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Dun and Faith O’Connor of Poplar have announced the engagement of their daughter, Chanel Renae O’Connor, to Drew Evan Plasek, son of Edward and Barbara Plasek of Houston, Texas. A 2015 wedding is planned.

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Northeast Montana Health Services Hosts Armed Intruder Drills For Staff

Each year, to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff, Northeast Montana Health Services practices a number of emergency operations drills to help ensure they are prepared for all kinds of potential disaster scenarios.  They have disaster policies in place and practice for hazardous weather, power outages, water contamination, mass casualties and more. It's all about being prepared.
"As the world changes it becomes necessary for us to plan for the unplanable and think about the unthinkable because it happens every day, somewhere. That's the reality of it," said Sharon Dschaak, safety coordinator for NEMHS. "Our organization's mission is about commitment to improving the quality of human life in our community. Part of that commitment is ensuring we are ready for anything," she continued.
To prepare for the drills, a sub-committee of the NEMHS safety committee met with local law enforcement and the county's disaster and emergency services coordinator to devise safe drills staff would benefit from.
In the next several months they will be practicing small scale drills at each of their campuses to familiarize staff with what they should do in the event an armed intruder enters the facility.
To carry out the drills, an unarmed "armed intruder" will walk through the different facilities and hand out cards to staff members who have presumably been injured by him. The "intruder" will try to get to as many areas as possible to give staff an opportunity to be immersed in the situation for as long as possible. With the assistance of local law enforcement the "intruder" will be neutralized, allowing staff to practice their response to law enforcement.  
The "intruder" in each drill will be marked and clearly recognized as a non-threat with a florescent poster on his chest and back that states, "This is Only a Drill." All participants will be marked by similar signage and all entrances will have a staff member stationed there to let people know the drill is taking place.
"The goal here is certainly not to scare people. We are not using any ammunition noises or scary clothing that could create panic. We are simply passing out the cards and getting our staff to think about what they would do for themselves and for the safety of their patients in a real world situation," said Dschaak.
While the drill is taking place, the normal flow of business will continue for patients.     
Last June, NEMHS hosted Summer Fury, a fully functional tornado disaster drill that captured statewide attention and included over 100 volunteers from across the region and state.
"One lesson we learned from that drill is that when disaster strikes, our first responders and staff will rise to the occasion, but our success depends on our ability to activate our plans and work together to bring order to chaos. To ensure the life and safety of our patients and staff, we need to practice and that is what we are doing right now," Dschaak said.

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Five Poplar Residents Plead Not Guilty In Federal Court

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following people from Roosevelt County appeared in Federal Court.
Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch in Missoula, Friday, Sept. 19, was Ronnie Lynn Smith Sr., 41, of Poplar. He pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Smith faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and five years supervised release.
The following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Strong in Great Falls, Monday, Sept. 22.
Bernard John Lambert, 66, of Poplar pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and theft from a local government receiving federal funds.
If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, Lambert faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years supervised release.
Desiree Dean Kirn Lambert. 58, of Poplar pleaded not guilty to wire fraud, theft from a local government receiving federal funds, and aggravated identity theft.
If convicted of the most serious charge, Lambert faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years supervised release.
Kaycee Dinard Lambert, 35, of Poplar pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and theft from a local government receiving federal funds.
If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, Lambert faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years supervised release.
Kayla Lou Ann Lambert, 30, of Poplar pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and theft from a local government receiving federal funds.
If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, Lambert faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years supervised release.
The cases against the Lamberts were investigated by the Department of Interior Office of Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency Officer of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the FBI.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Sept. 25

(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, Sept. 22, Valley County Detention Center was holding two female inmates and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding at the Roosevelt County Jail.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Monday, Sept. 22:
•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;  
•Daniel Bressler, 19, Billings, arrested on a bench warrant;
•Michael Conant, 34,  McCabe, partner/family member assault, felony criminal mischief, felony assault on a peace officer;
•Scott Crain, 27 Froid, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a peace officer and misdemeanor criminal mischief;
•John Dighans, 37, Poplar, criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Malcolm Goodbird, 44, Poplar, federal warrant, held and transported to Great Falls;
•Tina Houim, 50, Tioga, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI;
•Bruce Johnson, 57, Poplar, probation and parole violation;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out of county warrant;
•Nicolas Rios, 35; Wolf Point, federal warrant, held and transported to Great Falls;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Jared Weyrauch, 29, Wolf Point, probation and parole violation;
•Barry Wilson, 44, warrant for failure to do two days time;  
•Jason Wisespirit, 34, Poplar, hold on tribal charges.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Sept. 25

