Police blotter: Vandalized vehicles at the repair shop; PFMA with weapon; Thrifty Burglary | Crime and courts

Butte Police Reports

Damaged vehicles

It was discovered Thursday morning that eight vehicles had been broken into at Mick’s Auto Repair, 300 Holland St., and three others at Headframe Auto Repair, 910 S. Montana St.

Several of the vehicles, not all of them, were locked. The thief or thieves broke the windows of at least six of the 11 damaged vehicles.

scream, cry

At around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 911 call was sent from a residence in the 1100 block of West Woolman Street. The dispatcher could hear a man screaming while a woman was crying.

En route, officers were informed that the man, Justin Arthur Rogers, 37, of Butte had a machete, but when they arrived he did not. Apparently he had picked one up, but then put it down. The woman had a back laceration, which she says happened when Rogers pushed her down, with her landing on broken glass. She also told police she was punched in the face.

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Rogers was incarcerated in prison for felony assault with a weapon and assault of a partner or family member.

Not wanted

Late Wednesday afternoon, 31-year-old Ashley Arlene Wine of Butte was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing on property.

Apparently Wine had been told several times that she was not welcome at the Butte Rescue Mission, 610 E. Platinum Street, but went anyway. The next stop was Butte Prison.

The thrifty burglary

Early Friday morning, a Great Falls man reportedly burst into the Thriftway at 4701 Harrison Ave., taking cigarettes and lighters from the convenience store.

When the police arrived, the front door was broken and there was blood inside the store. After watching the CCTV, they went in search of their man.

Samuel James Long, 35, wasn’t too far off as he was found around 4 a.m. Friday morning at the Town Pump, 3700 Harrison Ave., with blood on his hands from shattered glass. He was also driving a car that had been reported stolen from the Butte Rescue Mission.

He was incarcerated for burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Back in jail

Randy William Van Kirk, 25, of Anaconda, was jailed Thursday afternoon on a felony revocation charge.

parole violation

Adult probation and parole brought 47-year-old Jeffrey Neil Freund of Butte to jail Thursday afternoon for a parole violation.

Mandate without surety

Around 8 a.m. Thursday, 51-year-old Larry Jason White of Butte was said to have just ‘hung out’ in the 100 block of West Platinum Street when officers arrived to investigate a suspicious male in the area.

White had a no-bond warrant for his arrest by the court of Judge Robert Whelan and was taken to jail.

on patrol

Around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, an officer on patrol on Continental and Walnut saw a vehicle pulling a trailer with a Harley on it. The officer noticed that the passenger was Joshua Robert Bennett, 43, of Butte.

Bennett had an out-of-court warrant for felony arrest, as well as misdemeanor warrants for driving without a valid driver’s license, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to present proof of insurance and two counts of criminal contempt. He went to jail.

Miscellaneous crimes

Someone drove their vehicle across the creek bed in a trailer park in the 200 block of Hobson Avenue, damaging the grass.

A burglar from the 800 block of Placer Street entered a residence through the basement door and stole tools.

One pair of shoes and five pairs of socks were stolen from Millers Boots, 301 S. Arizona St.

A bicycle was stolen from a building on West LaPlatte Street.

Alejandro L. Myatt