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Officers arrested a Butte woman on a felony arson complaint because they believe she set fire to a 1993 Dodge pickup truck parked in front of her place.

Police say Tina Marie Beckman, 62, got into an argument with the truck owner’s father in the 5800 block of Albany Avenue this past Saturday night because it was parked in front of their residence, where it was being “worked on.”

Nobody saw her light the truck on fire but she reportedly said she would “burn it to the ground” shortly before it caught fire, police said. Two people with garden hoses put the fire out but did not call police or firefighters that night.

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The fire was reported Sunday and the truck did sustain heavy damage, including all four tires burned. Police obtained a warrant and arrested Beckman early Tuesday afternoon. She was released on her own recognizance a few hours later.

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Tasing a dog

An officer hit a German shepherd with a Taser dart when it charged him in a trailer park on Warren Avenue early Tuesday night.

Police went to the trailer around 7:40 p.m. to check on a previous report of a dog biting two people. There were two dogs in the yard and and one of the shepherds charged the officer, police said.

The officer aimed a Taser at the dog and hit him with one dart, but it shrugged it off and went back to its yard. Animal control planned to investigate the incidents Wednesday, police said.

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Government and politics reporter

Mike Smith is a reporter at the Montana Standard with an emphasis on government and politics.

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