Wolf Point Herald

Seven Suspicious Fires In Wolf Point In One Week

Seven of 10 fire calls the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to between Tuesday, June 23, and Monday, June 29, were suspicious in origin.
Fire chief Shawn Eggar said some were likely deliberately set arson fires and others were suspicious.
Firefighters responded to a suspected arson fires in the former juvenile corrections building in West End Housing on Tuesday, June 23, at 9:52 p.m. and Wednesday, June 24, at 7:28 a.m.
The WPVFD responded to a structure fire of suspicious origin on the 100 block of Granville Street Saturday, June 27, at 10:52 p.m.
Then, after midnight, three suspicious fires brought the fire department to the 200 block of Fairweather Street at 12:55 a.m. and again at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, June 28. The first was a shed, the second and third were an abandoned house and a tree, both reported at 2:12 a.m.
The fire call at 12:55 a.m. resulted in the Wolf Point Police Department arresting several individuals that were in the area.
The WPPD reported the arrest of one adult male and one juvenile female and that three juveniles were cited.
Officers arrested Valen Manternach, 20, of Wolf Point for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a warrant.
Juvenile girls ages 13 and 14 were cited for curfew violations. Another 13-year-old girl was cited for disorderly conduct and a curfew violation and a 16-year-old female was arrested on a curfew violation and a pick up and hold for tribal youth court.
Early on Monday, June 29, firefighters responded to a suspected deliberately set fire in a garbage can fire on the alley behind the 200 block of Helena Street at 12:43 a.m.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For July 2, 2015

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 June 29, 14 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male and the Valley County Detention Center was Holding two females to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, June 22 and Monday. June 29:
•Frank Hank Baker, 33, Wolf Point, criminal mischief, misdemeanor, released;
•Amos Bridges, 39, Wolf Point, criminal contempt warrant;
•John Buckmaster Johnson, 61, Wolf Point, operating with alcohol concentration of .04 percent, released;
•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, Moreno Valley, Calif., assault on peace officer or judicial official;
•William Flynt, 36, Tucson, Ariz., fail to remain at accident scene, fail to carry proof or exhibit insurance, felony DUI;
•Jason Fridge, 30, Williston, N.D., driving under the influence of any drug;
•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;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest, awaiting sentencing;
•Adan Luna Pantoja, 25, Salamanca, N.Y., driving without a valid driver’s license, released;
•Adrian Parker, 26, San Bernadino, Calif., partner of family member assault, first offense. released;
•Jamie Lynn Piegen, 32, Regina, Sask., Canada, speeding on a non-interstate exceed night limit of 65 MPH, released;
•Charles Pinner, 59, Detroit, Mich., aggravated kidnapping and sexual intercourse without consent;
•Zachery Rory Shay, 23, Rock Springs, Wyo., arrested on out of county warrant;
•Patrick Tomlinson, 24, unknown hometown, Kan., warrant for parole violation out of Kansas;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, theft and burglary;
•Jarod Weyrauch, 30, Wolf Point, probation violation.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For July 2, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between June 22 and 28. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
June 22
3:14 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Fifth Avenue South and Front Street and assisted Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice officers with the arrest of Olyn Payne, 35, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
11:02 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street and cited Jayme Due, 21, of Wolf Point for dog at large.
3:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
6:18 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Sixth Avenue South for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
7:38 p.m., officers responded to Lucky Lil’s Casino for a report of an intoxicated person sleeping at a gambling machine and cited Seth Laverdure, 19, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
June 23
10:22 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a theft and cited Chris Fox, 35, of Wolf Point for theft.
11:21 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Idaho Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
2:38 p.m., officers responded to the gazebo in Sherman Park for a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance and arrested William Bruno, 49, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
4:10 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Second Avenue South and arrested Robert Garfield, 28, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
5:44 p.m., firefighters responded to a tree fire east of Rodeo Road that is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike.
8:26 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a 35-year-old female victim. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
9:52 p.m., firefighters responded to a suspected arson fire in the former juvenile corrections building in west end housing.
June 24
7:28 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspected arson fire in the former juvenile corrections building in west end housing.
8:15 a.m., officers responded to Northern Prairie Auto Sales for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
10:07 a.m., police received a report of a theft that occurred at a residence on the 500 block of Cascade Street with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
1:19 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft and cited Janet Day, 45, of Wolf Point for theft.
1:41 p.m., firefighters responded to a small grassfire one-half mile west of the Macon elevator.
7:40 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of an intoxicated juvenile female and arrested a 16-year-old girl for disorderly conduct, minor in possession of alcohol, resisting arrest and assault with a bodily fluid.
9:15 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Dawson Street for a report of an assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
11:40 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
June 25
1:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a grassfire on West Cascade Street.
6:22 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Dawson Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Adrian Parker, 26, a Wolf Point male for partner or family member assault.
10:35 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a man causing a disturbance and arrested Michael Williams, 27, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
11:40 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar and arrested Donatello Fischer, 30, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
June 26
2:30 p.m., officers confronted a man armed with a handgun on the 200 block of Fourth Avenue South and arrested Tyrule Davis, 43, of Moreno Valley, Calif. Davis is held in the
Roosevelt County Jail facing a felony charge of assault on a peace officer or judicial official.
4:25 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Custer Street and arrested Frank Baker, 33, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
June 27
12:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Fairweather Street for a report of an assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
10:52 p.m., firefighters responded to a structure fire of suspicious origin on the 100 block of Granville Street.
June 28
12:55 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspicious fire in a shed on the 200 block of Fairweather Street.
12:55 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Fairweather Street to assist firefighters at the scene of a fire at an abandoned house and arrested one adult male and one juvenile female, and cited three juveniles in the area of the fire. Officers arrested Valen Manternach, 20, of Wolf Point for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a warrant. Juvenile girls ages 13 and 14 were cited for curfew violations. Another 13-year-old girl was cited for disorderly conduct and a curfew violation and a 16-year-old female was arrested on a curfew violation and a pick-up and hold for tribal youth court.
2:12 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspected arson fire in a structure on the 200 block of Fairweather Street.
2:12 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspicious burning tree on the 200 block of Fairweather Street.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between June 22 and 28: checks of wellbeing, seven; civil standby, four; domestic disturbance, four; public assistance, 27; removal of unwanted individuals, 11; animal complaints, one; medical assistance, five; fire assistance, one; alarm, eight; assist other agency, one; unfounded reports, 12; fireworks complaint, one; and driving complaints, five.

