Don't make that call
Police aren’t even sure what to make of this one.
They say 28-year-old Ashley Rea Williams called police around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and said two men had just come into her house on Caledonia Street, beat up her husband, Christian Dumaine, threw him into the bed of a black “jacked up” pickup and took off.
A dispatcher who took the call told officers heading to the house that Williams could be heard talking to someone she called “Christian.”
When police arrived, they quickly determined Williams was lying and that Dumaine, 30, had an outstanding warrant for theft from nearly a year ago. They searched the house, found Dumaine hiding in a bedroom, and arrested him on the warrant.
They also arrested Williams on a misdemeanor complaint of making a false report to police.
“We have no idea why she called us in the first place,” said Undersheriff George Skuletich.
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Williams bonded out of jail later Wednesday but Dumaine was still behind bars Thursday morning.
Returning to the scene
A man who reportedly violated a protection order last week by going to a woman’s house, banging on her door and breaking a window, returned to the home Tuesday.
Police had already obtained an arrest warrant for Patrick Brian Godat, 45, of Butte, when they spotted him on the porch of the woman’s house around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
He ran but was quickly found hiding in some bushes in the area of Woolman and Alaska streets. He was booked on three complaints alleging violation of protection orders and one each for criminal mischief and obstructing a peace officer.
Godat was still in jail Thursday morning.
Man in black
Someone called police to say a man dressed in all black was walking down the middle of Green Acres Drive as the sun was going down Tuesday. Police located him near Highway 2 and gave him a ride to the nearby Thriftway. He wasn’t drunk.