Assaulting mother, brother
A 22-year-old man was arrested after police responded to a disturbance call Monday night.
At 9:30 p.m., officers spoke with one of the victims who said her son, Ryan Gardipee, had gotten into an argument with her at their home in the 300 block of North Alabama Street. The woman said her 14-year-old son stepped in to break it up when Gardipee shoved him, causing the teen to hit his head on a table, police said.
The woman had left to take her teenage son to the hospital for a check-up when officers arrived at the Alabama Street residence, where police said they found Gardipee and William Leary, 54, standing outside.
Gardipee was arrested for partner or family member assault for pushing his brother and partner or family member assault with reasonable apprehension for fighting with his mother, along with violating the protection order Gardipee’s mother had against him, police said.
Leary was also arrested on a criminal contempt warrant and released from the county jail about an hour after he was booked.
At 4 p.m. on Monday a 26-year-old woman was arrested for partner or family member assault with reasonable apprehension of bodily injury, police said.
Officers spoke with the alleged victim at the residence on 1400 South Warren Avenue, who stated she had gotten into an argument with her daughter, Cindi Maurer, about her behavior. The victim told officers Maurer had said she would “beat her (the victim’s) head in” after the cops came and went, police said.
Maurer was arrested for misdemeanor PFMA.
Police arrested a 28-year-old man for driving under the influence of Suboxone on Monday night.
At 7:30 p.m., police said they received a call from someone who said they saw a man passed out in his vehicle near Grand and Holmes avenues. When officers arrived in the area, they could not locate the vehicle, but the witness reportedly followed it and police were able to pull it over in the Safeway off of Montana Street.
Officers spoke with the driver, Sean Mason, who said he was under the influence of Suboxone. Police also determined he had four felony warrants for his arrest, two out of Lewis and Clark County, one out of Gallatin County and one out of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, all related to criminal contempt.
Police said Mason was taken to St. James Healthcare for a blood draw and cited for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a misdemeanor.
Power tools stolen from Tech
Over $2,000 worth of power tools were reportedly stolen from the future Montana Tech Student Success Center.
According to police, they learned about the missing tools at 8 a.m. Monday. An employee working on construction of the new building said he or she had noticed the missing tools sometime before 7 a.m., police said, and that someone had forced their way through the west entrance.
Police are investigating the burglary. There were no suspects as of Tuesday morning.