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June 28, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle J 5 Sheriff's report The Big Horn County Sheriffs Office received the following calls for the week of June 18 - 25: June 18: Sheriffs deputies arrested Paul Padilla, Jr. near Frannie in a vehicle that was reported stolen in Lovell. June 19: A solar panel and other items were reported stolen from a farm on Road 11 south of Lane 13. The matter is under investiga- tion. June 23: Sheriffs deputies received a report that a man fell and injured his head in the water near Barry's Landing. A deputy was sent to assist other agencies. June 24: Sheriffs deputies assisted other agencies in an incident where a couple lost a paddle and could not get their boat to shore near the causeway. Sheriffs deputies were called to help a motorist who struck a loose horse that was running on U.S. Highway 14A near the Oasis Junction. The horse bucked off his rider and began running down the highway moments before the accident. No citations were issued to the driver who struck the still fully-saddled horse with his vehicle. Accord- ing to Big Horn County Sheriff Jeff Angell, the horse appeared to have died on impact. June 25: Sheriffs deputies were called to help roundup four horses, reported to be rodeo bucking stock, that were seen running down U.S. Highway 310. Police Report rn Sl The Lovell Police De- partment received the fol- lowing calls for the week of June 17 -June 25. June 17: Lovell Police re- sponded to a report of a burglary that occurred on West Third Street in Lovell. The matter is under investigation. June 18: A resident of Lovell notified police of a cell phone that was lost or stolen. A vehicle was reported stolen in Lovell. Paul Padilla, Jr. was arrest- ed by Big Horn County Sheriffs deputies near Frannie sometime after the incident was report- ed. June 19: A sign marked "No U-Turn" is missing from the intersection of Main Street and Oregon. The matter is under inves- tigation. Lovell Police responded to a family dispute on Washakie Avenue. A Lovell resident report- ed a possible hit and run of a vehicle parked near his home. June 22: A burglary was reported on Jersey Avenue in Lovell. The matter is un- der investigation. Delivery driver Berton Agee of Powell report- ed accidentally hitting a light pole while making a delivery. Agee was cit- ed for improper backing. June 23: Theft of items from a bus stop in Lovell turned out to be a case of lost items. The items were turned in to Lovell Police and returned to the owner. Police report a minor spike in criminal activity BY PATTI CARPENTER The burglary of two homes and two vehicle thefts occurred in the Lovell area over the past few weeks. Ac- cording to Lovell Police Chief Nick Lewis, this is not par- ticularly unusual for this time of the year. Both burglaries occurred while residents were away from their homes, but it is unknown if the two were committed by the same per- son or persons. One home is on Third Street and the oth- er is located on Jersey Ave- nue. In both cases valuable items were taken. The two cases are currently under in- vestigation and Lewis asks residents to report any sus- picious activity. "Since we usually only have one officer on shift at certain times, we really count on citizens to help us monitor what's going on," said Lewis. "This helps their neighbors and helps their community and helps us all in the end." Paul Padilla, Jr. was ar- rested by sheriffs deputies near Frannie as he crossed into Wyoming from Mon- tana on June 18. Padilla was charged with vehicle theft and driving under suspen- sion. The car was reported stolen in Lovell on the same day. The previous week a pickup truck owned by the Haliburton Company was stolen from the Bentonite Performance Minerals park- ing lot. The vehicle was re- covered in Billings after a hitchhiker who is accused of stealing the vehicle told in- vestigators where to fmd the vehicle after he was detained and questioned under suspi- cion of the theft. Lewis urges citizens to call if they see anything sus- picious. "I would rather have cit- izens call and it turns out to be nothing, than to have them not call us at all," said Lewis. "We respond to any calls of suspicious activity; it helps us to pre-empt crimes like these." MARRIAGES Marriage licenses issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Michael Richard Longshore and Trista Dawn Oberlander, both of Basin CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Kory J. Johnson, born in 1988, possess con- trolled substance-plant-3 oz. or less, de- ferred, fined $150, 1 year probation Mark Welch, born in 1972, possess controlled substance-plant-3 oz. or less, deferred, fined $150,6 months probation Kenneth J. Allen, born in 1982, DUI-Alcohol, deferred, fined $150, 6 months probation Thomas C. Baughman, born in 1987, stop sign violation, fined $110 Stephen E. Burtoft, born in 1955, pass in a no passing zone, fined $110 Paul Padilla, born in 1972, unauthorized use of vehicle, fined $190, 1 year probation, 90 days in jail (88 suspended); For speeding in a 30 mph zone: Carlos A. Pozo, born in 1979, 40 mph, fined $105 Dawn M. Roberts, born in 1970, 41 mph, fined $104 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Kamalakannan Dhanasekaran, born in 1980, 88 mph, fined $114 Joshua E. Westog, born in 1977, 72 mph, fined $61 Kelly N. Marstaeller, born in 1963, 70 mph, fined $25 Lovell couple separated while fishing results in search and rescue response BY DAVID PECK line of vehicles leaving the It was a case of "all's Mustang Days fireworks. well that ends well" for a Paul and Rhonda Lovell couple after they Thatch were night fish- were separated while fish- ing late Saturday night, re- sulting in a relatively brief, and successful, search along the shore of the Big Horn River east of Lovell. "It looked more excit- ing than it really was," was how North Search and Rescue Squad Lt. Dennis Woodward described the response that led Paul and Rhonda Thatch to be re- united. Woodward was refer- ring to the many emergen- cy vehicles that responded to the scene at the U.S. 14A causeway to help search the shore of the river, many of which passed by the long ing in a 12-foot John boat late Saturday near the ML Ranch and were using oars to maneuver when they lost an oar. "Rhonda got in the wa- ter to retrieve it, and they somehow got separated," Woodward said. Rhonda Thatch got to shore and used a cell phone she had stored in a plastic bag to call a friend, who no- tiffed the sheriffs office, Sgt. Blaine Jolley of the Big Horn County Sheriffs Dept. said. Woodward said some search and rescue person- nel were already on the lake doing night training, and they responded, along with Barry and Keri Wil- ske, who put their boat into the lake. Also responding were sheriffs deputies and other search and rescue person- nel, who trained lights on the river looking for Paul Thatch, who Rhonda feared couldn't maneuver with a single oar, Woodward said. "There were red lights up and down the river," he said. "Everyone sat at the edge of the river with lights trying to see Paul." Soon, he was spotted and got into the search and rescue boat, which towed his boat to shore. "They found him close to the ML," Woodward said. "He was looking for her. But with one oar left he couldn't maneuver well." The Lovell Chronicle will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Advertising deadline will be Monday, July 2 at noon. The annual Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR) for the Town of Byron is ready. A copy may be obtained at the Byron Town Hall at 35 S. Pryor. Be informed; please take the time to read it. The annual Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR) for the Town of Lovell is inserted in this week's newspaper. A copy may be obtained at www.TownOfLovell.com or at Town Hall. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday Partly cloudy 90 / 59 Friday Hot 95 / 58 Saturday More heat 92 / 60 Sunday Continued dry and hot 95 / 58 Monday Isolated thunderstorms 88 / 61 :~1l,Is] iil:P.kl i~e~| [;~ i With high pressure firmly in place, the weather will stay very warm and dry for the next several days in a row. Please be aware of the continued high fire danger in the region as well. 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