Wolf Point Herald

Poplar Woman Indicted For Assault With Knife, Kidnapping

Elaine Fast Horse, 30, of Poplar, appeared recently in U.S. District Court in Great Falls on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping.
A federal grand jury indicted her on both counts.
If convicted of the most serious charge in the indictment, Fast Horse faces life imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and five years supervised release.
According to the charging documents, the charges stem from allegations that Fast Horse assaulted another person with a knife and seized and confined that person on or about Oct. 10, 2012.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fort Peck Tribes Department of

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:34

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California Man Alleged To Have Taken Police On High Speed Chase Allowed Bail

A California man facing drug charges and alleged to have taken police on a high speed chase was granted permission to reside in California while on bail awaiting trial during his arraignment in 15th Judicial District Court Wednesday, March 26.
Louis William Steigelmeier Jr., 58, of Brea,
Calif., pleaded not guilty to five counts.
Judge David Cybulski set a trial date of July 17.
Steigelmeier is charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, criminal endangerment, tampering with evidence, eluding police and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He is alleged to have taken police on a high speed chase Feb. 18 that began in Poplar and ended in a field near Brockton.
Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice acted on a tip alleging that Steigelmeier was dealing methamphetamine.
He left a bar in Poplar and took officers on a chase at speeds authorities say exceeded 100 mph on Highway 2.
According to charging documents, more than $4,000 in cash and paraphernalia were found in Steigelmeier pickup truck and methamphetamine was alleged to have been thrown from the vehicle. The pickup burned after an officer fired an shotgun into the engine compartment to stop the vehicle.
Steigelmeier faces a maximum of more than 30 years incarceration on the five charges and maximum fines exceeding $150,000.
Bail conditions allow him to leave Montana and reside with his wife in California. Other conditions include that he may not possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, may not associate with people using alcohol or drugs, may not possess firearms and he may not possess or apply for a passport. He is also precluded from any contact with the alleged victim and the victim’s family.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:33

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North Dakota Fugitive Waives Extradition

A fugitive from justice from North Dakota waived extradition in 15th District Court Wednesday, March 26.
Daniel Eugene Bressler is charged in North Dakota with theft of property, a class B felony, alleged to have occurred Monday, March 24, in Williams County, N.D., in the Williston area.
Charging documents filed in Northwest Judicial District Court in Williston, N.D., allege that Bressler stole property valued above $10,000.
Bressler agreed to return to North Dakota and signed a waiver of extradition.
Judge David Cybulski gave North Dakota authorities until Monday, April 14, to retrieve Bressler from the Roosevelt County Jail.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For April 10

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and fire departments between March 31 and April 6. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
March 31
4:47 a.m., after a short pursuit of a vehicle, officers stopped a 16-year-old Wolf Point male who had attempted to flea. He was arrested and charged with reckless or careless driving, eluding an officer and disorderly conduct.
2:27 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Benton Street and arrested Frank Baker, 32, of Wolf Point, on a warrant from a previously reported incident.
April 1
10:23 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a reported loss valued under $1,000. The incident is under investigation.
10:35 p.m., officers responded to Dad’s Bar and arrested Karen Jackson, 48, of Frazer, on a warrant.
April 2
Firefighters responded to a fire that destroyed an abandoned house on Montana Hwy. 250 12 miles north of Wolf Point.
Firefighters responded to an alarm at Wolf Point High School that was caused by smoke as a result of a belt on a motor. There was no fire.
3:53 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Benton Street for a report of a disturbance in progress. Officers arrested William Fast Horse, 37, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
4:35 p.m., officers responded to Wolf Point High School for a report of an assault that resulted in minor injuries to a 15-year-old male. A 14-year-old Wolf Point male was cited for assault on Thursday, April 3.
5:08 p.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Library for a report of an unwanted male. Officers arrested Nathan Dumont, 45, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and trespassing.
6:15 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fairweather Street for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident with damage to an unattended parked vehicle. The incident is under investigation.
7:11 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus and arrested Karen Jackson, 48, of Frazer, for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
9:18 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of an assault. No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation.
11:51 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop at Sixth Avenue South and Main Street and cited Dale Fowler, 60, of Wolf Point, for a stop sign violation and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Officers arrested Fowler on a warrant out of McCone County.
April 3
9:10 a.m., officers responded to the Homestead Inn for a report of a theft with a reported loss valued under $1,000. The incident is under investigation.
4:06 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a shoplifter and cited Megan Laverdure, 25, of Wolf Point, for theft.
9:22 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 2 and cited a 16-year-old male for reckless driving and driver without insurance.
10:19 p.m., officers responded to Stockmen’s 220 Club for a report of minor injuries to an adult male. Officers cited Lawrence Hamilton, 41, of Wolf Point, for  simple assault.
10:33 p.m., officers responded to Third Avenue South and Benton Street for an intoxicated male. Officers arrested Ray Flaming, 61, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
April 4
2:06 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of a suspicious individual in the area. The incident is under investigation.
7:04 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of East Custer Street to assist the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice. A male was found unconscious on a lawn in front of a house.
8:05 a.m., officers responded to the Homestead Inn for a report of a theft from a room with a reported loss valued under $1,000. The incident is under investigation.
12:49 p.m., officers responded to Northern Lights Casino for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a reported loss valued under $1,000. The incident is under investigation.
April 5
12:04 a.m., officers responded to the Elks Club for a fight with minor injuries to a 21-year-old female. The incident is under investigation.
2:30 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Granville Street for a report of a disturbance in progress. Officers arrested Antoinette Rouillard, 19, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
Firefighters responded to a rollover motor vehicle accident on Swimming Pool Road. Several Glasgow Long Run Fire Department firefighters who were in Wolf Point for training responded along with Wolf Point firefighters.
10:08 p.m., officers responded to Northern Lights Casino for a report of an individual under age 21 consuming alcohol. Officers cited Spenser Kerr, 28, of Wolf Point, for unlawful sale to an underage person.
April 6
12:52 p.m., officers responded to Wolf Point High School for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a reported loss valued under $1,000. The incident is under investigation.
Other calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between March 31 and April 6: checks of wellbeing, 13; civil standby, four; domestic disturbance, 10; public assistance, 11; motor vehicle accidents, one; removal of unwanted individuals, 13; animal complaints, two; medical assistance, 15; alarm, five; assist other agency, two; unfounded report, five; and driving complaints, six; school requested assistance, two.

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Hilliard Sentenced To Minimum Of Five Years

A woman arrested on drug charges at the Gold Dust Casino near Bainville six months ago was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison in 15th District Court Wednesday, March 26.
Judge David Cybulski sentenced Tanya Marie Hilliard eight years in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections with three years suspended.
Hilliard was charged with criminal possession with intent to distribute, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested her Oct. 3, 2013, in a pickup in the parking lot of the Gold Dust Casino on a California probation warrant. A male companion was arrested inside the casino. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and revealed crystal methamphetamine, a gram of marijuana, glass marijuana pipe and a high-powered rifle.
Hilliard was sentenced as a “persistent felony offender,” mandating a minimum five-year sentence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:29

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