On the Books

2011-05-06T00:00:00Z On the Books Montana Standard
May 06, 2011 12:00 am

Butte district court

 

  • Gary Mattix, 50, of Butte was sentenced Thursday to a seven-year suspended term with the Montana Department of Corrections on a felony theft charge. He stole several items from a home in Butte in April 2010. Judge Brad Newman ordered him to pay $1,740 in restitution.
  • Susan A. From, 24, of Butte pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal possession of dangerous drugs. She was arrested in April after police allege she had methamphetamine on her. She is free on bond.
  • Joseph Reich, 19, of Butte was given a three-year deferred sentence on charges of intimidation and burglary.
  • Matthew S. Muns of Butte pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft and was given a one-year deferred sentence. He was charged with stealing rings from a residence in January.
  • James McGivern, 25, of Butte pleaded not guilty Thursday to partner or family member assault. He is free on bond.

 

 

Butte police reports

The rear window to vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Farrell Street was reported broken Tuesday afternoon and stereo equipment was stolen. 

 

Butte city courts

In Steve Kambich’s court:

VARIOUS OFFENSES

 

  • Paul Rader, 36, of 2901 S. Main, pleaded guilty April 18 to eluding a police officer, stop sign violation, displaying license plates belonging to another vehicle, no liability insurance (11th offense) and driving with a revoked driver’s license. Rader was fined $2,900 and received a 47-day jail sentence.
  • Thomas Ball, 39, of 804 Silver Bow Homes, pleaded guilty April 15 to being a habitual offender and driving without liability insurance. Ball was fined $2,610 and received 90 days in jail.
  • Matthew Cyprian, 42, of 3320½ Busch, pleaded guilty April 20 to assault and criminal mischief, and was fined $1,110. According to court documents, Cyprian caused bodily injury to a male individual and broke a television. He must also make restitution and pay for the hospital bills.
  • Brody Woodards, 19, of 1831 Florida, pleaded guilty April 15 to taking food items from Town Pump. In addition, Woodards pleaded guilty to being a minor in possession. He was fined $840, must attend alcohol awareness class and perform 20 hours of community service.
  • Julia Cramer, 30, of 919 Delaware, pleaded guilty April 21 to driving without liability insurance and failure to remain at an accident scene. Cramer was fined $440.

 

 

DRUNKEN DRIVING

 

  • Terri Schelin, 50, of 2900 Walnut, pleaded guilty back in October for her third DUI. Schelin received a 35-day jail sentence, must attend alcohol awareness class and seek treatment. She also received a 35-day jail sentence and must have an interlock system installed in her vehicle.
  •  Johnathan Crowley, 27, of 185 Maude S Canyon, pleaded no contest April 18 to a DUI and stop sign violation. Crowley was fined $815, must attend alcohol awareness class and seek treatment.

 

 

  • John Dunn III, 33, of 2219 Princeton, pleaded guilty Jan. 4 to a DUI and careless driving. Dunn was fined $765, must attend alcohol awareness class and seek treatment.
  • Shane Petersen, 26, of 3400 Hill, pleaded guilty April 21 and was fined $685. Petersen must attend alcohol awareness class and seek treatment.

 

n Robert Gray, 21, of 1215 W. Silver, pleaded guilty April 21 and was fined $685. Gray must attend alcohol awareness class and seek treatment.

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

 

  • Scott Hockaday, 34, of 511 W. Quartz, pleaded guilty April 15 and was fined $555. According to court documents, Hockaday hit and damaged a door on the 600 block of Placer.

 

 

THEFT

 

  • Christopher Mallo, 24, of 1880 Thornton, pleaded guilty April 21 to taking items from Safeway. Mallo was fined $555.
  • John Babcock, 48, of 671 S. Main, pleaded guilty April 20 and was fined $555. According to court documents, Babcock took an item from Albertson’s.
  • Amy Myers, 38, of Opportunity, pleaded guilty April 12 to taking items from Three Bears. Myers was fined $250.

 

 

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

 

  • Mitchell Hawk, 48, of 1809 Silver Bow Homes, pleaded guilty April 18 to pushing his way into another person’s residence. Hawk received a 90-day jail sentence.

 

 

MINORS IN POSSESSION

 

  • Chantel Klimple, 18, of 204 Calhoun, pleaded no contest April 21 to her third MIP offense. Klimple was fined $385.
  • Deovia McGovern, 18, of 725 S. Maryland, pleaded guilty April 14 to her first MIP offense and was fined $285. McGovern must also attend alcohol awareness class and perform 20 hours of community service.

 

 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Three people recently pleaded guilty to the above charge. Each person was fined $185. They are:

 

  • Manford Two Moons, 43, of Butte, pleaded guilty April 18 to fighting with another person on the 1300 block of Harrison.
  • Jody Woods, 50, of 935 W. Broadway, pleaded guilty April 14 to fighting with others and using profane language on the 900 block of Broadway.
  • Jo Ellen Hansen, 39, of 1101 Silver Bow Homes, pleaded guilty April 21 to making loud and unusual noises at her residence.

 

 

ADDITIONAL FINES

 

  • Eleven people pleaded guilty to driving without liability insurance. The fines totaled $4,610.
  • Two people pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver’s license. The fines totaled $470.
  • Ten people pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license. The fines totaled $5,300.
  • Five people pleaded guilty to driving without vehicle registration. The fines totaled $650.
  • Eight people pleaded guilty to a stop sign violation. The fines totaled $1,040.
  • Two people pleaded guilty to failure to yield. The fines totaled $260.

 

 

In Judge Debra Williams’ court:

DRUNKEN DRIVING

Two people recently pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. They are:

 

  • Michael Patrick Ricci, 32, of Missoula, second offense, $785.
  • Diane Patricia Sherman, 55, of Butte, $495.

 

 

In Judge Bob Lee’s court:

DRUNKEN DRIVING

One person pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Judge Bob Lee’s court. He is:

 

  • John Michael Smiesko, 23, of Ramsay, $495.

 

 

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(3) Comments

  1. homer
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    homer - May 07, 2011 8:49 am
    "Locked up permanently" for mis-demeanor traffic offenses?
    What a moron, our ROADAPPLE is; guess HE likes to support the jails with HIS tax dollars!
    Maybe we SHOULD just "lock him up--PERMANENTLY!!!, and send ROADRASH the bill for his keep?
  2. FrankD
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    FrankD - May 06, 2011 12:47 pm
    You're a dolt RW. Your parents should be flogged, and you should be sterilized.
  3. ROADWARRIOR
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    ROADWARRIOR - May 06, 2011 7:50 am


    Paul Rader, 36, of 2901 S. Main, pleaded guilty April 18 to eluding a police officer, stop sign violation, displaying license plates belonging to another vehicle, no liability insurance (11th offense) and driving with a revoked driver’s license. Rader was fined $2,900 and received a 47-day jail sentence.

    Like father, like Son!!
    Both are BAD NEWS and should be locked up!!!~~~~PERMANANTLY!!!!

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