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www.LovellChronicle.com October 27, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Be wary of family scams BY KARLA POMEROY The Big Horn Coun- ty Sheriffs Office is warn- ing residents to be alert to scammers attempting to seam residents in a variety of ways. Big Horn County Sher- iff Ken Blackburn and Deputy Jason Dollarhide said a scam was averted that would have cost one Big Horn County resident $2,800 earlier this week. Blackburn said the res- ident received a call from a woman who identified her- self as her granddaughter and said she was in trou- ble in Mexico and needed $2,800. She immediately went to the Western Union station at Ron&apos;s IGA, but fortunately the West- ern Union line was down. Ron's owner Ron Fiene spoke to the resident and cautioned her that it might be a scam and suggested she notify the sheriffs of- rice, which she did. "Ron deserves a lot of credit," Blackburn said. "With Ron's help and our direct intervention we were able to save her $2,8oo." Dollarhide responded and while speaking to the resident, the woman re- ceived two calls from the "These scammers are doing their homework. In these tough economic times people are getting ruthless" - Ken Blackburn Big Horn County Sheriff scammer. He answered the phone both times. The caller hung up the first time and the second time, she asked for the resi- dent by name - Grandma Nora, he said. He traced both calls and one came from New York, the other from Flor- ida. One number, when attempting to call it, was "no longer in service," Dol- larhide said. "They're spoofing cell phone numbers," Dol- larhide said. Blackburn added, "These scammers are doing their homework. In these tough economic times peo- ple are getting ruthless." He said residents need to double check information when someone calls about a family member. Don't just take the caller's word that something is wrong. Another seam is people representing themselves as the FBI saying the person is owed a settlement from a fraud case. Dollarhide said the old seams asking to send people money is also continuing to circulate. "These seams are try- ing to get your personal bank account information," he said. Blackburn said anoth- er incident that has been reported to the sheriffs of- fice involved a resident who replied to one of the e-mail seams and ended the e-mail conversation by saying that they would not send money because it was a seam and "do you really think this is going to work?" The sheriff said the e-mail scammer re- plied, "It works more times than you think." Gurrola receives deferred prosecution BY JENNIFER BUTLER Elizabeth M. Gurrola appeared in Big Horn Coun- ty Fifth Judicial District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to be sentenced for one count of delivery of a controlled substance. Judge Robert E. Skar deferred her sentencing and will not enter her guilty plea until two to five years of pro- bation is completed. Skar referenced state statute 7-13-101 that would allow Gurrola to complete the drug court program and five years of probation before the sentencing. Ac- cording to Skar the felony charges have the possibility of being dismissed if Gurro- la completes her probation and drug court successfully. Skar added that this statute can only be utilized once in a lifetime. Skar said he was con- cerned because probation has not always worked for Gurrola, and this is an oppor- tunity of change for her life. The judge explained the recourses of being sentenced to a felony, which included the inability to vote, own firearms, and the inability to obtain student loans from the government. Police Report Numerous warnings issued for weeds and junk vehicles The:,LovelL, Police De- partment received the fol- lowing calls for the week of Oct. 18-24: Oct. 19: Lovell police were called to investigate graffi- ti that was drawn into wet concrete on third street in Lovell. The matter is under investigation. m- Police officers were called to mediate a do- mestic dispute that oc- curred in Lovell. Offi- cers investigated and no charges were filed. Oct. 20: A resident of Lovell called to report that someone stole $100 from her coat pocket. The mat- ter is under investigation. Oct. 21: Lovell police of- ricers participated in a multi-agency search for two small children who were reported missing