Wolf Point Herald

Glasgow Meeting Will Address Montana Water Supply Initiative

A meeting in Glasgow will be the nearest location to Wolf Point where one of several public meetings will give people an opportunity to comment on the Lower Missouri River Basin draft plan.
That meeting will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cottonwood Inn.
The Lower Missouri River Basin Advisory Council completed its work of addressing water resource issues at the end of May. By mid-June, a final Recommendation Development Report was forwarded to the Water Resource Bureau of Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Since then, DNRC staff has been working to combine recommendations from all four watershed basins in the state [Clark Fork, Yellowstone, Upper Missouri and Lower Missouri] into one statewide water resource management plan.
A public meeting was held at the Wolf Point Elks Club in May with participation from the Wolf Point, Poplar and Culbertson areas.
The draft plan has been released for public comment and a series of meetings will be held to hear from the state’s citizens.
This attempt at updating Montana’s existing state water plan was very ambitious, and involved the public at every level. The result is a document that has concrete recommendations on how to manage our state’s precious water resources with measurable results. Agencies whose duties encompass water distribution, water quality, drought concerns, economic development, and wildlife can all benefit from suggestions gleaned from public comment over the past year.
For those unable to attend, DNRC will accept written public comment on the plan until Oct. 26. To submit written comment, visit www.dnrc.mt.gov for an online comment form and a copy of the draft plan.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Oct. 2

(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 to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday Sept. 29, Valley County Detention Center was holding two female inmates 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, Sept. 17 and Monday, Sept. 29:
•Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell;
•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;
•Brandon Bigham, 30, Minot, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Scott Crain, 27 Froid, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a peace officer and misdemeanor criminal mischief;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Culbert-
son, disorderly conduct, partner/family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Paul Harkin, 38, Billings, criminal trespass, obstructing a peace officer and criminal mischief. Bonded out.
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out-of- county warrant;
•Alvin Scherrill, 61, Culbertson, serving sentence;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Oct. 2

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Sept. 22 and 28. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Sept. 22
10:41 a.m., officers responded to Git-N-Go for a report of a beer theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at presstime.
5:22 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a Wolf Point female. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point female.
7:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a dumpster fire on the alley between East Dawson and East Edgar streets, just off First Avenue South with one truck and two firefighters.
11:29 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report of a fight in progress and arrested Hjalmer Spotted Bear, 29, of Mandaree, N.D., and Noble Drags Wolf, 28, of Poplar, for disorderly conduct.
Sept. 23
5:34 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Crescent Drive for a report of a suspicious male in the area. The investigation continued at presstime.
5:36 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of East Indian Street for a report of criminal trespass to a residence. The investigation continued at presstime.
8:09 a.m., firefighters responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Hwy. 2, one mile east of Alco with one truck and five firefighters.
10:45 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Idaho Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Michael Crow Jr., 23, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of theft of utility services. The investigation continued at presstime.
4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Blaine Street for a report of an assault in progress with minor injuries to a 41-year-old Wolf Point female and arrested Felicia Yellow Hawk, 31, of Wolf Point, for simple assault and assault with bodily fluid.
7:34 p.m., officers took a complaint of a sexual assault of a minor. No other information was provided other than the investigation is continuing.
11:55 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for two separate reports of criminal trespass where two residences were entered. The investigation continued at presstime.
Sept. 24
3:35 a.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of a disturbance and arrested Nathan Dumont Jr., 46, of Wolf Point, for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Sept. 25
2 a.m., officers responded to The Water Hole for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a 23-year-old Wolf Point female. Charges are pending against another Wolf Point female.
11 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Third Avenue South for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued at over $1,000. The investigation continued at presstime.
2:09 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street and arrested Joshua Franke, 21, of Wolf Point, on an outstanding warrant.
4:24 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of a restraining order violation. The investigation continued at presstime.
4:40 p.m., officers responded to the Youth Dynamics office for a report of a theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at presstime.
6:30 p.m., officeers responded to the Wolf Point Wellness Center and arrested a 16-year-old Wolf Point male on a warrant.
9:17 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Helena Street for a report of harassment. The investigation continued at presstime.
Sept. 26
1:08 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of criminal trespass and arrested Robert Azure III, 21, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.
6:33 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of trespass to a vehicle with no reported loss. The investigation continued at presstime.
Sept. 27
4:13 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Edgar Street for a report of a suspicious individual in the area. The investigation continued at presstime.
9:39 a.m., officers responded to Lucky Lil’s for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a 29-year-old Wolf Point female. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
11:45 a.m., officers took a report of a strong arm robbery with minor injuries to a 19-year-old Wolf Point male. Two suspects from Wolf Point have been identified.
12:34 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Blaine Street for a report of a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident with no injuries reported. A 17-year-old Wolf Point male was cited for driving without a driver’s license and careless driving.
4:33 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Jatonna Fourstar, 35, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
5:15 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Cascade Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested a 15-year-old Wolf Point female for disorderly conduct.
11:17 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Idaho Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and cited Ashley Bigleggins-Shyface, 23, of Wolf Point, for criminal mischief.
11:44 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Idaho Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Seth Miller, 31, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
Sept. 28
4:41 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a beer theft. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
11:18 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Custer Street for a report of suspicious young males in the area. No damages were reported. There was no further investigation.
2:04 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Idaho Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Erica Laverdure, 25, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Sept. 22 and 28: checks of wellbeing, 13; civil standby, six; domestic disturbance, five; public assistance, 13; motor vehicle accidents, one; removal of unwanted individuals, 15; animal complaints, three; medical assistance, four; fire assistance, one; alarm, nine; assist other agency, 11; unfounded report, 11; driving complaints, five; school requested assistance, one.

