Police blotter: Hiding behind headstones, you'll do, breaking and entering, just guests – Montana Standard
Hiding behind headstones
A homeless woman suspected of shoplifting from Walmart darted across Harrison Avenue late Tuesday afternoon and tried to hide in Mountain View Cemetery, but it didn’t work.
Police found 24-year-old Whitney Ione Carrier hiding behind two headstones and arrested her on misdemeanor complaints of shoplifting and possessing drug paraphernalia.
According to Walmart employees, Carrier had first taken a child car seat from a shelf, covered it with a blanket and loaded it up with socks, underwear, shoes, additional blankets and a lighter and tried to leave without paying.
At the jail, police found tin foil with a black tar substance believed to be heroin, but say there wasn’t enough for an additional felony complaint of drug possession.
Probation officers were looking for someone else at a residence in the 800 block of Broadway Street early Tuesday afternoon when they came across another man on probation.
Police say that man, Ronald John Tweedy, 39, of Butte, had a pipe commonly used to smoke meth and syringes with a clear liquid believed to be meth. He was booked on felony complaints of possessing dangerous drugs and violating parole and a misdemeanor complaint of possessing drug paraphernalia. He was still in jail late Wednesday morning.
Breaking, entering, scattering papers
Someone broke into a business called REO Building Systems on East Park Street but it didn’t appear that anything was taken.
The victim called police around 7 a.m. Tuesday and said the front-door window was broken. But all tools were accounted for and even though papers had been scattered about in the office, nothing seemed to be missing there either.
Someone called police about some men “acting strangely” around a car in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel at 2929 South Harrison Ave. early Tuesday afternoon. But they were guests at the motel, police said, and the case was closed.