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Two people were arrested early Tuesday on warrants.

  • Police arrested a 33-year-old man on a warrant for assaulting a woman in February.

On Feb. 26, officers responded to a disturbance call in the 800 block of West Park Street. According to the female victim, she was able to flee from the residence to a gas station in the area after Justin Lord held her in a bathroom against her will and threw her to the ground, police said.

Lord was not with the woman at the time, but a partner/family member assault warrant was issued for his arrest.

At 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle Lord was driving north on Harrison Avenue. He was arrested on the misdemeanor assault warrant and transported to the detention center.

  • At 5:30 a.m., police were called to the 400 block of North Wyoming Street in response to a van parked in the alley there with its lights on.

When officers arrived, they spoke with driver Stephanie Cooper, 34, and passenger Jared Tonkin, 20. Police said they soon discovered Tonkin had a $20,000 felony criminal contempt warrant out of Butte Justice Court for failure to appear, and that Cooper had a misdemeanor criminal contempt warrant out of Butte City Court. Officers also reportedly located a small amount of marijuana, syringes and spoons in Cooper’s backpack.

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Tonkin and Cooper were arrested on the warrants, and Cooper was cited for possession of dangerous drugs and paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

Why did cow cross the road?

At 11:38 a.m. Monday, police got a call informing them a brown cow was near milemarker 93 of Interstate 15. Undersheriff George Skuletich noted the cow had “already crossed the road to former pastures” by the time officers arrived in the area.

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