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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Mathias serving sentence for sexual assault

A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Oct. 11 to the Montana Department of Corrections for six years with two years suspended for sexually assaulting a young girl.  Brandon J. Mathias, 29, pled guilty to felony sexual assault on Aug. 23. According to court records, on Jan. 3, a...

Former bus driver might avoid jail time

The former school bus driver and owner of the bus company contracted by the St. Ignatius School District who was charged with dealing methamphetamine entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 27. The plea agreement could keep him from being incarcerated.  Scott Will...

Federal fugitive arrested in Polson

POLSON – On the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 28, the Polson Police Department received anonymous information that Eli Stops also known as “Sleepy Loko” was hiding from law enforcement at 608 2nd Street West. Stops was wanted by the US Marshals Service for an outstanding federal warrant. Po...

Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids

News from Sergeant George Simpson, Polson Police Department  POLSON — On the afternoon of Sept. 21, the Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant at 1008 Second Street E.  This was the third time this year a warrant service was carried out at this residence for drug ...

Drug-related community issues dominate commission meeting

POLSON — Vandalism, decreased property value, threats to public health and safety were among the concerns that a Polson City Commission meeting attendee attributed to drug addiction in the city. A Polson resident, who wished to remain anonymous out of concern for his safety, said that he owns property ...

Kaliman sentenced for exploitation

The former Financial Coordinator of Mission Mountain Enterprises, Jessica Lynn Kaliman, 39, of Clayton, Washington, was committed to the state Department of Corrections for three years with all but one day jail time already served suspended. Kaliman had entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on...

Man who fires rifle into river at park pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment

A Polson man entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson today to felony criminal endangerment.  Marty Jay Billmayer, 45, is accused of firing multiple rounds from a .22 caliber rifle into the Flathead River at about 6 o’clock the evening of Aug. 23 while at Riverside Park in Polso...

Law enforcement look for sexual assault suspects

LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement officials are looking for suspects involved in a sexual assault case that occurred south of Polson on U.S. Highway 93 at 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a teenage boy was walking along the highway when he was approached by two males, forced i...

Davis sentenced for school robbery Davis sentenced for school robbery

A Polson man was committed to the state Department of Corrections for a total of ten years with five years suspended at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 6.  Davis was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,700.86. Richard Anthony Davis, 30, entered a plea of guilty during an ear...

Tester secures grant for Lake County domestic violence initiative

News from the office of U.S. Senator for Montana, Jon Tester BILLINGS – U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured nearly half a million dollars to bolster domestic and sexual violence response efforts in Lake County.  The $437,872 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence A...


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