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Public Hearing To Address Proposed Doubling Of Street Levy

Wolf Point residents will have an opportunity to comment on a proposal to double the street maintenance levy during a public hearing Monday, Aug. 5.
The proposal is to raise the assessment from $39.60 to $79.20 to fund major street maintenance projects municipal officials say are necessary because grant funding is not available.
“We need to fix our streets, which are going to be terrible,” mayor Chris Dschaak said.
The full budget, which the council is scheduled to adopt Monday, Aug. 19, remains a work in progress.
“I don’t foresee any increases in water, sewer or garbage,” City clerk/treasurer Marlene Mahlum said. “We have dire need,” she said.
The council voted unanimously to move forward with the proposal.
The meeting will be advertised in The Herald-News.
The public hearing will be held in the council chambers Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m.

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Commissioners Push Vicious Dogs Ordinance Closer To Approval

The Roosevelt County Commissioners passed a vicious dog ordinance on a required first of two readings Tuesday, July 14.
The commissioners are likely to pass it into law with approval on a second reading next week.
Under the new ordinance, an owner of a dog that bites or attempts to bite will face a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum fine of $250 and possible destruction of the dog or the mandatory implantation of an identifying microchip. It becomes mandatory that biting dogs be euthanized on second offenses. The fines for an owner after a second offense goes to $500.
The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office or any other local law enforcement agency will be authorized to impound and quarantine any dog that bites.
The Roosevelt County Attorney requested the ordinance after several people asked for stricter laws addressing vicious dogs.
In other business, the commissioners authorized the County Road Department to purchase two front end disks for $32,500.
The commissioners also approved electrical work at the fairgrounds in Culbertson at a minimum cost of $2,700.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For July 23, 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, July 20, 12 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male and the Valley County Detention Center was holding three females to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, July 13, and Monday, July 20:
•Julian Baughman, 32, Tampa, Fla., fleeing or eluding a peace officer, criminal endangerment and obstructing a peace officer;
•Amos Bridges, 39, Wolf Point, criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lee Carpenter, 45, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct, released;
•Steven E. Crutchfield, 32, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct, bonded out;  
•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;
•Tyrule Davis, 43, Los Angeles, Calif., assault on peace officer or judicial official;
•Jason Ellerkamp, 35, Culbertson, criminal endangerment;  
•Jason Fridge, 30, Williston, N.D., driving under the influence of any drug;
•Matthew C. Gustafson, 29, Wolf Point, out-of-county warrant, bonded out;  
•Kevyn Johannesson, 26, Williston, N.D., fleeing or eluding a peace officer, criminal endangerment, obstructing a peace officer;
•Nicodemus A. Kupka, 19, Watford City, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs and out-of- county warrant;
•Joseph Laturell, 52, Bainville, partner or family member assault, sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated kidnapping;
•Morgan M. Long, 29, Wolf Point, out-of-county warrant, bonded out;
•Charles Pinner, 59, Detroit, Mich., aggravated kidnapping and sexual intercourse without consent;
•Cody D. Sietsema, 30, Wolf Point, disorderly conduct, bonded out;  
•Patrick Tomlinson, 24, unknown hometown, Kan., warrant for parole violation out of Kansas;
•Amanda Walton, 32, Poplar, violation of a protective order, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child, transferred to Valley County Detention Center;
•Monte Walton, 35, Poplar, endangering the welfare of a child, violation of a protective order, first offense, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, theft and burglary.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For July 23, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between July 13 and 19. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
July 13
2:48 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested two 16-year-old female juveniles for minor in possession of alcohol, youth in need of supervision and curfew violations.
6:26 a.m., officers responded to the underpass area on a report of suspicious individuals in the area and cited and released four male Wolf Point boys for criminal mischief. Two were 13 years old, one was 10 and one was 11.
8:34 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Second Avenue South and Custer Street for a motor vehicle accident between an ATV and a SUV that resulted in the driver and passenger on the ATV being transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus with unspecified injuries. Police cited the ATV driver, a 14-year-old Wolf Point female, for driving without a valid driver’s license and a right-of-way violation. Officers also cited the passenger and owner of the ATV, Christina Cravens, 35, of Wolf Point for no insurance.
July 14
2:41 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fallon Street for a report of vandalism to a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
4:36 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Fifth Avenue North for a report of vandalism to a parked vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
9:15 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Fourth Avenue North for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
1:40 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of a dog bite in the parking lot where the owner, a Peerless resident, refused to cooperate with police and left with dog. The incident is now under investigation by the Roosevelt County Health Department.
10:07 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Benton Street for a report of vandalism to the property with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
July 15
1:06 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Dawson Street for a report of an attempted burglary with no reported loss or property damage. The incident remains under investigation.
6:47 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Front Street for a report of a deceased male. No other information was available.
Time not specified: Officers cited Dustin Kinzie, 21, of Wolf Point for theft from a report previously filed.
4:31 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of shoplifting with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
5:21 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dawson Street for a report of a theft from the residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
5:50 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 200 block of Anaconda Street and arrested Trevor Birdsbill, 23, and Jasmine Yellowrobe, 38, of Wolf Point on warrants.
6:40 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Custer Street for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued over $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
6:58 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 400 block of U.S. Hwy. 2 and arrested Sam Birdtail, 27, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
8:50 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Eureka Street for a report of an assault against a 29-year-old Billings woman with no reported injuries. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point female.
July 16
7:37 a.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of a disturbance and cited Delano Clancy, 42, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
9:09 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Custer Street for a report of a theft from a property with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
3:50 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Eureka Street and cited Madonna Rowe, 56, of Wolf Point for cats at large.
4:10 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Eureka Street and cited Tina Gilbertson, 46, of Wolf Point for prohibited conditions, which could include the house and property.
8:07 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of a disturbance and arrested Delano Clancy, 42, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
8:38 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Dawson Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Robert Carpenter, 45, and Steven Crutchfield, 32, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
July 17
9:45 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Prospect Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
2:50 p.m., officers conducted a pedestrian stop on the 400 block of Blaine Street and arrested Matthew Gustafson, 29, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
5:36 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street and arrested Morgan Long, 29, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
9:40 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and cited Trevor White, 23, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
July 18
1:11 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Carmen Lieba, 36, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
2:38 p.m., officers responded to the Dakota Dollar Store for a report of a theft and cited Kam Corporan, 32, of Wolf Point for theft.
6:21 p.m., officers responded to the underpass area for a report of an intoxicated male and arrested Garrett Gray, 43, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 19
9:35 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
12:40 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of a theft from the residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
6:41 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Dawson Street for a report of a theft from the property. Items were later recovered and returned.
9:26 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of an attempted theft from the property. The incident remains under investigation.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between July 13 and 19: checks of wellbeing, nine; civil standby, three; domestic disturbance, six; public assistance, 10; removal of unwanted individuals, seven; animal complaints, four; medical assistance, seven; alarm, three; assist other agency, two; unfounded reports, 10; and driving complaints, four.

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Pie-Eating Champ

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Wolf Point Police Chief Jeff Harada was the pie-eating champion in the celebrity heat of the Good Neighbor Days pie-eating contest. He gets a hug from second-place finisher Wolf Point Mayor Chris Dschaak. Herald-News editor John Plestina finished third and Western Bank president Duane “Punky” Kurokawa (on left) was fourth.    (Photo by Corey Reum)

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