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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.)
As of Tuesday, Jan. 13, 17 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding one female inmate and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Tuesday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 13:
•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;
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Dale A. Cooper, 38, Wolf Point, arrested on Roosevelt County warrant;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Mykael Guilez, 36, Poplar, disorderly conduct;
•Stuart Hamman, 26, Pensacola, Fla., contempt of court;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist, Chattoroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Delynn Richards, 48, Idaho Falls, Idaho, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Sheldon Smoker, 27, Wolf Point, criminal contempt;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer.
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(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire department between Jan. 5 and 11. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
10:15 a.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft or lost item with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
4:06 p.m., officers responded to Bryan’s for a report of a shoplifter with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
6:15 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of an assault. The investigation was referred to the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
9:18 p.m., firefighters responded to Eighth Avenue North for a garbage can on fire.
10:12 p.m., firefighters responded to Eighth Avenue North for a garbage can fire.
10:24 p.m., firefighters responded to the corner of Third Avenue South and Idaho Street for a structure fire that damaged an abandoned mobile home.
11:08 a.m., officers responded to Wolf Point Federal Credit Union for a report of suspicious money orders. It was found that no criminal activity took place and no further action was taken.
3:53 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 500 block of Blaine Street and arrested Stephen Bird, 24, of Glendive for driving under the influence.
12:16 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of a person trespassing and cited Sueann Bigleggins, 27, of Wolf Point for criminal trespass.
5:05 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Idaho Street for a report of a theft. The investigation continued at press time.
6:39 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of an intoxicated person walking in the middle of the road. Police transported an adult female to her residence.
6:16 a.m., firefighters responded to a garbage can on fire on Eighth Avenue North.
6:49 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Helena Street for a report of an assault. A 57-year-old female was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus with non-life-threatening injuries. A male suspect left prior to police arrival. The investigation continues.
9:46 p.m., officers responded to Sixth Avenue South and Fairweather Street for a single vehicle motor vehicle accident with no injuries. A car struck a utility pole. Officers arrested Rick Morales Jr., 25, of Poplar for driving under the influence, careless driving and possession of dangerous drugs.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between. Jan. 5 and 11: checks of wellbeing, seven; civil standby, two; public assistance, 15; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, six; animal complaints, two; medical assistance, one; alarm, five; assist other agency, one; unfounded report, four; and driving complaints, three.
Written by John Plestina
The first photo is Mary Boysun reacting when she finds out she won the washer and dryer that was partially donated by Gysler Furniture and Appliance at the Wolf Point Elks Club during A Night At The Elks building renovation fundraiser, Saturday, Jan. 3. Her husband, Randy Boysun, and Jan Bryan (right) are seated with her. The second picture is the Lions challenge. Gary Johnson (left), representing the Wolf Point Lions Club, donates $500 toward the rewiring of the stage area in the Elks Club ballroom. He challenged Wolf Point Walleyes Unlimited to match the donation and Walleyes Unlimited president Gene Pronto accepted the challenge. Elks Loyal Knight Brian Erwin is also pictured. The third photo is Shari and Brian Miller, who serves as one of the Elks’ trustees, appearin g to be having a good time selling chances on a diamond necklace partially donated by Bakers Jewelry of Glasgow and a pistol partially donated by Hi-Line Sports. There are several other photos here. (Photos by John Plestina)
With funding lacking for necessary repairs and renovations to the aging Elks building, Wolf Point Elks Lodge No. 1764 held the first annual A Night At The Elks building renovation fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 3.
The event, which was deemed a success by the local lodge officers, featured a dinner by Elks Club chef Dustin Hunsaker, a $2,000 cash drawing, other prize drawings, numerous bucket prizes and a door prize.
Tickets for the $2,000 drawing were sold in advance of the dinner. J.J. Peterson won the $2,000.
Mary and Randy Boysun won a washer and dryer donated by Gysler Furniture and Appliance and the Elks Club. Other prizes included three firearms partially donated by Hi-Line Sports and jewelry from Baker’s Jewelry in Glasgow.
The Wolf Point Lions Club had earlier issued a $500 donation challenge to the Wolf Point Walleyes Unlimited Chapter, which the group met and raised to $1,000 and reissued the challenge to other organizations that utilize the Elks building for their functions.
