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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Stabbing leaves one injured in Polson

POLSON — Polson Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 900th block of 10th Avenue East Monday night around 9 p.m.   Assistant Police Chief Clint Cottle said officers originally responded to the report of a robbery and found a 25-year-old male with multiple stab wounds at the s...

Stabbing leaves one injured in Polson

POLSON – Polson police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 900th block of Tenth Ave. East Monday night around 9 p.m. Assistant Police Chief Clint Cottle said officers originally responded to the report of a robbery and found a 25-year-old male with multiple stab wounds at the scene. Th...

Man pleads not guilty in wife’s death Man pleads not guilty in wife’s death

POLSON – Adrian McElderry, 32, pleaded not guilty on felony charges of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence on Thursday in Lake County District Court.  McElderry is accused of killing his wife, RaeLynn Charlo, 29, on Nov. 18 in their Charlo residence.  According to court docu...

Man convicted of abusing toddler intends to appeal

HELENA – A former Lake County man convicted by a Great Falls jury in February of abusing a toddler intends to appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court. The Montana Supreme Court has given attorneys for Riley Charlo-Whitworth until Dec. 29 to file an opening brief in his appeal.  Charlo-Whitw...

Convicted killer intends to appeal life sentence

HELENA – A Lake County man convicted of killing his cousin at a Hot Springs resort in 2013 intends to appeal his sentence.  Last week the Montana Supreme Court gave attorneys for 30-year-old Melvin Madplume, Jr. an extension of time until Dec. 29 to file an opening brief in the appeal. Attorney...

Judge Jayne sets trial for local editor Judge Jayne sets trial for local editor

POLSON — On Monday, Judge Joey Jayne set a jury trial date of Feb. 20, 2015, for Vince Lovato, 53, editor of the Lake County Leader, when he appeared in her court for an omnibus hearing.  Lovato pleaded not guilty to obstructing a peace office or other public servant, resisting arrest and disor...

Charlo man accused of killing wife Charlo man accused of killing wife

POLSON – Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to delay setting bail in the case of a 32-year-old Charlo man who is charged with the deliberate homicide of his wife, 29-year-old Raelynn Charlo.  Charlo was reported dead by husband Adrian McElderry on Nov. 18. Investigators detained McEl...

Charlo Schools to receive security cameras

CHARLO – Would-be Charlo vandals, beware. The school board voted Nov. 18 to install a small fleet of security cameras to deter on-campus crime. Five outdoor and six indoor cameras will be installed on campus for just under $4,000 and will include features that allow administrators to see a live-feed...

Students volunteer to clean up other teens’ vandalism Students volunteer to clean up other teens’ vandalism

RONAN — Four Ronan Middle School students spent Friday morning cleaning up vandalism some of their peers had caused a few days earlier.  Noah Cheff, Ashtin Courville, Cori Normandeau, and Veyanna Curley took two hours to shovel hay that lay strewn on a corner of Round Butte Road.  The m...

Free anti-fraud seminar offered

News from Salish Kootenai Housing Authority POLSON — A free seminar to help spot and offer protection from scams and financial fraud will be held Oct. 23 at the Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn techniques to avoid scams, what the top ten sc...


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