Wolf Point Herald

Poplar Indian Club Active During Year

The Poplar High School Indian Club had hoped to raise enough money to travel to the Gathering of the Nations in Albuquerque, N.M., for a summer trip. Unable to raise enough money, the club opted for an in-state trip to Missoula to attend the Montana Indian Education Association conference.
The club sold pretzels at home basketball games and provided dinners at JOM meetings. The club hopes to incorporate Dakota words of the day into morning announcements at school. The club also hopes to attend the Montana Indian Education Association conference in Bozeman next year.
Club members are Racheal Azure, Ethan Three Stars, Orlando Young, Justin Greyhawk, Myltin Bighorn, Franny Youngman, Courtney Martell,  Jessica Shields, Janaeya Sutherland and Kylee Stump. Greg Gourneau is the advisor.

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FPCC Receives Grant From First Nations Development Institute for Language Project

The First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colo., has awarded Fort Peck Community College a Native Youth and Culture Fund grant for its language preservation work.
The grant cycle will begin this month and will conclude in May 2015. A seven week summer language program will begin the first phase of the project which begins Tuesday, June 17, at the Dumont Building in Wolf Point and will end on Aug. 1. Classes will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and are open to all youth ages six and up.
This summer, two of the primary objectives will be to provide an apprentice type language setting and to also provide assistance to community elders with yard cleaning, gardening, and other miscellaneous work needed by elders.
A 15-year-old student who has been with the program since its inception in 2011 will be guided by an adult female and male instructor to provide instruction to other S.L.P. students. The value of generosity will be fulfilled by assisting community elders each week and also by cleaning designated areas throughout the community. Family members are encouraged to volunteer and an evening introduction language course will be offered for parents to help create a family language environment.
The second phase of the grant will begin in September by offering evening gatherings for community members who would like to share and learn more of the language. F.P.C.C. will be attempting to communicate with Canadian Reserves and the Lodgepole, Montana community via its Polycom program (VisionNet) to provide speakers, who are separated by distance, an opportunity to visit in their respective language. These gatherings will be provided to the community at no charge and will take place at the Dumont Building in Wolf Point.
This is the fourth summer F.P.C.C. has offered the summer language program. The first summer was partially funded by the First Nations Development Institute with the following summers funded by grants received from the Endangered Language Fund and the National Endowment for Humanities.
Donations were also received from the Fort Peck Housing Recreation Department, Center for Native Health Partnerships, and the Safe on All Roads program. Receiving the First Nations grant helps F.P.C.C. uphold its philosophy that it is, “committed to preserving Indian culture, history, and beliefs, and to perpetuating them among the Indian people of all ages.”
For further questions about the Summer Language Program or the evening gatherings slated for September, call 768-6300 or 653-3900.

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Sex Offender Receives Suspended Sentence For Failure To Register

A convicted sex offender who appeared in 15th District Court on a felony charge of failure to register as a sexual offender received a suspended prison sentence as a result of a plea bargain, Wednesday, May 28.
Judge David Cybulski accepted a plea agreement from Michael Everett Bos, 45, who is listed as living in Culbertson on the National Sex Offender Registry.
Cybulski sentenced Bos to five years in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections, with all prison time suspended, a fine of $25,000 with $15,000 suspended, and other fees and conditions.
According to the National Sex Offender Registry, Bos has lived in Florida, Louisiana and Michigan, has a past conviction for three-degree criminal sexual conduct and is required to register as a sex offender. Specifics about the out-of-state offense were not stated on the national registry or 15th District Court court documents.
A bench warrant had been issued for Bos. Cybulski quashed the warrant when he voluntarily appeared in court, Wednesday, May 14. He was ordered to return to court Wednesday, May 28.