in a rural area just outside of Lovell. The children were found safe. Oct 22: Officers were called to investigate an incident of two males fighting at a bar in Lovell. The matter is under investigation. Lovell police officers were called to investi- gate a report of juve- niles shooting a BB gun at a stop sign in town. The juveniles received a warning and no charges were filed. Oct 23: A motorist called to report damage sus- tained to his vehicle while parked at the Red Apple parking lot. The matter is under investigation. A group of escaped hors- es were reported graz- ing in the yard at Rose City West apartments in Lovell. The owner of the horses was noti- fied and put the horses away. Oct. 24: Officers received a report that a beet truck sideswiped a car on Main Street. Calvin Thomp- son of Lovell was cited for careless driving. Numerous notices were issued to residents to abate weeds and move junk vehicles. On the record tn Big Horn County 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 Tess L. and Jeff L. Peterson at the Powell Valley Hospital on October 21, 2011 at 1:51 a.m., a baby boy, Landen Wood Peterson, weighing 6 Ibs. 10 oz. Grandparents are Elwood and Teressa Ennis of Lovell, Brenda and Randy Lynn of Arkansas and Lyle and Gall Peterson of Riverton. Born to Tianne and Jeff Samson at the Pew- ell Valley Hospital on October 19, 2011 at 6:32 p.m., a baby boy, Ty Jeffrey Samson, weighing 8 Ibs. 13 oz. Grandparents are Dean and Teddie Tippetts of Cowley, Pau- la Samson of Utah and Scott and Cher- yl Samson of Nebraska. Great-grandpar- ents are Carl and Karyn Bair of Lovell. Born to Crystal and Andrew Whitlock at the Powell Valley Hospital on October 18, 2011 at 7:50 a.m., a baby boy, Alexan- der Lewis Whitlock, weighing 5 Ibs. 3 oz. Grandparents are Rich and Dena Roem- mich, Craig Whitlock and Pam Whitlock. DEEDS Warranty deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Corrected: Lane Laree Black to Brett E. Par- tridge and Lane L. Black-Partridge; Lovell Stockhill Subdivision lot 10 block 1 Elizabeth M. Romero to Carlo M. Romero; Lovell Original Town (part) lot 1 block 7 Ray Heiser to Robert Max Bischoff and Mary- anne Bischoff; Big Horn County S.S. 09- 001 (part) lot 39-L, 2 T56N R96W Eva D. Asay by Geraldine Townsend, Attor- ney in Fact to Jose Miguel Madrigal and Fabiola H. Madrigal; Lovell Original Town (part) lot 3 block 10 Don C. Richards to Jerry H. Aagard and Carol R. Aagard; Lovell Strongs "B" Subdivision (part) lot 1 block 4 Matthew S. Wahlbrink and Tammy S. Wahl- brink to John P. Richards, III and Kendel J. Richards; Cowley Original Town (part) lot 1, 2 block 47 Charlotte Ann Armstrong to John R. Arm- strong; (part) lot 42-D T56N R96W Monty L. Wardell and Deidra A. Wardell to Di- ana Emmett; Lovell Linnabary "A" Subdi- vision (part) lot 3 block 2 Dennis Nolte to James Clark; Byron Original Town (part) lot 4 block 7 Earl E. Lukkes to Earl E. Lukkes and Rodney E. Lukkes; Lovell Original Town (part) lot 4 block 5 Quitclaim deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Randy W. Townsend to Randy W. Townsend and Kay M. Townsend; lot 45 (part) NE- 4NE4 Sec. 16T52N R95W MUNICIPAL COURT Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court before Judge Sylvia Gams recently were: Patty Ann Hansen, 74, failure to yield, fined $70 Lola Jean Barbosa, 50, dog at large, fined $40 For speeding in a 20 mph school zone: Harry R. Capen, Sr., 74, Greybull, 30 mph, fined $190 Laverine Olson, 54, Tigerton, WI, 29 mph, fined $170 Donna J. Paris, 51, Cody, 30 mph, fined $190 For speeding in a 30 mph zone: Jane Thurston, 47, Worland, 40 mph, fined $100 Individuals are local residents unless oth- erwise noted. CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Nikoma S. Dowd, 31, reckless endangering, fined $190, 1 year probation, 90 days in jail (77 days suspended); interfere with peace officer, fined $490 ($300 suspend- ed); possession of controlled substance- pill or cap-3 grams or less, fined $490 ($300 suspended) Them Cruz, 23, driving in wrong lane, fined $60 Kenneth H. Carlson, 66, follow too closely, fined $60 Walter Lovern Schulz, 69, expired/improper registration, fined $110 Rachel Marie Carter, 19, no seat belt, fined $25 Gabriel Rodriguez-Palma, 48, vehicle over width limit, fined $110 Samuel T. Alvidrez, 42, vehicle over width limit, fined $110 Carlosenrique