Wolf Point Herald

Poplar Man Arraigned In Federal Court On Meth Charge

Edwin Charles Falcon, 54, of Poplar was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to three drug charges before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby in Billings, Friday, Nov, 14.
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Falcon was indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Falcon faces a maximum of life in prison, up to $10 million in fines and five years supervised release.
The Fort Peck tribes Department of Law and Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

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Four Members Of Brockton Family To Plead Guilty In Alleged Theft From Town

Four members of a Brockton family alleged to have stolen $132,563 from the town have filed motions this month to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Great Falls to charges in a federal indictment. Some of the defendants will plead guilty to all charges and others to some counts.
Named in federal court documents are Bernard John Lambert, Desiree Lambert, Kaycee Dinard Lambert and Kayla Lou Lambert.
Federal court documents allege that between Jan. 15, 2013 and March 26 of this year, the town’s then business manager, Desiree Lambert, wrote illegal checks drawn on an account at Independence Bank in Poplar to herself, her husband, daughters and others. There are allegations of forgery of the signature of a municipal official.
The charges also allege that $129,352 in U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services [commonly known as COPS] grant funds were used to replenish the general fund.
Original charges in an indictment filed Aug. 22 include theft from a local government, receiving federal funding and aggravated identity theft.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Nov. 27

(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, Nov. 24, 14 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding two female inmates and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding three males to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Thesday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 24:
•Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell;
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disordelry conduct, partner family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Alexander Jirone, 33, Rapid City, S.D., criminal endangerment, fleeing or eluding a peace officer, speeding on non-interstate-exceed night speed limit, operating with expired registration, operating without liability insurance;
•Jennifer Johnshoy, 29, Crookston, Minn., criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Dakota Kinzie, 23, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist,  Chattoroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out-of- county warrant;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Derek Reed, 32, Seattle, Wash., criminal contempt warrant;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Nov. 27

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Nov. 17 and 23. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Nov. 17
9:15 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Dawson Street for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. Charges are pending.
5:20 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Knapp Street for a previously reported disturbance and arrested Brenda Dionne, 51, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
11:08 p.m., officers responded to The Water Hole for a report of a fight and cited Pam Medina, 45, of Wolf Point and Marian Scott, 25, of Poplar for disorderly conduct.
Nov. 18
8:09 a.m., officers and firefighters responded to the 200 block of Hill Street for a structure fire in the Gospel Fellowship Church.
Nov. 19
3:42 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Second Avenue South for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a Frazer female. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
7:11 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of an attempted theft from a vehicle. The investigation continued at press time.
7:28 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Sixth Avenue South for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Royce Birdsbill Sr., 45, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
9:12 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Helena Street for a report of vandalism to a residence. Further investigation was referred to the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
Nov. 20
8:10 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Indian Street for a report of a motor vehicle theft with a loss valued over $1,000. Charges are pending.
9:57 a.m., officers responded Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of a theft from the hospital with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
11:12 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of suspicious individuals in the area with no reported loss. The investigation continued at press time.
1:38 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Custer Street for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a Wolf Point adult male. Charges are pending against another Wolf Point adult male.
2:06 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Custer Street for a report of a theft from a residence and cited Seth Laverdure, 18, of Wolf Point for theft.
4:56 p.m., officers responded to Wolf Point High School for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. The investigation continued at press time.
5:17 p.m., officers responded to the Swap Shop for a report of a theft. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point adult female.
8:44 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Fifth Avenue South for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
8:53 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a male threatening another male with a handgun and arrested Matthew Williams, 19, of Wolf Point for aggravated assault.
Nov. 21
12:54 a.m., officers responded to Prairie Cinema for a request to remove an intoxicated, belligerent patron. Further investigation was referred to the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
1:23 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Idaho Street for a report of suspicious individuals in the area with no reported loss. The investigation continued at press time.
1:25 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Seventh Avenue South for a report of a domestic disturbance. Further investigation was referred to the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
6:34 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Further investigation was referred to the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
8:53 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Fifth Avenue South for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Troy Jackson, 28, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
11:16 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Helena Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
3:33 p.m., officers responded to Hi-Line Sports for a report of a theft. Charges are pending against an adult Wolf Point male.
Nov. 22
12:59 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Fifth Avenue South for a report of an intoxicated juvenile male. A 16-year-old Wolf Point male was cited for minor in possession of alcohol and youth in need of supervision.
5:14 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Anaconda Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Nov. 17 and 23: checks of wellbeing, three; civil standby, three; domestic disturbance, seven; public assistance, 10; motor vehicle accidents, none; removal of unwanted individuals, one; animal complaints, one; medical assistance, four; fire assistance, none; alarm, two; assist other agency, five; unfounded report, six; driving complaints, three; school requested assistance, none.

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Fire Damages Gospel Fellowship Church

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The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Gospel Fellowship Church on the corner of Hill Street and Second Avenue North Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, to battle a blaze of unknown origins in frigid temperatures. The fire marshal will be investigating.  (Photos by John Plestina)

A fire burned through part of the interior of Gospel Fellowship Church on the corner of Hill Street and Second Avenue North in Wolf Point Tuesday, Nov. 18, severely damaging the building.
The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched following a 911 call at 8:09 a.m. Firefighters had the fire under control by 11 a.m.
Several hours later, fire chief Shawn Eggar said he could not discuss possible causes of the fire because it remained under investigation. He said investigators from the Montana State Fire Marshal’s Office in Miles City would be on the scene Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Eggar said parts of the building were damaged by the fire and there was major smoke and water damage throughout the entire structure. He said part of the church might be rebuildable.
No one was in the church when the fire started and no injuries were reported.
Eight WPVFD firefighters with two trucks and the command vehicle responded to the fire. The Valley County Long Run Fire Department responded with four firefighters. The Wolf Point Police Department, Roose-velt County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice assisted at the scene. A Northeast Montana Health Services ambulance stood by.
Church trustees had not made any decisions by Tuesday afternoon about where they would hold Sunday services.
“I have no idea. We’re still trying to figure out what the damage to the church is. I have no idea what we are going to do for Sunday services,” Brian Miller, a church trustee, said early Tuesday afternoon.
Several attempts to contact Pastor Bruce Bogar Tuesday afternoon were unsuccessful.

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