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Passed out in running vehicle

A 32-year-old Butte man was arrested early Friday morning after police allegedly found him passed out in his vehicle.

According to police, officers responded shortly after midnight to the area of Aluminum and Main streets after receiving a report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the street.

When officers arrived, police said, they came upon Cody Rembert, 32, of Butte, who they say was asleep in his vehicle with the engine running.

Police roused the 32-year-old, who they say had trouble standing and failed field sobriety maneuvers.

Rembert was taken to the Butte detention center, where he allegedly refused to take a breath test. He was later taken to St. James for a blood-alcohol test, the results of which are still pending.

As of Friday morning, Rembert remained in jail, where he currently faces a felony DUI charge for a fourth or subsequent offense of driving under the influence. He was also cited with misdemeanor criminal contempt for failure to appear in city court, along with misdemeanors for driving with a suspended or revoked license and driving without insurance.

Stolen catalytic converter

Police arrested Christopher Marez, 42, of Butte Thursday afternoon for allegedly stealing a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle.

Police say they responded to the area of the 600 block of Montana Street around 1p.m. after receiving a report of a man inching his way underneath a vehicle parked on the street.

When officers arrived, police said, they saw Marez leaving the area in a red sedan. They pulled the 42-year-old over, at which time they allegedly uncovered the converter and a saw from his vehicle.

Marez was taken to the Butte detention center, where he remained Friday morning. He has been cited with criminal mischief, theft from a motor vehicle, driving without insurance, and driving without a valid license plate, all of which are misdemeanors.

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Drug paraphernalia

Police were patrolling late Thursday afternoon in the area of Thomas Avenue and Edwards Street when they allegedly spotted a motorist make a turn without using a signal.

Police pulled the driver over, at which time they encountered William Jacobson, 46, of Deer Lodge, who they said had a probation and parole violation on his record out of Havre. After getting permission from Havre authorities, police searched that 46-year-old’s vehicle, where they say they uncovered a pipe and a syringe.

Police arrested Jacobson, who has since been cited with a misdemeanor probation violation, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and several driving-related offenses, all of which are misdemeanors.

As of Friday morning, he remained in the Butte detention center.

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