Wolf Point Herald

Fire Restrictions Issued For State Parks, Fishing Areas

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks adopted Stage I fire restrictions for all FWP fishing access sites, state parks and wildlife management areas throughout Roosevelt County, Thursday, July 31. Restrictions are also in place in Valley County and include the Glasgow area.
Until further notice, the following are prohibited: building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire and smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
Exemptions include persons with written permits specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act, individuals using devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off and persons conducting activities in designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers and members of organized rescue and firefighting forces are also exempted in the performance of an official duty.
All land within a city boundary is exempted.
Campfires will be allowed in established steel fire grates only if posted.

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Police Say Woman Intentionally Run Down In Wolf Point Hit And Run

A woman is jailed, accused of intentionally running over another woman with her car on the 200 block of Anaconda Street, Saturday, Aug. 2.
Wolf Point police responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street at 11:22 a.m., for a report that a Dodge Caravan minivan fled the scene after striking a woman in a gravel parking lot near the corner of Third Avenue South.
Police did not identify the victim; however, several people reported that she is Monica Campbell, 51, of Wolf Point.
Wolf Point Police chief Jeff Harada said she was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus and later flown to a Billings hospital.
Police did not state her condition, only saying injuries were very serious.
Harada said witnesses told police an altercation between the two women began in Arlo’s Bar. Both women went outside and one of them got in the silver Dodge Caravan and struck the other woman in the nearby parking lot.
Officers located the minivan about a half-hour later on the 500 block of Cascade Street and arrested Ramona Fern Clark Vivier, 41, of Wolf Point for aggravated assault, driving under the influence, driving without a license and no insurance, and booked her into the tribal jail in Poplar.
Police took Vivier to the NEMHS hospital for a blood draw, which Harada said is standard procedure for motor vehicle crashes where there are serious injuries. According to information contained in the charging documents Vivier is charged with driving under the influence, but authorities did not say what her blood alcohol content was.
“The case file has been released to tribal criminal investigation,” Harada said.
Investigators from the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice did not return phone calls from The Herald-News by deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Harada said the United States Attorney in Great Falls might take over the case.
Wolf Point police also arrested a passenger in Vivier’s vehicle. Mareno Eder, 40, of Wolf Point, was arrested following a pat down search. He was booked into the tribal jail, charged with unlawful possession of prescription medication.

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Hot Enough For Ya?

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And it could get hotter. The recorded temperature on First Community Bank reached 101 in Wolf Point, Thursday, July 31. At least nobody’s complaining about winter.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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California Man Convicted Of Meth Charges

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Pictured are Adam Alonzo (left) and Hilario Velasquez

A jury convicted Hilario Velasquez, 34, of Williston, N.D., and Riverside, Calif., of two drug charges in 15th District Court, Friday, Aug. 1.
Velasquez was found guilty of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute [methamphetamine], a felony, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
A pre-sentence investigation and report is expected to take two to three months. Sentencing will follow.
Velasquez was arrested with Adam Alonzo, 31, of Williston, N.D., and San Bernardino, Calif.
Alonzo is charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute [methamphetamine]. He was also charged with several motor vehicle violations, including driving after his license was suspended or revoked in California.
A jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 16, but District Court sources said a plea agreement is a possibility.
Alonzo and Velasquez have been lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail since Sept. 25, 2013.
The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office reported that shortly after midnight, Sept. 25, 2013, a deputy observed a black Saturn Ion traveling as much as 15 mph under the posted speed limit and weaving on U.S. Hwy. 2 eastbound, between Bainville and Cul-
bertson. The car crossed the center line three times and then stopped. The driver, later identified as Alonzo, was unable to provide a driver’s license or any identification, vehicle registration or insurance card, and told a deputy his name was Adam Lucatero. Lucatero is reported to be his middle name.
The deputy stated in a written report that there was an odor of marijuana in the car.
The RCSO identified a front seat passenger as Briann Burshia. Velazquez was seated on the back seat. Burshia claimed she met the men in Poplar a short time earlier. She was not arrested.
The deputy reported that both men were uncooperative, resulting in the officer removing his duty weapon from his holster. The deputy also had to threaten Velasquez with pepper spray.
The deputy wrote in his report that Velazquez told him he is on felony probation in California and was not supposed to leave that state.
Alonzo has an extraditable parole warrant out of North Dakota for another drug case.
The car was impounded. Judge David Cybulski granted a search warrant for the car, where authorities found a substantial amount of syringes [several used], other drug paraphernalia, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, digital scale, 10 cell phones and $991 in cash.

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Cody Reunion

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The 10 Cody siblings who were born and raised in Wolf Point met in Fargo, N.D., for a family reunion in mid-July. The reunion moves to different locations where family members live. Terry Cody is the last of the siblings to live in Wolf Point and he will soon move to Butte. There will be no Codys living in Wolf Point for the first time since 1906. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Toni Jansen, Martha Burns, Tina Olson, (middle row) Tom Cody, Troy Cody, Terry Cody, (back row) Tracy Cody, Tim Cody, Dennis Cody and Leo Cody.  (Submitted photo)

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