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Sept. 15 and 21. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Sept. 15
6:46 a.m., officers responded to the BNSF substation across the tracks from the Amtrak station for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued at less than $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
7:40 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of entry into a vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen.
9:44 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Front Street for a report of a man causing a disturbance and arrested Michael Williams, 25, of Wolf Point, for assault with body fluids, aggravated disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer.
Sept. 16
12:32 a.m., officers attempted a traffic stop near Fourth Avenue South and Blaine Street, but failed to stop the driver and terminated the pursuit. The driver was apprehended a short time later. Police identified him as James Welch, 41, of Wolf Point, and cited him for reckless driving, fleeing or eluding an officer, driving without a driver’s license and driving with no insurance.
9:32 a.m., officers responded to the Wolf Point city shop for a report of a theft. The missing items were recovered and the investigation continued as of press time.
9:42 p.m., officers observed a disturbance on Third Avenue South near the underpass and arrested Deland Redboy, 28, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
Sept. 17
9 a.m., officers took a report of a theft onboard an Amtrak train with a loss valued at less than $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
4:57 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of a minor motor vehicle accident with no reported injuries and cited Saramarie Serawop, 27, of Wolf Point, for careless or reckless driving.
6:04 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Benton Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
9:49 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report of a man causing a disturbance and cited Cody Spaur, 24, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
Sept. 18
7:11 a.m., officers responded to Wolf Point Cafe for a report of vandalism to the building with a loss valued over $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
9:38 a.m., officers took a report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle that occurred Wednesday, Sept. 17, on the 200 block of Main Street with a loss valued over $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
12:04 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Third Avenue South for a report of an assault and arrested Troy Ironshield, 48, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
1:19 p.m., officers responded to Peters Auto on U.S. Hwy. 2, for a report of a motor vehicle accident. A westbound minivan crossed the eastbound lanes and struck a sign, knocking it over. The driver, Holly Toavs, 29, of Wolf Point, and a four-year-old Wolf Point male were transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Sept. 19
5:33 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Johnson Street for a report of a theft of a vehicle that was later recovered. Officers cited Heavenly Hall, 24, of Wolf Point, for theft.
8:30 a.m., officers responded to Will's Office World for a report of a theft from the exterior of the building with a loss valued over $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
1:24 p.m., firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident on Montana Hwy. 25 near the Wolf Point Airport and cleaned up a small fluid spill. Montana Highway Patrol investigated the two-vehicle accident with multiple injuries.
2:42 p.m., officers responded to the Swap Shop for a report of a theft with a loss valued at over $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
Sept. 20
12:48 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street for a report of an assault and arrested Larry Long Jr., 42, of Frazer, for simple assault and disorderly conduct.
8:53 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Jarod Weyrauch, 29, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
10:16 p.m., officers responded to The Water Hole for a report of a disturbance and cited Sherri Follet, 31, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
Sept. 21
2:21 a.m., officers observed a fight in front of Arlo’s Bar and arrested John Yellowrobe Jr., 35, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and hindering law enforcement, and cited James Olsen, 36, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
9:25 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued over $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
11:42 a.m., firefighters responded to the sewage lagoon for a small fire burning two logs and a small amount of grass around it.
9:12 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street for a report of a fight in front of the liquor store and arrested Jordan Jackson, 22, of Frazer, and Mikey Escarcega, 23, of Wolf Point, both for disorderly conduct and simple assault.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Sept. 15 and 21: checks of wellbeing, seven; civil standby, two; domestic disturbance, three; public assistance, 25; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, 20; animal complaints, three; medical assistance, seven; fire assistance, one; alarm, nine; assist other agency, three; unfounded report, 16; driving complaints, eight; and school- requested assistance, two.

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