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The Lewis and Clark Wall, a permanent addition to the Roosevelt County Library in Wolf Point, was dedicated Monday, June 29, with actor Arch Ellwein portraying Teddy
Roosevelt. Nathan Beaudry, Lisa Dunn, Lorene Hintz, Judy Holum, Tomina Kinzie, Julie Schumacher, Nancy Sietsema and Gail Taylor were recognized for their combined efforts creating the mural and wall dedicated to historical heroes Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea with a mix of painting, quilting and framed photography. (Photo by John Plestina)
Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point Police officers confronted a man armed with a handgun who is alleged to have threatened police Friday, June 26.
Two officers responded to the 200 block of Fourth Avenue South at 2:30 p.m., following a 911 call from a city water department employee who police say had confronted the man, telling him to put the gun down.
Officers arrested Tyrule Davis, 43, of Moreno Valley, Calif. Davis is held in the Roosevelt County Jail facing a felony charge of assault on a peace officer or judicial official.
No police officers were reported injured.
An online search shows several other addresses for Davis in California, including Los Angeles and Sacramento, North Las Vegas, Nev., and several others in numerous states.
Minimal information was available early this week.
Davis remained lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail.
Written by R.J. Doornek
In about two weeks, the City of Wolf Point will be celebrating its Centennial. The planned events for this festivity will occur during Stampede weekend and a great deal of volunteer time and effort has gone into its planning. As a life-long resident of Wolf Point I take this opportunity to say “Thank you and good job to the Centennial Committee!” Now, I believe it is up to the rest of us to do what we can to make the celebration a success by improving on the appearance of our town.
Tenants, Landlords, Business Owners, Public facility employees (i.e. schools, city, county, etc.) and anyone else who has a property interest in town need to take a careful and objective look around and do what is needed to make your property presentable and an asset in which you can take pride. Business Owners, when was the last time that you washed your windows, removed weeds and vegetation from your sidewalks, curbs and alleys? It is easy to become complacent and desensitized to these items but they quickly become eyesores if care is not taken. Please! Commit some time and resources to this endeavor. It’s not that difficult!
Homeowners and Renters, go out and mow and/or remove the overgrown vegetation. Pick up the litter, trash and junk around your property, including the alleys. If need be, do a little extra for the neighbor next door who is either unable or indifferent to the unsightly mess. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we can’t be held hostage by the litterbug riff raff and graffiti vandals that trash our town with impunity and thumb their noses at unenforced littering laws. These people are ignorant and selfish. They fail to appreciate that being part of a community requires certain individual responsibilities and effort for the benefit of the whole.
I would also like to thank the Wolf Point Beautification Committee, Litter Critters and all of the individuals who tirelessly devote their time and energy to improving the appearance of Wolf Point. If you want to know how you can help them out, speak with Barb Olson or Rosie Kurokawa. Finally, I hope the City and Fort Peck Tribes will use all resources available to them to assist with this plea to spruce up our town. Let’s all make Wolf Point a beautiful town for our relatives, guests and former residents who come during our Centennial celebration.
Concerned Wolf Point Resident
Written by John Plestina
Seven of 10 fire calls the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to between Tuesday, June 23, and Monday, June 29, were suspicious in origin.
Fire chief Shawn Eggar said some were likely deliberately set arson fires and others were suspicious.
Firefighters responded to a suspected arson fires in the former juvenile corrections building in West End Housing on Tuesday, June 23, at 9:52 p.m. and Wednesday, June 24, at 7:28 a.m.
The WPVFD responded to a structure fire of suspicious origin on the 100 block of Granville Street Saturday, June 27, at 10:52 p.m.
Then, after midnight, three suspicious fires brought the fire department to the 200 block of Fairweather Street at 12:55 a.m. and again at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, June 28. The first was a shed, the second and third were an abandoned house and a tree, both reported at 2:12 a.m.
The fire call at 12:55 a.m. resulted in the Wolf Point Police Department arresting several individuals that were in the area.
The WPPD reported the arrest of one adult male and one juvenile female and that three juveniles were cited.
Officers arrested Valen Manternach, 20, of Wolf Point for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a warrant.
Juvenile girls ages 13 and 14 were cited for curfew violations. Another 13-year-old girl was cited for disorderly conduct and a curfew violation and a 16-year-old female was arrested on a curfew violation and a pick up and hold for tribal youth court.
Early on Monday, June 29, firefighters responded to a suspected deliberately set fire in a garbage can fire on the alley behind the 200 block of Helena Street at 12:43 a.m.
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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 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 June 29, 14 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male and the Valley County Detention Center was Holding two females to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, June 22 and Monday. June 29:
•Frank Hank Baker, 33, Wolf Point, criminal mischief, misdemeanor, released;
•Amos Bridges, 39, Wolf Point, criminal contempt warrant;
•John Buckmaster Johnson, 61, Wolf Point, operating with alcohol concentration of .04 percent, released;
•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, Moreno Valley, Calif., assault on peace officer or judicial official;
•William Flynt, 36, Tucson, Ariz., fail to remain at accident scene, fail to carry proof or exhibit insurance, felony DUI;
•Jason Fridge, 30, Williston, N.D., driving under the influence of any drug;
•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;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest, awaiting sentencing;
•Adan Luna Pantoja, 25, Salamanca, N.Y., driving without a valid driver’s license, released;
•Adrian Parker, 26, San Bernadino, Calif., partner of family member assault, first offense. released;
•Jamie Lynn Piegen, 32, Regina, Sask., Canada, speeding on a non-interstate exceed night limit of 65 MPH, released;
•Charles Pinner, 59, Detroit, Mich., aggravated kidnapping and sexual intercourse without consent;
•Zachery Rory Shay, 23, Rock Springs, Wyo., arrested on out of county warrant;
•Patrick Tomlinson, 24, unknown hometown, Kan., warrant for parole violation out of Kansas;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, theft and burglary;
•Jarod Weyrauch, 30, Wolf Point, probation violation.