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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking

POLSON — Two U.S. Postal Service contractors face charges of intent to distribute dangerous drugs after police say they found a suspicious package at the home of Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, in Polson last week.  According to a Jan. 12 press release from the Lake County Sheriff&rs...

Woman gets suspended sentence for assault with a weapon Woman gets suspended sentence for assault with a weapon

POLSON — A 39-year-old Pablo woman was given a three-year suspended sentence last week for assault with a weapon after she struck her male partner with an air conditioning unit on May 20, 2017.  According to a court document, Dawna Michel shoved the man to the floor and hit him with her fists a...

Man suspected of arson gets six-year suspended sentence for theft Man suspected of arson gets  six-year suspended  sentence for theft

POLSON — A 23-year-old Searcy, Arkansas man received a six-year suspended sentence last week for theft.  Shane Thomas Northweather was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher, who ordered him to pay $10,000 in restitution for cash that was missing following the Nov. 20, 2016 fire of a home in the 39...

Charlo woman ordered to pay $32K in lost wages

POLSON — A 31-year-old Charlo woman being held in the Helena jail was given a three-year deferred sentence on Jan. 10 for criminal endangerment for her part in an incident that left an employee of the Ronan Town Pump unable to work.  Shirley Ann Felsman was also given a six-month suspended jail...

Man who robbed grocery store gets six years deferred

POLSON — A 23-year-old St. Ignatius man was given a six-year deferred sentence for his part in burglarizing Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius and stealing $13,285 on Nov. 12, 2016. Judge James A. Manley sentenced Joshua Louis Durglo on Dec. 27, 2017 in accord with a plea agreement. He was...

Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks

POLSON – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell wants the community to see just how many people are being released from jail each week that would have remained incarcerated if it weren’t for a lack of space. “We want to be transparent about the problem and show people how badly we need a new deten...

Sheriff’s office responds robbery, home invasion

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell POLSON – Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a robbery and another home invasion suspect during two separate events occurring on the morning of Friday, Dec. 22.  According to a press release from Sheriff Don Bell, the first incident occurr...

Beware of seasonal scams

News from Don Bell, Lake County Sheriff LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in fraud related calls recently. There are many scams taking place at this and all times of the year. Please take the time to educate yourself on these scams by visiting websites such as...

New law being used by county's attorney's office

POLSON – A new state law has resulted in the Lake County Attorney’s office filing multiple strangulation charges.  Deputy county attorney Brendan McQuillan said that prior to the strangulation law taking effect on Oct. 1, the state had to use partner family member assault, aggravated assa...

Six arrested during ‘Operation Blue Christmas’

POLSON — Six people were arrested in a combined operation between local law enforcement agencies on Monday night, Dec. 18. Dubbed “Operation Blue Christmas,” the short-term investigation focused on rescuing children from homes with drugs and drug dealers and abusers, a press release from...


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