Crashing at the laundromat
Police responded to an alarm at the Front Street Laundromat early Thursday morning, but the door seemed secure and they didn’t find any signs of a break-in.
The owner showed up with a key around 2:30 a.m., let police in, and they found 53-year-old Patrick Thomas Pelly of Butte sleeping on a couch. Pelly was awakened, cuffed, and booked for misdemeanor criminal trespass and was still in jail late Thursday morning with bail set at $185.
Boys breaking glass
A resident on the 900 block of California Street called police early Wednesday night to say he heard glass breaking nearby and saw two boys throwing rocks through a window.
Police found the boys, one 8 and one 10, and the older one said a window in a vacant house was broken and they wanted to break the rest of the glass so nobody would get cut. The officer didn’t buy it, so the boys must appear in youth court for criminal mischief.
Only a man looking for his dog
Someone in the area of Bull Run Gulch Road north of Walkerville called police and said he saw a man in the area with a gun late Wednesday morning. Police responded but only found a man without a gun who was searching for his lost dog. The caller was nowhere to be found, so that was the end of that.
Right place, wrong time
Police were called about some suspicious activity at a residence on the 2700 block of Goodwin Street Wednesday night. A woman came out and vouched for a white van in the back yard, saying it belonged to some people who were doing repair work.
But officers realized it was the same house that Jonathan Robert Napier, 21, lived at, and he was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Butte City Court for allegedly violating a protective order. He was arrested for that but was released a few hours later.