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Fleeing police

A 39-year-old man was arrested early Sunday for allegedly fleeing from police and driving under the influence.

Officers were driving in the area of Excelsior Avenue and Zarelda Street around 2:30 a.m. in search of a suspicious man when a vehicle drove by them at a high rate of speed, police said.

The vehicle refused to stop when police activated their emergency lights, police said, so officers pursued it.

The vehicle reportedly reached speeds between 40 to 50 miles per hour before it stopped on the 1100 block of Granite Street.

Police say the driver, Michael O’Connell, then got out of the vehicle and started walking toward officers.

O’Connell allegedly continued to move toward officers and refused their commands until officers pulled out their Tasers.

In speaking with O’Connell, police determined he may have been under the influence of alcohol. O’Connell failed the field sobriety maneuvers and refused a breathalyzer test, police said.

O’Connell was cited for fleeing from or eluding police, reckless driving, and driving under the influence, all misdemeanors. He was arrested and transported to the county jail.

Felony warrant, meth

Police arrested a 25-year-old man on Saturday morning for felony criminal contempt and for allegedly having meth on his person.

Police were informed about a wanted man that was in the casino area of the Town Pump on South Montana Street at 9:30 a.m.

When officers arrived and spoke with the man, Henry O’Keefe, they determined he had a criminal contempt warrant out of Butte District Court for his arrest. He was transported to the county jail, police said.

During the jail booking process, police said officers located a small amount of suspected meth and a syringe in O’Keefe’s pocket.

He was cited for felony possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Threatening son

A 36-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly threatening to harm her son on Sunday morning.

According to police, officers received a call from a residence on the 2600 block of Colusa Street around 2 a.m. informing them the caller’s parents were fighting.

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When police arrived, Marty Boggs, 38, answered the door and reportedly told officers Misty Hammond was "out of control."

Hammond allegedly threatened to harm her son, who feared she may hurt him, police said.

Hammond was cited for partner or family member assault with reasonable apprehension of bodily injury, a misdemeanor. And when officers ran Boggs's name through dispatch, they discovered he had a Montana Highway Patrol warrant out for his arrest.

Both Hammond and Boggs were arrested and transported to the county jail. Boggs was released about 30 minutes after being booked.

Threatening woman

Police arrested a 55-year-old man on Saturday for alleged partner or family member assault with reasonable apprehension of bodily injury.

Officers reported to a residence on the 100 block of Larkspur Lane on a disturbance call at about 8 p.m.

There, a woman told officers she was in fear of William Kingston, who had reportedly come home intoxicated and threatened to assault her.

Kingston was cited for the partner or family member assault with reasonable apprehension misdemeanor and was transported to the county jail. He was released about a day after being booked.

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