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Man with bloody face allegedly refuses Breathalyzer

Officers responded early Friday morning to a gas station in Rocker after an employee phoned police, stating that a man had entered the store with a bloody face and harassed a female in a vehicle parked outside.

According to the complainant, the man allegedly tried to pull a female from a white SUV. He later got into the SUV and drove away, west on Interstate 90.

Police were later able to pull over the vehicle on the interstate and spoke to the driver, Patrick Connors, 35, of Anaconda, who admitted to being at the gas station earlier. He and the woman were acquainted, police said.

Connors allegedly told officers that his face became bloody after being struck with a beer can during an argument.

Police said the 35-year-old appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. A field sobriety test was administered, which Connors allegedly failed.

Police apprehended the Anaconda man and took him to the Butte detention center, where he allegedly failed another field sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer.

Connors remained in Butte county jail as of late Friday morning, where he now faces a misdemeanor charge for refusing a breath test.

Partner or family member assault

Police responded to the 400 block of South Excelsior Street Thursday night after getting a call from a woman who said her boyfriend had locked her and her seven-month-old daughter out of the house.

When officers arrived, the woman said her boyfriend had allegedly thrown a jewelry box against a wall and taken her cell phone. The woman was able to get her cell phone back, police said, but when she went outside to phone police, the boyfriend allegedly held the door and would not let her in.

Using a key the woman had given them, the officers entered the home, where they placed the boyfriend, Bryan Armstrong, 22, of Butte under arrest.

Armstrong has been cited with two misdemeanors, including partner or family member assault, reasonable apprehension.

Teens caught with drugs, alcohol

An officer responded late Thursday night near a skating rink off Main Street after a resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked on the street.

The officer approached the vehicle, whereupon she or he discovered three 17-year-old males.

The officer could allegedly smell burnt marijuana when the males opened the window of the vehicle and later allegedly discovered a glass pipe, a marijuana cigarette, and two jars containing alcohol inside the car.

All three 17-year-olds took a breath test, police said, but only one returned a positive result. That juvenile has been issued a citation for possessing alcohol and has been given a notice to appear in juvenile court, police said.

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