$25,000 felony warrant
Police arrested a 34-year-old man on a $25,000 felony warrant out of Gallatin County on Tuesday morning.
At 10:30 a.m., police were called to the Ace Hardware store in the 2600 block of Harrison Avenue in response to a man who had reportedly tucked a battery charger beneath his sweatshirt and left the store.
Witnesses informed officers the man had walked across the street toward a truck, police said.
When police arrived, they approached the truck, which Charles Ladin was reportedly attempting to fix as it had broken down. Officers asked Ladin about the suspected shoplifter and he said he told the man he wanted “nothing to do with him.” The suspect then walked away, Ladin told police.
But when police ran Ladin’s name through dispatch, officers discovered he had a $25,000 felony warrant out of Gallatin County for his arrest. He was transported to the county jail on the warrant.
A 26-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday for aggravated driving under the influence after blowing over three times the legal limit.
At 7 p.m., officers were called to check on a woman reportedly passed out in a red truck parked outside of the Butte Pre-Release Center on West Broadway Street.
Police said center employees allegedly could not wake up the woman, Kira Petersen, and had to turn off the vehicle and remove its keys for fear Petersen would wake up and drive away potentially under the influence of alcohol.
Instead of waking up and driving away, Petersen reportedly woke up and took the two dogs in the vehicle with her for a walk, police said.
Officers located Petersen on her walk with the dogs and suspected she may be under the influence of alcohol, police said.
Petersen was transported to the county jail, where she took a Breathalyzer test and blew over three times the legal limit, police said. She was cited for aggravated DUI, a misdemeanor, and booked in the jail at 8:30 p.m.
Police said Petersen’s dogs were given to a friend before she was booked.
Shoplifted energy drinks
A 29-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday for stealing energy drinks from the Town Pump convenience store on Harrison Avenue.
Around 2 a.m., officers drove to the convenience store after Michael Furbush reportedly walked out with two unpaid energy drinks.
Police located Furbush in the area, who at first tried to give officers phony names.
Once officers identified him, Furbush was cited for theft and obstructing a peace officer, two misdemeanors, and transported to the county jail.