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Police blotter: Jail, please; aggressive “FBI” employee; shop manager harassed; “difficult” arrest | Crime and courts

Butte Police Reports

Want to go to jail

Around 1 a.m. Friday, an employee of the Butte Rescue Mission, 610 E. Platinum St., called the dispatcher regarding an unwanted male at their facility.

Frank Owen Tallbull, 42, of Butte was reportedly aggressive and acted out. He reportedly told employees he would not leave and would rather just go to jail.

When the police arrived, he allegedly asked the police “What do I have to do to go to jail – start beating people?” He then made his way to the front door, but got his wish and was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail on a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing on property.

FBI employee

Late Thursday night, a call came in about a disturbance at the Lincoln Hotel, 207 W. Park St.

Samuel Jay Keller, 46, of Butte allegedly chased another tenant down the hall. He also told investigators he “could do whatever he wanted” because he was employed by the FBI.

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He was arrested for misdemeanor common assault.

Manager harassed

Over the past two nights, employees of the Thriftway, 3501 Harrison Ave., say Gerald Bradley Hike, 58, and homeless people harassed them and even challenged the manager to a fight.

When an officer told Hike to “take a hike”, he flatly refused and continued to call people.

He was imprisoned for the offenses of disorderly conduct and failure to disperse.

Several misdemeanors

Shawn Michael Durham, 45, of Butte was arrested late Thursday afternoon on two outstanding warrants for misdemeanor theft and criminal contempt.

He was also arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting and felony purchase or possession of stolen property.

Durham was observed at McDonald’s in a reported stolen vehicle. He then moved on to Murdoch. When he was stopped for questioning, he said he had just borrowed the vehicle. He also allegedly took items from Murdoch’s home, including leather gloves, lip balm and dog medicine.

Physical threats

Chance Michael Dowling, 27, of Butte, got into a verbal argument Thursday afternoon with a woman outside a residence in the 1500 block of Easy Street.

He then made physical threats and was arrested for misdemeanor domestic or family violence (reasonable apprehension).

Recognized man

Robert Stephen Earthboy, 24, of Butte watched the fire Thursday morning at 816 S. Jackson St.

An officer recognized him and knew he had a felony parole violation warrant. He was then taken to prison.

Arrest “difficult”

Police were called to a residence in Trinity Loop at 4.45pm on Wednesday after an intoxicated man, unknown to the residents, entered and was sitting on their sofa.

An officer found Donald Lee Atkinson Jr., 40, of Butte, apparently very intoxicated, at the residence. Prior to his arrest, he challenged the officer to a fight. When arrested, Atkinson told police he was “gonna kick them (expletive) when he gets out.”

He was imprisoned for the offenses of disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing on property.