Wolf Point Herald

Accused Eagle Slayer Arraigned

A Glasgow man accused of killing a golden eagle pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Tuesday, April 21, before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston in Great Falls.
A federal grand jury indicted Keith Morehouse, 30, for unlawful taking of a golden eagle.
If convicted, Morehouse faces a possible one year in federal prison and $100,000 in fines.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service investigated the case.

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Three Avoid Prison During Sentencing In District Court

District Judge David Cybulski sentenced three people to sentences that that include fines and probation, but avoid prison as long as they stay out of trouble during law and motion proceedings in 15th District Court Wednesday, April 29.
Shelby Rider
Shelby Lynn Rider is the second person accused in the drugs by deception case that occurred at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson in June.
Cybulski sentenced her to a five-year deferred imposition of sentence on a felony drug possession charge and six months deferred imposition of sentence on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Other counts were dismissed under a plea agreement.
Rider and Jesse Gottschalk, both 22 and both from Algonac, Mich., and currently living in North Dakota, faced separate companion cases.
Both withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to felony drug possession charges during recent months. Both admitted in court to allegations that they together attempted to obtain drugs from RMC on June 25, 2014 by making false claims.
Each had been free on $20,000 bond since August  and both have signed waivers of extradition.
Gottschalk received a similar deferred imposition of sentencing when Cybulski sentenced him Jan. 28.
Jodee Scott
Cybulski sentenced Jodee Rae Scott, 53, of Poplar to terms in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections of one, 10 and five years, all to run concurrently, with all prison time suspended, and $13,500 in fines.
The sentence followed terms of a plea agreement where Scott pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fleeing from or eluding a peace officer, felony tampering with evidence and felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
The incident that led to the charges occurred in Culbertson April 4, 2013. She has been free on bond.
Cody Twomey
Cody Twomey, 20, of Culbertson received a seven-year sentence to the custody of the Montana DOC, all suspended, and a $10,000 fine.
Twomey withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment Sept. 10. The original charges were aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, criminal endangerment and being under the influence of an intoxicating substance by a person under 21, all stemming from an incident that occurred June 22 at a party spot southwest of Culbertson near the Missouri River that is known as “Twight’s Bottom.”
The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to multiple 911 calls at about 3:30 a.m., reporting a male threatening others with a shotgun.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For May 7, 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 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 May 4, 10 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, April 27, and Monday, May 4:
•Erin Adams, 37, Wolf Point, driving under the influence, operating with expired registration;  
•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;
•Thaddeus Engelke, 36, Froid, obstructing a peace officer, out-of-county warrant and resisting arrest, released;  
•Donald Fowler, 52, Plentywood, 48-hour sentence for Montana State Probation and Parole;
•Amelia Hackman, 32, Scobey, contempt of court from Sheridan and Daniel’s counties;
•John Johnson III, 61, Wolf Point, driving under the influence, bonded out;
•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;
•Anthony McClendon, 55, Culbertson, driving under the influence, driving motor vehicle while privilege revoked;
•John Mincey, 47, Poplar, theft - first offense;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest, awaiting sentencing;
•Zachery Shay, 23, Rock Springs, Wyo., arrested on out-of-county warrant;   
•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 7, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between April 27 and May 3. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
April 27
2:05 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 2 at Alder Street and arrested a 16-year-old Wolf Point male for minor in possession of alcohol, curfew violation and hindering law enforcement. They also cited a 17-year-old Wolf Point male for a curfew violation. Officers also arrested Brent Follett, 20, of Wolf Point for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
5:12 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
7:30 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Main Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
8 a.m., officers responded to the Wolf Point Airport for a report of damage to a fence from a possible hit-and-run motor vehicle accident. The incident remains under investigation.
9:20 a.m., officers responded to Farmers Union Lumber for a report of a theft from the property with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
4:45 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 600 block Sixth Avenue South for a report of vandalism to the residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
8:20 p.m., officers responded to the Northside School for a report of vandalism to playground equipment and cited a 13-year-old male for criminal mischief.
April 28
8:13 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Granville Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
10:25 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Helena Street for a report of an assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point adult male.
Time not stated: Police cited two juveniles in connection with several window shooting incidents that occurred during November and December 2014.
4:40 p.m., officers responded to Steve’s Auto on U.S. Hwy. 2 for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident. The incident remains under investigation.
April 29
6:44 a.m., officers responded to a residence on 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.
9:16 a.m., officers responded to Subs & Such for a report of a theft from the property with a loss valued over $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
11:53 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Eureka Street after the dispatch center received a 911 hang-up call and arrested Glenn Cantrell, 20, of Wolf Point for possession of drug paraphernalia and on a warrant.
4:17 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of an assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point adult male.
6:06 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a disturbance in the street and arrested Elias Walking Eagle, 33, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
April 30
12:20 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop at Sixth Avenue South and Front Street and cited Ashley Johnston, 32, of Wolf Point for possession of dangerous drugs and driving without insurance.
12:28 a.m., firefighters responded to a haystack fire on Smith Road with two trucks.
8:25 a.m., police took a report of vandalism to Farm Bureau Insurance building on U.S. Hwy. 2.
May 1
1 p.m., police took a report of a theft of a motor vehicle from High Plains Motors by a man taking a test drive. The Montana Highway Patrol recovered the missing pickup truck in Helena three days later.
9 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Dawson Street for a report of an intoxicated person sleeping in the yard and arrested Kevin Belgarde, 28, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
May 2
8 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Edgar Street for a report of a vehicle entry with no reported theft. The incident remains under investigation.
8:51 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Main Street for a report of a burglary at the Montana Department of Child and Family Services with a loss valued over $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
6 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Dawson Street for a report of criminal trespass to a vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
7:55 p.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a violation of a restraining order. The incident remains under investigation.
May 3
3:20 p.m., firefighters responded with one truck and five firefighters to a structure fire in Frazer as mutual aid for the Valley County Long Run Fire Department. An abandoned residence was completely destroyed.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between April 27 and May 3: checks of wellbeing, four; domestic disturbance, five; public assistance, 30; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, nine; animal complaints, three; medical assistance, five; alarm, five; assist other agency, three; unfounded reports, 14; driving complaints, seven; and school requested assistance, one.

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Baldwin Declines Offer To Be Superintendent

The veteran educator who taught at Wolf Point High School for nine years and was slated to return to become district superintendent turned down an offered contract.
Jim Baldwin, originally from Culbertson and currently of St. John, Wash., was the top finalist for the position. The second choice to become superintendent, Monte Silk, withdrew from consideration.
As of early afternoon, Wednesday, April 29, it is not know what course of action the Wolf Point School Board will take. They are likely to begin the advertising, application and interview process for a third time.
Current superintendent Joe Paine leaves June 30 for a new position in Grenora, N.D.

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