Wrong place, wrong time
Police responding to reports of gunshots in the area of Butte High School early Wednesday morning couldn’t determine whether they actually occurred, but they did nab a man wanted on a warrant.
Police got calls about gunshots shortly before 7 a.m. and several officers asked many people in the area about them. One person thought the sounds came from further east, maybe around Silver Bow Homes, so police checked out that area, too.
They were going to question a man on a bicycle, but he took off on the bike before crashing it in an alley off of Main Street. The man, 49-year-old Larry James Evans of Butte, didn’t have a firearm, but he did have an outstanding warrant, so he went to jail.
Woman in a 'goofy hat'
Someone called police to say a woman “in a goofy hat and multi-colored coat” was stepping in and out of traffic at Dewey Boulevard and Rowe Road around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was gone when an officer got there.
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Doubling up on warrants
A clerk at the Lisac’s Tri Stop convenience store at 2544 Harrison Avenue called police late Tuesday afternoon and said a man wanted in connection with a previous theft was there.
Police arrived and told the man he was going to be arrested for an outstanding warrant, but he took off across Harrison Avenue and disappeared. Now he’s wanted on two warrants, the latest for obstructing a peace officer.
Police were assisting probation and parole officers in searching a house in the 1500 block of Philips Street early Tuesday night and found several small baggies, a scale, and paraphernalia with residue police said they believed to be from heroin.
There wasn’t enough residue to arrest the man inside the house, 24-year-old Thomas Paul Deutsch Jr., for drug possession, but he was booked on a felony parole violation and misdemeanor complaint of possessing drug paraphernalia.