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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Lake County Justice Court news for May 25, 2016

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases May 6-19: Tucker Steven Hathaway , 28, pleaded guilty to failing to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle, owner or operator, first offense. He was fined $250 and charged $35 in court costs. The following individuals were fined ...

DOJ grant expands victim services in Lake County DOJ grant expands victim services in Lake County

Victims of domestic violence can get lost in the court system and their abusers may not get the help they need — or the punishment. The problem increases as felony criminal cases rise in Lake County, doubling between 2014 and 2015, and could double again this year. As an understaffed county attempts...

Commissioner teaches how to smell a rat

POLSON — The Commission of Securities and Insurance wants to teach you how to smell a rat.  Following two days of making stops all over Western Montana, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen brought to Polson her presentation on how to avoid fraud.  The compelling stor...

Lost and Found

News from the Ronan Police Department The Ronan Police Department has a lost and found inventory of bicycles and wishes to return the bicycles back to their rightful owners. The bicycles currently in inventory were unable to be linked back to their owners through the usual means. In an effort to allow peo...

Driver gets 5 years for vehicular assault

POLSON — A Polson man whose drunken driving caused a Missoula woman to be seriously injured last spring was sentenced Wednesday in Lake County District Court. Benjamin Alvin Morris, 59, Polson, was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years, none suspended with credit for time served,...

Briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

Ninepipes holds winter Book Chat RONAN — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is sponsoring a “Book Chat” at the Ronan Public Library, 203 Main Street, starting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m.  Donna Cheff and Michelle Fenger will lead a four-week discussion on the book, “A...

Lozeau guilty of negligent homicide Lozeau guilty of negligent homicide

HELENA — A jury in Helena found Harry Lozeau, 53 of Ronan, guilty of a lesser amended offense of negligent homicide for the shooting death of his brother, 51-year-old Terry Lozeau.  Lozeau fatally shot his brother in the head with a shotgun in June 2014 over a dispute about truck repairs. He wa...

Woman shot in Pablo

PABLO – Law enforcement officers from several agencies worked to find the suspects wanted in connection with an incident in Pablo around noon on Monday, Dec. 14. One arrest has been made, but the other suspect hasn’t been found. “We got a call that shots had been fired,” said Confe...

Driver sentenced in $1 million cocaine bust Driver sentenced in  $1 million cocaine bust

POLSON – A Canadian man accused of trafficking 80 pounds of cocaine has been sentenced to the Department of Corrections for three years and credited for 196 days already served. Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, changed his plea to guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute...

Woman held at gunpoint in St. Ignatius Woman held at gunpoint in St. Ignatius

A gun was pointed at Sheryl Hitchcock’s face on Monday, Dec. 7, around 10 p.m. at the Closer to Home assisted living facility on Watson Road where residents ranging in ages from about 70 to 98 live.  Hitchcock, the facility owner, was sweeping the floor in the dining area when a man about 5 fee...

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