Aggravated burglary

Police booked Val Chelini, 59, of Butte, for aggravated burglary, a felony; partner or family member assault, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

Chelini allegedly broke through a screen door of a residence at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Pine St. while his former spouse and a male were inside. According to police, Chelini assaulted the male and his former spouse. The male required transport to St. James Healthcare.

While booking Chelini, police allegedly found a marijuana cigarette and a marijuana pipe.

Partner or family member assault 

Police booked Mariah Howe, 22, of Butte, for partner or family member assault, a misdemeanor.

According to police, Howe and a male got into an argument at about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of E. Second St. She allegedly punched the male in the eye and on the chin. The male did not require transport to the hospital, police said.


Police booked Thomas Hoetger, 27, of Butte, for theft, a misdemeanor.

Hoetger called police to the 500 block of Aluminum St. on a complaint of gunfire, according to police. Hoetger later realized the sound had been a vehicle backfiring but police identified Hoetger as having an outstanding warrant for theft.

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Police cited two Butte juveniles, one 15 years old and one 17 years old, on suspicion of attempting to steal $211.88 worth of beer out of Safeway, 2500 Massachusetts Ave. at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, the male juveniles attempted to leave with a shopping cart full of beer. The young men were given citations and returned to their parents, police say.

Criminal trespass to property 

Police booked Ulises Ramos, 34, of Butte, for criminal trespass to property, a misdemeanor.

Ramos entered into Walmart, 3901 Harrison Ave., at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police say. Walmart had previously told Ramos he was not allowed to enter the store, according to police.

No registration 

Police booked Robert Kostrzewa, 34, of Butte, for three misdemeanors: operating without a current registration, no liability insurance and an out-of-jurisdiction warrant.

During a traffic stop, police allegedly found that Korstrzewa lacked liability insurance or registration and that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Beaverhead County.


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