Wolf Point Herald

Firemoon Competes For Miss Montana Outstanding Teen

Justiss Firemoon of Poplar is one of eight young women, ages 17 to 24, from Montana that will compete in the three-day Miss Montana Outstanding Teen contest in the Dawson County High School auditorium in Glendive, beginning Sunday, June 11.
Contestants will compete for scholarships with each Miss Montana contestant receiving at least $850 and a chance to represent Montana at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., in September. The winner crowned Friday, June 12, advances to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Fla., in August.

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Move Over Montana, Protect Those Who Protect You

Summer is here and can prove to be a challenge for emergency vehicles. When you see flashing lights on an emergency vehicle, what should you do?
“You should slow down for any approaching emergency vehicle and move over to the next lane for the safety of emergency responders,” stated Lori Ryan, public information officer for the Montana Department of Transportation. “We are working in conjunction with first responders and law enforcement around the state to bring awareness forward for the Move Over Montana law.”
In 2005, Montana implemented the Move Over Montana Law. According to the Move Over Montana Facebook page, 71 percent of Americans have not heard of “Move Over” laws and 90 percent of Americans believe traffic stops and roadside emergencies are dangerous for Law Enforcement and First Responders.
“We get cut off all the time in town,” said Nonette Brown, VP of clinical support for NEMHS. “There’s an issue of people being in the way, not paying attention to our emergency lights.”
Not long ago, NEMHS installed a new sound system called “The Rumbler,” so that you can not only see the ambulance but you can hear them. “The Rumbler” gets the attention of drivers whose hearing can be impaired by loud music or by the distraction of a cell phone. It emits a low, stomach-thumping grumble that makes it more noticeable than the high-pitched wail of the traditional siren.
“When we get behind a vehicle that isn’t moving we can hit a switch and it sends a low-pitched sound that vibrates the vehicle,” said John Carlbom, ambulance supervisor for
NEMHS. “We want people to be safe and we want to be safe as well.”
According to Kadee Peterson, local representative for Department of Transportation, the new signs will be posted on the Montana and North Dakota border and at the port of entry from the Canadian border into northeastern Montana.

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Former Wolf Point Youth Killed In Billings Shooting

A 15-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting in Billings, Sunday, May 17, had lived in Wolf Point and had family ties to the area.