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Amtrak Passenger Arrested On Several Drug Charges

A Washington man who was traveling on Amtrak’s Empire Builder route was arrested in Wolf Point Friday, June 6, on several felony and misdemeanor drug charges.
Wolf Point Police officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the Amtrak depot at 1:33 p.m. for an unconscious male onboard an eastbound train. Police reported that the man received immediate medical attention onboard the train and was then transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services  - Wolf Point Campus for further care.
Police also reported arresting the man, identified as Dale Cooper, 38, of Bremerton, Wash., at the hospital upon his discharge the same day for two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, one a felony and one a misdemeanor. He was also charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. An additional charge of carrying a dangerous drug on a train was pending.
Lt. Brian Erwin said Monday, June 9, that it had not been determined whether that single count would be a felony or misdemeanor.
Erwin did not disclose what drugs were alleged to have been in Cooper’s possession.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For June 12

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between June 2 and 8. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
June 2
12:53 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of vandalism to property with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
1:04 p.m., officers responded to Firemen’s Park for a report of a disturbance and arrested Salvador
Nieto, 50, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
4:50 p.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of an attempted gas theft and cited Cassandra Lambert, 29, of Wolf Point, for theft.
5:21 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Helena Street for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
6:27 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Dayton Street for a report of a runaway male juvenile. Officers later arrested a 12-year-old male for youth in need of supervision and disorderly conduct.
6:56 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of an assault and cited Ryan Renz, 20, of Poplar, Addison Renz, 22, and Jaray Baptiest, 18, both of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
8:26 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a possible drunk driver and arrested Jerome Follet, 24, of Wolf Point, on several outstanding warrants.
10:42 p.m., officers responded to Git-N-Go for a report of a beer theft. David Dale Jr., 18, of Wolf Point, was cited the following day for theft.
June 3
11:08 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
1 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Helena Street for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
3:24 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Front Street for a report of harassment. The investigation continues.
9:58 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Helena Street for a report of a domestic disturbance and arrested David Dale Jr., 18, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse and cited him for theft, stemming from the reported gas theft at Git-N-Go the previous day.
June 4
9:50 a.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. Charges are pending.
2:16 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a theft and cited Joyce Lambert, 42, of Wolf Point, for theft.
2:40 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services’ Wolf Point Pharmacy for a report of a theft and cited Mychal Damon, 22, of Wolf Point, for theft.
5:38 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street and arrested Raymond Casarez, 29, of Wolf Point, on an outstanding warrant.
6:03 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Granville Street for a report of a large disturbance in progress. Charges are pending against several local males.
6:19 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of a minor hit-and- run accident with damage under $1,000. The investigation continues.
10:30 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Front Street for a report of a suspicious individual in the area and cited Jeremy Keiser, 33, of Frazer, for criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 5
8 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 2 and the Lustre Road and arrested Zaquary Bostick, 20, of Wolf Point, on an outstanding arrest warrant.
8:55 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Garfield Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued over $1,000. The investigation continues.
6:23 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident. Officers later stopped the suspect vehicle on Sixth Avenue North and arrested Jordan Stafne, 26, of Wolf Point, on an outstanding warrant and cited Darris Duboise, 24, of Wolf Point, for duties in the event of an accident.
June 6
12:35 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Hill Street for a report of harassment. The investigation continues.
4:48 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a beer theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
1:33 p.m., officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the Amtrak depot for an unconscious male onboard an eastbound train. Police reported that the man was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for further care. Police arrested the man, identified as Dale Cooper, 38, of Bremerton, Wash., at the hospital upon his discharge the same day for two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, one a felony and one a misdemeanor. He was also charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. An additional charge of carrying a dangerous drug on a train was pending.
4:43 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Helena Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
6:16 p.m., officers responded to Git-N-Go for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
7:02 p.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Library for a report of a theft and arrested a 12-year-old Wolf Point female for youth in need of supervision and disorderly conduct.
8:55 p.m., officers responded to the Sherman Inn for a report of a disturbance and cited Richard Vlasak, 36, of Wolf Point, for assault.
June 7
4:55 a.m., firefighters responded to a car fire on BIA Route 1 west of Wolf Point with one truck and two firefighters. They returned to the station at 5:50 a.m. No injuries were reported.
4:57 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Indian Street for a domestic dispute and arrested Judd Wolff, 39, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
6:37 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Sixth Avenue North for  a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
June 8
8:16 p.m., officers responded to Cenex East for a report of harassment. The investigation continues.
9:49 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fairweather Street for a report of vandalism with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between June 1 and 8: checks for wellbeing, 13; civil standby, four; domestic disturbance, six; public assistance, 12; motor vehicle accidents, 2; removal of unwanted individuals, 13; animal complaints, three; medical assistance, four; alarm, two; assist other agency, five; unfounded report, 14; driving complaints, five; fireworks complaints, seven; and driving complaints, three.

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