Satellites, not black helicopters
A man who was darting in and out of traffic on Harrison Avenue told police he was with the FBI and being monitored by satellites.
Police were called to the Zip Trip at 2810 Harrison Ave. around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and told a man was jumping in and out of traffic. When officers arrived, the man, 48-year-old Larry Jason White of Butte, said he was with the FBI, was being monitored by 300 satellites in orbit above Butte and was in the middle of the street to “solve the issue.”
For his protection, police took him to jail and booked him for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. They also found two syringes on him so he was also arrested on a misdemeanor complaint of possessing drug paraphernalia. He was still in jail Monday morning.
Misunderstanding of charges
Police say a Butte woman went to another woman’s apartment on Colorado Street around 7:30 p.m. Friday to return a car she had taken days ago. She thought there was an understanding she wouldn’t face charges.
But the woman in the apartment didn’t go along with that and called police, who found Aspen Marie Truzzolino, 37, a block away. She had taken the 2012 Chevrolet Cruise on July 20 and it was located a short time later at Second and Arizona.
Truzzolino was arrested for felony motor vehicle theft and misdemeanor criminal trespass for going to the apartment. She was still in jail late Monday morning.
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A man got in an argument with his girlfriend in the smoking shack outside a casino on South Main Street early Saturday morning and threw his beer against the wall.
The woman feared for her safety so she called police and they located the man, 41-year-old Christopher Michael King of Butte, at the Town Pump on South Montana Street and arrested him for misdemeanor partner-family member assault-reasonable apprehension. He had yet to bond out as of late Monday morning.
Wouldn't leave steakhouse
Employees at Casagranda’s Steakhouse on Utah Avenue say Steven Charles Skinner, 52, was yelling and screaming in the restaurant Friday night and then tried to assault a cook.
They called police saying they just wanted Skinner to leave. But officers say he refused to leave so they arrested him for misdemeanor failure to disperse. He also had a small baggie of what police believed to be methamphetamine, so he was also booked for felony drug possession. He remained in jail Friday morning.
Police say Stormy Jean Penn, 24, of Butte, got into an argument with her roommate at a trailer in the 1500 block of Warren Avenue late Sunday afternoon. The victim said she was bitten and scratched on the neck and had signs of injury, so Penn was arrested for misdemeanor simple assault. She was still in jail Monday morning.