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August 23, 2018 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Sheriff's Report The Big Horn County Sheriffs Office struction zone on Highway 310, where a received the following calls for the week of car rear-ended a truck after following too Aug. 13 to Aug. 20: closely. A citation was issued. There were Aug. 17: Deputies responded to a semi -truck that accidentally drove down 14AE and needed help turning around after the vehicle overheated. Deputies blocked traf- fic above and below the truck while the driver turned the vehicle around. Aug. 18: Deputies were called to the scene of an accident that took place in the con- no injuries reported. Note: The calls listed above were re- ceived by the Big Horn County Sheriffs Of- rice. Persons arrested are presumed inno- cent until proven guilty in a court of law, and charges made upon initial arrest may be amended or dismissed as determined by the County Attorney. Police Report Window shot out by BB gun at local church. The Lovell Police Department received Trailer Court after a juvenile was report- the following calls for the week of Aug. 14 ed hitting her mother. Officers responded to Aug. 20: and notified the Wyoming Family Services Aug. 14" Lovell Police received a REDDI re- Department, who is currently working port of a black Dodge Ram headed west out of the Maverik store with the driver possibly intoxicated. The juvenile operat- ing the vehicle was later arrested by the Powell Police Department. Aug. 15: Vandalism was reported at the Lovell Bible Church after a window on the north Side of the building was shot out. A pellet from a BB gun was later found when the glass was cleaned. The case is under investigation. Aug. 17: Lovell Officers were called to Bair's with the family. Aug. 18: A black bear was spotted by an officer outside the Main Street car wash. Officers kept a close eye on the bear as it worked its way northeast out of town. The Game and Fish Department was notified. Note: The calls listed above were received by the LoveU Police Department. Persons ar- rested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, ancl charges made upon initial arrest may be amended or dis- missed as determined by the County Attorney. Cowley man pleads to DUI, traffic violation and unlawful possession of marijuana BY JESSICA ROBINSON Tyler Harvey of Cow- ley pleaded guilty to multi- ple charges in Circuit Court before Magistrate Randy Royal on Monday. Harvey had consumed alcohol prior to the stop and officers performed a field sobriety test. The of- ricer also had noticed that Harvey was not maintain- Harvey pleaded guilty ing a single lane of traf- that afternoon to three tic. According to Harvey, charges: 1) driving whilethe officer asked to search under the influence of al- his car. Harvey said he told cohol; 2) failure to maintain a singular lane of travel, and 3) unlawful possession of marijuana. The case started on the evening of Aug. 19 when Harvey was pulled over by the Lovell Police Depart- ment for speeding. them no, but admitted that there was some marijuana within the car. Magistrate Royal has delayed sentencing for Harvey so he can complete a substance abuse evalua- tion and is required to sub- mit it to the court prior to the hearing. He was also released on a 51,000 signa- ture bond and is required to check in with the Big Horn County Sheriffs Of- rice twice a day as part of his bond conditions. Harvey faces a 5750 fine and/or six months in jail for driving while under the influence. This is Har- vey's first offense. He also faces a 5220 fine and/or 20 days in jail for the failure to maintain a single lane along with a 51,000 fine and/or one year in jail for unlawful posses- sion of marijuana. BIRTHS We are interested in printing the births of North Big Horn County babies. Please call and person- ally report these births by con- tacting the Lovell Chronicle at 307-548-2217. Born to Kathernine Mad- sen and Jeremy Wilson at 2018 Duane H. Homewood Revocable Trust; $2, NE4 Sec. 29, T58N R97W. Duane H. Homewood, trustee of the Duane H. Homewood Living Trust U/D/T dated December 15, 1997, and Charlotte R Home- wood Living Trust U/D/T Big Horn County Sher- iff to Wyoming Communi- ty Development Authority; Frannie Original Town, Lots 9, 10, Block 37. MUNICIPAL COURT Persons fined in the Lovell Mu- nicipal Court before Judge Syl- via Gams recently were: Powell Valley Healthcare on dated December 15, 1997, to Speeding in a 30 mph zone: Aug. 13, 2018, at 10:46 a.m Duane H. Homewood, trust-Mattieu M. Grossetete, a baby boy, Kyrum Lee Wil- ee, Declaration of Trust,Naperville, Ill 33, 44 mph, son, weighing6 lbs 12 oz. the 2018 Duane H. Home- S183. MARRIAGES wood Revocable Trust; E2,Patrick Knorr, Bellevue, Marriage license issued from the Big Hom County Clerk's of- fice recently was: Christopher James Har- wood and Roxanna Nicole Massoudi, both of Greybull. DEEDS Warranty deeds issued from the Big Hom County Clerk's office recently were: Luna Land and Cattle, LLC to Ruben Luna; Lovell Original Town, (Part) Lot 1, Block 1. S2NW4, NE4NW4 Sec. 29, Lot 4, E2NE4 Sec. 30, Lot 5, Sec. 31, T58N R97W. Quitclaim deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's of- rice recently were: Frederick C.G. Zier and Joan M. Zier to Michael Ball and Faith