Wolf Point Herald

California Man Sentenced On Drug And Firearms Charges

A California man who gave his last address as Williston, N.D., was sentenced on drug and firearms charges in 15th District Court Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Nicholas Marino, 25, has been in the Roosevelt County Jail, charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, firearm possession by convicted felon and sale of dangerous drugs. He has been classified as a persistent felony offender.
Judge David Cybulski sentenced Marino to 20 years in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections with 15 years suspended and credit for 316 days served, a recommendation that he be sent to a boot camp, a $10,000 fine and fees. The DOC boot camp a 60-bed military format correctional facility for men located near Deer Lodge.
Marino is seeking transfer to a California institution, an issue the DOC might address.
He apologized for harm he might have brought to the community.
“I haven’t been the man my mother raised me to be,” Marino told the court. He said his crimes do not define him as a person. Acknowledging drug addiction, he said he is willing to work for his sobriety.

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Fire Burns 1,000 Acres North Of Fort Peck Reservoir

A wildfire burned about 1,000 acres in the Desert Coulee area near Willow Creek Road south of Glasgow, Thursday, Aug. 14.
Valley County Long Run Fire Chief Bob Hanson said his department responded at 9:30 p.m. with seven firefighters, three trucks and two tenders. They returned to their station at 4:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15.
The fire was contained several miles from Fort Peck Lake.
No structures were threatened.
Hanson said a lightning strike is believed to be the cause.

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Sentencing Completed In BNSF Truck Theft

The man who admitted stealing a Burlington Northern/Santa Fe truck in Poplar and leaving it in the Walmart parking lot in Williston, N.D., was sentenced in 15th District Court Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Kyle Lee Stevens, 36, of Tomball, Texas, withdrew not guilty pleas he had entered in May for felony theft and criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to the theft charge with the second charge dismissed under a plea agreement.
A trial had been scheduled for July 17.
Stevens admitted stealing the truck and trailer from BNSF in Poplar on Aug. 18, 2012, and leaving it at the Williston Walmart undamaged, except for a window Stevens broke when he entered the tractor and hotwired it.
Defense attorney Frank Piocos asked the court to impose sentence without a pre-sentence investigation.
Judge David Cybulski sentenced Stevens to five years in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections with two years suspended, credit for time served and a $5,000 fine and fees.
Stevens has several prior convictions and had been on parole in Missouri.

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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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