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Taking from the collection basket

Brianna Salois, 27, of Butte, allegedly ate two donuts in Walmart Tuesday afternoon without paying for them, prompting a store employee to call Butte police and report her for shoplifting. 

Before officers arrived, they were told Salois had left the store. 

They found her at Shorty's Saloon, ran her name and discovered she was wanted on a $5,000 felony warrant for forgery. 

When officers search Salois, they allegedly discovered in her possession an empty pill bottle with someone else's name on it, several syringes and a check stolen out of a St. Patrick Catholic Church collection basket. 

Salois was booked on two counts of misdemeanor theft, one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia, and the felony forgery warrant. 

Headbutting for being kicked out 

Butte police responded to the 900 block of South Utah Street at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman. 

The alleged victim said she had been trying for days to get Ryan Booher-Smith, 20, of Butte, to leave their residence.

She claimed Booher-Smith refused because he had nowhere to go, that they got into a heated argument over the issue, that he headbutted her and scared her, and that he threw her phone when she initially tried to call police. 

Booher-Smith was booked for tampering with a communication device and partner or family member assault, both misdemeanors. 

Possibly high

Officers responded at about 7 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a woman lying on the sidewalk, screaming and crying on the 10 block of West Galena Street. 

When they arrived, police say they found Cortney Mickelson, 25, doing exactly that because she wanted to get into an apartment but wasn't being allowed inside. 

Believing she was possibly high on an unknown drug, Mickelson's parole officer asked police to put her on a hold. 

She was then booked into the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center for a felony parole violation. 

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Breaking and exiting

Butte police received a call around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday from a person who said an unwanted woman was in their residence in the 1000 block of Delaware Street and refused to leave.

While officers were speaking complainant in the home, Cynthia Boggess, 56, of Butte, allegedly kicked open a back door and fled. 

Police caught up to Boggess, detained her and discovered she was wanted on a $5,000 warrant out of Butte City Court and was in possession of a glass pipe. 

Boggess was booked for four misdemeanors: criminal mischief, criminal trespass, criminal contempt and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Violating protection order

Phillip Matt Sr. allegedly confronted a man outside the Heart of Butte Community Cafe around 4 p.m. Tuesday, yelling at him and calling him names. 

Police say the man had a protection order against Matt for a previous assault, so when they tracked Matt down on Park Street they arrested him on suspicion of violating that order, which is a misdemeanor. 

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