Alleged assault draws felony charge
A 40-year-old Butte woman who police say grew angry Thursday afternoon when no one would give her a ride back to bars in Uptown Butte is charged with felony partner or family member assault for allegedly choking and otherwise assaulting a relative.
Police responded around 3:30 p.m. Thursday to the 5100 block of Warren Street after receiving a report that a woman there was causing a problem. Police said they talked to a relative who had suffered a laceration on one cheek and who reported that Joni L. Cadotte, 40, had punched, kicked, and choked her after she refused to give Cadotte a ride.
Drug charges filed
Police who responded early Friday to a residence on the 700 block of Maryland Avenue after fielding a report of a disturbance there ended up arresting Butte resident Martin P. Long, 49, on two misdemeanor drug charges.
Police said that after they arrived, Long attempted to conceal a pill bottle, which had been in a backpack, containing an unknown fluid. Police said they also found two syringes, a pipe typically used for smoking methamphetamine, another pipe typically used with marijuana, and a pill and a suspicious substance that have been sent for testing.
Long was also found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said. He is charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show.
Asleep at the wheel
Around 2:20 a.m. Friday, Butte police responded to the 800 block of Front Street after receiving a report of a man asleep in a vehicle. Police said they found Travis M. O’Neill, 30, of Miles City asleep in a vehicle that was stopped at a light with the engine running and its transmission in park. Police said O’Neill performed poorly on sobriety tests and acknowledged he’d been drinking but refused to participate in a Breathalyzer test. He was charged with misdemeanor DUI, refusal to participate in a breath test.
Stolen vehicle found in Butte
A woman from Arizona staying at the EconoLodge motel in Rocker reported Friday morning that her 2005 GMC Yukon had been stolen sometime between Thursday night and early Friday. Police said GMC’s OnStar service located the vehicle on Ottawa Street with no visible damage and the keys in the SUV. Police said they believe the thief or thieves might have found an extra set of keys in the vehicle. The incident is under investigation.
Cops say ‘yes’ to jail
Police responded shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday to St. James Healthcare in Butte after receiving a report that a man causing a disturbance there was refusing to leave.
Police said Butte resident Johnathan J. Crowley, 34, appeared to be intoxicated and declined to leave the hospital when asked. He reportedly told police to just take him to jail, and when they reached for his arm to accommodate his wishes, Crowley allegedly slapped one of the officer’s hands away. He faces two misdemeanor charges: resisting arrest and failure to disperse.