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10 Miii ch 27, 1 W7
Warm Springs, Oregon
by Don Courtney
A lolal i'l k'ii i!1 .in.-siii- calls wcie
handled inir tli:' past weeks as
ollieetsi iiiiiiniii' load asi oiinsclors.
One pai'tiw'iilai call lesiilteil in one
attest as one pai I v as ;dlet'ing elnlil
abuse ami neglei t I lie pai t ai "tested
wasalso found mi pi srssion ul ili lijjs
in whieli aiiaii.'nii'i iii is now pending.
On a eall nl tuiicun icgarding a
tow truck on the n iseivalion, offic
ers round that it'-, opeialor was at
tempting o repossess a vehicle with
out going iliMi;'li 1 1 it- pioper proce
durcs. Tin; opei was eseoileil oil
the reset vation.
Ten local wan ants were cleared
by arrest while juveniles still cause
parents I'nncci n. Runaways, juvenile
in possession ol intoxicants, juvenile
beyond parental culml, and the
overall level of violence
Conn til Mi'mbe i;vis its with
Vice-C'haii person ol the Warm
Springs Tii!nl Council, Irene Wells
spent part of the afternoon recently
visiting w ith sevei al members of the
police department to get a better
understanding of what is or isn't hap
pening with regards to sen ices being
provided for the membership of the
Wells was quite taken back when
she was shown a copy of the 1997
Police Depaitiuciit Hudgel proposal
who said that she bad never saw the
document. Usually in Council, they
are dealing vviih total numbers of a
specific area oi depai (mental budgets.
The document which is about two
What Risk Factor are identified
with juvenile wiine.' A iclatively
small number ol juveniles commit
crime. Furtheunore. of those juve
niles who do commit crimes, the
majority of them will only commit
one or two ol lenses. For these indi
viduals, the experience of the juve
nile justice system-being attested by
a law enforcement oflicer. facing
their parents, having to spend a night
in juvenile hall, inteiactiug with a
probation officer or a judge, is enough
to keep them ft om offending again.
Nevertheless, a small number of
individuals who are chronic recidi
vists arc responsible for a large pro
portion of juvenile crime. Much re
Jayien Suppah, ln?t. and Ashley Davis, right, were presented bikes by Prevention Officer Karla Tias after
completing th'-ir I irnbusters entries.
Bikes awarded to local Firebusters
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inches thick, gives a complete run
down of the police department ser
vices including specific statistical
data, goals, objectives, and justifica
tions. In other areas of concern was the
recent learning that the police de
pai t meni took quite a hit in the over
time line item which was reported to
be at about $22,000 for the entire
department. What this means is that
come mid year if not sooner, the
department will have completely ex
pended the overtime line item.
Several years of explanation and
statistical ilala apparently went un
heeded as department personnel now
try and deal with what has normally
been in the red for the last five years.
An example, the patrol division
overtime line item on average was
about 32.000 - 35,000 a year. This
was to cover cases that went beyond
the normal lour of duty, court lime,
and other officer down time.
1 rom a business stand point, the
department analysis on this issue
would show that every year has
proven to be even more challenging
in meeting the needs of the commu
nity. Several years ago, an analysis was
done to show the Tribal Council the
expenditure breakdown of overtime
which for the most part, due to the
number of cases being presented to
the Tribal Prosecutor. This overtime
issue was presented to show the need
for more personnel to handle de
mand. Trade-off of overtime dollars
lor additional personnel. Not that
police personnel like working over
time all hours of the day, but that the
demand is there to have to be in place
for the protection of life and property
in order to get the job done.
With the system already over
loaded, officers usually spend on
average in a case of having to appear
in court two times before disposition.
Based on the annual average cases
presented, the cost to the tribes was
running about $40,000 a year just in
overtime costs for the officers to
appear in court.
Add to this figure about thirteen
annual events that take place where
police services arc required and the
overtime cost is through the roof.
Pi-ume-sha Treaty Days alone
usually costs the department and
tribes about $6,000 a year in added
overtime costs due to the demand for
Other smaller powwows and
holidays run on average about $2,000
to 3,000 dollars per cvent.or holiday
In the last two years along with
the major flood and the Simnasho
fire, Police demand for services again
search has shown that mese juve
niles commit their first offense at an
early age (usually age 1 1), and even
at this early age, these juveniles dis
play a variety of serious problems
indicative of an "at-risk" juvenile:
Failure in school. This factor
manifests itself at an early age. Fail
ure at school includes poor academic
performance, poor attendance, or
more likely, expulsion or dropping
out of school. This is an important
factor for predicting future criminal
behavior. Leaving school early re
duces the chances that juveniles will
develop the "social" skills that are
gained in school, such as learning to
meet deadlines, following directions,
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worksheets were put in a drawing
and one winner was drawn from
each school. Jaylcn Suppah won for
the Simnasho School and Ashley
Davis won for the Warm Springs
school. There are many schools that
participate in this program.
liach school that has a better then
y return on inc worksnccis goes
into an even bigger drawing for $500
dollars for their school. The
Simnasho School turned in all their
worksheets so thev will have a
was in the red.
