Wolf Point Herald

Wolf Point Man Arraigned For Assault With A Weapon

Melvin Moses Lilley III, 22, of Wolf Point pleaded not guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence during an arraignment before U.S. Magistrate John Johnston in U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Wednesday, May 6.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Lilley faces a potential maximum sentence of life in prison, $250,000 in fines and five years supervised release.
The Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For May 14, 2015

(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.)
As of Monday, May 11, 10 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center and Valley County were each holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, May 4, and Monday, May 11:
•Joel Campos, 37, Las Cruces, N.M., felony possession of dangerous drugs;
•Jason Daugherty, 37, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs [two counts], criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted assault on a peace officer or judicial officer, and resisting arrest;
•Donald Lee Fowler, 52, Plentywood, 48-hour sentence for Montana State Probation and Parole;
•Amelia Holly Hackman, 32, Scobey, contempt of court from Sheridan and Daniels counties;
•Joseph Laturell, 52, Bainville, partner or family member assault, sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated kidnapping;
•Robert Lindquist, 41, Chattoroy, Wash., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•John Mincey, 47, Poplar, theft - first offense;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest, awaiting sentencing;
•Jeri-Ann Salazar, 22, West Covina, Calif.; disorderly conduct, bonded out;
•Zachery Rory Shay, 23, Rock Springs, Wyo., arrested on out-of-county warrant;
•Tyler Taberna, 31, Culbertson, driving under the influence, bonded out;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, felony theft and burglary;
•Jarod Weyrauch, 30, Wolf Point, probation violation.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For May 14, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between May 4 and 10. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
May 4
9 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Eighth Avenue North for a report of theft of services with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
10:24 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Eureka Street for a report of a burglary with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
12:35 p.m., officers responded to Wolf Point High School for a report of a stolen vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
1:08 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Granville Street to assist a health and human services agency and arrested Myrna Whitright-Azure, 47, of Wolf Point on an outstanding warrant and resisting arrest.
1:59 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of an employee theft with a loss under $1,000. Charges are pending.
5:41 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Fallon Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
7 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a theft from an establishment with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
May 5
3:06 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Front Street for a report of a burglary with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
9:47 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Third Avenue South for a report of suspicious individuals in the area with no reported loss or damage. The incident remains under investigation.
11 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of an assault with minor injuries  to a Wolf Point male.
May 6
12:24 a.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. Charges are pending.
4:10 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of vandalism to a building with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
2 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of theft by fraud with a stolen credit card with a reported loss exceeding $1,000. Charges are pending.
2:30 p.m., officers responded to Hi-Line Sports for a report of an individual using a credit card that had been reported stolen.
4:53 officers responded to Western Bank to remove an unwanted intoxicated male and arrested Nathan Dumont, 47, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
May 7
9:21 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
9:33 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Benton Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
2:19 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Benton Street for a report of trespass to a property with damages over $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
6:43 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Seventh Avenue North to assist the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice with a report of an assault.
11:03 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Michelle Garfield, 41, of Wolf Point on a warrant and resisting arrest.
May 8
12:01 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of an intoxicated male and cited Steven Douglas Jr., 36, of Wolf Point for public intoxication.
2:18 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Corey Schindler, 28, of Wolf Point for simple assault.
3 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of young children shooting BB guns outside the store with no reported damage or injuries.
4 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fifth Avenue North for a report of  a theft from the property with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
May 9
Time not reported, officers cited Matthew Gustafson, 29, of Wolf Point for criminal mischief for a previously reported incident.
2:12 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar to remove an intoxicated male with no arrest.
9:35 p.m., firefighters responded to a dumpster fire in an alley behind Fifth Avenue South.
9:40 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fallon Street and arrested Melanie Nation, 24, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
May 10
1:28 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a Wolf Point male. The incident remains under investigation.
5:10 p.m., firefighters responded to a structure fire that destroyed an abandoned mobile home on Wolf Creek Road with four trucks and 10 firefighters. The WPVFD was on the scene until 10:05 p.m.
7:27 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Fourth Avenue North for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested a 16-year-old female juvenile for disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol.
10:09 p.m., firefighters responded to a dumpster fire on Eighth Avenue North with one truck and command.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between May 4 and 10: checks of wellbeing, 11; civil standby, four; domestic disturbance, 11; public assistance, 12; motor vehicle accidents, three; removal of unwanted individuals, nine; animal complaints, two; medical assistance, four; alarm, three; assist other agency, one; unfounded reports, nine; driving complaints, four; and school requested assistance, one.

