Man approaches teen on city bus
A Butte police detective has been tasked with investigating a recent incident in which a man allegedly approached a 14-year-old girl on the city bus Saturday.
According to police, the girl’s grandfather filed a report of an unknown man talking to the teen about the weather on the bus, then giving her a piece of paper with his number on it and saying to her, “If you need a place to stay, you can stay with me."
Officers plan to look through bus surveillance footage to see if they can identify the man, but he hasn’t committed a crime at this point, police said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, police said they had identified a person of interest and the investigation is ongoing.
Wrong man, still wanted
Police arrested a 31-year-old man on a criminal contempt warrant while they were looking for someone else.
On Monday night, officers were looking for a man who left the scene of an accident near Holmes and Harrison avenues. During their search, they came into contact with Steven McDonald, who looked similar to their suspect.
Officers soon discovered McDonald had nothing to do with the accident but that he did have a criminal contempt warrant out of Butte City Court for failure to appear. McDonald was arrested and transferred to the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center.
A county jail inmate had an allergic reaction to bananas on Monday afternoon.
At 1:45 p.m., an ambulance arrived at the detention center to take the 36-year-old woman to the hospital after she reportedly ate some bananas in a trail mix bag.
The woman was returned to the county jail around 3 p.m.