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Police responded to Park and Main around 1 p.m. Monday in response to a report of a man who was yelling at pedestrians. When officers arrived, they observed that the man, Zachary Webber, 38, of Butte, was still yelling at pedestrians and also mooning them. Police arrested Webber and took him to Butte county jail, where he faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, and resisting arrest for allegedly attempting to fight arresting officers.


Case Jess Anderson, 28, of Butte, was cited with misdemeanor DUI and reckless driving charges after he was pulled over Monday night while allegedly driving a motorhome while under the influence of narcotics.

Police say officers pulled over Anderson at Front and Atlantic after he allegedly ran two red lights on Harrison Avenue. When officers spoke with Anderson, he said he didn’t know what he was doing, whose motorhome he was driving or how he had gotten to Butte. Officers took him to jail where he was examined by a drug recognition expert, who determined that Anderson was allegedly under the influence of drugs, possibly a stimulant or anti-depressant. He was later taken to St. James Healthcare, where a blood drug test was administered. Results from that test are pending, police said.

Anderson remained in the Butte jail as of Tuesday morning. Police have identified the owner of the vehicle, which hasn’t been reported as stolen. Anderson has not been cited with vehicle theft.


A 30-year-old man was booked into the Butte jail around 10 p.m. Monday on several drug-related charges after he was arrested by the Montana Highway Patrol.

According to charging documents from Butte Justice Court, Joseph Tyler Lamere faces charges of two counts of felony possession of dangerous drugs for methamphetamine and cocaine, one count of misdemeanor drug possession for marijuana, one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

A preliminary hearing is Jan. 24. His bond has been set at $16,000.


Police say they responded Monday afternoon to a residence on the 300 block of Jackson Street in response to a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman. Police spoke with the woman, who allegedly said that she had been assaulted by her partner, Lonnie Stout, 48, of Butte. Police said officers observed bruising on the woman’s face and neck.

Stout was not there when officers arrived, but they later found him walking near the residence. He was arrested and taken to jail, where he faces charges of two charges of partner, family-member assault, one misdemeanor and one felony. Police said there also was a $230 city court warrant out for his arrest, along with a $3,500 warrant out for his arrest from Lewis and Clark County, resulting in a misdemeanor criminal contempt charge.


James Kennedy, 53, homeless, was taken into police custody Monday afternoon after he allegedly harassed customers at a gas station on the 2700 block of Harrison Avenue. Police said the owners of station had previously obtained a no-trespass order on Kennedy. He faces a charge of misdemeanor criminal trespass to property, police said.


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