Escalanteavila, 42, vehicle over width limit, fined $110 For speeding in a 55 mph zone: Stuart A. Frost, 42, 65 mph, fined $100 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Emmitt C. Rideout, 30, 75 mph, fined $80 Melodi S. Allen, 38, 75 mph, fined $70 Joel P. Turnham, 24, 79 mph, fined $92 Derek B. Morgan, 28, 76 mph, fined $73 Robert L Costello, 32, 80 mph, fined $90 Rose Ellen Proctor, 39, 72 mph, fined $66 Anne Koehler, 57, 75 mph, fined $75 Kenneth E. Jones, 64, 79 mph, fined $92 Teresa M. Schultz, 24, 75 mph, fined $70 Gene W. Kresser, 99, 75 mph, fined $70 Joseph D. Kreger, 66, 75 mph, fined $70 Megan Mary McKenna, 27, 80 mph, fined $85 Dale C. Peterson, 42, 76 mph, fined $73 Joseph J. Gates, 67, 75 mph, fined $70 Aaron L. Workman, 50, 84 mph, fined $97 Stephen R. Hilleke, 44, 75 mph, fined $70 Bethany A. Kanui, 55, 74 mph, fined $67 Cheryl J. Saul, 60, 79 mph, fined $82 Kortnne Hamblin, 36, 73 mph, fined $64 Robert M. Caputo, 59, 90 mph, fined $115 James A. Davis, 36, 74 mph, fined $67 Jacob L. Maces, 30, 76 mph, fined $73 Frank Madic III, 67, 79 mph, fined $82 Francisco J. Elias, 33, 75 mph, fined $70 Sheriff's report Halloween pranksters egg vehicle The Big Horn County Sheriffs Office received the following calls for the week of Oct. 17-24: Oct. 17: Sheriffs deputies followed up on a report that a woman is writing bad checks and opening credit cards in her ex-husband's name with- out his permission. This is an ongoing investigation. Oct. 21: A motorist com- plained of being egged as he/she drove through Cow- ley. Suspects were talked to but they did not have eggs in their possession at the time. The sheriff notes that this is a common prank around Halloween. w- Sheriffs deputies were called to mediate a do- mestic despute in Byron. No arrests were made. Oct. 23: A resident of Byron called to report a pair of ex- pensive diamond earrings stolen from her vehide. The matter is currently under in- vestigation. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday Partly cloudy and cool 47 / 25 Friday Mostly sunny 49 / 32 Saturday A quiet start to the weekend 51 / 35 :ll | Ill I .I ;II.I.'t O]liilolii: Westerly winds aloft are replacing the trough and cold front that went through the area earlier in the week. Temperatures will slowly warm through early next week as milder air arrives on westerly winds. A change towards colder and unsettled weather could then redevelop by next Tuesday and Wednesday. Sunday Partly cloudy 54 / 36 Monday Briefly warmer, mostly sunny 57 / 28 llri'i' ,(=l ili [eJll111tl - " . "% 50 130 50s/30s ,,. .... %: <:4  . i to,,,, <Y* """ ,.. ,,. Powell '  . , ", " ''50S / 3011 Basin . ,,. Climate Almanac Normals for 10/27 to 10/31 50s / 3011 ' Lovell Grebull .... ',, " -, " Meeteetle ,, .. Record High/Low 82 in 1929 -8 in 1991 Fleord High/Lw 79 n 1990 ,4 in 199! . ! .,. Worland Record 24hr, Precip. 0.65" in 1974 Record 24hr. Precip. 0.93" in 1982 , >,,  . 50s 13Os . , . Jet Stream Forecast for 10/31 Sundae l Sunset .... .: Sunrise Sunset Fdday 7:43 AM 6:11 PM Sunday 7:46 AM 6:08 PM National Weather Servlce Forecasts: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/riw/index.ht m Recreation )utlook Big Horn Lake - Near average and cool temperatures for " - - e a , Saturday and Sunday. Conditions will also be mostly sunny and mostly dry. Reservoirs Store (acre-feet) % of full pool nn. Inflo. Res. Outflow iii iii!i:..:+ :i: ,, ii:  Yellowstone National Park- Partly to mostly cloudy and Boysen 694,155.0 93.6% 952.3 cfs 952.3 cfs chilly for this weekend. There is a slight chance of a iBl]l 7 "4 .g  snow shower or two late Saturday. Road end Travel - (1-888-996-7623) or (307) 772-0824; Cellular: #ROAD Big Horn Mountains - With fresh snow in the mountains Road and Travel on the web- http://wydolwsb.lltlns,wy.us/mb/hlghwlly/lxt road.hlml temperatures will remain rather chilly through the ,.,.=.,t pr.,.,,, by: DayWeather, Inc. Cheyenne, WY 82001 weekend. This weekend does look mostly dry. www.dayweather.com This week's forecast sponsored by Help loved ones keep in touch with a gift subscription of the Lovell Chronicle. $ A one-year subscription to folks in Big Horn County is just 25, in Wyoming s35, and out of state just *40. Give us a call at 548-2217. North Big Horn Senior Center .ond.[ Tuesda[ North ! 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