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Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School held its annual Back To School Social with ice cream, Tuesday, Aug. 19. It was also an opportunity for students to meet teachers and other staff, pick up class schedules and try out their locker combinations. Pictured are Wesley Weeks and Aiyana Bridges getting their ice cream in the cafeteria.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Alonzo Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Adam Lucatero Alonzo, 31, of Williston, N.D. and San Bernadino, Calif., withdrew a not guilty plea and pleaded guilty in 15th District Court to criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, Wednesday, Aug. 26, after signing a plea agreement.
Judge David Cybulski accepted the plea and found Alonzo guilty.
Alonzo testified that he had methamphetamine, syringes, small plastic bags, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, digital scale, 10 cell phones and $991 in cash and paraphernalia in his possession.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alonzo and Hilario Velasquez, 34, of Williston, N.D., and Riverside, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013, following a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 2 eastbound, between Bainville and Culbertson. Alonzo was driving.
A jury convicted Velasquez, of two drug charges in 15th District Court, Friday, Aug. 1.

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Brockton Woman Arraigned On Federal Embezzlement Charge

Jana Nygard, 28, of Brockton appeared for an arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Strong in U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Thursday, Aug. 21, on charges of embezzlement of government property and theft of mail by an officer or employee.
She pleaded not guilty.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Nygard  faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years supervised release.
A grand jury indicted Nygard.
The United States Postal Service investigated the case.

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Stampede Kept Police Busy

Police Chief Jeff Harada presented his activity report for July to the Wolf Point City Council, Monday, Aug. 18.
“The annual Stampede weekend was effectively and efficiently controlled by the department with extra mobile and foot patrols throughout the community,” Harada wrote in his report.
Harada reported that officers responded to 513 calls for the month of July, an increase of 100 over the 413 calls in June.
Total arrests, citations and tickets issued in July were 74, 31 fewer than in June.
City officers issued 64 tribal citations and 10 state citations during July, a slight decrease from June.
Police vehicles patrolled 6,707 miles, up from 5,543 in June and an average of 216 miles per day.
The animal control officer drove 887 miles during July, an average of almost 29 miles per day.
Animal control impounded 30 dogs during July, the same number as in June. Eleven were released to owners after impoundment and license fees were collected, 18 were adopted out and one was euthanized.
Of a total of 67 reported offenses in July, disorderly conduct had the most arrests and citations with 16.

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Bigham, Crush, Jones Appear In 15th Judicial District Court

Brandon Bigham, Kyle Travis Crush and Gary Ray Jones appeared in 15th Judicial District Court, Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Bigham, 30, of Minot, N.D., charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute appeared on a petition to revoke bail. He was also recently charged with criminal contempt.
Police in North Dakota arrested Bigham.
Judge David Cybulski added $20,000 to $10,000 bond Bigham previously posted for a total of $30,000.
Bigham also withdrew a plea agreement.
A trial is scheduled for Nov. 17.
Crush, 50, of Bainville, pleaded not guilty to assault with a weapon, intimidation, felony criminal endangerment and disorderly conduct during an arraignment. He is free on bail.
Undersheriff John Summers said the incident stems from a bar fight July 28 and that a complainant said Crush had a shotgun outside a bar.
Jones, 44, of Mesa, Ariz., appeared on a petition to revoke bail and signed a plea agreement in court.
He pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer and felony driving under the influence for an incident that is alleged to have happened April 29.
A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy was reported injured.
Cybulski accepted the plea agreement and found Jones guilty.
Jones was brought into court on Wednesday, Aug. 13, on a bench warrant to answer a petition to revoke bond due to failure to comply with bail conditions.
He had been free on $40,000 bail, which Cybulski said no longer applies. Jones would have to put up an additional $40,000 bond to get out of jail.
Darryl James Lewis of Powell, Wyo., was scheduled to appear on a petition to revoke bail. He is incarcerated in North Dakota.
Lewis pleaded not guilty to five drug-related charges in July.

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