Police reports:


Police arrested Spencer William Cox, 24, of Butte at 3:15 a.m. Thursday for criminal mischief and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.

According to police, a man on the 1800 block of Grand Avenue saw Cox sitting in his parked truck with the interior light on and the window broken. The man hit Cox with the butt of a shotgun, and when police showed up, he was taken to St. James Healthcare to get checked out before he was booked. He was still in jail early Friday with bail set at $8,000.


Police got another call about a “stolen” impact wrench from the Lube Alley on the 1500 block of Holmes Avenue, and this time someone might be in trouble.

They got the first call the day after Christmas saying the wrench had been stolen, but someone called back to say an employee had taken it but agreed to bring it back. The business called again Thursday saying the tool has not been returned, so police referred the case to the county attorney’s office for possible charges.


Someone broke into a house on the 600 block of South Idaho Street this week and stole prescription drugs and a small amount of cash.

Police say the burglary occurred between Monday and Tuesday. The homeowner told police she came home to find a door to the house open and the medications missing. Taken were one bottle of prescription pain medication and one bottle of Serequel, a drug often used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.