From candy bars to felony
Officers saw a man riding a bike through alleys Uptown at 2 a.m. Sunday and stopped him on the 10 block of East Broadway. After an ID check, Cody Michael Gavin, 27, of Butte was arrested on a felony warrant.
Police said the warrant was in connection with an incident at Stokes Market. Police said Gavin shoplifted candy bars and pushed a clerk who tried to stop him to the ground and kicked away his cell phone. That changed a probable misdemeanor shoplifting charge into felony theft. Gavin was also wanted on a misdemeanor contempt warrant from Justice Court.
Good Samaritan smacked — twice
Police responded to a disturbance complaint at Silver Bow Homes and followed witnesses' leads to the occupants of a white truck across the street in a nearby parking lot. There they found a male driver and September Marie Brown, 26, of Butte lying in the back seat. The driver said that Brown had been involved in a disagreement and he was taking her away from the dispute.
But witnesses said the driver and Brown had been in an argument when a male passerby tried to intervene. Brown punched the intervenor in the mouth, chipping a tooth, the victim said, then punched him again, breaking his glasses.
Brown was arrested and charged with simple assault and, after attempting to run away, with resisting arrest.
Yelling in the street
Angelina Rose Bromme, 29, was arrested Sunday after police said she was standing in the street near Park and Montana streets yelling and throwing bottles. She was charged with disorderly conduct and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Fight night ends badly
Police responded to complaints of noise on the 3000 block of Josephina Street at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, where police said Keith Larson, 39, of Butte was hosting a party at his residence during the Mayweather-Macgregor prizefight. They found a loud crowd outside and in the residence and told the attendees to leave and told Larson that he could be arrested if the noise continued.
A short while later, officers were called back to the residence because the party had resumed. According to police, after they again told his guests to leave, Larson harassed police in the street, and when he refused orders to leave, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and refusing to disperse.
Paint job was tipoff
On Friday at 7:30 p.m., police observed a man putting air in the tires of a motorcycle at the Thriftway at Utah and Front streets. The motorcycle looked to have been recently spray painted, so the officers talked to the man. They said he initially gave them a false name and then pushed the motorcycle at one of the officers, injuring his hand, and attempted to flee. Officers arrested him a couple of blocks away. Dustin Phillips was charged with felony assault on a peace officer, fleeing from a police officer, obstructing a police officer by giving a false name, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The motorcycle, which was not registered to Phillips, was impounded and towed.
Bicycle accident leads to arrest
Police responded to an accident involving a car hitting a bicyclist who had fallen on the street. The bicyclist refused medical attention. Police went by his house later to check on him, and he said he would get a ride to be checked out at the hospital. After he was cleared by emergency staff, police arrested Lonnie Stout, 47, of Butte, who was wanted on two felony warrants from Lewis & Clark County.
Police were at WalMart investigating another crime Friday when they were told a shoplifter had left the store and was running through the parking lot. They gave chase and arrested Cody Ingraham, 32, of Deer Lodge and charged him with shoplifting a pellet rifle.