Police blotter: Joyride on construction machinery; impaired driving arrests; stopped on the way | Local


Butte Police Reports

Just take a ride

At around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Claudia Patricia Campodonico, 43, of Butte decided it was a good idea to get on a construction machine, a Volvo vibratory road roller, and try it out.

She was only about 500 feet from Cinz Bar when officers heard her say to another woman as she jumped off the compactor, “I told you I could drive that (expletive)!”

Although she told officers she was just “messing around”, she was arrested for felony motor vehicle theft and misdemeanor driving under the influence (first offense).

The compactor, which weighs approximately 24,000 pounds, suffered no damage.

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  • Brian Joseph Rooney, 45, of Butte was sentenced to jail at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday for driving under the influence (first offence).
  • A Montana Highway Patrol trooper arrested Leonard Allen Larson, 53, of Bozeman around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for driving under the influence (second offense).

Not ready to go

Gilbert Abreu-Barrueta, 67, of Butte reportedly refused to leave the city pump at 3700 Harrison Ave on Wednesday night. When an officer arrived, he still made no effort to leave.

He was imprisoned for the offense of non-dispersion.

crimes, misdemeanors

Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jessica Louise Tonkin, 45, of Butte was stopped by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper on I-90 near Homestake Pass.

She was arrested for the felonies of purchasing or possessing stolen property and possession of dangerous drugs, and the felonies of driving under the influence and being a repeat offender driving a vehicle.

slamming door

A call came in around 2 a.m. Thursday that someone in the 300 block of South Dakota was repeatedly opening and slamming their car door.

It turns out that person was allegedly Luke Wayne Guccione, 41, of Butte, who had an out-of-court warrant for misdemeanor arrest. He was taken to jail.


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