Drugs, stolen plates
A Montana Highway Patrol officer reportedly noticed the driver and passenger of a vehicle not wearing their seat belts Tuesday just before 6 p.m. and subsequently ran the vehicle's license plate.
That turned up information indicating the plates had been stolen, according to MHP, and officers pulled the vehicle over near the intersection of Aluminum and Utah streets.
After speaking with Lonna Jolene Staber and Crystal Dawn Batchelor, both of Butte, MHP officers suspected the women may be in possession of drugs. A search allegedly confirmed those suspicions, as officers reportedly found meth and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Batchelor and Staber were transported to the Butte-Silver Bow jail and booked.
Batchelor was cited with a felony parole violation, felony drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession. Staber was cited with felony drug possession and with four misdemeanors for theft, possessing paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, and failure to wear a seat belt.
Carried to police car
Police responded to the Butte Bus Transfer Station on Harrison Avenue Tuesday around 6 p.m. to a report of an unwanted male sleeping inside and yelling and screaming at employees who asked him to leave.
When officers arrived, they reportedly had their own difficulties removing Michael John Farrell, 56, of Butte, from the premises.
According to police, Farrell resisted order to leave. When he finally did so, he lay down in the snow outside the building, on the station's property, police said.
Farrell then allegedly resisted officer's efforts to put him in handcuffs and had to be carried and placed in a police car.
He was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest and failure to disperse, both misdemeanors.
Spitting at officer
Police received a called around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday of a shoeless woman standing in the intersection of Platinum and Utah streets, blocking traffic.
When officers arrived, Kassey Marie Trump, 18, of Deer Lodge, reportedly ran toward Silver Bow Homes and stated that she believed people were after her.
Police intended to take Trump into protective custody, due to suspicions she may be suffering from mental health issues. However, as they were placing her in a police car, Trump allegedly spit in an officer's face.
Trump was booked on suspicion of assault with bodily fluid and possession of drug paraphernalia, as a syringe was allegedly found in her possession. In addition to being cited for the two misdemeanors, Trump was being held as of Wednesday morning in protective custody.