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Articles with the Tag: Crime

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...

Authorities offer crime prevention tips

News from the  Ronan Police Department  RONAN — Every city is subject to prowlers and burglars. Ronan is no different. Recently, Ronan has experienced an increase in theft from citizen’s vehicles and from inside /outside of citizen’s residence, day and night.  Almost...

St. Ignatius leadership takes on crime

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Town Council voted Aug. 5 to implement a bike registry and considered raising fines for misdemeanors in an attempt to crack down a crime wave that officials said has gotten out of control.  The town has suffered a number of stolen bicycles, youth running amok, an...

Elderly woman needs stolen wheelchair returned

The Polson Police Department is requesting any information pertaining to the theft of a wheelchair from Walmart in Polson. The chair was taken on Dec. 5 around 5 p.m. The wheelchair is blue with black spoke wheels. The suspects may feel the wheelchair belonged to Walmart, but in fact it belongs to an elderly...

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