MacKeon Schulte died after he was shot in the head with a revolver by a 17-year-old male at a house on Alderson Avenue in Billings at about 2:30 a.m.
Billings police called the shooting accidental after a preliminary investigation. No arrests were reported.
According to reports, Schulte and another youth knocked on a window and threw pebbles at the window attempting to wake a friend who fired a gun through the window.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For May 28, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between May 18 and 24. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
May 18
5:07 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Dawson Street for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
9:02 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Dawson Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
4:52 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Third Avenue South for a report of a theft from a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
May 19
2:21 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Sixth Avenue South for a report of an attempted robbery with no injuries and no reported loss. The incident remains under investigation.
2:56 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Sixth Avenue South for a report of suspicious individuals in the area. The incident remains under investigation.
3:18 a.m., officers responded to the area of Fourth Avenue South and Helena Street and arrested Clay Reum, 21, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
5:13 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fairweather Street for a report of theft from the property with a loss valued under $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
12:30 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Front Street for a report of a residential burglary with a loss valued over $1,000. The incident remains under investigation.
2:16 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Anaconda Street for a report of motor vehicle accident with no injuries reported and cited Briann Burshia, 23, of Wolf Point for careless driving.
5:03 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report of a simple assault. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point female.
8:45 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Third Avenue South for a report of a motor vehicle accident with no injuries reported and cited Tyrone Darnell, 24, of Wolf Point for driving under the influence.
May 20
12:12 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Third Avenue South and Benton Street and arrested Don Sharp Jr., 25, of Wolf Point on a warrant and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
11:10 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Blaine Street for a report of suspicious individuals in the area with no reported damages or loss. The incident remains under investigation.
May 21
1:43 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Edgar Street for a report of vandalism to the property. The incident remains under investigation.
8:50 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Edgar Street for a report of theft from the property. The incident remains under investigation.
9:45 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Dayton Street for a report of theft from the property. The incident remains under investigation.
May 22
2:40 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Johnson Street for a report of an attempted theft from the property. Charges are pending against a Wolf Point male.
10 a.m., officers responded to Wolf Point High School for a report of theft of personal property. The incident remains under investigation.
11:34 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Custer Street for a report of an attempted financial theft with no reported loss.
May 23
1:33 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 300 block of Main Street and arrested Chance Robinson, 29, of Wolf Point for driving under the influence and Cyler Robinson, 22, of Wolf Point on an outstanding warrant.
2:07 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Tyler Lilley, 19, of Wolf Point for domestic abuse.
4 p.m., officers responded to the area of Southside Elementary School for a report of child neglect and arrested Tosha Whitehawk, 35, for child neglect. The same charge is pending against a Wolf Point male.
9:41 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Elston LaBelle, 38, of Wolf Point for domestic abuse.
May 24
12:05 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Benton Street and arrested Dustin Ray Martell, 25, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
1:19 a.m., officers discovered two individuals suspected of tampering with vehicles on U.S. Hwy. 2 and cited two male juveniles, ages 13 and 15 from Wolf Point with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. The 15-year-old was also cited for minor in possession of alcohol.
2:23 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a beer theft and arrested Brett Morales, 21, of Wolf Point for theft.
2:40 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Indian and Prospect streets and arrested Gary Lonebear, 38, of Colorado for disorderly conduct.
5:45 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Dawson Street for a report of an attempted burglary. The incident remains under investigation.
9:57 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Granville Street for a report of trespass to an abandoned building. The incident remains under investigation.
Other calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between May 18 and 24: checks of wellbeing, 12; civil standby, four; domestic disturbance, six; public assistance, 13; motor vehicle accidents, one; removal of unwanted individuals, seven; medical assistance, four; fire assistance, two; alarm, four; assist other agency, five; unfounded reports, five; driving complaints, three; and school requested assistance, two.

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Amtrak Employee Accused Of Kidnap, Sexual Assault On Train Faces Judge

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An Amtrak employee who is alleged to have committed a kidnap and sexual assault onboard an Amtrak train that was passing through Roosevelt County on April 19 made an initial appearance in 15th District Court Wednesday, May 13.
The Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office identified the defendant as Charles Henry Pinner, 59, of Detroit, Mich.
Undersheriff John Summers said Pinner works for Amtrak and is based in Chicago, Ill.
An online search shows Pinner living in Detroit with several previous addresses in Los Angeles and two other cities in California.
Sporting long dreadlocks, a beard and gray stripped jail suit, Pinner appeared before District Judge David Cybulski where his charges were read. He did not have an attorney and pleas were not entered. Pinner is scheduled to appear for a full arraignment Wednesday, May 27.
The charging documents show two counts filed against Pinner of sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated kidnapping. Each felony charge carries maximum penalties of 100 years imprisonment.
Summers said Pinner was working onboard Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder route that stops in Wolf Point April 19. A woman who was a passenger onboard that train made the allegations to Amtrak. The federal Amtrak Police Department detained Pinner in Chicago. APD transported Pinner to Fargo, N.D., where he was held temporarily.
Summers said the woman who made the allegations is not from Roosevelt County.
He said APD contacted the RCSO about the allegations April 30.
The Roosevelt County Attorney’s Office filed the charges against Pinner May 1.
Sheriff Jason Frederick and jail administrator Melvin Clark drove to Fargo and brought Pinner back to Wolf Point Tuesday, May 12.
RCSO Sgt. Patrick O’Connor and federal APD detectives based in Havre and California worked on the investigation.

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