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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 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, Oct. 6, 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. 30 and Monday, Monday, Oct. 6:
•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;
•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;
•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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(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
10:57 a.m., officers responded to Wolf Point High School for a request to remove a student causing a disturbance and arrested a 12-year-old male for youth in need of supervision and disorderly conduct.
1:04 p.m., officers responded to Lucky Lil’s Casino for a report of a fight in progress and cited Brandy Schindler, 30, of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
9:50 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street for a report of a fight in progress and cited Ronald Brunelle, 42, Jordan Jackson, 23, and Charlie Garfield, 31, all of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
12:35 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Fairweather Street for a report of theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
4:59 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Helena Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with no reported permanent damage. The investigation continued at press time.
5:16 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of a restraining order violation. The investigation continued at press time.
2:55 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Idaho Street for a report of a lost or stolen wallet with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
7:37 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a male causing a disturbance. While at the residence, police took a report of an assault. The suspect had left prior to police arrival. The investigation continued at press time.
Time not available, officers cited Lucas Hamilton, 18, of Wolf Point, for criminal mischief resulting from a vandalism incident that was reported Sept. 3. Charges are pending against another Wolf Point male.
1:14 a.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a male causing a disturbance and refusing to leave, and arrested Royce Birdsbill Sr., 45, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
10:04 p.m., firefighters responded to a shed fire behind a vacant residence on the 200 block of Helena Street with five firefighters. The shed was fully involved when the WPVFD arrived and was a total loss. The cause is unknown but deemed suspicious.
4:01 p.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Jail to assist the Northeast Montana Health Services ambulance staff.
9:50 p.m., officers responded to Fifth Avenue South and Benton Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident with no reported injuries and arrested Darrick Clancy, 37, of Wolf Point, for driving under the influence.
10:57 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a request to remove an unwanted person and arrested Larry Long Jr., 41, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
12:56 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street for a report of two females fighting outside Arlo’s Bar.
Chrystina Brock, 24, of Wolf Point, was arrested on a warrant.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5: checks of wellbeing, one; civil standby, one; domestic disturbance, four; public assistance, 15; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, 11; animal complaints, none; medical assistance, four; fire assistance, none; alarm, 10; assist other agency, two; unfounded report, 12; driving complaints, three; and school requested assistance, one.
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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on three parcels nominated for oil and gas leasing in Roosevelt and Powder River counties for a 15-day scoping period which ends Oct. 21.
The preliminary parcel list, as well as recommended stipulations, is available on the BLM Montana/Dakotas website at http://blm.gov.llld. Information, environmental assessments and lease sale notices can also be found.
Written by John Plestina
A Wolf Point man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Powder River Road, more commonly known as Swimming Pool Road, north of Wolf Point, Sunday, Sept. 28.
The Montana Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call at 2:30 a.m.
The MHP did not identify him because as of Monday, Sept. 29, because charges had not been filed, but several people identified him as Ryan Hunsley, 26.
He was alone in the pickup he was driving.
“Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash,” MHP Trooper Barry Kilpela said.
He said Monday, Sept. 29, that the crash remained under investigation and no charges had been filed.
“He rolled multiple times. He was ejected due to not wearing a seatbelt,” Kilpela said.
“He veered partially off the roadway. He overcorrected and veered to the other side of the roadway and went partially off the road,” Kelpela said.
Hunsley was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus. From there, he was flown to Billings Clinic, where he remained hospitalized as of presstime Tuesday.
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 fishing access site manager Woody Baxter makes a point about the issues concerning the shooting range during the public meeting in Wolf Point. The second photo is Roosevelt County Commission Chairman Duane Nygaard making a point. (Photos by John Plestina)
The message from several people attending a public meeting at Fort Peck Community College in Wolf Point, Tuesday, Sept. 23, was if the current shooting area adjacent to Bridge Park closes, they want a new public shooting range developed.
People who had used the range near the Montana Hwy. 13 bridge on the Missouri River told Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials they need a public location and that they will form a rod and gun club in Wolf Point to manage it if necessary.
FWP Region 6 fishing access site manager Woody Baxter said it is definite that the shooting range would close for safety reasons.
FWP has since closed the range and cleaned up the site.
The shooting range has become a nighttime party place with drinking, drug use, drunken individuals shooting and illegal trash dumping.
Neighbors of the shooting area have said they are not safe and errant bullets have strayed into at least one nearby resident’s yard, nearly hitting his house.
“I’ve felt uncomfortable about the shooting range for years,” Baxter said.
He sited that it’s a small area with a short distance to a berm that is supposed to stop bullets, insufficient FWP funding to manage it, nighttime parties and the increasing incidents where it has become a dump site.
“This range, I hope to close down in the next few days or next week,” Baxter said at the Wolf Point meeting.
“We’ll physically close it with some fencing and possibly a berm,” he said, adding that signage will be used.
Baxter said steel posts for targets would be removed but the berm that has protected neighbors will remain.
Baxter said he has a verbal commitment from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office for enforcement of the closure in addition to game wardens and seeks help from the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
“As a hunting, fishing and recreational agency, we’re very much in favor of shooting sports,” Baxter said.
The FWP Shooting Range Grant Program could be a funding source for a new shooting range. It includes funding for ranges on both owned and leased land. Grants awarded last year were as low as $1,500 and as high as $33,000.
“If you are going to have a target place, it has to be close to Wolf Point,” Roosevelt County Commission presiding officer Duane Nygaard said.
FWP has managed the Lewis and Clark Fishing Access Site in what most local people know as Bridge Park since 1999.
Anyone interested in forming a gun club in Wolf Point and helping to develop a new shooting site may contact Mike Kauffold at 650-7691.