Attempted tool box theft
Two men were arrested for lying to police about attempting to break into a tool box on Sunday.
At 4 p.m., police were notified that two people, later identified as Thomas Woodbury, 31, and Daniel Woodbury, 29, had attempted to break into a tool box in the bed of a pickup truck in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot on Harrison Avenue.
Officers located the Woodburys in a vehicle near Harrison Avenue and Amherst Street. When asked about the attempted tool box break in, both Woodbury men denied they were at CVS Pharmacy.
But when officers told the men they could check surveillance footage to determine if they were in the parking lot or not, Thomas Woodbury confessed to trying to get into the tool box.
Thomas Woodbury was cited for misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle, and the Woodbury men were each cited for misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer, a misdemeanor.
A 37-year-old woman was arrested for refusing to leave a residence that wasn’t hers on Friday night.
According to police, they were called to a residence in the 2800 block of Silver Bow Boulevard to talk with Tiffany Cramer of Butte, who refused to leave the home.
When officers arrived, Cramer informed them they were “causing a scene,” and stated she would not leave the residence because she needed to stay by her fish, which was dead.
As police tried to escort Cramer out of the residence, she began yelling profanities and continued to refuse to leave.
Cramer was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and was transported to the county jail.
Asked to go to jail
A 38-year-old man asked police to take him into custody on Friday night.
Around 11 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of State Street on a disturbance call. When they arrived, Ryan Pohia asked officers to take him into custody.
Pohia told police a physical disturbance did not occur, but the female victim told officers Pohia had punched their car and lunged at her, police said. The victim also told police she was scared Pohia would hit her.
Pohia got his wish and was taken to the county jail for partner or family member assault with reasonable apprehension of bodily injury, a misdemeanor.
Transported to the state prison
The Lake County man who was recently sentenced for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in Butte last October was transported to the Montana State Prison on Friday morning.
At 7:38 a.m., Donald Gingras, 60, was released from the county jail and taken to the state prison. He was sentenced to 30 years, or 100 years in prison with 70 suspended, by District Judge Robert Whelan earlier this month for felony sexual intercourse without consent.