I low w ill this impact the depart
ment? The investigative division
which spent $ 17.000 in overtime last
year is already seeing a lower case
closure rale due to the overtime lim
its placed on the department. No
dollars were appropriated for over
time in this year's budget.
Statistical data in this area showed
thai several year ago, the division
was averaging about a 30 closure
rate. Year ending 19, the division
closure rate was al about 75.
The division several years ago
was also staffed with six investiga
tors. This broke down to two BIA
638 contract investigators and four
Somewhere along the way, the
division lost a position in process
which put a heavier burden on those
Citizens and community members
must now be aware and understand
that their case might take longer to
solve because of the overtime con
straints placed on the department.
An example of an investigators
day might be this: A report for follow-up
is received by the division.
Three people arc interviewed
throughout the day which on average
might lake about 1.5 hours per in
terview. 'Ilic investigator then at some
point in lime has to type up what is
call an interview report. This task
might lake about an hour per inter
view report. There is your eight hour
One other example as to this im
pact can be related to the recent arrest
and conviction of the two adults who
are currently serving a year in jail for
their acts. If the same rules or limi
tation on overtime now in effect were
in place then, consider the following:
This incident started as a drinking
episode which led to a car being
broken into, a drive-by shooting in
cident, and a search for a party. Later,
a chase by police results in one sus
pect firing shots at the pursuing of
ficer, and a car chase. Further follow
up leads to a second pursuit of over
50 miles, and a foot chase.
Had the off duty officers, assist
ing police agencies, supervisor's, and
investigator not responded on the
night in question at 9:00 pin, there
would have been no evidence to se
cure, no capture of the suspects, no
interview, no follow-up to the alibi's
presented, and no confession. These
two individuals who took responsi
bility for their acts would still be
jeopardizing our community- , . rf
Vice-Chairperson Wells recom
mended that more individual tribal
members need to voice their con
cerns to the Council and administra
and being able to deal constructively
with their peers.
Family problems. This factor
includes a history of criminal activ
ity in the family. It also includes
juveniles who have been subject to
sexual or physical abuse, neglect
abuse, neglect or abandonment. It is
also manifested by a lack of parental
control over the child.
Substance abuse. This risk fac
tor includes not just arrests for drug
or alcohol possession or sale, but
also the effect of substance abuse on
juvenile behavior. For example, us
ing alcohol or drugs lowers aperson's
inhibitions, making it easier to en
gage in criminal activity. Also, drug
chance at the $500dollarprizc. Karla
Tias, Fire Prevention Officer for the
Warm Springs Fire and Safety de
partment would like to thank the
following: Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, for
being an active participant and spon
sor for the Fire Busters program and
also for donating a bike each year.
Thank you also this year to the Res
cue and Search Volunteer Program
Association who donated the other
bike to ihe Simnasho School.
Issues like these if more people
knew about them arc critical in na
ture when it comes to Public Safety
having the overall responsibility to
protect our lives and property.
Fire & Safety is also in the same
boat as overtime issues cause more
concern as this year unfolds.
Dog Program set:
With the police department hav
ing the lead responsibility in han
dling dog complaints, consider the
Dogs chasing cattle in the
Simnasho area, inflicted wounds on
On County line, a dog chewed
the nose off of a cow which created
a serious injury. This injury caused
the cow to go down and die.
Dog owner while trying to treat
his own dog who had been mauled
and injured by a pack of dogs was in
turn attacked and bitten severely by
his dog. The dog owner was trans
ported to Mountain View Hospital
for emergency treatment.
Several residents of the
Simnasho area have reported a pack
of dogs coming into their yards,
acting very aggressive and chas
ing after them (residents).
Jogger out doing her workout
was chased by two vicious dogs for
a distance of roughly two miles up
above the Fish Hatchery road.
These arc just some of the inci
dents involving reports of dog prob
lems here on the Warm Springs
Reservation. The above given ex
amples are from some of the com
plaints made over the last three years.
These are just a few of the incidents
involving dogs which were acting in
a predatory manner in regards to both
people and livestock. There are a
good many more such incidents
which have been reported.
For a number of years now, there
has not been a program done to take
care of these types of problems. Dogs
have been allowed to run at large,
chase livestock, people, small chil
dren, other domestic pets, and in
general create havoc for our residents.
This problem has developed fears in
some of our residents, with good
It is a very scary experience to
have a growling, snapping dog come
after oneself. Especially when the
dog is an unknown animal, you have
no idea of where it came from or if it
is possibly sick. And then to have
this strange ferocious dog start biting
at you, this is very un-ncrving to say
This has taken place not only here
in Warm springs, but also in the
Simnasho area, Seekseequa,
abuse can lead to a variety of prop
erty offenses to pay for drug habits.
Pattern behavior and "conduct"
problems. Pattern behavior include
chronic stealing or running away.
