Butte police reports
Pizza delivery car stolen
Shortly before midnight Thursday, a man delivering a pizza at a residence in the 1600 block of Thornton Avenue had his vehicle stolen.
The resident told the driver he did not order a pizza, and while they were speaking, the driver saw a man get into his vehicle and start to drive away.
The delivery man attempted to stop him by grabbing onto the door but the suspect continued driving, dragging the victim who received knee injuries.
On Sunday, the victim’s car, a 2008 Subaru Legacy, was located in Billings during a routine traffic stop. One man is in custody and another man fled the scene.
Restraining order violation
Police responded to a call at 2:20 p.m. Sunday about a violation of a restraining order.
Officers arrived at a residence in the 200 block of Greenwood Avenue and were told that Lenard Ray Lillyblad, 64, of Butte had been at this residence and threatened to kill the alleged victim.
The alleged victim told officers that Lillyblad was walking toward Rowe Road, which is where he was found, arrested and transported to the Butte Detention Center.
This is Lillyblad’s third or subsequent offense of violating a restraining order.
- A vehicle belonging to Ulises Miguel Ramos, 35, of Butte was parked in an alley in the area of Colorado and Iron streets. Ramos had a felony warrant out of Butte Justice Court for possession of dangerous drugs. As he left the residence, he was stopped by officers, arrested and taken to the Butte Detention Center.
- During a Sunday morning traffic stop at Thomas and Edwards streets, an officer learned that Joseph Allen Franklin, 35, of Butte had a contempt warrant out Butte City Court. He was also driving with a suspended driver’s license and was arrested.
- During a routine traffic stop, police officers arrested Margaret Ann Denton and Tracy Pierce, both 53, at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The officers knew that both Butte women had warrants out for their arrest and they were taken to the Butte Detention Center.
- A police officer was patrolling the area of Main and Center streets at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, when the officer recognized a man walking in the area to be Alex Daniel Osier, 22, of Butte. Osier had a warrant out for his arrest for misdemeanor contempt of court out of Butte City Court. He was stopped and placed under arrest.
Two counts of PFMA
Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 2800 block of Farragut Avenue at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, where they found Ryan Jordan Schultz, 21, of Butte in a physical fight with another male relative. He then threatened the officers and the relative with bodily harm.
In addition, Schultz allegedly assaulted a female at another residence. He was jailed on two counts of misdemeanor partner or family member assault.
Jessica Grifaldo, 24, of Deer Lodge was taken to the Butte Detention Center late Friday afternoon on a reported theft. According to Walmart's loss prevention officer, Grifaldo was not scanning the appropriate number of items at a self-checkout station. A background check showed Grifaldo was wanted in Powell County on two felony warrants. She remains in jail on a $75,000 bond.
A report came in at 11:30 a.m. Friday that a car parked at St. James Healthcare had been vandalized. The driver’s side window had been broken out.
Just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, officers headed to Walmart to investigate a reported disturbance between a man and a woman.
When officers arrived, however, the man had left.
A woman left her home at 11:45 a.m. Friday in the 1600 block of Elm and when she returned at 3:30 p.m. she noticed her bedroom curtains were messed up. On further investigation, she realized much of her jewelry was gone.
Police believe the burglar came through her bedroom window. The case is under investigation.
Just before 5 p.m. Friday, an ATV accident occurred on Saddle Rock Road. One person was transported to St. James Healthcare.
An unknown person threw a rock and broke a window at Eddy’s Motel, 1205 S. Montana St.
Twisted Tea tale
Just before midnight Friday, two females, both under the legal drinking age, took off with an 18-pack of Twisted Tea at the Thriftway, 2610 Harrison Ave.
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