Teeth knocked out
Butte police are investigating an assault that reportedly left a man without two of his molars.
Officers responded to Spud McGee’s bar on South Main Street on an assault call just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.
In speaking with the victim and witnesses, officers learned that a man had punched another man in the face, knocking two of his teeth out.
Police said Thursday that they have a suspect and are continuing to investigate the alleged assault but have not yet made an arrest.
Police arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly having suspected meth and glass pipes early Wednesday.
After being called to a home on East Galena Street around 5 a.m. to assist probation and parole in a search, police allegedly noticed a baggy of suspected meth and several glass pipes in a bag on the floor of the living room.
Police said the man under supervision claimed it wasn’t his and that the man’s roommate, Michael Zimmerly, admitted that the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to him instead.
Zimmerly was cited for felony possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
24 fraudulent checks
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly cashed 24 fraudulent checks at four different area Town Pump convenience stores over the past three weeks.
According to police, they received a report of the string of fraudulent checks cashed at the South Montana Street, Harrison Avenue, Continental Avenue, and North Excelsior Street Town Pump locations at 5 a.m. Wednesday.
The 24 checks amounted to more than $1,500, and police said they believe the same woman cashed them at all four convenience store locations between May 20 and June 12.
Police said Thursday that their investigation is ongoing and that no arrests had been made.
Drunk, peeing, refusing to leave
A 33-year-old man was arrested late Wednesday for disorderly conduct after receiving a report around 6 p.m. of a man rolling around in the Uptown parking garage on West Park Street.
When officers arrived, they reportedly located Sheldon Brien sleeping on a bench beneath the parking garage awning. Officers believed Brien was highly intoxicated and could not get him to leave the area, police said.
Police said Brien did rouse himself and went down some stairs to the West Galena Street side of the building.
When officers peered over the parking garage railing to ensure Brien had left the area, they allegedly saw him peeing on the ground at the base of the stairwell.
Brien was arrested for failure to disperse and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.