Wolf Point Herald

Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For July 2, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between June 22 and 28. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
June 22
3:14 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Fifth Avenue South and Front Street and assisted Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice officers with the arrest of Olyn Payne, 35, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
11:02 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street and cited Jayme Due, 21, of Wolf Point for dog at large.
3:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Granville Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
6:18 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Sixth Avenue South for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
7:38 p.m., officers responded to Lucky Lil’s Casino for a report of an intoxicated person sleeping at a gambling machine and cited Seth Laverdure, 19, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
June 23
10:22 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a theft and cited Chris Fox, 35, of Wolf Point for theft.
11:21 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Idaho Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
2:38 p.m., officers responded to the gazebo in Sherman Park for a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance and arrested William Bruno, 49, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
4:10 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Second Avenue South and arrested Robert Garfield, 28, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
5:44 p.m., firefighters responded to a tree fire east of Rodeo Road that is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike.
8:26 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report of an assault with minor injuries to a 35-year-old female victim. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
9:52 p.m., firefighters responded to a suspected arson fire in the former juvenile corrections building in west end housing.
June 24
7:28 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspected arson fire in the former juvenile corrections building in west end housing.
8:15 a.m., officers responded to Northern Prairie Auto Sales for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
10:07 a.m., police received a report of a theft that occurred at a residence on the 500 block of Cascade Street with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
1:19 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft and cited Janet Day, 45, of Wolf Point for theft.
1:41 p.m., firefighters responded to a small grassfire one-half mile west of the Macon elevator.
7:40 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of an intoxicated juvenile female and arrested a 16-year-old girl for disorderly conduct, minor in possession of alcohol, resisting arrest and assault with a bodily fluid.
9:15 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Dawson Street for a report of an assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
11:40 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
June 25
1:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a grassfire on West Cascade Street.
6:22 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Dawson Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Adrian Parker, 26, a Wolf Point male for partner or family member assault.
10:35 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a man causing a disturbance and arrested Michael Williams, 27, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
11:40 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar and arrested Donatello Fischer, 30, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
June 26
2:30 p.m., officers confronted a man armed with a handgun on the 200 block of Fourth Avenue South and 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.
4:25 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Custer Street and arrested Frank Baker, 33, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
June 27
12:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Fairweather Street for a report of an assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
10:52 p.m., firefighters responded to a structure fire of suspicious origin on the 100 block of Granville Street.
June 28
12:55 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspicious fire in a shed on the 200 block of Fairweather Street.
12:55 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Fairweather Street to assist firefighters at the scene of a fire at an abandoned house and arrested one adult male and one juvenile female, and cited three juveniles in the area of the fire. 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.
2:12 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspected arson fire in a structure on the 200 block of Fairweather Street.
2:12 a.m., firefighters responded to a suspicious burning tree on the 200 block of Fairweather Street.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between June 22 and 28: checks of wellbeing, seven; civil standby, four; domestic disturbance, four; public assistance, 27; removal of unwanted individuals, 11; animal complaints, one; medical assistance, five; fire assistance, one; alarm, eight; assist other agency, one; unfounded reports, 12; fireworks complaint, one; and driving complaints, five.

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Red Bottom Celebration 2015

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A tradition in Frazer for more than a century, the annual Red Bottom Celebration was held June 19-21. While Red Bottom is known to have started more than a century ago, some say it began 112 years ago. The annual pow-wow celebrates Native culture and traditions through dancing, food, crafts and fellowship.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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DUI, Manslaughter Charged In Fatal Rollover

A Fort Kipp man is facing driving under the influence and manslaughter charges following a rollover crash east of Poplar that claimed the life of a Culbertson man Sunday, June 21.
Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice chief criminal investigator Ken Trottier said the single-vehicle crash happened between 8 and 9 a.m. on BIA Route 1, commonly known locally as “The Bottom Road,” in the Riverside area between Poplar and Brockton.
He said the 1998 Ford F150 was eastbound when the driver lost control and rolled. The passenger was ejected and pinned under the vehicle. Trottier said he died at the scene.
Trottier identified the deceased man as Joseph Hanson, 19, of Culbertson.
He said the driver, Thomas Scott, 19, of Fort Kipp sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Poplar Campus.
Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kent said the eastbound pickup drifted across the center line and went into the north ditch. The driver overcorrected, rolled multiple times and went into the ditch on south side of the road.
Kent said Scott was wearing a seatbelt and Hanson was not.
Trottier said Scott was arrested and charged into Fort Peck Tribal Court with DUI and manslaughter.
Scott faces possible federal charges as the FBI became involved with the investigation Monday, June 22.
Assisting the FPTDLJ at the scene and with the investigation were the Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigators, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol,
NEMHS Ambulance  Service and the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department crash truck.

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Culbertson Graduate To Intern At Searchlight, Herald-News

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The Searchlight and The Herald-News have hired a 2015 Culbertson High School graduate as a summer intern and possibly a long-term writer.
Angela Rose Benson, 18, the daughter of Susan and Bret Benson of Culbertson, recently began covering news and events in Culbertson, Bainville and Froid and some Wolf Point area news.
Benson will work with Searchlight employee Nancy Mahan.
Benson is the sister of Jaimee Green of Culbertson, who is marketing manager of Roosevelt Medical Center and a former Herald-News editor.
Benson will be pursuing a degree through California Coast University this fall. She has worked in several Culbertson area restaurants, the dietary department at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson and the marketing department of Northeast Montana Health Services on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes Reservation.
“I am excited for the opportunity to explore my interest in journalism while getting hands- on experience in writing and photography,” Benson said.
Originally from Los Angeles, Calif., Benson moved to Froid with her family in 2008 and relocated to Culbertson in 2012. Benson and her family moved to the area to be closer to her nephews and her sister.

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County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee Holds Monthly Meeting

Roosevelt County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, June 9, in Roosevelt Medical Center’s Tele-med room.
There the committee continued scheduling various community activities they plan to participate in throughout the summer.
“The Committee is very dedicated to being active in the county and wants to continue educating community members about the importance of being prepared for natural and man-made disasters that could occur,” said Jaimee Green, LEPC secretary/treasurer.
Currently, the committee is working on ensuring the county’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan meets the county’s needs by working with Mike Kemp, the contractor representing the Fargo-based company hired to review the county’s current plan. Kemp will make changes that better fit the county’s current needs based on input he receives from both the committee and community members.
In an effort to create awareness of the committee, its members recently created a logo and ordered t-shirts, which members paid for themselves.
They plan to be represented during events taking place throughout the county this summer, including the Wild Horse Stampede and Wolf Point Centennial Celebration in July and the Roosevelt County Fair in Culbertson in August. Since hosting this meeting, they included a float in the Frontier Day’s Parade held in Culbertson on June 13.
“We are always looking for more representation from the communities and need people to come forward and join our committee. Our mission is to continue making sure people are aware of the importance of being prepared,” said Lee Allmer, LEPC chairman.
The committee meets the second Tuesday of each month and alternates meeting locations in the Culbertson, Poplar and Wolf Point.
Current members include: Allmer, chairman; Debbie Heckmun, vice-chairman; Green, secretary/treasurer; Dan Sietsema, Roosevelt County Emergency management director; Sharon Dschaak; John Carlbom; Russell Kirn; and Teresia Moore.

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