Leave us alone
Three people waved down a police officer in the Civic Center parking lot early Friday morning and said a shirtless man was drunk and wouldn’t leave them alone. Police say the man was indeed drunk and they told him he had a choice of leaving and going home or going to jail.
“Apparently he must have decided to leave there, because he isn’t in the bucket,” Sheriff Ed Lester said.
Not welcome 'for years'
A clerk at the Town Pump on South Montana Street called police late Thursday night saying a man who hadn’t been “welcome there for years” was there. Again.
Police found the man, 48-year-old Larry Jason White of Butte, sitting in the passenger seat of a car in the convenience store parking lot. He had a box of headphones the clerk says were stolen from the store, 16 pills commonly prescribed for anxiety, and a bag of suspected methamphetamine, police say.
He was arrested on misdemeanor complaints of shoplifting and criminal trespass and two felony complaints of possessing dangerous drugs. He remained jailed Friday morning.
Get out of the road
Someone called police shortly after noon Thursday and reported a man with a ball cap standing in the middle of the on-ramp to Interstate 15-90 off of Harrison Avenue. Sure enough, he was there when officers arrived. They told him to “stay out of the road,” and he complied. Case closed.
Giving himself away
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Police were driving on Lexington Avenue just before 1 a.m. Friday when they saw a man run down an alley off of Hobson Street and jump into a car with another man. The car went a short distance and pulled into a garage, but the vehicle wasn’t registered to that address.
Officers questioned the passenger, Jacob Edward Loesch, 21, of Butte, and discovered he had an outstanding warrant from District Court. He also had a torch lighter and scale, four baggies with suspected heroin, and a bag of suspected meth.
He was booked on two felony drug complaints, a felony complaint for criminal contempt, and a misdemeanor complaint of possessing drug paraphernalia. He was still in jail late Friday morning.
Busted at Motel 6
Probation and parole officers found a Butte man wanted on a warrant for forgery staying at the Motel 6 in Uptown Butte around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Brenden Keith Ohara, 31, was taken to jail for the warrant and a parole violation, but his problems got worse. Police say he had two narcotic painkillers, so he was also booked on a felony complaint of possessing dangerous drugs.
He was still in jail late Friday morning with bail set at $60,000.
Stop following me
Officers got a call about a woman walking on Casey Street early Thursday afternoon and yelling at a man to stop following her. She was gone when police got there, and they questioned a man who was in the area, but he said he didn’t have anything to do with it, so the officers left.