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Drugs with intent to sell

When Butte-Silver Bow Police searched Jonathan Kovash, 20 of Butte, at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Park and Montana, they allegedly found 3.6 grams of methamphetamine, syringes and spoons. A subsequent search of Kovash’s residence allegedly yielded additional drug paraphernalia in the form of syringes, glass pipes and baggies used to distribute methamphetamine.

The initial search took place because BSB Police were assisting probation officers. Kovash was booked for two felony counts: criminal sale of dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs; one misdemeanor: possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation.  

Intending to harm

Police booked Justin Gelling, 21 of Butte, for allegedly trying to run over the father of a juvenile Gelling followed home at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gelling followed two female juveniles turning from Harrison Ave. onto Civic Center Road. When they got to their house in the 1800 block of Elm St., the father of one of the juveniles came out of the residence to confront Gelling. Gelling reportedly left, but when the 42-year-old male stepped into a nearby alley, Gelling drove down the alley, swerved at the male, and just missed hitting him. Police located Gelling at Civic Center Road and Harrison a few minutes later and pulled him over at Oregon and Front St. When attempting to arrest Gelling, he allegedly tried to flee.

He was booked on one felony count of criminal endangerment, and two misdemeanors, resisting arrest and no liability insurance in effect.

Partner-family member assault

George Zachary, 23, of Butte, allegedly got into an altercation with his girlfriend, pushing her down twice, over cigarettes and a play station game at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of East Second Street. He was booked on a misdemeanor charge of partner-family member assault.

Man and dog criminal trespass

Aric Blakey, 33, of Lakewood, Colorado, was picked up, along with his Rottweiler, at about 2:40 a.m. Thursday in the Front Street Safeway parking lot. A group of males standing at the corner of Main and Platinum St. allegedly saw Blakey get into a parked vehicle at about 1:20 a.m. Thursday. Nothing was taken, but police booked him on criminal trespass to a vehicle, a misdemeanor. The Rottweiler was taken to the Butte animal shelter.

No plates

Police pulled Justina Guida, 33, of Butte, over at Platinum and S. Montana St. at about 10 a.m. Wednesday for allegedly driving without a license plate on her car. She was booked for driving with a suspended or revoked license, no liability insurance, no license plate, and habitual offender, all misdemeanors.


Jace Skogen, 20, of Whitehall, was spotted by police allegedly driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone heading west on Front Street at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police report that as they chased him, Skogen ran through stop signs. He was stopped at Delaware and First Street and was booked for three misdemeanors, reckless driving, speeding and eluding police.

Stop yields two arrests

An officer allegedly recognized Brady Holland, 22, of Butte, at Second and Main St. and knew Holland had a suspended license. The officer stopped Holland at First and Maryland St. He was booked on three misdemeanors: habitual offender, driving on a suspended license and no liability insurance in effect.

While police were booking Holland, they also ran information on Holland’s passenger, Kimberly Lambert, 26, of Butte, and found an outstanding warrant for her arrest for failure to appear in City Court. She, too, was booked.


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