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Articles with the Tag: Crime

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...

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...

Arrests made in connection to red dot incident

POLSON – Marlo Aldia Tonasket, 36, was placed in custody Wednesday, Dec. 9 for his alleged involvement with an incident where an officer believed he was about to be shot. A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was getting ready for work on Sunday, Nov. 22. At around 5 a.m. the deputy walked out to his...

Charlo man gets 60 years for killing wife Charlo man gets 60 years for killing wife

POLSON — A Charlo man was sentenced to Montana State Prison for a total of 60 years for killing his wife, 29-year-old Raelynn Charlo, last year at their Charlo residence. On Dec. 1, Adrian McElderry, 33, originally pleaded not guilty to felony deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence, both fe...

Understanding crime statistics, comparisons Understanding crime statistics, comparisons

LAKE COUNTY — Two of the most dangerous places in Montana are reported to be right here in Lake County. On Nov. 22, RoadSnacks released their list of “The Ten Most Dangerous Cities in Montana.” Polson was number two on the list, and Ronan was number five.  RoadSnacks’ report i...

Montana launches criminal justice system review

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock HELENA — On Nov. 17 Governor Steve Bullock, Montana state senate member Cynthia Wolken and District Judge Ingrid Gustafson announced the start of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in Montana, a comprehensive examination of the state’s crimi...

Polson man gets 40 years for killing father-in-law in case of mistaken identity Polson man gets 40 years for killing father-in-law in case of mistaken identity

Tension and tears were both present in Lake County’s district courtroom Thursday morning as Desmond Mackay of Polson was sentenced to Montana State Prison for 40 years for “accidentally” killing his father-in-law, 67-year-old John Barrows, in March 2014. The sentence for mitigated homici...

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