Driving under the influence

Police said they responded early Tuesday morning to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on the 4000 block of Western Boulevard.

Police said that when officers arrived they observed that a car had driven off the roadway and hit a fence and that the driver of another vehicle was attempting to pull the wrecked car back on the street.

Police questioned the driver of the wrecked vehicle, Jennifer Martin, 35, of Butte who allegedly appeared to be under the influence. Meanwhile, police said, the driver of the second vehicle was Martin’s husband, whom police said Martin called after the accident.

Police said officers administered a field sobriety test, which the 35-year-old allegedly failed. She was taken to Butte county jail, where she allegedly failed another sobriety test, and later to St. James for a blood test.

Martin has been cited with a misdemeanor DUI, along with failing to drive without insurance and failure to notify police of a vehicle accident by the quickest means, also misdemeanors.


Police arrested Sabrina Lopez, 20, of Butte late Monday night for misdemeanor criminal trespassing at Walmart on Harrison Avenue. Police said the 20-year-old had previously been issued a no-trespass order by the discount retailer.

Threats at Walmart

Two women were booked on robbery complaints for telling loss-prevention officials at Walmart that they would beat them up if they called police.

The officials confronted April Rose Lamere, 21, and Cerenity Marie Shawl, 28, Friday afternoon for allegedly taking three cans of Steel Reserve malt liquor and leaving without paying.

Despite the threat, police were called and caught up with the women after the jumped on a city bus. They were still behind bars on felony robbery complaints as of late Monday morning.

Can't stay away

A woman flagged down police around 12:30 p.m. Saturday to tell them about a disturbance at a residence in the 4800 block of Warren Avenue.

The woman said Jon David Folland, 43, of Butte, came to the residence uninvited and then got in her car as she pulled out and drove to a convenience store. She says he spit on her inside the car and after getting out, reached through the window and grabbed her by the hair.

Another woman picked him up and drove him back to the victim’s residence shortly before police arrived. He was arrested on a parole violation, two misdemeanor complaints for criminal trespassing and one for partner/family member assault.


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