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www.LovellChronicle.com March 18, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 ............... .+i  ...................... Car crosses Main and hits house The Lovell Police Department received the following calls for the week of March 9-16, 2010: March 9: An officer cited a Lovell motorist for leaving the scene of an accident after she backed into a 12-pack pop display in front of the Maverik Country Store. ur An officer responded to a report of a mo- tor vehicle accident on Main Street. Fol- lowing an investigation, the officer de- termined a vehicle had popped into gear, crossed Main Street and struck a Lovell residence while left unattended. The driver was given a citation for leaving the vehicle unattended. A subject from Utah reported receiving harassing phone calls from people in Lovell. An officer made contact with the two juveniles who were making the calls and advised them it could be a charge- able offense if the calls didn&apos;t stop. A ju- venile contact letter was sent to the par- ents. March 10: A Lovell officer assisted a young boy who was walking along Main Street to be re-united with his parents. March 11: Lovell officers assisted Lovell Elementary School with a parent who was not complying with school rules. March 14: Officers are investigating a re- ported case of hit and run that occurred on Jersey Avenue. She00 00ort SO helps shocked worker The Big Horn County Sheriffs Depart- ment received the following calls in the north end of the county for the week of March 8-15, 2010: ,March 8" Deputies responded to the scene where a Town of Lovell garbage truck struck a power pole on county land just outside of Lovell. Rocky Mountain Power also responded to replace the pole. Deputies responded to a report of an out-of-control burn about four miles east of Lovell on Hwy. 14A. March 10" Deputies received a report of someone knocking on the door of a home .and running away before the door was an- swered, leaving the homeowner in a state of bewilderment upon opening the door only to find a vacant porch. A deputy requested an ambulance to re- spond to the scene of a traffic stop where an 81-year-old female was possibly hav- ing diabetic complications. ar Deputies responded to the Marathon oil field near Byron on a report of a man who had been shocked while working on a power pole. The victim, Scott Mosher, 27, an employee of International Elec- tricity Company, was breathing and con- scious at the scene and complaining of foot pain. He was transported to North Big Horn Hospital for treatment. March 13: Deputies are investigating a report of a $63 gas drive-off at the Conoco Country Store in Lovell. MARRIAGES Marriage licenses issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Shawn Everett Hansen and Rebecca Dawn Bettis, both of Basin. Daniel Joe Frederick and Ronda Debbie Ellis, both of Worland. BIRTHS We are interested in printing the births of, North Big Horn County babies. Please call and personally report these births by con- tacting the Chronicle at 548-2217. Born to Kandace and Jacob Jolley at the Pew- ell Valley Hospital on March 11, 2010 at 8:17 p.m., a baby boy, Bunsen Carter VanLake Jolley weighing 6 Ibs. 14 oz. His grandparents are David and Garnet Jolley of Lovell and Terry and Jenifer Vanlake of Frannie. Born to Jenilee Marie Rodriguez and David Mi- chael Werner at the Powell Valley Hospi- tal on March 11,2010 at 9:56 p.m., a baby boy, Alex Michael Werner weighing 7 Ibs, 5 oz. His grandparents are Connie Rodri- guez, Edward Rodriguez and Cynthia and Chris Wemer. Born to Heather and Cody Wagner at the Pew- ell Valley Hospital on March 12, 2010 at 4:11 p.m., a baby girl, Davanni Jaide Wag- ner weighing 71bs. 5.5 oz. Her grandpar- ents are Coleen and Rob Wagner and Deb and Pat Wilkinson. Great-grandpar- ents are Beverly and Howard Becker and Karene and Dick Wagner and great-great- grandmother is Virginia Fink. Born to Natalie and Mark Rosebrock on March 6, 2010 at 11:27 a.m., a baby girl, Isa- belle Faith Rosebrock weighing 6 Ibs. 12 oz. Her grandparents are Bill and Brenda Pearce and the late David Smith. Great- grandmother is Nan Nicholls. MUNICIPAL