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Driver From North Dakota Seriously Injured Highway Patrol Says Alcohol Involved In Hwy. 2 Rollover

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Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy Clay McGeshick (left) and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice officer Enrique Morales examine a Pontiac G6 that left the roadway on the north side of U.S. Hwy 2, one mile east of the Wolf Point Alco store, Tuesday, Sept. 23, and rolled multiple times ejecting the driver.    (Photo by John Plestina)

The Montana Highway Patrol reported that alcohol was a factor in a rollover crash that seriously injured a North Dakota man on U.S. Hwy 2, one mile east of the Wolf Point Alco store, Tuesday, Sept. 23, a little after 8 a.m.
The 29-year-old male driver from Mandaree, N.D., who authorities had not identified by the time The Herald-News went to press, was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6 eastbound that left the roadway on the north side of U.S. Hwy. 2 and rolled multiple times ejecting the driver, who was laying on the ground about 60 feet from the car that had partially broken apart. The engine was on the ground on the driver side.
Sgt. Jeff Kent said about four hours after the crash that the MHP was still trying to determine the legal ownership of the vehicle, which had Montana 41 county license plates, indicating that the owner registered it in McCone County. He said it was not known if the driver had purchased the car, borrowed it, or if he was driving it for another reason.
“He struck a driveway approach,” Kent said, adding that the driver lost control and rolled an undetermined number of times, causing the car to partially break apart. He said it was undetermined whether the car rolled on its side or end-over-end.
“It’s difficult to determine once they go airborne,” Kent said. “It’s safe to say it [rolled] multiple times.”
“Alcohol appears to have been a factor,” he said.
“Charges are pending,” Kent said.
The driver, who was alone in the car, sustained undisclosed injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus. The MHP, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice, Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department and NEMHS EMS personnel all responded.

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Police Officers Save Three People From Fire

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This house on the corner of Alder Street and Fifth Avenue North in Wolf Point shows no exterior signs of fire damage. The fire that started on a mattress and damaged one bedroom resulted in several people being transported by ambulance to the hospital for smoke inhalation.  (Photo by John Plestina)

Four law enforcement officers from three agencies entered a burning house on the 500 block of Alder Street in Wolf Point and rescued three adults, Wednesday, Sept. 10.
The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department reported that the fire started on a mattress and was confined to one room of the split level house, which is located just west of Albertson’s.
The fire was reported to the 911 dispatch center at 10 p.m.
WPVFD chief Shawn Eggar said the three people who had to be rescued sustained minor injuries.
They were transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services -Wolf Point Campus where they were treated for smoke inhalation.
Wolf Point Police officers Joey Olson and Meshin Wehbe, Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice Sgt. James Combs and a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy who has not been identified all entered the house.
An attempt to contact FPTDLJ Capt. Jim Summers for comment was unsuccessful.

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