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More Than 700 Domestic Violence Incidents Reported In County

The Roosevelt County/Fort Peck Tribes 911 Center received 718 reports of domestic violence incidents during the one-year period between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2014. It is not known how many more incidents might not have been reported.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
An estimated 50 percent of  men who frequently assault their wives also frequently abuse their children. Studies suggest that between 3.3 and 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
Only about 55 percent of domestic violence incidents are reported.
There is a belief that up to 10 million children are being set up to become either victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. People tend to gravitate to what is familiar, even if that familiarity is abuse.
Abuse is about power and control, not about love.
Domestic violence is a cycle that can be broken by teaching young men and women what a healthy relationship looks like. Anger should be discussed, and not expressed with violent words or actions.
Victims may be embarrassed and ashamed, and might protect the abuser and blame themselves for causing the abuse. Abusers are often remorseful and promise to never do it again, until it happens again.
Anyone knowing a victim of domestic violence may contact the Fort Peck Tribes Family Violence Resource Center at 653-1494 or the Northeast Montana Victim/Witness Program at 653-2999. After hours, or if an incident of domestic violence is occurring, call 911.
For additional information, contact the Domestic Abuse Hotline at 800-799-SAFE [7233] or www.thehotline.org.

Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Oct. 23

(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, Oct. 20, 18 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding two female inmates and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Thesday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Oct. 20:
•Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell;
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Brandon Bigham, 30, Minot, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Scott Crain, 27 Froid, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a peace officer and misdemeanor criminal mischief;
•Kristy L. Daugherty, 29, Wolf Point, arrested on warrant;
•Heather Fuchs, 29, Culbertson, obstructing a peace officer;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner/family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Alexander Jirone, 33, Rapid City, S.D., criminal endangerment, fleeing or eluding a peace officer, speeding on non-interstate-exceed night speed limit, operating with expired registration, operating without liability insurance;
•Dustin Kinzie, 20, Wolf Point, criminal production/manufacture of dangerous drugs, criminal endangerment, criminal possession with intent to distribute, criminal endangerment;
•Dougal McMorris, 19, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell, criminal production/manufacture of dangerous drugs, criminal endangerment, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out of county warrant;
•Jesse Antonio Rodriguez, 20, Wolf Point, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal production/manufacture of dangerous drugs, criminal possession with intent to distribute, criminal endangerment;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kelly Severson, 47, Saco, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Scott Varner, 22, Crawfordville, Fla., criminal possession with intent to distribute;
•Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tabs For The Ronald McDonald House

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The second grade class of Jimie Lou Marchwick-Wix at Culbertson School has been collecting aluminum pull tabs from soda cans, soup cans, pet food cans, etc., since the beginning of the school year. The class was recently able to donate over 10 gallons of tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Billings. Students, as well as donations from community members, helped make the first shipment a success. The class will continue to collect as they will be sending further donations throughout the school year. Community members may send donations to the school with students or drop them off at the school office. The Ronald McDonald House, which serves over 600 families each year, recycles the tabs, which are made of a more pure form of aluminum.
(Submitted photo)

Culbertson Fire Department Checks Smoke Detectors

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The Culbertson Volunteer Fire Department recently went door to door to remind residents about fire safety and to check their smoke detectors monthly.
Batteries and smoke detectors were handed out or replaced when needed. Culbertson firefighter Chris Dunphy (above) installs a smoke detector. If the CVFD missed your home and you would like to have your smoke detector checked, contact Mike Olson at 406-480-0730.  (Submitted photo)

Missouri River Rats Collect Food For Food Bank

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Missouri River Rats 4-H Club members (front row, left to right) Brooks Solem, Carson Solem, Trevor Miller, (back row) Brady Craig, Lucas Oelkers, Colby Craig and Zach Miller collected food for the Culbertson Food Bank as a community service project.   (Submitted photo)