Posted: Jul 11, 2012 4:53 PM by Shannon Davis
Updated: Jul 12, 2012 8:45 AM
On Wednesday afternoon, Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement responded to what dispatchers called a "transient party" in the Butte Town Center.
Officers discovered several individuals they identified as transients, loitering behind the law firm of Poor Roth and Robinson.
The law firm made the initial call and as our reporter Shannon Davis discovered, the group of transients have been an ongoing problem for the business.
Several months ago, Maggie Pesanti, an employee at the law firm told us as she arrived at work, she saw two transients in the same location, completely naked and fornicating.
"They usually come down starting early in the morning, then the beverages start to come out and they get loud. They have no sense of morals, or that this is a business and how to conduct themselves," Pesanti said.
On Wednesday, no arrests were made and although the individuals were drinking and lingering in the area, according to Sheriff John Walsh, they were not breaking any laws. All law enforcement can do is ask them to move along.
"They don't move very far I can tell you that it's within a few hundred feet of the place they were just before. I feel sorry for them I feel sorry for law enforcement because I don't know what to do with them," Walsh said.
The county along with law enforcement are currently working toward establishing a loitering ordinance.