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2011-02-09T00:00:00Z On the Books Montana Standard
February 09, 2011 12:00 am

Butte Police Reports

  • A coffee kiosk at 1010 S. Main Street was reported struck by a vehicle in a hit and run Monday morning. The exterior of Gambetto Coffee was damaged and some items inside the kiosk were knocked to the floor in the collision. Police have no suspects.
  • There was an attempted burglary at the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce building at 1000 George St. Monday morning. Police reported the locking mechanism was removed from the door to the building, but entry wasn't made into the facility. The locking mechanism hasn't been recovered, according to the police report. The incident is under investigation.
  • Some minor scorch marks were reported on the side of a garage to a residence in the 700 block of E. Second Street early Tuesday morning. There was no fire at the scene when police arrived just after 4 a.m. Investigators suspect someone deliberately tried to start a fire to the structure.


  • An employee with Wells Fargo Bank, 120 W. Park Ave., reported damage to a window on the north side of the building Friday afternoon. Officers counted five holes to the outer glass of the double-pane window, apparently done with a special tool. There is no estimate on the damage, and police are investigating the incident as misdemeanor criminal mischief.
  • Elizabeth Lescantz, 49, of 512 Pine St., was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanors drunk driving, reckless driving and criminal contempt. Lescantz was released from jail without bond, and has an initial appearance scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in justice court.
  • Gary Jones, 57, of 423 Cedar St., was arrested Saturday night outside the Paradise Bar and charged with felony aggravated assault. Jones was also charged with misdemeanors carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence of alcohol, and carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited place. In particular, Jones is accused of carrying a pistol into the bar. Jones pleaded not guilty Monday in justice court, and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 2. An initial bond was set at $50,000, but Jones' attorney filed an unopposed motion to release him on recognizance.
  • Michael Cunningham, 49, of 211 W. Third St., was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with misdemeanor criminal contempt. Cunningham pleaded guilty Monday in justice court, and was sentenced to six months suspended in jail and a $500 fine.


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