- Written by Culbertson Searchlight
Cross Petroleum Service, a Montana distributor with locations in Sidney, Glendive and Billings, has settled a lawsuit that alleged sales of bogus Chevron products over a period of several years.
Cross was also accused of marketing itself as a Texaco distributor long after its business association with Texaco ended in 2001.
Cross and Chevron entered a stipulated consent judgment in U.S. District Court in Billings in May, requiring Cross to cease claiming it is an authorized Chevron distributor or using any Chevron registered trademarks. Violations of
the consent judgment would be contempt of court.
Cross Petroleum Service offers lubricants, additives, fuel and propane and has been servicing the commercial, industrial and energy fields for over 30 years.
- Written by Culbertson Searchlight
(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-News and The Searchlight to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday, July 20, 12 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male and the Valley County Detention Center was holding three females to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, July 13, and Monday, July 20:
•Julian Baughman, 32, Tampa, Fla., fleeing or eluding a peace officer, criminal endangerment and obstructing a peace officer;
•Amos Bridges, 39, Wolf Point, criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lee Carpenter, 45, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct, released;
•Steven E. Crutchfield, 32, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct, bonded out;
•Jason Daugherty, 37, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs [two counts], criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted assault on a peace officer or judicial officer, and resisting arrest;
•Tyrule Davis, 43, Los Angeles, Calif., assault on peace officer or judicial official;
•Jason Ellerkamp, 35, Culbertson, criminal endangerment;
•Jason Fridge, 30, Williston, N.D., driving under the influence of any drug;
•Matthew C. Gustafson, 29, Wolf Point, out-of-county warrant, bonded out;
•Kevyn Johannesson, 26, Williston, N.D., fleeing or eluding a peace officer, criminal endangerment, obstructing a peace officer;
•Nicodemus A. Kupka, 19, Watford City, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs and out-of- county warrant;
•Joseph Laturell, 52, Bainville, partner or family member assault, sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated kidnapping;
•Morgan M. Long, 29, Wolf Point, out-of-county warrant, bonded out;
•Charles Pinner, 59, Detroit, Mich., aggravated kidnapping and sexual intercourse without consent;
•Cody D. Sietsema, 30, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct, bonded out;
•Patrick Tomlinson, 24, unknown hometown, Kan., warrant for parole violation out of Kansas;
•Amanda Walton, 32, Poplar, violation of a protective order, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child, transferred to Valley County Detention Center;
•Monte Walton, 35, Poplar, endangering the welfare of a child, violation of a protective order, first offense, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, theft and burglary.
- Written by Nancy Mahan
Sometimes when tragedy strikes it is for a greater purpose than we can ever imagine. No one wants a loved one to perish, but when that does happen and they are a part of the donor society good things come from their passing.
This is the case for two lucky people thanks to the family of Joseph Hanson, 19, of Culbertson who died in a rollover crash in the Riverside area between Poplar and Brockton Sunday, June 21.
SightLife sent Hanson’s mom, Christa, a letter thanking her and Joe for their thoughtful act of donation.
Because of Joe, a 21-year-old man and another undisclosed recipient have had successful cornea transplants and can see again.
It doesn’t make Joe’s passing any easier, but it does allow for others to benefit by him being a donor.
Every year thousands of people worldwide are affected by a treatable form of blindness and through donations like the one the Hansons made.
“It is an amazing gift and one to be considered with awe and respect. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for making this gift possible to me,” one of the SightLife cornea recipient said.
- Written by John Plestina
The Wolf Point Centennial celebration and Wild Horse Stampede kicked off Wednesday, July 8, with a barbecue, the annual KVCK Country Showdown and a dance with Ryan Crys and the Roughcuts from Colorado. Elizabeth Hendrickson of Culbertson, the 2014 Showdown winner, provided special entertainment. Pieter VanHeerden from South Africa and currently of Wolf Point won first place with Al Bets His Medicine of Poplar finishing second and Natasha Richter of Butte taking third. (Photo by John Plestina)
- Written by John Plestina
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office undersheriff John Summers (left) and detention officer Brian Nelson model their new uniforms. At right are the new patch on the left and the old patch. (Photos by John Plestina)
Sheriff Jason Frederick has implemented a few changes during his first year in office that include new uniforms and redesigned patches.
Frederick and all uniformed officers and jail staff changed from the traditional brown sheriff’s uniforms to black shirts and khaki pants on July 1.
Some wear black polo shirts during summer months.
Undersheriff John Summers said the new uniforms have been well received by deputies and the public.
The only concern expressed by staff has been black shirts during hot months.
“They said, ‘It’s black. It’s going to be hot,” Summers said.
Along with the change to black shirts and khaki pants came a redesign of the shoulder patches all members of the department wear.
The decision to change the uniforms came after Frederick and Summers attended a conference in Great Falls earlier this year.
“We saw how Cascade County changed their uniforms to black shirts and tan pants and liked the more professional appearance,” Summers said.
Frederick held a contest for all schools across Roosevelt County to design a new patch. The winning design was by Poplar High School student Angel Boyd.