Wolf Point Herald

Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Aug. 21

(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 illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday Aug. 18, 14 inmates were incarcerated, Valley County Detention Center was holding two females and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding three males to alleviate overcrowding. One female inmate bonded out.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail as of Monday, Aug. 18: Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; Michael Conant, 34, McCabe, partner/family member assault, felony criminal mischief, felony assault on a peace officer; Kyle Crush, 50, Bainville, assault with a weapon, intimidation, felony criminal endangerment, disorderly conduct; William Debbs, 43, Casper, Wyo., probation violation; Jesse Gottschalk, 22, Algonac, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Gary Jones, 44, Mesa, Ariz., assault on a peace officer with injury; Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Nicholas Marino, 25, Williston, N.D., carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, firearm possession by convicted felon, sale of dangerous drugs; Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out-of-county warrant; Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer; Kyle Stevens, 36, Tomball, Texas, felony theft; Amber Taylor, 29, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; and Cameron Watson, 19, Malta, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, marijuana; criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drugs paraphernalia.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Aug. 21

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Aug. 11 and 17. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Aug. 11
7:56 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump and arrested Shannon Bigleggins, 23, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
8:09 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Third Avenue South for a report of an assault with a young Wolf Point male sustaining minor injuries and cited Caleb Trowbridge, 22, of Wolf Point, with assault.
Aug. 12
1:08 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a beer theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
3:18 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of First Avenue South for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident where a vehicle struck a utility pole and left the scene. Officers later cited Royce Birdsbill Jr., 22, of Wolf Point, for leaving the scene of an accident, driving with no driver’s license and no insurance.
4:29 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a male who had damaged several shelves after being told to leave the store. Police had previously told the same male to leave. Officers located Caleb Trowbridge, 22, of Wolf Point, at 1:33 p.m. on the 800 block of West Blaine Street and arrested him for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
8:38 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
10:58 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Cascade Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
12:11 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Granville Street for a report of a juvenile shooting a BB gun at a another juvenile with minor injuries. Officers cited an 11-year-old Wolf Point male juvenile with simple assault and released him to his guardian.
2:34 p.m., officers responded to the Wolf Point airport on request from TSA for a woman found with a single .22 caliber live cartridge in her purse. She was not arrested and allowed to board the aircraft.
3 p.m., officers cited Sheridan Walton, 24, of Wolf Point for felony theft from Albertson’s.
3:24 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Nicole Reddog, 26, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
10:24 p.m., officers responded to Lucky Lil’s Casino for a report of a domestic dispute in progress with minor injuries to a Wolf Point female. Officers arrested James Jackson, 32, of Wolf Point for domestic abuse.
Aug. 13
12:40 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Eureka Street for a report of a suspicious male. The investigation continues.
1:41 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Granville Street for a report of a domestic assault and arrested Trevor White, 21, of Wolf Point, on an outstanding warrant.
8 a.m., officers responded to the Montana-Dakota Utilities office for a report of thefts of several meters from MDU property with a loss valued at more than $1,000. The investigation continues.
8:15 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dawson Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
6:24 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and cited a 15-year-old Wolf Point female for minor in possession of alcohol.
6:49 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Cascade Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage and no reported injuries. A vehicle struck a parked vehicle and a fence. Damage is in excess of $1,000. The investigation continues.
Aug. 14
1:22 a.m., officers responded to the area of Anaconda Street and Second Avenue South and cited four Wolf Point male juveniles for curfew violations. Three were 14 years old and one was 13.
7:05 a.m., officers responded to Fourth Avenue South and Helena Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Loren Red Elk, 21, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and Shyla Guldborg, 18, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol.
10:54 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Front Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
1:22 p.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of shoplifting with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
11:03 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a request to remove an unwanted individual and arrested Larry Long Jr., 42, of Frazer, for disorderly conduct.
Aug. 15
8:22 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Granville Street for a report of child neglect. The incident is under investigation by BIA Social Services and charges are pending.
11:58 a.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of a counterfeit $10 bill. The investigation continues.
Aug. 16
5:30 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Seventh Avenue South for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
9:38 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a request to remove an unwanted male and cited Breon Dupree, 31, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.
11:24 a.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested a 15-year-old Wolf Point female for minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct.
12:23 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Blaine Street for a report of a domestic dispute in progress with minor injuries to a Wolf Point female and arrested Robert White, 32, of Wolf Point, for severe physical domestic abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 17
8:55 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Third Avenue South for a report of suspicious activity in the area. The investigation continues.
1:47 p.m., officers responded to the area of the underpass for a report of an assault with moderate injuries to a 26-year-old Wolf Point female. Charges are pending against a 32-year-old Wolf Point female.
Other calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Aug. 11 and 17: checks of wellbeing, nine; civil standby, five; domestic disturbance, eight; public assistance, 10; removal of unwanted individuals, 19; animal complaints, three; medical assistance, four; fire assistance, one; alarm, six; assist other agency, six; unfounded report, 10; and driving complaints, four.

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Car Fire

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This fire destroyed a Ford Taurus that was parked in a driveway of a residence on the 200 block of Idaho Street about 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5.  The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded within minutes of a 911 call.  The car had not been started for a while and the cause is under investigation.
(Photos by John Plestina)

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House Fire

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The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on the corner of East Custer Street and Third Avenue South, Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7:32 p.m. Firefighters contained the fire to one room of the single-family structure. (Photo by John Plestina)

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City Council Passes Budget

The good news is Wolf Point municipal employees will earn a little more money. The bad news is property taxes will increase slightly due to change in the mill rate.
The city council passed the fiscal year 2014-15 budget during a special meeting, Monday, Aug. 11.
The general fund is set at $1.59 million, up from $1.452 million one year ago. The total mill authorization was 280.1, an increase from 272.23.
The mill value decreased about $30 per mill due to less equipment, vehicles and mobile homes in the city than there were one year ago.
The council approved other funds not subject to the mill levy. They were: permissive medical [offsets the cost of city employee health insurance], five mill maximum; swimming pool bond, 19.50 mills.
There are no increases in water, sewer and garbage costs, or for lighting and street maintenance.
All enterprise funds and special assessment districts were approved with no increases.
To attract new municipal employees and retain existing workers, the council approved two resolutions that pump up wages, a move city clerk/treasurer Marlene Mahlum said is necessary to compete with an increasing amount of well-paying oilfield jobs, construction employment and jobs with other governmental entities.
The city is implementing a longevity policy where employees are rewarded with raises built into their wage scales to reward long-term employment.
Councilman Rollie Paulson said cost of living pay increases will continue and job classifications are not changing.
The council also approved an additional $300 per month, per full-time employee, bonus for one year, renewable on an annual basis. It is contingent on oil severance funding, which netted the city $57,000 for the first quarter this year.
Wolf Point’s bonus program is similar to the stipend program Roosevelt County recently adopted. The council did not label the program a stipend.
The council and other elected municipal officials are not included in the bonus program.
Both measures are retroactive to July 1, the beginning of the new fiscal year.

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