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Robert and Jeri Toavs pass the keys to the doggie bus to Wolf Point Pound Puppies administrator Tina Bets His Medicine (right), Monday, Jan. 5. (Photo by John Plestina)
The dogs will ride the short bus as the wheels of the bus go round and round to Bozeman and other locations, allowing Wolf Point Pound Puppies to transport more dogs to organizations in larger cities for adoption.
Robert and Jeri Toavs donated a 19-passenger [or eight adult] former school bus to Pound Puppies Monday, Jan. 5. The Carpenter mini school bus is built on a Ford chassis.
Wolf Point Pound Puppies administrator Tina Bets His Medicine accepted the donation for the organization that has saved about 500 dogs in a little over two years.
“Every one of them would have been put down,” Bets His Medicine said.
The city’s pound has a six-day hold and many dogs have been euthanized in the past because of a lack of space to keep them beyond the six days. Few are put down now because Pound Puppies takes as many dogs that have reached the six-day limit as they can accommodate at their homes or can find foster homes for. Many are taken to organizations in cities in Montana and North Dakota for adoption. The bus will make transportation easier and safer.
Until now, Bets His Medicine and other volunteers have transported dogs in their personal vehicles. Bets His Medicine took two trips to Heart of the Valley Shelter in Bozeman during December 2014 with dogs in kennels in the back of her pickup truck. One other volunteer also took dogs to Bozeman for adoption in a personal vehicle.
Heart Of The Valley Shelter has taken about 350 dogs from Wolf Point Pound Puppies since late 2012. Other dogs have gone to Billings and other locations. Several dogs were adopted by local people.
Dogs remaining in the pound beyond six days are at risk of being euthanized.
The nonprofit Wolf Point Pound Puppies has survived since its inception in late 2012, through donations from the Wolf Point Lions Club, other donations from organizations and individuals, and financial contributions by Bets His Medicine and other volunteers.
Roy and Kathy Toavs began driving a school bus route north of Wolf Point about 40 years ago. They purchased their first bus in 1985 and began contracting with the Wolf Point School District. Their son Robert and his wife, Jeri, took over the contract route about 15 years ago. They stopped driving the 1996 bus in 2013. It remained licensed until January 2014.
The bus passed Montana Highway Patrol safety inspections each year.
All but one front passenger seat will be removed to allow for dog kennels to be lined up and stacked.
“We’ll probably leave one seat for Rocket so he won’t have to sit on the floor,” Bets His Medicine said. Rocket is her 10-year-old son.
AgLand Co-op eased the burden for Pound Puppies with the donation of $600 worth of gas cards and oil changes for the bus.
Cash donations are needed to offset veterinarian bills and to purchase dog food. Donations for Wolf Point Pound Puppies may be made at First Community Bank.
Written by John Plestina
Fires displaced two Wolf Point households during the last 30 hours of 2014.
The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded three times within 11 hours with several trucks and firefighters.
There were no injuries reported at either fire.
The first fire severely damaged what Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department chief Shawn Eggar said he believed was either a modular or prefabricated home near the airport on County Road 1070. It was reported to the 911 dispatch center at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Eggar said that home is owned by Marion Shields and occupied by her and members of her family.
Shield’s house remains standing with considerable damage to the interior.
“I would imagine it’s a total loss due to smoke and water damage; a total loss to the structure,” Eggar said. “There may be some personal items that may be savable.”
The WPVFD responded with four trucks and command and nine firefighters.
Just a few hours after firefighters cleared the fire near the airport, another fire was reported in a single-wide mobile home on the corner of Second Avenue South and Fairweather Street. It started about 3 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and was reported to the dispatch center at 3:11 a.m. Firefighters from the WPVFD extinguished the fire with part of the mobile home still standing. The fire flared up again and was reported to the dispatch center at 5:55 a.m. What remained of the trailer was destroyed and continued to smolder with firefighters still mopping up at the scene at 9:30 a.m.
The fire is believed to have started at a fireplace.
Weston Smith lived alone in the mobile home. He said he had dogs he was able to evacuate from the house.
Eggar said he did not know who owns the mobile home Smith was renting.
“There’s nothing suspicious about either one. They’re not under investigation,” Eggar said.
He said that while there was no reason to suspect any suspicious activity, he could not release the cause of either fire.
The Wolf Point Police Department assisted with traffic control at the fire at Second Avenue South and Fairweather Avenue. The Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice assisted at both fires.