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Johnson sentenced to 5 years after ramming into police car

A St. Ignatius woman has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with none of that time suspended on charges stemming from a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement. Alexis Lee Johnson, 25, was initially facing misdemeanor counts of theft, fleeing from or eluding a peace off...

Shooting incident leaves one vehicle damaged  

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell LAKE COUNTY – At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, Lake County deputies and Flathead Tribal Police responded to a report of a male shooting at people in the St. Mary’s Lake Road area of St. Ignatius.   Upon arrival, officers conducted an investig...

University football hopeful waits for sentencing

A young man who came to Montana from Honolulu, Hawaii, in hopes of playing linebacker for the University of Montana football team, admitted to his role in a pursuit with law enforcement last March.  Caine Fitiausi-Fung, 19, entered a plea of guilty in Polson District Court on July 29 to felony crimin...

Williams pleads not guilty to theft, other charges Williams pleads not guilty to theft, other charges

Seth Houston Dean Williams, 29, of Polson entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 15 to misdemeanor charges of driving with a license that is suspended or revoked, fleeing from or eluding a peace officer, operating with expired registration and a felony count for theft. The charg...

Police officers carry freezing man after ice broke

MCDONALD LAKE – The ice started to crack as a man stood on McDonald Lake during the late evening of Monday, Feb. 24.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the ice completely broke and the man fell through into the cold water at around 10:45 p.m. The man’s name isn’t being r...

Rossbach found guilty of assault on a peace officer Rossbach found guilty of assault on a peace officer

It took a Lake County jury less than an hour to find a St. Ignatius man guilty of felony assault on a peace officer.  The trial for William G. Rossbach, 43, began the morning of Feb. 5. Closing arguments were heard the following day and by 11:30 a.m. the guilty verdict was reached. It was the seco...

High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest

ST. IGNATIUS – On dry dirt roads outside of town, where more cows and chickens usually roam than cars, a white sedan hit speeds of up to 90 miles an hour as a line of police vehicles pursued it.  The incident started on Olsen Road at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, when Montana Highway Patro...

Vaska sentenced for DUI charge Vaska sentenced for DUI charge

A Polson man was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for 13 months on a felony charge of driving while under the influence.  Brennan Keith Vaska, 27, was also fined $5,000 for the DUI, $100 for misdemeanor theft and ordered to pay $800 for the cost of his public defender. District Judg...

US Attorney General Barr arrives in Pablo, visits Bison Range US Attorney General Barr arrives in Pablo, visits Bison Range

PABLO  – United States Attorney General William Barr began his day with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes by stopping at a scenic overlook outside the National Bison Range Friday morning.  While visiting with tribal staff and viewing a small herd through a field scope, Barr discu...

Law enforcement makes multiple drug busts

LAKE COUNTY – Four unrelated drug busts in a 24-hour period kept the Lake County Sherriff’s Office extra busy last week.     The criminal activity started early on Monday, June 3, at 6:25 a.m. when 28-year-old Seth Williams, of Polson, was arrested in Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don B...


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