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Simple assault

Police arrested Tamara Hurtado, 21, of Butte at 1 a.m. Sunday outside the Irish Times Bar, 2 E. Galena St., for a misdemeanor count of simple assault.

According to police, she slapped a male in the face over previous issues.

Marijuana possession

Cassandra LaTray, 26, of Butte allegedly tried to hide a small baggie of marijuana on the 2000 block of Gaylord St. while police were checking on why she and two others were carrying items in a wagon along an alley. The three were moving to another residence, police said. Police booked LaTray for a misdemeanor count of possession of dangerous drugs.

Drug paraphernalia

Police arrested Joseph Johnson, 32, of Butte for a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia and a contempt of court warrant at 4 p.m. Friday. Johnson, along with another male and a female, were allegedly removing items from a storage unit on the 300 block of E. Broadway. A caller alerted dispatch to their presence because the caller believed the trio were removing items without permission. Police determined that the three did have permission, but in the process of checking the identifications of the three, police allegedly found that Johnson had the outstanding warrant. Once arrested, police found syringes in a backpack in Johnson’s possession, according to police.

Reckless driving

Police arrested Brandy Lafond, 32, of Butte for a misdemeanor count of aggravated DUI, a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid driver’s license, and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving at about midnight Sunday.

Police first spotted Lafond because she was allegedly driving east on Park St. at a speed over 50 mph and tested twice over the legal limit for alcohol.


Police arrested Shaun Paddock, 44, of Butte at 1 p.m. Friday at Safeway, 2500 Massachusetts Ave., for allegedly stealing a 25-ounce can of Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor, valued at $2.19. Because this was allegedly Paddock’s second offense, police booked him for a misdemeanor count of shoplifting.

Outstanding warrant

Lawrence Descharme, 43, of Butte was arrested for an outstanding warrant for a $1,000 bond on the 1200 block of Farrell St. at 5:25 a.m. Monday. Police were called because someone allegedly thought Descharme was a prowler.

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