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Something's not adding up here

A man drives up to the Town Pump on Continental Drive in a black Honda Civic around 11:30 p.m. Monday, goes inside, buys some things, comes back out, but instead of getting into his car again, walks across the street with items in hand and stands there.

That caught the attention of an officer, who ran the plates on the Civic and found out they weren’t registered to that car. He questions the driver who was just standing around and he says he just bought the car from a man and didn’t know about the wrong plates.

The officer calls the previous owner, who says he did just sell the car to the driver, but he wasn’t sure about the plates, either. The driver was cited for displaying plates assigned to another vehicle, and that was that. 

Or adding up here, either

A man sitting on the couch at his home in the 600 block of West Iron Street says he heard the backdoor to the house open and then shut shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

He went to investigate, saw that a gas can just inside the door had been taken and chased down a car driven by the man he thought was the thief. He told police the man was apparently homeless and had been in his house before, but he didn’t spot the gas can, valued at $35, in the driver’s vehicle. Police say they’ll try to question the homeless man, if they can find him.

Messin' with Texas

An employee at Glacier Bank on Harrison Avenue called police Friday to say a woman was in the drive-thru trying to cash stolen checks from Billings.

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An officer arrived and questioned the driver and two passengers. One of the latter was Krystal Marie Alger-Jarvi, 39, of Butte, who police say was trying to cash the checks. She was arrested for allegedly buying or possessing stolen property, a misdemeanor, and bonded out a few hours later.

The other passenger was Thomas Shelby Gazetti, 27, of Austin, Texas, who was arrested because he had a no-bond warrant from that city. He is to remain in the Butte jail until Texas authorities come and get him.

Embezzlement at the Oasis?

The owners of the Oasis Casino & Restaurant on Amherst Avenue say several blank business checks were stolen and they suspect that someone who worked there took them.

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Police say none has been filled out and cashed that they know of, but they do have a suspect and were looking for the person Tuesday. They were called about the missing checks around 6:45 a.m. Monday.

Not wanted here

Wendie Arwen Engels, 38, of Butte, was caught stealing from Walmart earlier this month and was told not to return, police say. But there she was again early Friday night.

Police were called, found Engels in the parking lot and arrested her on a misdemeanor complaint of criminal trespass. She bonded out four hours later.

Suspicious sighting

Someone called police to say a suspicious man was walking on a trail behind the Mining Museum around 2:30 p.m. Monday. He reportedly had no shirt, was pulling a cart and yelling when nobody else was around. Police responded, didn’t find anyone around, including the shirtless man, and the investigation was over.

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