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Man sharpening stick

Police responded to the 100 block of Broadway Street Wednesday afternoon in response to a report that a man was on the street sharpening a stick.

Police said the caller claimed that the man entered a mental health facility on Broadway and threatened people inside. The man, Alex Osier, 20, of Butte, has been previously issued a no-trespass order for the property.

After the dispute in the facility, Osier allegedly went outside and began sharpening a stick, at which point an employee inside called 911. Police responded around 1:30 p.m. and arrested Osier.

As of Thursday morning Osier remained in the Butte jail, where he now faces misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. His arrest comes just a day after he was apprehended for a similar incident at the facility.

Stolen property, pipe found

A burglary alarm around 6 p.m. Wednesday prompted police to visit the Butte Chamber of Commerce on George Street where they came upon a car parked in the lot.

While questioning a male occupant and its driver, Denise Keen, 29, of Helena, officers said they saw a glass pipe and blank check in plain sight in the vehicle. Upon inspection, officers said they discovered that the check was reported stolen in September. Keen was arrested and faces charges of possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

Pressing charges

Police say Misty Turville, 36, of Butte allegedly struck a man in the face. Police said they responded to a residence on the 600 block of Silver Street early Thursday in response to a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, police said, the complainant was standing outside the residence. He told officers that he had tried to remove Turville from the residence and that she struck him in retaliation. Turville was taken to the Butte jail, and faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge.

Arrest in drive through

Officers say they arrested Dale Guccione, 49, of Butte around 1:30 a.m. Thursday after witnesses said he was driving recklessly. According to witness accounts, Guccione had driven over a median on the 2900 block of Harrison Avenue and also the curb of Taco Bell. Police caught up with Guccione in the Taco Bell drive-through, where they say he passed a roadside sobriety test. However, responding officers discovered in Guccione’s possession several syringes, a small bag of marijuana and an open container. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of open container, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Felony criminal contempt

Brittany Skartved, 30, of Butte was arrested Wednesday night on a $75,000 warrant out of Butte district court. She was apprehended at a residence on the 1900 block of Silver Bow Boulevard while officers were assisting probation and parole and the U.S. Marshals Service, who had located Skartved. She was taken to jail and faces a felony criminal contempt charge.

During the same search, police also arrested Dustin James Bell, 33, of Charlotte, Mich., who they said had a warrant out for his arrest out of Michigan for absconding from his parole. He faces an obstructing a peace officer charge for allegedly giving a fake name.

Parole search

Police say Wednesday night they were assisting probation and patrol officers with the search of a residence on the 600 block of Idaho Street, where they arrested Krista Arnold-Anderson, 22, of Butte. During the search, police said, they discovered a small amount of marijuana, hash and .5 grams of heroin, along with $500 in cash and miscellaneous items of drug paraphernalia in her possession. In addition, police said, they also found two bags of an unknown white powder in the possession of Rachel Gringas, 34, of Butte. Both women were arrested, police said.

Arnold-Anderson faces charges of misdemeanor charges of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia, along with felony drug possession and the use of property subject to forfeiture. Gringas, meanwhile, faces a felony possession of dangerous drugs charge.

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