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Six arrested during ‘Operation Blue Christmas’

POLSON — Six people were arrested in a combined operation between local law enforcement agencies on Monday night, Dec. 18. Dubbed “Operation Blue Christmas,” the short-term investigation focused on rescuing children from homes with drugs and drug dealers and abusers, a press release from...

Convicted killer gets another 15 years for sexual assault Convicted killer gets another 15 years for sexual assault

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal POLSON – A 61-year-old murder convict was sentenced to 15 additional years in the Montana State Prison on Dec. 20. Donald Dean Grant, 61, was out on parole for murder when he committed sexual assault of a girl in 2006 or 2007.  Grant was convicted a...

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...

Biologists identify origin of illegally introduced walleye

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL – Biologists are using an innovative tool in the effort to prevent illegal fish introductions by identifying the source of the species and gaining new information that could catch the individual or individuals responsible. The Montana Departm...

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 ...

New procedures to protect business in 2018

News from the Internal Revenue Service PHOENIX – The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers. Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thiev...

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...

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