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The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will conduct two courses for wild-land firefighting for local farmers and ranchers.
It will provide insight on firefighting safety, strategies, tactics and working together with firefighters.
The course will be held in Culbertson, Thursday, Feb. 26, and Wolf Point, Friday, Feb. 27. Both courses will begin at 6 p.m. at local fire stations.
The training will be free and a meal will be provided.
Sign-up as soon as possible by contacting Wolf Point Fire Chief Shawn Eggar at 939-5769, Culbertson Fire Chief Alan Aspenlieder at 790-0888 or Roosevelt County Fire Warden Steve Harada at 650-2222.
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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, Feb. 24, 15 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, Feb. 17, and Tuesday, Feb. 24:
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•James Brown, 22, Anchorage, Alaska, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs;
•Joel Campos, 37, Las Cruces, N.M., felony possession of dangerous drugs;
•Tyrell Connor, 29, Wolf Point, probation violation;
• Dale 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;
•Andrew D. Giles, 33, Grenville, Tenn., contempt of court;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Jason Knight, 37; Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist, 41, Chattoroy, Wash., 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, awaiting sentencing;
•Brian B. Suggs, 33, Mesa, Ariz., driving under the influence, criminal endangerment, failure to carry proof of insurance, driving a motor vehicle while the privilege to do so is revoked and fail to stop immediately at property damage accident;
•Dani Trinder, 21, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest;
•Carroll G. Wells, 35, Fairview, criminal contempt warrant.
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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 Feb. 9 and 22. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
12:40 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on the 100 block of Sixth Avenue North and cited Cami Shields, 38, of Wolf Point for driving without a license, driving without insurance and criminal contempt of court.
1:49 p.m., officers responded to the Sherman Inn and arrested Isaac Irizary, 43, of Wolf Point for partner/family member assault and disorderly conduct.
12 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of smoke at the Dakota Dollar Plus store. The cause was an overheated popcorn machine.
12:27 p.m., officers responded to a minor motor vehicle accident at Third Avenue South and Main Street and arrested Timothy Todd, 51, of Wolf Point for driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving without insurance and careless driving.
4:10 p.m., officers responded to Prairie Cinema and arrested Anthony Miller, 22, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
9:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Steven Follet, 34, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and Marva Bull Chief, 47, of Wolf Point for domestic abuse.
9:15 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 2 and Fourth Avenue and cited Holly Reum, 37, for driving without a license, driving without insurance and failure to give the right of way.
6:15 p.m., police took a report of an assault that occurred earlier at Albertson’s. The investigation continued at press time.
10:23 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Eureka Street for a report of a man causing a disturbance and arrested James Olson, 36, on a warrant.
12:37 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued over $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
2:35 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of employees finding a bag containing suspected illegal drugs. Police seized the bag. The investigation continued at press time.
9:48 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Custer Street for a report of an assault. The suspect left prior to police arrival. The investigation continued at press time.
11:25 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of First Avenue South for a report of an attempted break-in. The investigation continued at press time.
4:19 p.m., firefighters responded to a truck axle fire at Cenex East.
6:29 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Cascade Street for a report of a man revving an engine in a parked car and arrested Curtis Forrest, 27, of Wolf Point for driving under the influence, refusal of a breath test, driving without a license and driving without insurance.
9:48 a.m., officers responded to Wolf Point Federal Credit Union for a report of a woman knowingly writing checks on a closed account. Police notified area businesses. The investigation continued at press time.
9:57 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Dawson Street for a report of a disturbance and cited a 17-year-old Wolf Point male for minor in possession of alcohol.
2:23 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Eureka Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle. The investigation continued at press time.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Feb. 9 and 22: checks of wellbeing, three; public assistance, 14; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, five; animal complaints, two; medical assistance, two; fire assistance, one; alarm, three; unfounded reports, 11; and driving complaints, three.
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The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to the new Dakota Dollar Plus store on the 400 block of Cascade Street Friday, Feb. 13. The building that formerly housed Top Notch Video, filled with smoke when a popcorn popper overheated. There was no reported fire damage and no injuries. The Wolf Point Police Department and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice assisted at the scene. (Photo by John Plestina)
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District Judge David Cybulski agreed to reduce bail for a Williston, N.D., couple with companion felony drug cases from $25,000 each to $5,000 with waivers of extraction Wednesday, Feb. 11, allowing them to return to jobs in a Williston tattoo and piercing business. Both were freed on bond the following day.
Joshua Wayne Jones, 36, was arraigned on a felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
Melissa Ann Jewett, 32, was arraigned immediately after Jones on felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a peace officer.
Both pleaded not guilty to all counts.
According to the Roose-velt County Attorney’s Office, the business that employs Jones and Jewett is Skinful Pleasures, a Williston tattoo and piercing parlor.
Both have tattoos on their necks and Jones has what is clearly a swastika on the right side of his neck.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick O’Connor and Deputy Chelbi Brugh arrested Jones and Jewett Monday, Jan. 19, after making contact with them inside the State Line Casino near Bainville. Casino staff had requested that the RCSO remove Jones and Jewett from the establishment.
The RCSO had prior contact with the pair when the Gold Dust Casino, also located near Bainville, called Dec. 31, 2014, telling deputies that Jones was making employees nervous. At that time, deputies told Jones and Jewett to leave the casino. According to the RCSO, Jewett had given a false name and birth date. The RCSO dispatch data center was not operational for checks of suspects.
Jewett’s true identity became known Jan. 19, as well as Jones being on federal probation for a counterfeiting conviction. It was later learned that Jones was off supervised probation.
“Deputies had received criminal history information about Jones violent tendencies and his prior arrests for drug possession and weapons possession,” a narrative from Roosevelt County Undersheriff John Summers read.
The narrative also stated that Jones tried several times to put his hands in his pockets and was told not to by O’Connor and Brugh at the State Line Casino. Jones had to be secured in handcuffs.
Methamphetamine and a knife were found in Jones pockets.
One hydrocodone pill was found on Jewett that she did not have a prescription for.
The car Jones and Jewett were driving when they were arrested was towed to the RCSO in Wolf Point and a search warrant was secured. More hydrocodone pills, a pill bottle with a name on it other than Jones’ or Jewett’s and several cell phones were found in the car and secured as evidence.
The car was released to Jones when he and Jewett bonded out of jail Thursday, Feb. 12.
May 11 trial dates are scheduled.