Aggravated DUI

Officers responded to Henry Avenue and Broadway Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after a resident phoned police to report that someone had backed up in a vehicle and struck her parked car. When police arrived they spoke with the driver of the vehicle, Morgen Hayden, 32, of Butte, and officers reported she was visibly intoxicated. Officers administered a field sobriety test, which Hayden allegedly failed. Harden was taken to the Butte detention center, where the 32-year-old allegedly failed another field sobriety test and blew more than twice the legal limit on a breathalyzer. Hayden has been cited for misdemeanor aggravated DUI, police said.


Police say they arrested David Rasmussen, 64, of Butte, Wednesday night for allegedly driving under the influence.

Officers were patrolling in the area of Harrison Avenue and Civic Center Road around 10 p.m., police said, when they spotted the 64-year-old making a turn in his vehicle, nearly striking another car in the process. Officers pulled Rasmussen over and administered a sobriety test, which the 64-year-old allegedly failed. He was taken to the Butte detention center, where police said he failed another sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer. He was taken to St. James Healthcare, where his blood was drawn for an alcohol test. As of Friday morning he remained in Butte county jail, where he’s currently facing a felony DUI charge. Results from the blood test are pending.

Arrest at Big Butte

Officers were patrolling the parking lot of Big Butte at 4 a.m. Thursday, police said, when they noticed a car parked in the lot with its lights on and engine running. Police spoke with a female occupant of the vehicle and Aaron Alley, 34, of Butte, who Police say failed a field sobriety test at the scene. He was taken to Butte county jail, where he allegedly failed another sobriety test and blew more than the legal limit on a breathalyzer. Alley is being charged with a misdemeanor DUI.

Disturbance on Gaylord

Police say they arrested a male on Gaylord Street suspected of partner- family-member assault.

According to police, they responded to a residence on the 3600 block of Garlord around 5 p.m., Thursday, in response to a call about a disturbance. When officer arrived, police said, they spoke with the mother and sister of William Sloan, 51, of Butte. The two women allegedly told officers that Sloan was intoxicated and had thrown plates of food. According to police, the two complainants said they were afraid of Sloan, so officers apprehended him and took him to the Butte county jail.


Police arrested Deborah Youngblood, 54, of Everett, Wash., Thursday night for partner-family-member assault after she allegedly pushed a family member against a wall.

Police said the alleged victim of the assault had taken Youngblood’s keys in an effort to prevent the 54-year-old from driving drunk. Police said the assault occurred in retaliation.

When officers arrived, around 7:15 p.m., they arrested Youngblood, who remained in county jail as of Friday morning.