COURT Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court before Judge Sylvia Gams recently were: Tiana O'Tremba, 16, improper backing, fined $60 William S. Brown, 42, 28 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $150 Ricki Wilson, 40, illegal u-turn, fined $60 Christopher D. Carabay, 20, property destruc- tion x 2, fined $1,120 Brian Workman, 26, driving while license is suspended, fined $410 Dyfrig L. Lange, 68, 26 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $130 Coty N. Betancourt, 29, no child restraint sys- tem x 2, fined $120 Kenneth M. Moncur, 17, parking violation, fined $35 Individuals are local residents unless other- wise noted. CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Kimberly Sue King, 48, manufacturing or deliv- ery of a controlled substance, bound over to district court Brian K. Mackey, 29, driving while under the influence of alcohol, fined $730, 2 years probation and 90 days in jail (52 suspend- ed); no insurance, fined $460; no vehicle registration, fined $110 Matthew M. Martinez, 34, fraud by check un- der $1000, fined $505 ($250 suspended), 6 months probation and $340.13 restitu- tion Sarah R. Johnson, 36, seat belt violation, fined $25 Norman W. Moreno, 65, 63 mph in a 45 mph zone, fined $142 Richard Carter, 59, seat belt violation, fined $25 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Faye M. Lee, 34, 87 mph, fined $106 McClain A. Leffler, 32, 81 mph, fined $88 Courtnie K. Trustem, 20, 80 mph, fined $75 Philip E. Blosser, 63, 74 mph, fined $57 Misdemeanor charEes Greybull mother, son charged with fair board larceny BY BRENDA TENBOER Former Big Horn Coun- rW Fair secretary Lorraine Gonzalez, 42, of Greybull and her son, Mick Gonzalez, 19, also of Greybull, have each been charged in con- nection with an alleged se- ries of unauthorized credit puzqhase'S -and cs: Lorraine facr%pne mis- demeanor count of larceny punishable by a maximum of six months in jail, a $750 fine or both if convicted, ac- cording to information on file with the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court. Tom Wachsmuth, Divi- sion of Criminal Investiga- .tion agent, began an inves- tigation in October, which concluded this month. The Big Horn County Fair board of trustees first discovered the alleged crime when reviewing credit card statements in August 2009, according to court records. Two credit card charg- es, one to a restaurant and another to a gas station, both in Casper, were alleg- edly incurred when Lorraine Gonzalez was at an event in Casper in July that was not fair related. According to a sworn affidavit, she admit- ted to Wachsmuth during an October 2009 interview in Greybull that she used the fair's MasterCard to make those purchases and.also charged $124 for personal merchandise in December 2O08. Fair manager Howard Gernant, whose name ap- pears on the card, normal- ly keeps it in his possession but allowed Lorraine to use the card for office purchases as necessary, according to court documents. In total, Lorraine is ac- cused of making five unau- thorized purchases includ- ing fuel for personal use for a total of $413, according to court records. She worked as the fair secretary for about one year before she was terminated in September 2009. Mick Gonzales worked for the county fair for three consecutive summers. He is accused of using fair board accounts from December 2007 to August 2009 "to charge gasoline and mer- chandise at Big Horn Co-op and O'Reilly's Auto Parts on 20 different occasions with- out authorization and for his persona!use for a .total of $1,303.85," according to court records. The prosecution chose to charge this matter as one count of misdemeanor lar- ceny with a maximum pen- alty of six months in jail, a $750 fme or both, according to court documents. During an interview with Wachsmuth, Mick allegedly confessed "he charged gasoline, car parts and sometimes food at the local businesses in Grey- bull and Basin but the items were for him." According to the affida- vit, Mick allegedly told Wa- chsmuth that he likes to build motors and did charge car parts at the local auto parts store but that at first he thought they were charg- ing the parts to his