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www.LovellChronicle.com August 19, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Two held for trailer arson BY BRAD DEVEREAUX Two residents are in jail after they allegedly set flreto a Lovell trailer home Sunday night, Aug. 8. The two subjects were arrested Friday after an investiga- tion completed by the Wyo- ming Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Fire Marshal's Office. Guadalupe Hernandez Jr. and Amber Sponsel of Lovell were arrested Fri- day and are being held at the jail in Basin on sepa- rate $15,000 cash bonds. A preliminary hearing to de- termine if there is sufficient evidence to have the case bound over to district court will be held Monday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Lovell. Law enforcement re- ceived a report of the fire at the trailer home currently being purchased by Arman- do Silva on the north side of Lovell on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 10:23 p.m. The Lovell Volunteer Fire Department also responded and brought the fire under control in minutes, minimizing burn- ing to one end of the home and minimizing interior smoke damage. There was a couch on the front porch that had been fully burned. After considering sever- al factors of the case and be- cause the department was busy with existing caseload, Chief of Police Nick Lewis said he asked for assistance to DCI to complete the in- vestigation. "I felt it was impor- tant to get it done quickly," Lewis said. DCI agents prompt- ly came to Lovell and per- formed follow-up to com- plete the investigation with the help of the State Fire Marshal. Within 48 hours, DCI was able to solve the case and ready warrants to arrest the two suspects. An affidavit signed by a DCI agent outlines the investigation. According to interviews from witness- es in the affidavit, two in- dividuals were seen and heard jumping out of the back of a pickup truck and running toward the trail- er home. Another witness said he saw two people run back to the truck, jump in the back and yell, "go, go, go," before the vehicle sped away. Evidence and inter- views collected by agents point to Hernandez and Sponsel as the people rid- ing in the back of the truck and allegedly lighting the fire using a cigarette light- er and a can of lighter fluid, according to the affidavit. Lewis said he appreci- ates the DCI agents' will- ingness to aid the depart- ment and said they did a good job investigating and bringing the case to a res- olution. He also thanked the LVFD for stopping the blaze quickly and the State Fire Marshal for coming out to help with the inves- tigation. Lewis thanked several witnesses who came for- ward with valuable infor- mation that helped solve the crime. "These citizens really took it upon themselves to say 'we're not going to let these things go on in our community,'" Lewis said. If they are released on bond, Hernandez and Sponsel must comply with conditions that do not al- low drinking or being in establishments that serve alcohol, taking any sub- stance without a prescrip- tion, contacting Armando Silva or harassing any wit- ness in relation to the case. They must also wear ankle monitor bracelets and sub- mit to random drug tests. If convicted, the sus- pects could face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000. Tornado spotted near Lovell The Lovell Police De- partment received the fol- lowing calls for the week of Aug. 10-17, 2010: Aug. 11: The LPD assisted DCI with two arrests relat- ed to an alleged arson that occurred Sunday in Lovell (see related story). ,r An officer responded to a report of domestic vi- olence occurring at a Lovell home. When he responded, there were no signs of physical vio- lence, and the argument was resolved. Aug. 12: An officer wrote a'man a citation for as- sault' after respofiding to a domestic violence call at a Lovell residence. r LPD received a report of a tornado that touched down near Lovell Lake at about 3:18 p.m. The LPD also received infor- mation from the Nation- al Weather Service that a tornado touched down near mile marker 220. They received another report of three tornados headed toward Greybull MATt WOHLBmNI{ A twister was spotted near Lovell Lake, several miles outside of Lovell on Thursday, Aug. 12. a few minutes later. Aug. 14: Officers respond- ed to a report of an ongoing domestic dispute at a loca- tion in Lovell. They were unable to locate the subject the caller was complaining about. Aug. 15-" Deputies wrote a 19-year-old juvenile a tick- et for MIP after a traffic stop in Lovell. The officer noted a scent of alcohol dur- ing the traffic stop, which was initiated when the ve- hicle crossed the centerline of the road. Aug, 16: Officers received a report of a check fraud case from a Lovell resident. Sex in the ... county? The Big Horn County Sheriffs Depart- ment received the following calls for the week of Aug. 8-16, 2010: Aug. 8: Deputies responded to a residence in Deaver for a report of a domestic situa- tion where one of the subjects was moving out of the home. Deputies confiscated a .44 magnum from one subject at the location. Aug. 10: Deputies assisted Gary Young, who was involved in a single-vehicle motor- cycle accident near the Medicine Wheel. Aug, 11: A deputy discovered two individu- als allegedly naked and having sex next to a vehicle in the middle of the road on Road 5 between Byron and Cowley. The deputy gave the couple a warning and sent them home. Aug. 14: Deputies received a report of a possible drunk driver in the Byron area. Deputies responded and are investigating the case. Aug. 16: Deputies made contact with and discussed a juvenile issue with family members in the Deaver area. Bi Horn Basin Outlook Weekend Outlook Climate Almanac Normals for 08/19 to 08/23 Saturday, Aug. 21 Cowley Town Park Recreation Outlook Live Band 5- 7 pm On 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 Elizabeth and John Sponsel at the Powell Valley Hospital on August 10, 2010 at 11:07 p.m., a baby girl, Corbyn Jade Sponsel weighing 6 Ibs. 13 oz. Her grand- parents are Gene and Virginia Zeller, Dor- othy Sponsel, Bessie Zeller, and the late Clarence Zeller, and Palmer and the late Ruth Reiten. Born to Heather Cozzens and Michael Marti- nelli at the Powell Valley Hospital on Au- gust 11, 2010, 2010 at 4:04 a.m., a baby boy, Ashton Nelson Martinelli weighing 5 Ibs. 0 oz. His grandparents are Penny Cozzens, Nelson Crawley, Wilma and Steve Egert. Born to Sarah and Wayne Lowe at the Pew- ell Valley Hospital on August 10, 2010 at 1:02 p.m., a baby boy, Sean Thomas Lowe weighing 6 Ibs. 7 oz. His grandpar- ents are Bernard and June Lowe, Sally and Eric Garwood. DEEDS Warranty deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recenUy were: Dexter M. Woodis, Sr. to Dexter M. Woodis, Jr. and Lisa Woodis; Cowley Original Town Block 44 Lot 4 (Part) Samuel David Dausman and Carrie Hop- kin Dausman to Donald B. Blakesly and Jonna S. Blakesley; Byron Original Town Block 22 Lot 1 (Part) Trustco Management, Inc., President Dan Kennedy to Lovell Bible Church; Lovell Original Town Block 18 Lot 2 (Part) Sheriff's Deed Big Horn County Sheriff Kenneth G. Blackburn to Bank of Wyoming; T55N R94W Sec. 34 Lot 1 (Part), Lot 4 (Part), Lot 6 (Part), T55N R94W E2NE4 (Part), T55N R94W NW4NW4 Sec. 35 (Part) CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Todd Banks, 52, obtain property by false pre- tenses, bound over Israel Silva, 21, Property destruction, bound over, criminal entry, bound over Alejandro Garcia, 24, seat belt violation, fined $25 James Nicholson, 24, left side mirror required, fined $20 Megan K. Banks, 19, follow too close, fined $50 Jacob Bassett, 28, larceny under $1000, fined $780, $500 suspended, 120 days in jail, 60 days suspended Shane Michael Kannard, 34, 62 mph in a 45, fined $138 Simeon A. McDonald, 33, failure to stop, fined $110 Casey R. Pickett, 19, pass when free from traf- fic, fined $60 Thomas D. Kleiner, 51, battery: household member, fined $690, 30 days in jail, 20 suspended Luke E. Steensen, 23, drive while license is suspended, fined $540 Billy Thomas Kleiner, 17, larceny under $1000, restitution $4, 6 months probation, 15 days in jail (suspended) Luke E. Steensen, 23, drive while license is suspended, fined $790,30 days in jail, (20 days suspended), 6 months probation Kevin J. Harris, 38, seat belt violation, fined $25 Francisco Pena, 26, pedestrian under the in- fluence of alcohol or controlled substance, fined $240 ($100 suspended), 6 months probation, 2 days in jail Kendra R. Daniel, 30, 35 mph in a 30, fined $55 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Dugnymsate