Ball; Denver Orig- inal Town, Lot 26, Block 36. Correction from the county: Laurence L. Pitt and Sid- ney Z. Pitt to Daniel L. An- derson and Meg M. Ander- Duane H. Homewood, son;-(Part) Lot 58, NW4SE4 trustee of the Duane H. Sec. 14, T56N R96W. Homewood Living Trust U/D/T dated December 15, 1997, and Charlotte P. Home- wood Living Trust U/D/T dated December 15, 1997, to Duane H. Homewood, trust- ee, Declaration of Trust, the Ronald A. Foote and Arvedell Foote to Dawn Mceachron; Denver Original Town, Lots 16, 17, Block 62. Sheriff's deed issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently was: Wash 46, 37 mph, $104. CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Ju- dicial Circuit Court in Big Horn County before Judge Thomas Harrington recently were: Stephanie Ann Corbett, born in 1964, arson: 3rd de- gree - property $200 or more, boundover; burglary, bound over; property de- struction: $1000 or more, bound over. Christopher S. Keele, born in 1976, possession of controlled narcotic sub- stance - schedule I or II - amount more than in par- aphernalia, bound over; wrongful taking or dispos- ing of property; venue of indictment - under $1000, bound over. Fire Department records show a mild fire season BY RYAN FITZMAURICE is an example of the most Mangus said, neither is any It's been a timid fire severe cases seen by thearea seeing the majority of season this year in north- fire department in Northaccidents. ern Big Horn County, butBig Horn county. A trac-"Its just cars hitting car wrecks are far abovetor caught flame and end- other cars:' Mangus said. average, according to fire ed up burning two acres of "Some people cant" drive" captain Bob Mangus. surrounding crop. The re- Like the fires respond- There have been just 32 sulting blazes were easily ed to, the majority of car fires responded to by the contained, wrecks have also been fire department in 2018, It's a stark contrast to minor. resulting in fire calls being southern Big Horn Court-"We haven't had a ma- just.40 percent of the inci- ty, where a forest fire near jor car wreck where we dents the Lovell Fire De-Manderson devastated had to extricate some- partment responds to. over 42,000 acres beforebody:' Mangus said. "Most The small number of being contained. Sever- of them are just small reported fires isn't due al Lovell Fire Department accidents." to any anomalies in the volunteers took part in theThe other area with weather, according to firefighting efforts to con- high incident numbers is Mangus. Really, there's just rain the fire. responses to incidents of one factor involved. While fires are low, car hazardous conditions that "We've just been lucky, crash incidents have been primarily include instances Lightning has been hitting in the right spots;' Mangus said. "I've had years where we'd have 32 fires just in April:' high this year, according to such as gas leaks, downed Mangus, with the depart- power lines and other dan- ment responding to 22 cargerous circumstances accident scenes, nearly 28 without a fire present. percent of all incidents this Lovell firefighters have ,The. fires that have :ig " : responded ::to ltg,: incidergs ? 4 :.: :: nited have: gauged minimal;::: .::;, :Tiae ,emrren -:c4mstruc,: :: overatl::that :fit the categb- . damage as well, accordingtion on highways,310 has ry, with nineofthoSe in,i- to Mangus. An incident onhad little to do with thedents caused by the hail- Highway 14A near Byron increased accident rate, storm on July 26. BY RYAN FffZMAURICE an increase in responsible staffed and everyone is up " A substantial decrease driving by residents in the to speed, that's something TWO more found dead followin boat crash in the .amount of revenue city. we're going to look at" brought in from 'citations While revenue from ci- The Lovell Police De- BY NYAN FWZMAURICE. vor of the crash. LudwickThere is no pollution con- within the Town of Lovellrations has decreased, the partment has seen a 100 A multiple day search was found on the lakeshore cern, as the boat remains indicates a new policing volume of traffic has re- percent turnover rate in at Big Horn Lake ended last Aug. 11 and was transferred submerged, Fleming said. philosophy, accordingto mained consistent within the police department Friday after two Billings to St. Vincent Healthcare inA team of 25 people men were found dead fol- Billings last week. made up the six-day search town officials - one more Lovell. The Wyoming De- since August of 2017, Neb- lowing a boat crash on Aug. The cause of the crash, effort, which consisted heavily focused on law en- partment of Transporta- el noted. forcement investigations, tion said that an estimated "This will definitely af- llth. which involved no other of the National Park Ser- Revenue brought in average of 4,974 vehiclesfect the amount of cita- According to a press watercraft, is still under in- vice's Submerged Resourc- from citations has seen an per day travelled through tions due to training andrelease from the Bighorn vestigation and no details, es Center Team, a group of 83 percent decrease since Lovell in 2010. That hum- experience" Nebel said. Canyon Recreation Area, are available for release, rescue divers and search 2014. 