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Police reports: Fight over lighter; no one found in basement; domestic abuse; man carrying a heater; tools stolen; fake $50; parking rage; house break-in

Police reports: Fight over lighter; no one found in basement; domestic abuse; man carrying a heater; tools stolen; fake $50; parking rage; house break-in

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Lighter fight

So, who do you call when your boyfriend won’t light your cigarette?

An intoxicated woman was sitting in a car Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of Montana Street, when she made the complaining call. Soon after, it was the boyfriend’s turn to call as he explained to dispatch he couldn’t light the cigarette because the lighter had fallen between the seats and he couldn’t reach it.

When police arrived, the couple had already “lit” out of there and were nowhere to be found.

Arrest warrants

At midnight Wednesday, police got a call about a suspicious vehicle behind LaQuinta Inn.

Several males were in the vehicle when officers arrived, including Isaiah Henry Waldman, 20, who had three arrest warrants for criminal contempt out of Butte City Court. Waldman was arrested.

Harassment charges

  • Police received a call Tuesday morning regarding a male harassing his ex-girlfriend.

The woman had asked the ex-boyfriend repeatedly to quit texting her and to stay away from her, but so far he had not.

Officers advised the woman on how to get a restraining order.

  • A warrant has been requested for the arrest of an unidentified female individual who has been threatening several people.

The issue, it is reported, has been ongoing. Restraining orders have already been issued, but she has not complied.

No one there

A woman called the detention center at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, convinced her ex-boyfriend was in her basement.

Police arrived, went down to the basement, but no one was there.

Domestic abuse

Police responded to a domestic abuse call at 10 a.m. Thursday on the 3000 block of Hill.

When police got to the residence, the male had left.

The woman stated that she and her boyfriend, Dylan Jo Harrison, 25, got into a fight over a cell phone. He threw her on the couch, landed on her and covered her mouth. He then left, but came back, kicked in the door, again pushed her onto the couch, and threw a cutting board at her.

He was jailed for partner or family member abuse and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia (syringe).

Heater discussion

Police got a call about a suspicious male behind the Butte Civic Center at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers stopped the man, who was holding a heater, he told police he was carrying the heater to his friend’s house.

Taking a nap

A man fell asleep in his car while waiting for someone at the Leggat Apartments, 50 W. Broadway St.

Police arrived at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, woke him up and told him to move it along.

Tools taken

A man called Tuesday afternoon to report his work tools were taken.

The man was working at a site on Santa Claus Road. At 10 a.m., when he left the site, the tools were there. When he arrived back at 1 p.m., all were gone.

Important documents

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, police arrived at the Bus Transfer Station after receiving a call regarding legal documents, which included birth certificates, found in a garbage can at the station.

Officers are currently trying to get the documents to their rightful owners.

Fake $50

A man and woman tried unsuccessfully to pass a fake $50 bill at Copper City Casino, 1285 Harrison Ave.

When police got to the casino at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the duo had disappeared.

Parking dispute

Around noon Tuesday, two men got into a parking dispute at a Front Street parking lot. It got so heated someone called the cops.

One man had asked the other man to move his car, which was partially blocking other cars. The man did, but not without exchanging words with the first man.

The two were throwing verbal threats at each other when police arrived. Both men were told to cool it, which they did.

Culprit found

Late last summer, a theft occurred at Park Street Liquor, but the culprit, who was caught on camera and identified, had not yet been found. A warrant had been issued for the thief’s arrest.

The thief’s luck ran out at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, when police arrived at Lucky Lil’s Casino on a call about a suspicious vehicle. Inside the car was the alleged thief, Jimie Paul Mayes, 53, who was promptly taken to jail.

More fights

  • Two men were duking it out in the Safeway parking lot, 301 W. Front St., at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Someone called the cops.

The pugilists decided to hightail it out of there before police arrived.

  • A couple of hours later, police got a call about juveniles, ages 14 to 16, fighting on Copper Street.

Police caught up to the teens on the 400 block of Granite Street. The teens, one female and the rest male, were all cited for disorderly conduct. One male was also cited for simple assault.

The case has been turned over to juvenile probation.

Good deed

A woman walking home around 2 a.m. Thursday, called police because she thought a van was following her.

The police went down to Cobban Street, picked her up and took her home.

No suspects

Someone late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning spray painted the back of the Lockmer Plumbing building at 407 S. Main St.

There are no suspects.

House break-in

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, a woman returned to her residence on Corto Drive and noticed her door had been messed with.

When she entered the home, several things were out of order and she called police.

The woman has a restraining order against a male individual, and officers have issued a warrant for his arrest.

NSF checks

Officers responded to a call from Ace Hardware, 2301 Harrison Ave., at 4 p.m. Thursday.

An employee reported three checks had been returned because of insufficient funds, to the tune of $300. All were signed by the same person.

The case is under investigation.

Missing trap

An employee at the Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter, 699 Centennial, had set out two outdoor humane skunk traps in the area.

On Thursday afternoon, when the employee went to check the traps, one was missing.

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