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Red Bottom Celebration 2015

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A tradition in Frazer for more than a century, the annual Red Bottom Celebration was held June 19-21. While Red Bottom is known to have started more than a century ago, some say it began 112 years ago. The annual pow-wow celebrates Native culture and traditions through dancing, food, crafts and fellowship.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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DUI, Manslaughter Charged In Fatal Rollover

A Fort Kipp man is facing driving under the influence and manslaughter charges following a rollover crash east of Poplar that claimed the life of a Culbertson man Sunday, June 21.
Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice chief criminal investigator Ken Trottier said the single-vehicle crash happened between 8 and 9 a.m. on BIA Route 1, commonly known locally as “The Bottom Road,” in the Riverside area between Poplar and Brockton.
He said the 1998 Ford F150 was eastbound when the driver lost control and rolled. The passenger was ejected and pinned under the vehicle. Trottier said he died at the scene.
Trottier identified the deceased man as Joseph Hanson, 19, of Culbertson.
He said the driver, Thomas Scott, 19, of Fort Kipp sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Poplar Campus.
Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kent said the eastbound pickup drifted across the center line and went into the north ditch. The driver overcorrected, rolled multiple times and went into the ditch on south side of the road.
Kent said Scott was wearing a seatbelt and Hanson was not.
Trottier said Scott was arrested and charged into Fort Peck Tribal Court with DUI and manslaughter.
Scott faces possible federal charges as the FBI became involved with the investigation Monday, June 22.
Assisting the FPTDLJ at the scene and with the investigation were the Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigators, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol,
NEMHS Ambulance  Service and the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department crash truck.

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