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Loaded guns, drugs in a stolen car

Butte police had been keeping their eyes peeled for a white Chevrolet Impala that was reportedly stolen out of Great Falls and suspected to be in the Mining City.

And around 2:15 a.m. Friday, they spotted it near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and George Street and followed it to the 2400 block of Pine Street.

When the Impala pulled into a residence there and the doors opened, officers found James Theodore O'Hara, 29, of Butte, behind the wheel and Jessica Tonkin, 42, also of Butte, in the passenger seat.

A search of the vehicle turned up one loaded pistol tucked between the front seats and another loaded handgun in a purse that reportedly belonged to Tonkin. The purse also allegedly contained baggies and a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Police say they also found pipes for smoking meth, unidentified pills, a scale, and cash.

Tonkin was booked for possessing stolen property, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and using property subject to forfeiture, all felonies, as well as for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

O'Hara was cited for felony possession of stolen property.

Juvenile sexual assault report

Officers in Anaconda responded Thursday around 5 p.m. to a report that a juvenile poured whiskey down another juvenile's throat and touched her inappropriately.

According to Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell, officers have just started investigating the alleged sexual assault.

"It takes a while," Barkell said of the process, and he did not know when the investigation will be complete.

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Flipping the bird

Officers responded to the intersection of Park and Main streets Thursday around 7:20 p.m. to a report of a man walking down the middle of Park, flipping off vehicles.

Police say it was the second time Thursday that they had responded to reports of Brent Alan Wyatt, 53, giving the middle finger to local traffic.

The first time, police say they warned Simpson to knock it off. But when they came back a second time, they arrested him.

Police say a search of Wyatt's arrest history turned up eight previous counts of disorderly conduct in Missoula. He was booked for one more on Thursday night in Butte.

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