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Northeast Montana Quarter Horse Association is having an open breed horse show this weekend, Saturday, Aug 2, and Sunday Aug 3, in Plentywood at the Sheridan County Fair Grounds.
The shows start at 9 a.m. and classes include Halter, Showmanship, English, Western and Speed Events. The class groups are Novice, Open, 14-18, 9-13, 8 and Under and Leadline.
This event is supported also by the many merchants in the Plentywood, Westby and Medicine Lake area. Anyone is welcome to show or watch.
If you love horses, this would be a great event to take in.
For more info, call or text Louise at 406-480-0033.
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Police Chief Jeff Harada presented his activity report for June to the Wolf Point City Council, Monday, July 21.
While the numbers of arrests and tickets are up from last year, officers responded to fewer calls for service in June than during June, 2013. Harada reported that officers responded to 413 calls for the month while there were 581 calls during June 2013.
Total arrests, citations and tickets issued in June were 105, up by six from the June 2013 total of 99, reflecting about a 6 percent increase.
City officers issued 69 tribal citations and 14 state citations during June.
Of a total of 93 reported offenses in June, disorderly conduct had the most arrests and citations with 19. Eleven assaults with minor injuries were reported, two were aggravated assault with injuries. Eight incidents of domestic assaults were reported.
Police vehicles patrolled 5,543 miles, an average of a little less than 185 miles per day.
The animal control officer drove the animal control truck 721 miles during June, an average of about 24 miles per day.
Animal control impounded 30 dogs during June. Twenty-seven were released to owners after impoundment and license fees were collected. Three were euthanized. Animal control collected $975 in impoundment fees and $40 for dog licenses during June.
Wolf Point officers assisted Poplar police during Poplar’s Wild West Days and Poplar officers assisted during the recent Stampede street dance in downtown Wolf Point.
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(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 illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday, July 28, 13 inmates were incarcerated, down from 18 one week earlier. Two females had been transported to the Valley County Detention Center and three males had been taken to the Fort Benton Detention Center to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail as of Monday, July 28: Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; Michael Conant, 34, McCabe, partner family member assault, felony criminal mischief, felony assault on a peace officer; Kyle Cruch, 50, Bainville, assault with a weapon, intimidation, felony criminal endangerment, disorderly conduct; William Debbs, 43, Casper, Wyo., probation violation; Jesse Gotschalk, 22, Algonac, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Gary Jones, 44, Mesa, Ariz., assault on a peace officer with injury; Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Nicholas Marino, 25, Williston, N.D., carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, firearm possession by convicted felon, sale of dangerous drugs; Shelby Rider, 22; Algonoc, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer; Kyle Stevens, 36, Tomball, Texas, felony theft; Amber Taylor, 29, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; and Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
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(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between July 21 and 27. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
9:05 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of a disturbance and arrested Brian Weston, 37, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
11:15 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Eureka Street for a report of vandalism with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
1:35 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of an assault. The victim was uncooperative. No further action was taken.
5:26 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Benton Street for a report of a disturbance and cited Irvin Olson, 20, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
9:55 p.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of a shoplifting with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
6:51 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Fairweather Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested George Rider, 22, of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
11 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Fallon Street for a report of a theft and cited Sheridan Walton, 24, of Wolf Point, for theft.
1:47 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Eureka Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
3:15 p.m., officers assisted with traffic control and a road closure on U.S. Hwy. 2 about four miles east of Wolf Point due to a grass fire.
6:26 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Idaho Street for a report of a restraining order violation and arrested Chris Lindsay, 26, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
6:57 p.m., officers responded to the area of First Avenue South and Helena Street for a report of a fight between two females with minor injuries. The investigation continues.
8:34 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park near Town Pump for a report of a man causing a disturbance and arrested Breon Dupree, 31, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
2:22 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Benton Street for a report of an intoxicated woman causing a disturbance in the yard. She was transported to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus by ambulance.
7:54 a.m., officers responded to Nemont on the 200 block of Benton Street for a report of vandalism to the building with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
12:25 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Fifth Avenue North for a report of a theft from a yard with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
12:41 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
9:51 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North for a report of an assault and cited Margie Warclub, 31, of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
2:01 a.m., police observed a fight in progress on the 200 block of Main Street and cited Christopher St. Germaine, 37, of Wolf Point, and Larry Long Jr., 41, of Frazer, for disorderly conduct.
3:36 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of East Johnson Street for a report of vandalism to a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between July 21 and 27: checks of wellbeing, none; civil standby, three; domestic disturbance, two; public assistance, 26; motor vehicle accident, none; removal of unwanted individuals, nine; animal complaints, four; medical assistance, two; alarm, six; fire assistance, two; assist other agency, three; unfounded report, 18; fireworks complaints, none; and driving complaints, eight.
Written by John Plestina
House Fire On Garfield Street -- Wolf Point Volunteer firefighters Beau Garfield and Chris Dschaak prepare to enter the smoke-filled house on the 400 block of Garfield Street Friday, July 18. Wolf Point police officer Joey Olson stands by to keep onlookers away from the home. (Photo by John Plestina)
The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls between Monday, July 14, and Sunday, July 20, one a residential structure fire on Garfield Street and just two others that were not of suspicious origin.
Thirteen grass, garbage can and dumpster fires, some in the city and others around the county, could have been intentionally set, or at least had no other known way of igniting, according to WPVFD chief Shawn Eggar.
City and BIA firefighters were fighting one of several suspicious grass fire off Sixth Avenue South behind the Head Start building, Friday, July 18, when a homeowner made a 911 call at 8:58 p.m., reporting heavy smoke in her home on the 400 block of Garfield Street. The WPVFD went to the Garfield Street fire with two trucks and seven firefighters, and BIA firefighters remained at the grass fire and extinguished it.
WPVFD firefighters returned to the station at 10:39 p.m.
The house fire was limited to a isolated area in the finished basement, but there was extensive smoke damage throughout the entire home.
Eggar said the fire was not suspicious.
Darla Downs, who owns the Garfield Street residence, said that Eggar stated that the fire appeared to have started at a fish tank. The exact cause remains unknown.
Downs said she returned to her home shortly before 9 p.m. and found heavy smoke in the residence.
No one was in the house, but the family’s two dogs did not survive the smoke.