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Sheriff’s office responds robbery, home invasion

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell

POLSON – Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a robbery and another home invasion suspect during two separate events occurring on the morning of Friday, Dec. 22. 

According to a press release from Sheriff Don Bell, the first incident occurred at 12:34 a.m. when deputies were dispatched to a reported vehicle slide-off in the Polson area. Deputies saw that a pickup was stuck in the snow near a home belonging to a recently deceased individual. After further inspection, deputies noticed a trail of footprints between the vehicle and the home. Numerous tools and other items were resting in the back of the pickup and on top of fresh snow. 

An investigation revealed that the individuals had burglarized the residence of a deceased individual. Five people were arrested on site and booked into jail. Glenn Reum, 63, of Polson, was arrested for burglary. Bryan Williams, 30, from Pablo was arrested for burglary, obstructing a peace officer, and providing false identification. Annie Couture, 51, from Pablo, was arrested for burglary and later released from jail. Ida Couture, 21, from Pablo, was arrested for burglary and released from jail. Alyscia Cloudrobe, 23, from Polson, was arrested for burglary and released from jail, and then, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police arrested Cloudrobe for an outstanding warrant. 

Montana Highway Patrol and Polson Police rendered assistance in the case, and all individuals had their shoes seized as evidence prior to being jailed or released.

At 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to another case involving the report of a male unlawfully entering an occupied residence. A sergeant with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was able to “quickly” locate and apprehend the suspect identified as Angel Chispe, a 24-year-old Ronan resident. 

According to Sheriff Bell, an investigation revealed that Chispe was the suspect in a reported rape case that occurred in Pablo on the same date. It was reported that the rape victim knew the suspect. Chispe was arrested and booked into Lake County jail for sexual intercourse without consent. He was also issued a citation for criminal trespassing by Tribal Police. 

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