BUSTED ON CUE
A Butte man who allegedly broke a pool cue in the midst of a dispute Thursday night at the Pair-A-Dice Bar faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
Police responded to the bar around 11:10 p.m. after receiving a report of a disturbance there. They heard that Rodger R. Pohia, 39, had been in an argument at the bar with another man, had broken the pool cue, and then had been pushed outside the bar’s back door, which was locked behind him, police said.
Police responded early Thursday to a residence on Maryland Street after receiving a report that a vehicle theft was in progress. At the scene, police said, they observed Brianna R. Lucas, 32, of Butte attempting to hide in the floorboards of a silver Dodge pickup truck. The truck’s owner said he had believed someone was trying to steal the truck because he’d heard its horn blow and seen its headlights come on.
Police said they observed that the pickup’s rearview mirror had been broken.
Lucas was charged with misdemeanor trespass to vehicle and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
A 19-year-old Butte motorist’s alleged spinning of “doughnuts” on Elm Street around 8:50 p.m. Thursday led police to stop the man’s Chevrolet pickup. Police said they detected the odor of alcohol and that Tanner Maloney failed a roadside sobriety test and a similar test at the jail. A Breathalyzer analysis show his alcohol level was above the legal limit, police said.
Maloney was charged with four misdemeanors: DUI, careless driving, operating a vehicle without current registration, and operating without liability insurance.
Last month, Maloney was charged with illegally killing on Nov. 4 a large mule deer buck known to frequent the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit. For that alleged offense, he was charged with unlawful possession, hunting within city limits, and hunting without a valid license.