Felony child endangerment, DUI
A 37-year-old man was arrested for felony child endangerment after driving under the influence with his wife and 13-year-old son in the vehicle, police said.
On Friday night, police were called to the Harrison Avenue and Cobban Avenue intersection, where a vehicle had reportedly sat in the middle of the road through several light changes, police said.
Officers arrived to find a woman and a teenager standing outside of a vehicle, in which Joseph Wall was sitting in the driver’s seat. Police said the teen told officers his dad was intoxicated when he came to pick the 13-year-old up, and the woman took the keys away from her husband at the intersection.
Wall was arrested for felony child endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Partner/family member assault warrants
Butte police arrested a 45-year-old man on two warrants for partner or family member assault on Friday.
In January, a woman confirmed with police that Jason LeProwse had strangled her around Jan. 8. A warrant was issued for LeProwse’s arrest, police said.
About two months later on March 5, another report against LeProwse was filed for partner or family assault with serious bodily injury, police said, and a second warrant was issued for his arrest.
On March 8, officers were informed that LeProwse may be at a residence on North Parkmont Street. Police found him there and arrested him on the two warrants, the first a felony and the second a misdemeanor.
LeProwse was booked into the county jail at 3 p.m. and released just after 5:30 p.m., according to the jail roster.
Women arrested in vacant residence
Police arrested two women who were staying in a vacant residence on Sunday.
At 4:30 p.m., officers received a call from a landlord who believed several people were living in one of their vacant properties on West Park Street.
When police arrived at the residence, they located a group of people living there who claimed the previous tenant gave them permission to do so. However, that tenant had been evicted from the residence, police said.
Officers asked each person for their name. Gina Plouffe, 38, gave them a phony name at first because she feared she was wanted, police said. Plouffe did not have any warrants for her arrest, but officers arrested her for obstructing a peace officer, a misdemeanor.
Another woman, Brandi Brian, was also arrested. Police located suspected meth in the room Brian told officers she was staying in, so she was cited for felony possession of dangerous drugs.
Both Plouffe and Brian were transported to the detention center.
Passed out at the pump
A 19-year-old man was arrested after police found him passed out at a gas pump early Sunday.
Harrison Avenue Town Pump employees told police a man was passed out at one of their pumps at around 1 a.m. Officers arrived and were eventually able to wake up Charles McGrath, who smelled strongly of alcohol, police said.
McGrath flunked the detention center sobriety test and refused to take the Breathalyzer test. He was cited for driving under the influence with refusal and possessing alcohol, as he is a minor, police said. Both citations were misdemeanors.