Drugs with intent to sell
Police arrested a 26-year-old woman for allegedly using and selling meth on Wednesday.
Officers drove to a residence on the 2300 block of Locust Street to assist probation and parole officers in a search of Iris Aliperto’s home at 3:15 p.m.
In the home, officers allegedly located six grams of suspected meth, scales, and paraphernalia. Based on their findings, police said they believed Aliperto was both using and selling meth out of the Locust Street home.
Aliperto was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.
Police said Aliperto was reportedly on probation for felony drug offenses.
Suspicious vehicle, drugs
A 33-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly having suspected meth and marijuana.
According to police, officers were called to a parking lot on West Iron Street on a suspicious activity call. The complainant reportedly told officers they witnessed several people coming and going from an SUV parked in the lot.
When officers approached the SUV, they located a man and a woman, later identified as Jennifer Berryman.
The pair told officers they were just parked in the lot to talk, police said, but a search turned up a $50,000 contempt warrant out of Butte District Court for Berryman's arrest.
She was transported to the detention center, where staff searched her belongings. Police said officers located syringes loaded with suspected meth, a few marijuana pipes, and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
Berryman was cited for two counts of possession of dangerous drugs, one a felony and the other a misdemeanor, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony criminal contempt.
A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to break into a residence and resisting arrest on Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called at 4:45 p.m. to the 400 block of South Idaho Street, where a resident had allegedly stopped Mitchell Vankirk-Allen from breaking into their home through the front door.
When officers arrived, they located Vankirk-Allen standing across the street. Police believed he was under the influence of some sort of drug.
Officers informed Vankirk-Allen he was under arrest for criminal trespass. Vankirk-Allen allegedly fought officers, forcing police to take him to the ground and place him in handcuffs.
When police searched him, they say they found two syringes.
Vankirk-Allen was cited for three misdemeanors: criminal trespass to property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.
Breaking window in patrol car
A 21-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on a criminal mischief warrant for allegedly damaging a patrol car window during a previous trip to the county jail.
According to police, Nicole Waddell was arrested in February on a different warrant.
When she was in the backseat of the police patrol car, police say she kicked at one of the side windows, causing damage.
A misdemeanor criminal mischief warrant was issued for her arrest, which she was picked up on on Wednesday morning in Butte City Court. Waddell also had a warrant out of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County for her arrest, police said.
Waddell was taken to the county jail without incident.
Police arrested a 41-year-old woman on Wednesday after she attempted to cash a stolen and forged check at two different Butte locations.
Officers received a call at 4:30 p.m. from the bus transfer station on Harrison Avenue alleging that Jamie Sample had attempted to cash a stolen and forged check for $548.
Police said officers were also told Sample had tried to cash the same check at a bank earlier in the day but was denied.
Officers drove to another location to speak with Sample, who said a friend had given the check to her. Police said they determined Sample stole and forged the check and arrested her for forgery and possessing stolen property, both misdemeanors.
Sample was transported to the county jail without incident.
Asleep at the casino
Police arrested a man on a warrant for a parole violation and for allegedly having a marijuana pipe on Wednesday afternoon.
Officers went to the Richest Hill Casino on West Galena Street at 1:30 p.m. to speak with an unwanted man there. When officers arrived, they located Daniel Wanner, 58, asleep at one of the gambling machines.
Police woke Wanner and discovered he had a parole violation warrant for his arrest. Officers also located a marijuana pipe on Wanner’s person, police said.
Wanner was arrested on the felony warrant and cited for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.