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Jari May, 36, of Butte, faces a felony possession of stolen property charge after she allegedly had been driving a stolen 1993 Jeep Cherokee. A friend of the Jeep’s owner recognized the vehicle in the parking lot of a bar on Silver Bow Boulevard Monday evening. Police questioned three people, two males and May, who had been in the rig. The males said May had picked them up, which May confirmed, police said. While questioning the men, police also charged passenger Dustin Woody, 22, of Butte, with two misdemeanors: possession of a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Woody had brass knuckles and a marijuana pipe, according to police.


William Cuchine, 40, faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge following an altercation in front of St. James Healthcare at 6 p.m. Monday, according to police. A man brought his girlfriend to the hospital and while he was smoking in the parking lot, the woman’s ex-husband, Cuchine, showed up, shoved and attempted to punch the man.

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Police responded to a call about a fight at the Party Palace, 1 W. Park St., at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Matthew Whelchel, 29, threw a beer bottle at the bar, according to police. Police told Whelchel to leave the area. But when police drove by about five minutes later, they found Whelchel had returned, so they arrested him for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Police also spotted Gonzalo Aguilar, 31, from Butte, urinating in the doorway. Aguilar was also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.


Shane Reeves, 56, was reportedly screaming at passers-by in front of the Lincoln Hotel, 201 W. Park St., at about 7:40 p.m. Monday. Police told him to stop. Reeves said he could do anything he wanted on a public sidewalk. Police arrested Reeves and charged him with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

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