Wolf Point Herald

Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Oct. 23

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Oct. 13 and 19. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Oct. 13
6:33 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Indian Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
10:07 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Hill Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
7:58 p.m., firefighters responded to the scene of a fatal accident involving a woman on a skateboard and a car on U.S. Hwy 2, just west of Poplar to provide lights at the accident scene.
10:47 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of a theft from a residence with no reported loss. The investigation continued at press time.
Oct. 14
2:15 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump and arrested James Grandchamp, 47, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
2:12 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of an intoxicated male and arrested Seth Laverdure, 18, a Wolf Point male, for criminal contempt.
7:32 p.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Library for a report of suspicious males. No damages were reported. The incident remained under investigation.
Oct. 15
2:26 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Main Street and arrested Nathan Dumont Jr., 46, a Wolf Point male, on a warrant.
9:33 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a beer theft. A suspect male was later arrested outside Wolf Point by Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice officers.
Oct. 16
7:23 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000 and cited Cherish White Hawk, 20, of Wolf Point, for criminal mischief. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
Oct. 17
5:49 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
Oct. 18
7:33 a.m., firefighters responded to a small grassfire behind the UPS building east of Wolf Point.
1:11 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Brian Weston, 37, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
2:35 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested a 16-year-old Wolf Point female on a warrant.
10:35 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of trespass. The incident remained under investigation at press time.
10:46 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Fifth Avenue North for a report of vandalism to the property with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
Oct. 19
8:20 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Third Avenue South for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
5:58 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Eureka Street for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident with no reported injuries. Damage is reported at under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Oct. 13 and 19: checks of wellbeing, four; civil standby, nine; domestic disturbance, seven; public assistance, 11; removal of unwanted individuals, five; medical assistance, one; fire assistance, one; alarm, six; assist other agency, six; unfounded report, seven; fireworks complaints, two; and school requested assistance, three.

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Homecoming Bonfire

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A Homecoming week bonfire at Wolf Point High School followed the Lady Wolves’ volleyball match with Glasgow, Thursday, Oct. 9.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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WPHS Homecoming Parade

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The first photo is Wolf Point High School Homecoming king and queen, Dalton Hafner and Maria Vega, participating in the parade Friday, Oct. 10.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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Four New Teachers Join Junior/Senior High Staff

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Each year, The Herald-News interviews and introduces teachers new to Wolf Point schools. This week, we feature new teaching staff at Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School.
Five new teachers have joined the staff at Wolf Point High School for the 2014-15 school year. They are Olabinjo Aliu, Melanie Blount-Cole, Linda
Cacopardo, Danielle Solberg and Martin Toavs Jr.
Cacopardo, a junior high math, science and health teacher, came to Wolf Point from Lame Deer, where she taught the last school year.
Born on Long Island, N.Y., and raised in New York state and Maryland, Cacopardo taught in West Virginia for five years before coming to Montana.
“These kids are impressive,” Cacopardo said. “Coming here from Lame Deer, I’m thrilled to be here with these kids.”
Aliu is a new math teacher at WPHS and comes to Wolf Point from Poplar, where he taught math during the 2013-14 school year.
A native of Nigeria, Aliu taught in Philadelphia, Pa., 20 years before coming to Montana.
Blount-Cole comes to Wolf Point Junior High School as a teacher after working at Frazer School the entire 14 years of her career as a teacher and principal the last two years.
“I thought this [Wolf Point] is where I’m supposed to be,” Blount-Cole said.
Solberg teaches high school special education English and math, reading and an algebra support class.
The job in Wolf Point is her first full-time teaching position. Solberg previously taught part-time at Lighthouse Christian School in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was born in Fargo, N.D., went to elementary school in
Scobey and high school in Boise, Idaho.
Toavs returned to Wolf Point to begin a second career as a high school agriculture teacher after working 22 years in groundwater remediation research at the University of Nebraska.
He was born in Wolf Point, raised on a nearby farm and graduated from WPHS. He said he was a sophomore when the current WPHS building opened in 1969.
“I like it here. I was hired as a sub in January and hired full-time in June,” Toavs said.

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Wolf Point Woman Faces 16-Count Drug Indictment

A 16-count federal indictment has been filed against a Wolf Point woman accused of distributing methamphetamine.
According to U.S. District Court charging documents, Cheryl Lee Culbertson-Nygaard, 45, was arrested in Wolf Point, Monday, Sept. 22, and pleaded not guilty to all charges during an arraignment in Great Falls. She has been held in federal custody.
The first count of the indictment alleges conspiracy, or complicity to distribute methamphetamine between 2010 and Aug. 13, 2013, in Wolf Point and other locations in Montana.
Count 1 also reads: “...with others both known and unknown to the Grand Jury, knowingly and unlawfully conspired and agreed to possess, with the intent to distribute, a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.”
Count 2 alleges possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute between 2010 and 2013.
The other 13 counts claim specific incidents of alleged methamphetamine distribution on different dates during the three-year period.
Culbertson-Nygaard faces potential penalties that include a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and at least three years of supervised release for each count.

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