all his guns in the bedroom. When taking the firearms off the bed, he noticed a handgun missing.

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