Juveniles with "conduct" problems
can be character-ized as those indi
viduals who have not outgrown ag
gressiveness by early adolescence.
Gang membership and gun pos
session. Gang membership and gang
related crime is primarily a juvenile
problem. Gang membership, espe
cially at an early age is strongly asso
ciated with future criminal activity.
Juvenile gun possession is a factor
that "magnifies" juvenile crime by
making offenses more likely to re
sult in injury and death.
Warm Springs residents will be
seeing a new food service owned and
operated by Tommy and Jeanine
Kalama of Warm Springs. Tom and
Jan's Food Service plan to set up in
Warm Springs as many week-days
"We offer popcorn, snow cones,
. Pepsi products, pink lemonade,
regular lemonade, fried bread and
Indian Tacos," says Tommy. On
weekend Powwows we will add dill
pickles on a stick, Steamin-Demon
hot dogs, gum, candy bars, sour
worms and lolly-pops.
"Our workplace is a 31 foot
trailer," says Tommy. "It's where
the Spilyay cats. Our growing daily
customers have stated that we have
the best tasting popcorn they have
ever eaten. We enjoy traveling the
northwest powwows and setting up
and meeting new faces," says Tom.
"Sometimes we get back from an
event early Monday morning, and
just rest and set up the next day."
Besides setting up in the commu
nity, the trailer will be set up at Kah-Nec-Ta
Resort, and local County
fairs. "Wc also plan to set up at the
Warm Springs Forest Products area
during their lunch break," says Tom.
"My wife Jeanine is the president of
Tom and Jan's Food Service," says
Tom. "Besides helping here, I still
"I'm certified to do house inspec
tions. I've worked for local realty
companies for the buying and selling
of homes. This year I'm getting li
censed by the state of Oregon so that
I can be insured and bonded. We
would like to thank all our regular
Sidwaller Flats, County line, ami
other ureas, Our years of letting these
issues withdogs go unaddressed have
started to catch up with us.
Captain Sloney Miller has been
working on this issue in conjunction
with the Tribal Sanitarian Officer,
Nancy Collins, and the Fire & Safety
Chief, Daniel Martinez.. Part of this
project has been planning for the
institution of a full animal Control
Program to include Animal Control
Ol ficer(s). While ibis is an undertak
ing of some what large magnitude, it
is something that is very seriously
needed. While there are several por
tions of (his program that w ill lake
some time to put together, there are
other aspects which are going into
place this spring. One of the first
items to be addressed is to identify
dog owners, license dogs, and do
On April 5, 1997, there will be a
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Warm Springs Elementary students took their turns at the Potato
Walk during the Health Fair March 5.
April 1997 Computer Center Classes
Description of lntr-1 st level of
Topic Times Date Cost
Intro to Computers ...8:30-12 Mar 31, Apr 2, 7, 9 $75
This is where you start computer training
Interm Windows 1-4:30 Mar SiApr 2,7, 9 $75
Intro Microsoft 8:30-12 Apr 1, 3, 8, 10; $75
Acess this is the database for Microsoft
Intro to DOS 1-4:30
Intro to Windows 8:30-12
Required class before Microsoft
Interm WP 5.1 1-4:30
Intro to Microsoft .
Intro to WP 6.0 .
Introduction to ..
Intro to Lotus 8:30-12
Intro WP 5.1 1-4:30
Yes, WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.0 are still available because a lot of
machines in the organization still have these programs and a lot of
employees still need this training.
Remember to call at least 2 days
attend otherwise you will be charged. Call 553-1428 and get your
name on the waiting list.
Tom and Jan's
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Tom and Jeanine Kalama have begun Tom and Jan's Food Service.
customers fordoing business with some delicious tasting popcorn and
us. Wc inite even one to stop by other treats we have," concludes
Tom and Jan's Food Sen ice an J try Tommy
clinic held at the Fire & Safety de-'.
pariment in Warm Springs, thisclinic
will be for the purpose of giving
rabies shots und providing dog
owners with tags for their dogs.
The clinic will start at 2:00 pm in
the afternoon and run through until
6:00 pm. There will be a fee of $5.00
for the shot und $5.00 for the license, '
a total of $10.00 per dog.
This first clinic will be followed
by a second clinic which will be held
on April 12, 1997. The times will be
the same as will be the fees.
On the date of May 1, 1997 there
w ill be an operation started to round
up any and all unlicensed, stray dogs.
These dogs which arc captured will
be taken to a prearranged area to be
dealt with, This operation will be
continued as long as necessary to
make an effort to deal with the over .
population of dogs wc have here on
subject, Interm-second level of
Apr 1, 3, 8, 10.
Aprq4, 16,21,23 $75
Apr 14, 16,21,23
April 15, 17, 22, 24 $75'
April 15, 17, 22, 24 $75
Apr 28, 30 May 5, 7 $75
Apr 29, May 1, 6, 8 $75
Apr 29, May 1, 6, 8 $75
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