fam- ily's account. "He admit- ted that he then knowingly charged some parts to the fair board." According to the affida- vit, Mick said there was a "spurt" where he was angry at Gernant ....... Mi'ck also allegedly charged some tools to the fair that the fairgrounds le- gitimately needed, but when finished he kept the tools. He returned a jack, sump pump and other various tools on the same day of the DCI in- terview. Lorraine told Wa- chsmuth that she was not sure why she was fired, but allegedly admitted she knew her son was making unau- thorized charges to the fair board, according to the affi- davit. Lorraine told Wa- chsmuth that she ap- proached Gernant and asked charges for Mick, but didn't know what else to do. She thought she was protecting her son," Wachsmuth stat- ed. Mick allegedly bought a set of four tires in March 2009 at $132 each and was not an employee of the fair him what'"tr..b about the::' board at the time. charges' Mick @ta.aking confronted, Lorraine and said "Gernant was indif- ferent about the purchases." She told authorities that she talked with Mick about the charges and asked him to stop but still paid the bills using fair funds, according to the affidavit. "She knew she was wrong in paying the gasoline v'hen stat- ed in the affidavit, she took a cashier's check for $231 to the business as partial re-repayment for the tires. Wachsmuth said there is no documentation of that at this time. An initial court ap- pearance was scheduled for March 17. ter & Sewer Project Schedule March 22.25, 2010 Continue drainage work on Shoshone hill. Install sewer line on Park from Kansas to Jersey. Install water line on Great Western Bi( Horn Basin Outlook Weekend Outlook Recreation Outlook Re ional Snow Pack Wyoming Department of Health Commit to your health, Schedule your mammogram and Pap test today.= Early detection is the key. If you are a Wyoming resident, without health insurance, and between the ages of 50-64 please call us at 1-800-264-1296. You may qualify for free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic tests. Paldforbytobeccosettlementfund:. Wyoming Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday MIXOEI howor8 tO snow 46 / 26 Friday Colder with snow 36/19 Saturday Partly el0udy 401 19 Sunday w.msr 53 / 24 Monday [w 618U8 54 / 23 Get ready for a late winter storm late this week. A cold front rolling through Thursday will bring clouds, cooler temperatures, mixed showers and then snow to the region. Friday will feature more snow and even colder conditions. The weather will clear out dry up and warm up just in !ime for the weekend. High pressure will stay in place Monday too. Cod,'  "" " .....  .... %:.40s 120s Basin " ....... Climate Almanac (Normals for 3/18 to 3/24 40S / 20I '<'\\;.. Record H gh/L0w 78 in !910, -!8 in !9!3 Record High/Low 76 in 2004, -4 in 1989  ......... ,,. Avor Precip. 0 O7 Average , 0,08"  .... " .... .. ,, 1 ...... i:i Record 24hr. Precip. 1.04" Jn 1946 Record 24hr. Precip. 1.04" in 1975 ,,%. ....  Thermopo s " "\\; .... Jet Stream Forecast for 3/2: Sunrise & Sunset ...... ,, ,} .... , , Sunrise Sunset 7t20 ?2 PM Fdday 7:18 AM 7:25 PM ttrdy 7!1 AM 7i2S FM Sunday 7:15 AM 7:27 PM ;M 7i13  7i29PM Tuesday 7:11 AM 7:30 PM :Wedrcesday 7:09AM 731PM National Weather Service Forec41lte: htlp://wwwcrh,noaa.gov/dw/index.htm "" WARMER EACH DAY AND "\\;"" LIKELY DRY Big Hem Lake * Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and dry conditions are expected. River Basin River Basin Yellowstone National Park - Those heading to the high country Big Hem R! 65%n n 88 Of rlormsI for the weekend will find quite, mainly dry weather conditions, Shoshone River 56% of normal Upper Yellowstone River 57% of normal Temperatures will be quite pleasant leo, 53% % of nbrrnai Road end Travel - (t-888-fl96-7623) or (307) 772-0824; Cellular: #ROAD Big Horn Mountains- The weather should be great for traveling Road and Travel on the web- http:llwydotvb.stnt,wy.usiwet)lhlghway/toxt_road.html and for being outdoors this weekend. Precipitation is not expected .... , ,r..r.d ,:DayWeather, Inc. Cheyenne, WY 82001 www.dayweather.com Big Horn County Forecast sponsored by Red Apple 9 East Main, Lovell, Wyoming