572,023 was verier- ber stands at 4,509 vehi- Revenue from cita- the body of Nathan Kel- Christy Fleming, nation-dogs. ated from citations in 2011. cles in 2017. tions is added to the den- ly, 36, of Billings, had been al recreation area spokes- Both Kelly and Chris- That figure has decreased Town Administrator eral fund, Nebel said, and recovered after divers lo- woman said. The accidenttian Scoville were initially every year since, with Jed Nebel cited several the decrease in revenue cared both the remains ofoccurred at 9:26 p.m. Aug. located by a scan conduct- .$39,746 generated in 2015, reasons why citation rev- from citations has not had the boat and Kelly's body11 on the lake near Day ed by a Remote Operating S19,704 in 2016 and $12,338 enue has decreased. The an adverse effect on the submerged within the lakeBoard 7, seven miles south Vehicle. Divers later re- being collected in 2017. first and foremost reason, city budget. Wednesday. of Yellowtail Dam. The trieved the remains from Revenues from ci- he said, was a returned fo-Nick Lewis, who Divers located the body bodies and the boat re- the lake. rations are the lowest custo community policing, served as Police Chief of Christian Scoville, 35, of mains were found in that Both bodies were they've been in a 10 -year 'No one gets a teddy from 2000 until 2016, said Billings, submerged within approximate area, accord- turned over to Big Horn, period, accord!ng to city bear because they wrote although citation revenuethe lake two days later on ing to Fleming. Montana, County Coroner data. In 1998, 821,367 was the most tickets" Nebel was up under his watch Friday. Fleming said the Na- Terry Bullis, Fleming said. brought in from citations, said. "It's a change in phi- that doesn't mean other The body of Tammy tional Park Service is de- The lake reopened a/- but that figure remained losophy. We're big aboutinvestigations were beingScoville, 59, of Billings, was termining a way to recov- ter multiple days of closure above 830,000 every year building a community neglected. There were also recovered from the water er the remains of the boat on Friday at 9 p.m. Fleming since until 2016. partnership. We're big into no quotas mandated in hison Aug. 12. at a later date, but a specif- said there are no plans to According to Police community policing. We department. But, Lewis 63-year-old Robert ic time for that effort has close the lake for extricat- Chief Dan Laffin, it's an im- have more of an investi-said, often traffic enforce- Ludwick is the sole survi- not yet been determined,ing efforts at a later date. County Long Range Forecast Friday Saturday Sunny Precip Chance: 5% 81 / 54 Sunday Sunny Precip Chance: 5% 85 / 58 Monday Partly Cloudy Precip Chance: 5% 83 / 60 Mostly Sunny P1c=c|p Chance: 5% 84 / 52 ig C&R LIQUOR Thursday email photos.chronicle@gmail.com proper metric from which gation focus now. We are to evaluate the efforts of prioritizing our efforts. his police force. It is not "That doesn't mean the department's job to that people breaking the ment was one of his offi- cers best tools "If you're prioritizing drugs, you should prob- ably actually step up the traffic stops;' Lewis said. But Nebel said a lack of "There are a lot of ways bring in cash for the city. law in speed zones are "We are not a reve- getting away with it' officers in the past might to work drugs, but that's,a also be part of the expla- great way to work drugs. nation. While the depart- Lewis said many of the drug cases his officers in- vestigated originated from traffic stops where offi- cers were able to find nar- cotics, or smell marijuana, from a pulled-over vehicle. merit is near fully staffed now, in recent years the department has been un- derstaffed, causing the town to forego applying for grants from the De- nue generating machine, we are a law enforcement agency:' Laffin said. "We don't have any quotas" The Lovell Police De- partment has shifted their focus, Laffin said, to nar- cotic and other serious criminal investigations. "My vision of where the department is head- ing is one where we are a premiere law enforcement agency:' Laffin said. Still, Laffin said, traf- partment of Transporta- More than that though, tion which wouldpay the Lewis said traffic enforce- overtime of an officer fo- ment was an important cusing on traffic patrol, way to keep his depart- The city applied for ment proactive. tic enforcement remains and received the "speed a critical task for Lovell grants" commonly until officers, two years ago, Nebel said. "The problem is if someone is parked im- properly, someone is go- ing to pull away from that curb, not check their mir- rors, they're going to hit somebody, run over a kid on a bike. And then guess what's going to hap- pen? You're going to start enforcing parking;' Lew- is said Recently, Lovell hasn't had an officer to spare. "Once we get ful- ly staffed, I'm sure that's something we're going to look at:' Nebel said. (There are times in the year) where there is a lot more "We continue to con- duct patrol operations daily" Laffin said. "Traf- fic enforcement is a cru- cial concern for us and the safety of our citizens." Laffin said there has been "no reduction" in traffic enforcement and instead said there has been traffic coming through Lovell. Once we're fully lZe d lqe CHronicle loe web Partly Cloudy Areas of Smoke Preclp Chance: 15% 81 / 53 9 E. Main, Lovell1548-2224 i ,~i~ili~i~:~ii@!iii!ii!:iiil;ii!~: