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Woman allegedly strangled, detained

A woman was allegedly assaulted and held against her will at a residence in the 600 block of North Alaska Street, police said.

On Tuesday morning, police reportedly met with the female victim at a different residence. She told officers a man had allegedly strangled her and would not allow her to leave the North Alaska residence, though he did not restrain her, police said. Officers reportedly observed bruising and marks on the woman’s arms.

Police were still investigating the assault and had not made any arrests as of Wednesday morning.

Two vehicles reported stolen

A 1993 Jeep was reported stolen from a residence in the 1900 block of Howard Street in Butte on Wednesday morning.

Police said the complainant said the Jeep was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday. The complainant also reportedly believes the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were left inside.

There are no suspects at this time, police said.

A 1986 Nissan business truck was also reported stolen Tuesday morning from Silver Bow Property Management on East Park Street.

According to police, the stolen vehicle was reported around 9 a.m. The truck has been stolen several times before, and there are no suspects at this time, police said.

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Drugs and paraphernalia

Montana Highway Patrol arrested a 26-year-old man and 32-year-old woman during a traffic stop on East Front Street early Wednesday.

According to MHP, the trooper who made the traffic stop discovered Seth Babcock was driving with a suspended or revoked license. The trooper also noticed Babcock’s passenger, Teresa Salcido, seemed to be under the influence of something, and that she had a misdemeanor warrant out of Gallatin County.

Babcock and Salcido reportedly allowed the trooper to search them and the vehicle. MHP said there was drug paraphernalia and suspected meth on Salcido.

Both were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Salcido was also cited for felony possession of dangerous drugs and Babcock was cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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