Feb. 20, 2017
Woman assaulted, carpet shot
Police arrested Michael Dunne at the Safeway on Front Street Sunday, police reported. The night before he assaulted both his girlfriend and his carpet, police said.
The couple argued that evening at their residence, police said.
Their words escalated into violence when Mr. Dunne threw his partner to the floor, police reported.
Next Dunne threatened to shoot the woman, police said. With the threat made, Mr. Dunne discharged the rifle into the carpet, police said.
Authorities were unable to find the discharged .223 caliber bullet, but they were able to find a spent shell casing. The undersheriff noted that the bullet would have made a tiny hole in the carpet that would be difficult to detect.
The woman received minor injuries during the attack, police said.
Police found “several weapons” in the home, the undersheriff said.
Dunne had taken his partner’s phone, and she was unable to call police until the next day, the police reported.
Mr. Dunne has been charged with felony assault with a weapon and partner family member assault with a weapon, a felony as well, according to the Monday jail roster.
Mr. Dunne is 48 and from Butte, police said.
After a woman nearly struck a driver on south Montana, an officer caught up with her at Spud McGee’s.
Rachel Bradley was parked in front of the bar, her engine still running, police told reporters.
She failed field sobriety maneuvers at the scene, and she refused to take the breathalyzer test at the detention center, police said.
She was charged with DUI refusal. Ms. Bradley is 29 and from Butte. Reference the police report ending with 895.
Hit, run, jail
Shortly after the bars closed this morning, a vehicle struck another vehicle at Dewey and Harrison and then left the scene, a witness reported to police.
Officers caught up with a suspect vehicle at Argyle and Monroe. Driving the Dodge truck was Emery Salcido, police reported.
Mr. Salcido failed field sobriety maneuvers at the scene and at the detention center, Undersheriff George Skuletich told reporters. Taking the breath test, the suspect blew two times over the legal limit, police said.
He has been charged with hit and run, aggravated DUI, no liability insurance, and possession of a small amount of marijuana, police reported.
Mr. Salcido is 29 and from Butte.
February 16, 2017
Rehabilitation Project Proposed for West Park Street and Excelsior
To find out what the plan is in regards to this project there will be a meeting on Tuesday, February 28, at 5:00 pm. The location is Butte-Silver Bow Archives on 17 West Quartz Street.
At 5:30 pm there will be a presentation of the proposed rehabilitation project and a public comment session to follow. The project team members will be on site to discuss and answer all of your questions.
Some of the proposed items for rehabilitation include:
- · A mill and plan mix overlay
- · Americans with Disabilities Act enhancement at all sidewalk corners
- · Replacing non-standard inlet grates
- · Updating overhead lighting
- · Lane configuration changes on Park
- · Traffic signal removal or replacement a select intersections
- · Pavement marking
- · Parking changes on Excelsior Avenue from Platinum to Galena
- · Spot replacement of concrete sidewalks
- · Replacement of all existing traffic signaling
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
February 28, 2017 Tuesday