Butte city courts

2009-02-20T23:00:00Z Butte city courtsBy The Montana Standard Staff - 02/20/2009 Montana Standard
February 20, 2009 11:00 pm  • 

Butte city courts MULTIPLE FINES

  • Daniel Waldman, 46, of 1610 Oregon, pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to three separate counts of driving without a valid driver's license and one count of driving without liability insurance. Waldman was fined $1,115.
  • Landon Swanson, 24, of 1736 Longfellow, pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to driving without liability insurance, driving with a suspended driver's license, and using fictitious or altered license plates. Swanson was fined $970.
  • Thomas Galipeau, 37, of 1909 S. Idaho, pleaded guilty Feb. 6 to failure to give immediate notice of an accident, failure to give information and render aid, and driving with a suspended driver's license. Galipeau was fined $790 and received a six-month jail sentence with all but two days suspended.
  • Billy Clift, 46, of 1609 Silver Bow Homes, pleaded guilty on Sept. 29 to driving without liability insurance, having an open container in vehicle, two counts of driving with a suspended driver's license, and failure to obey red traffic light. Clift was given a total of 31 days in jail.

PARTNER OR FAMILY MEMBER ASSAULT

  • Douglas DeVore, 46, of 1931 S. Idaho, pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to two counts and was fined $2,190. According to court documents, DeVore choked and hit a female individual, and hit another female individual in the chest and pushed her to the floor. In addition to his fines, he must donate $100 to Family Victims, attend anger management, and received a two-year jail sentence with all but 14 days suspended.
  • Steven Kapphan, 42, of Great Falls, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to partner assault and was fined $1,095. According to court documents, Kapphan struck an adult female. He must also donate $50 to Family Victims and will attend anger management class in Great Falls. In addition, Kapphan received a one-year jail sentence with all but eight days suspended.

MISCELLANEOUS FINES

  • Michael Sukaup, 50, of Anaconda, pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to criminal trespass and was fined $555. According to court documents, Sukaup unlawfully entered an occupied structure on the 600 block of South Montana Street. He also received a six-month suspended jail sentence.
  • Levi Aguilar, 18, of 1823 Sherman, pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to obstructing a police officer and was fined $555. According to court documents, Aguilar gave a police officer a false name. He also received a six-month suspended jail sentence.
  • Marcus Phillips, 40, no address listed, forfeited a $555 bond Feb. 3, for misdemeanor assault. According to court documents, Phillips punched another individual on the 1000 block of Iowa.
  • Aimee Heim, 35, of 3214 Busch, pleaded guilty Feb. 12 to making a false report to law enforcement, and was fined $555. According to court documents, Heim advised law enforcement that an individual, described only as "B.H.," left Butte-Silver Bow County knowing that the individual was still actually in the county.
  • Kristina Jaeger, 16, of 323 Granite Mountain Road, pleaded guilty Feb. 5 to throwing a lighted cigarette onto the roadway and was fined $250.
  • Joseph Callahan, 34, of 1229 Harrison, pleaded guilty Feb. 5 to being a Montana resident operating a vehicle with a foreign driver's license for more than 60 days and was fined $235.
  • Daniel Gardipee, 34, of 1148 W. Park, pleaded guilty Feb. 12 to reckless driving and was fined $180.

RESISTING ARREST

  • Jarick Regan, 21, of 3309 Mantle, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 and was fined $555. According to court documents, Regan used physical force against a police officer.
  • Nicole Reynolds, 25, of 1912 Thomas, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 and was fined $555. According to court documents, Reynolds threatened to use physical force or violence against a police officer. She also received a six-month jail sentence with all but two days suspended.

MISDEMEANOR THEFT

  • Shawn Briggs, 20, no address listed, and Kyle Catlin, 20, unknown address, both pleaded guilty Feb. 3 and each were fined $555. According to court documents, Briggs and Catlin attempted to take a cash register from a business on Harrison Avenue. Both men were also each fined an additional $555 for possessing burglary tools (a lock-out set). They also each received a six-month suspended jail sentence.
  • Thomas Hamaker, 18, of 1827 Thornton, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to two counts and was fined $1,110. According to court documents, Hamaker took $60 belonging to another person and also took a Nintendo DS game. He also received a six-month jail sentence with all but 10 days suspended.
  • Tenielle McDowell, 22, of 1001 Nevada, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to two counts and was fined $1,110. According to court documents, at various times McDowell took a television, radio, VCR, CD and other electronics from Wal-Mart. McDowell also received a one-year suspended jail sentence.
  • Rueben Tillman, 20, of Lander, Wyo., pleaded guilty Jan. 20 and received a six-month jail sentence with all but six days suspended. According to court documents, Tillman took a box cutter, screw driver, and security camera from Kmart.
  • Antonio Riojas, 44, of 1333 S. Utah, pleaded guilty Feb. 2 and was fined $555. According to court documents, Riojas took two cases of Budweiser beer from Albertsons.

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