Subphasri, 33, 87 mph, fined $96 Challis R. Williams, 23, 78 mph, fined $69 Teresa A. Olson, 50, 80 mph fined $75 Cameron J. Benedict, 45, 79 mph, fined $72 Darwin D. Hostelley, 49, 76 mph, fined $63 Adrin L. Castillo, 33, 74 mph, fined $57 Russell W. Kirkland, 31, 77 mph, fined $66 Roxana Moayer, 26, 78 mph, fined $69 Daniel J. Swihart, 38, 75 mph, fined $60 Neal C. LaFever, 66, 90 mph, fined $105 Christy N. Bird, 33, 77 mph, fined $66 Diana R. Copp, 56, 75 mph, fined $70 Mark I. Lopez, 39, 81 mph, fined $88 Laura L. Campbell, 36, 75 mph, fined $70 Matthew D. Olinski, 33, 77 mph, fined $76 Craig P. May, 33, 74 mph, fined $67 Vernon G. Hanway, 47, 80 mph, fined $85 Gary R. Chatwin, 47, 92 mph, fined $121 Rodney Hotham, 47, 91 mph, fined $118 Radha Neelavannan, 42, 85 mph, fined $100 William Wiemer, 54, 74 mph, fined $67 Terry S. Rohan, 57, 75 mph, fined $70 Charles D. Wetz, 58, 79 mph, fined $82 Charles V. Quanz, 39, 84 mph, fined $97 Melinda D. Hunder, 21, 74 mph, fined $67 Michael C. Edwards, 45, 77 mph, fined $76 Steven R. Drugan, 39, 85 mph, fined $90 Bobby O. Garcia, 38, 75 mph, fined $70 Burt R. Lindsay, 35, 86 mph, fined $103 James F. Tye, 66, 75 mph, fined $70 Adam E. Lawrence, 34, 74 mph, fined $67 Lee G. Ozbirn, 51, 76 mph, fined $73 Edward P. Souto, 49, 83 mph, fined $94 Peter J. Gaudet, 68, 76 mph, fined $73 Joe A. Gilley, 40, 70 mph, fined $25 Gary A. Hansen, 45, 75 mph, fined $70 Steven E. Fisher, 49, 76 mph, fined $73 Michael R. Sosa, 16, 92 mph, fined $121 Gi Loren Lantow, 54, 75 mph, fined $70 Ki T. Kim, 66, 80 mph, fined $85 David R. Wilson, 44, 80 mph, fined $85 Fred A. Graumann, 44, 78 mph, fined $79 Dana R. Hunter, 53, 79 mph, fined $82 Bala J. Vangala, 30, drive on right side of road- ..... way, fined $60 .... :vr"::Miffal L. Bbw{'e'191 75 mph, fined $70 Paul R. Chase, 44, follow too close, fined $60 Lace M. Strlu, 25, 75 mph, fined $70 ' Allison D. Bottenhagen, 43, no registration and Stanley F. Grove, 44, 79 mph, fined $82 failure to display tabs, fned $60 Terry D. Scholz, 42, 79 mph, fined $82 Robert E. Wagner, 48, no passing zones: obey Gregory Lewis, 28, 79 mph, fined $82 signs and markings, fined $60 Braylynn Flick, 18, 91 mph, fined $118 Robert E. Wagner, 48, 54 mph in a 45, fined Brian E. Wiles, 34, 81 mph, fined $388 $60 Glenn R. Lindahl, 61, 79 mph, fined $82 Melanie A. Fitzgerald, 29, 79 mph, fined $82 Improvements to John Blue Road The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office have begun making improve- ments to the John Blue Road east of Lovell. Originally scheduled to begin in late July, the project began Aug. 16 due to contractor equipment delays. The John Blue Road, located approxi- mately 15 miles east of Lovell, will be closed during the road improvements. Repairs are expected to be completed in mid-September. Repairs will include the removal of rock outcrops and stabilization and smoothing of the road. The closure during repairs is ne- cessitated by the narrowness and steepness of the John Blue Road. A barricade will be placed at the bottom of the road. For updates on the road repairs, contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900 or the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office at 307-347-5100. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday A few thunderstorms 89 / 58 Friday Mostly sunny end warm 90 / 58 Saturday Very warm, looking dry 92 / 60 Sunday Chance of thunderstorms 89 / 59 Monday Isolated thunderstorms, milder 83 / 58 Temperatures through this weekend will be warm and very nice. Enjoy some great weather conditions. Thunderstorm chances are also small through Saturday. A little better chance of storms though does develop on Sunday. Conditions also look to be e little cooler and breezy to windy. Lover Record HigWLow 101 n 1981,36in 1945 Recorcl High/L0w 99 n1976 38 n!976 Average Prectp, Record 24hr. Precip. 0.89" in 1972 Record 24hr. Precip. 0.52" in 1965 Jet Stream Forecast for 08/23 Sunrise & Sunset Sunrlea 8unaet Thur/day 6:2;3 AM 8:t0 PM Fdday 6:25 AM 8:08 PM Saturday 6:t6AM 0:07 PM Sunday 6:27 AM 8:05 PM Monday 6:16 AM 8:20 PM National weather Servloe Forecaate: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/riwlMdex.htm . "  ' '\\;" 90s/50e .- % :..,\\;,. ,..\\;:.. POWER ' .% %-x,. 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