Wolf Point Herald

Police Say Woman Intentionally Run Down In Wolf Point Hit And Run

A woman is jailed, accused of intentionally running over another woman with her car on the 200 block of Anaconda Street, Saturday, Aug. 2.
Wolf Point police responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street at 11:22 a.m., for a report that a Dodge Caravan minivan fled the scene after striking a woman in a gravel parking lot near the corner of Third Avenue South.
Police did not identify the victim; however, several people reported that she is Monica Campbell, 51, of Wolf Point.
Wolf Point Police chief Jeff Harada said she was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus and later flown to a Billings hospital.
Police did not state her condition, only saying injuries were very serious.
Harada said witnesses told police an altercation between the two women began in Arlo’s Bar. Both women went outside and one of them got in the silver Dodge Caravan and struck the other woman in the nearby parking lot.
Officers located the minivan about a half-hour later on the 500 block of Cascade Street and arrested Ramona Fern Clark Vivier, 41, of Wolf Point for aggravated assault, driving under the influence, driving without a license and no insurance, and booked her into the tribal jail in Poplar.
Police took Vivier to the NEMHS hospital for a blood draw, which Harada said is standard procedure for motor vehicle crashes where there are serious injuries. According to information contained in the charging documents Vivier is charged with driving under the influence, but authorities did not say what her blood alcohol content was.
“The case file has been released to tribal criminal investigation,” Harada said.
Investigators from the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice did not return phone calls from The Herald-News by deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Harada said the United States Attorney in Great Falls might take over the case.
Wolf Point police also arrested a passenger in Vivier’s vehicle. Mareno Eder, 40, of Wolf Point, was arrested following a pat down search. He was booked into the tribal jail, charged with unlawful possession of prescription medication.

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Hot Enough For Ya?

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And it could get hotter. The recorded temperature on First Community Bank reached 101 in Wolf Point, Thursday, July 31. At least nobody’s complaining about winter.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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California Man Convicted Of Meth Charges

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Pictured are Adam Alonzo (left) and Hilario Velasquez

A jury convicted Hilario Velasquez, 34, of Williston, N.D., and Riverside, Calif., of two drug charges in 15th District Court, Friday, Aug. 1.
Velasquez was found guilty of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute [methamphetamine], a felony, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
A pre-sentence investigation and report is expected to take two to three months. Sentencing will follow.
Velasquez was arrested with Adam Alonzo, 31, of Williston, N.D., and San Bernardino, Calif.
Alonzo is charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute [methamphetamine]. He was also charged with several motor vehicle violations, including driving after his license was suspended or revoked in California.
A jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 16, but District Court sources said a plea agreement is a possibility.
Alonzo and Velasquez have been lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail since Sept. 25, 2013.
The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office reported that shortly after midnight, Sept. 25, 2013, a deputy observed a black Saturn Ion traveling as much as 15 mph under the posted speed limit and weaving on U.S. Hwy. 2 eastbound, between Bainville and Cul-
bertson. The car crossed the center line three times and then stopped. The driver, later identified as Alonzo, was unable to provide a driver’s license or any identification, vehicle registration or insurance card, and told a deputy his name was Adam Lucatero. Lucatero is reported to be his middle name.
The deputy stated in a written report that there was an odor of marijuana in the car.
The RCSO identified a front seat passenger as Briann Burshia. Velazquez was seated on the back seat. Burshia claimed she met the men in Poplar a short time earlier. She was not arrested.
The deputy reported that both men were uncooperative, resulting in the officer removing his duty weapon from his holster. The deputy also had to threaten Velasquez with pepper spray.
The deputy wrote in his report that Velazquez told him he is on felony probation in California and was not supposed to leave that state.
Alonzo has an extraditable parole warrant out of North Dakota for another drug case.
The car was impounded. Judge David Cybulski granted a search warrant for the car, where authorities found a substantial amount of syringes [several used], other drug paraphernalia, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, digital scale, 10 cell phones and $991 in cash.

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Cody Reunion

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The 10 Cody siblings who were born and raised in Wolf Point met in Fargo, N.D., for a family reunion in mid-July. The reunion moves to different locations where family members live. Terry Cody is the last of the siblings to live in Wolf Point and he will soon move to Butte. There will be no Codys living in Wolf Point for the first time since 1906. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Toni Jansen, Martha Burns, Tina Olson, (middle row) Tom Cody, Troy Cody, Terry Cody, (back row) Tracy Cody, Tim Cody, Dennis Cody and Leo Cody.  (Submitted photo)

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‘Gunfight’ On The Streets Of Wolf Point For Centennial?

It won’t be Matt Dillon staring down a bad guy on a dirt street in Dodge City, but Wolf Point’s John Olson might stare down a bad guy, or good guy, on one of downtown Wolf Point’s modern asphalt streets for an old-fashioned “gunfight” during the Centennial celebration, which will be held during the 2015 Wild Horse Stampede.
The Centennial Committee discussed the likely debacle Thursday, July 31, with Olson and Dan Hutchinson, both working to organize the gunfight.
The gunfight might include things leading up to it such as people saying things in public places that could include “Be on the look out for” or “So and so is coming to town.”
It is not determined where the gunfight will take place or which day of Stampede it will happen. In the parade route, after all the horses have passed, is a possibility.
The committee also discussed having a public hanging. It is undetermined who would be hung.
Other business the committee addressed included hiring entertainment and how much would be spent. It remains undetermined whether a Montana band would be hired or a name band. A decision is likely this month.
Fundraising was discussed including obtaining a Special Events Grant Program grant through the Montana Office of Tourism, seeking funding from the Wolf Point City Council and Roosevelt County Commission and other grant and fundraising endeavors.
A recent 50/50 drawing netted nearly $2,500.
Some other possible Centennial events include a public feed, street dance, fun run and a wagon train.
For additional information about the Centennial celebration, to contact the committee, volunteer or donate, contact Linda Twitchell at 650-8748 [call or text], or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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