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Wolf Point Elects Entirely New School Board; Poplar Turns Out Both Incumbents; Brockton Rejects One Current Board Member

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With all votes counted, Wolf Point will have a completely new school board when new members are sworn in Monday, May 11.
The group calling itself Native Vote had sought to capture all six seats, backing Native American candidates in all five newly-created districts and the one at-large position. The new board will be 50 percent Native American.
Two Native Vote-backed candidates were elected in districts 45-2 and 45-5. Another candidate who is Native American and a lifelong resident of Wolf Point, but not backed by Native Vote, defeated a candidate backed by that group in District 45-1.
Results were as follows:
District 45-1, two-year term: Corey E. Reum 174, Yvonne Smoker-Bashay, 42. Five voters did not vote for a candidate in the district.
District 45-2, one-year term: Linda L. Hansen 83, Jaronn R. Boysun [incumbent] 45.  Brandon Babb received one write-in vote. Three voters did not vote for a candidate in the district.
District 45-3, three-year term: Mark Kurokawa 89, Gib R. Medicine Cloud 42. Tina Magnan received one write-in vote. Three voters did not vote for a candidate in the district.
District 45-4, three-year term: La-Rae Hanks 192, Paul K. Gysler 31, Lawrence “Larry” Wetsit 23.  One voters did not vote for a candidate in the district.
District 45-5, two-year term: Lanette Clark 78, Mary Vine 59
At-large district 45A, one-year term: Brandon Babb 445, Glenn Strader 288, Roxanne Gourneau 238. Lance Fourstar and Yvonne Smoker-Bashay each received one write-in vote. There were 15 no votes.
Results were tallied a little after 11 p.m.
Frontier
The Frontier School District did not hold an election because incumbents Brandon Babb and Bill Pew ran unopposed. Babb, who chairs the Frontier board, will serve on both boards. he has children that attend Frontier and Wolf Point High School.
Poplar
Poplar voters rejected two incumbents.
The district reported the following results: Debra McGowan, 268 votes and Howard Azure, 121, elected to the school board. Results for other candidates were: Faith O’Connor [Incumbant], 83; Shannon Knowlton, 81; Rick Kirn, 53; Thomas Brown, 49; Scotty Azure, 40; Susan L. Ennis, 28; Jodie Boyd, 21; James DeHerrera, 21; Noah Strauser [Incumbant], 16; George Budak, 14.
Brockton
In Brockton, incumbents Leonard Boxer will retain his seat with 63 votes. The other incumbent, Rodney Burshia, lost to Darren Long Hair 77-28.

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Pancake Day, A Lions Tradition

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The Wolf Point Lions Club held its 58th annual Pancake Day breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Club Saturday, May 2. Held the first Saturday of May every year since 1958, the proceeds help fund several Lions’ programs including two $500 scholarships for a male and female Wolf Point High School graduate, youth baseball and soccer programs in Wolf Point, the Lord’s Table soup kitchen and vision and hearing programs.  In the first photo,  Lions Carolyn Rees and Rollie Paulson serve pancakes and sausages during the annual pancake breakfast. The second picture is Lions Gary Johnson and Dennis Heser pouring pancake batter on the grill in the kitchen at the Elks Club.  Lion Jim Halverson is in the background.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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