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Briefs for Dec. 20, 2017 Briefs for Dec. 20, 2017

RONAN — We are excited to have Svein Neuman, of Northern Plains Resource Council, who will explain how his organization has been so effective in bringing together people with different points of view to find solutions that work for the community. After his presentation, we will invite participants to b...

Rosa gets five years for aggravated assault

POLSON – A Ronan man was sentenced last week to five years in the Montana State Prison for aggravated assault. Daniel Olin Rosa, 33, was originally charged with criminal endangerment and aggravated assault following an incident where he crashed a car into a garage and punched a woman in the face.&nb...

Two women arrested following chase, shootout  Two women arrested following chase, shootout 

A shootout between two women and police on Eagle Pass Trail east of U.S. 93 and Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge last week resulted in no injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Alta Littlelight-Threefingers, 34, of Crow Agency, and Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Missoula, were ...

Charette charged following alleged sale of 14 stolen guns Charette charged following alleged sale of 14 stolen guns

POLSON – A 44-year-old Ronan man faces a theft charge for allegedly selling stolen guns to a criminal informant.  Brian Francis Charette was arrested Nov. 27 and held on a $100,000 bond. According to a court document, he sold 14 shotguns and rifles for $150 each on Sept. 22, which was substa...

Assault with a weapon charges refiled against father, son 

POLSON — A father and son have been recharged with assault with a weapon stemming from a June 7, 2015 incident related to a dispute about access to property. According to Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher, William Robert Hocker, 59, and Russell Almon Hocker, 28, originally received three-year ...

Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting

POLSON — The need for a new jail was the main topic of discussion at a town hall meeting on Friday, but what to do about it was largely left unanswered.  Lake County’s 45-person jail is frequently over capacity and many arrestees are not incarcerated because there is no room. Sheriff D...

Woman charged with assault with vehicle

POLSON — A 31-year-old Ronan woman is facing an assault with a weapon charge for allegedly striking another woman with a vehicle on May 23.  Jamie Michelle Fisher was charged after Paris Anne Moll was found lying on the road near North Foothills and Clairmont Roads east of Pablo.  Moll,...

Hamilton man arrested after high-speed chase Hamilton man arrested after high-speed chase

POLSON — A 28-year-old Hamilton man faces multiple charges following a high-speed chase, according to the Polson Police Department. Jay Donovan Vallejo was charged on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, theft of residential property, fraud, deceptive practices, reckless driving, driving while sus...

Polson woman charged in home break-ins

POLSON – A 39-year-old Polson woman faces charges related to thefts from four area homes. Jennifer Michelle Fairchild was charged with four burglaries that took place from Sept. 11 to Oct. 22 and one count of tampering with evidence.  Various items, including a .357 Python pistol, were stolen f...

CPS worker charged with rape

POLSON — A former local Children’s Protective Services employee has been charged with rape. Chase Joseph Ripley, age unknown, was charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent for allegedly forcing a woman client to have sex with him. According to a court document, Ripley wen...


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