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(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. 11, 14 inmates were incarcerated, two females had been transported to the Valley County Detention Center and three males to the Fort Benton Detention Center to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail as of Monday, Aug. 11: 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 Gotschalk, 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; Shelby Rider, 22; Algonoc, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentwood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer; Kyle Stevens, 36, Tomball, Texas, felony theft; Amber Taylor, 29, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; and Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
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(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Aug. 4 and 10. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
5:36 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of a disturbance and arrested April Lindsay, 48, of Frazer on a warrant.
7:40 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Dayton Street for a report of a 10-year-old female missing. The child was later located and returned to her mother.
8:48 a.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of a male trespassing in the store and cited Robert Garfield, 27, of Wolf Point for criminal trespass.
7:07 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop near Cenex West and arrested Donald Shy Face, 56, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
9:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Eureka Street for a report of a burglary with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
2:11 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 200 block of Eighth Avenue North and cited Curtiss Cantrell, 49, of Wolf Point, for driving without a license and reckless driving.
7:20 a.m., officers responded to the Sherman Inn for a report of a theft of a vehicle. A Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice officer located the vehicle wrecked on Powder River Road north of Wolf Point. The investigation continues.
9:04 a.m., firefighters responded to the 200 block of Idaho Street for a vehicle fire. The cause is unknown but suspicious.
9:04 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Idaho Street to assist the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department with traffic control at a vehicle fire.
9:49 a.m., officers responded to Eddy Bauer Sales for a report of a theft of a car dolly. The investigation continues.
7:33 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a male sleeping on a sidewalk and arrested Donald Magnan, 49, of Ray, N.D., for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
3:35 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of persons younger than 21 suspected of being intoxicated and cited two 17-year-old Poplar females for minor in possession of alcohol, Luke Lonebear, 18, and Dan Franklin, 19, both of Poplar, for disorderly conduct and contributing to the delinquency of minors.
8:49 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 800 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of a juvenile male causing a disturbance. Police calmed the situation. No further action was taken.
12:59 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 400 block of Dawson Street and cited a 17-year-old Wolf Point male with criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license.
11:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Custer Street for a report of a burglary with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
1:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire on Sixth Avenue South near Pump Station 86, close to the Missouri River.
2:40 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Cascade Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
7:32 p.m., firefighters responded to the 300 block of East Custer Street for a structure fire. The fire was contained in one room. The WPVFD reported that a young child playing with a lighter accidentally caused the fire.
8:03 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Fourth Avenue North for a report of a panic alarm going off as a result of a civil dispute. Officers removed a male from the residence.
9:42 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Dayton Street for a report of a theft from a yard with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
10:14 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a fight on the sidewalk in front of the Elks Club. The persons involved left prior to police arrival.
2:16 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of a theft from a yard with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continues.
3:25 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a domestic disturbance and arrested Dane Wells, 33, of Wolf Point, for severe physical domestic abuse.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Aug. 4 and 10: checks of wellbeing, one; civil standby, one; public assistance, 25; removal of unwanted individuals, 18; animal complaints, eight; medical assistance, four; alarm, five; assist other agency, two; unfounded report, 15; and driving complaints, seven.
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CellularOne has notified the Montana Public Service Commission that it will be discontinuing service in Montana, effective Aug. 31. CellularOne customers are advised to find an alternative service provider prior to that date to avoid an interruption in service.
Wireless customers may select any carrier providing service in their area. However, CellularOne has negotiated with AT&T a special rate plan to customers selecting to port their service from CellularOne to AT&T. Full details of plans available may be obtained by visiting a local AT&T retail outlet. In addition, CellularOne retail location staff are available to assist customers with this transition.
CellularOne customers should be aware that their existing wireless phones will work on the AT&T network; however, those phones may not work on other wireless networks. Additionally, Lifeline customers are warned that not all wireless carriers offer a Lifeline discount so that should be kept in mind when considering a new carrier.
CellularOne was designated an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier by the PSC in 2008, allowing the company to receive approximately $20 million in federal subsidies to build-out their telecommunications infrastructure in underserved rural areas. Since that time, the Federal Communications Commission has reformed the program through which CellularOne received support, and the company has told the PSC it no longer has a viable business plan to serve Montanans.
Those who have not ported to a new carrier when CellularOne turns off its network on Aug. 31 will find themselves without service so the Public Service Commission encourages customers to not delay in researching their options and making the switch.
For more information, visit psc.mt.gov or contact the Commission at 406-444-6199. Follow the PSC at Twitter.com/@MT_PSC or visit Facebook.com/MontanaPSC.
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Rural water users have voiced concerns about the potential effects on their water supply from oil development. People are worried about chemical storage, waste management accidents at well heads or injection pits, and accidents/spills during chemical and product transportation. Further uncertainties of production water disposal, frack water injections and large withdrawals of ground water have also been revealed.
The purpose of this new monitoring program is to establish baseline groundwater quality and availability in advance of oil and gas activity in our area. McCone Conservation District will prioritize and select domestic and stock-water wells to evaluate based on the proximity to a potential source of contamination such as active or abandoned oil/gas wells, injection wells, waste or chemical management areas. Selected wells must be registered with the Ground Water Information Center.
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Montana Salinity Control Association are assisting the Conservation District with this program. Each well selected will be evaluated on-site for field parameters and water availability. Well samples will be analyzed for drinking water quality and for indicators of contamination specific to energy development activities.
Well sampling and lab fees total approximately $1,200 per well, but a DNRC grant covers most of the expense so McCone County residents can participate in this program for $120 (10 percent of total cost).
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The four-day Wadopana Celebration was held at the Wadopana grounds in Wolf Point, Thursday through Sunday, July 30, through Aug. 3. Held the first weekend of August every year, Wadopana is a time for people to dance and enjoy a time-honored celebration that had its origins during the late 1800s.
(Photos by John Plestina)