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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

Ronan man dies after incident on Timberlane Road

RONAN – Aaron Thiel, 35, of Ronan, was identified by Lake County Sheriff Don Bell as the man who died following an altercation with a vehicle while holding a fake gun. Bell said law enforcement responded to Timberlane Road, about 1.5 miles from U.S. Highway 93 in Ronan, to a shirtless man who was sa...

Local organizations sponsor training against sex trafficking

PABLO – Local law enforcement professionals and members of the public learned how to prevent and investigate instances of sex trafficking at a training sponsored by Salish Kootenai College and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The Feb. 11 event featured five hours of training exclusively for l...

Man killed in hit and run

PABLO – A 20-year-old man was killed during a hit-and-run incident on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 53 in Pablo on Dec. 8. The victim has been identified as Aiden Michael Finley of Polson. (See related obituary on page 34.) Montana Highway Patrol Sargent Chan Barry said the incident occurred arou...

CSKT announces new chief game warden officer

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION –Tom McDonald, manager of the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation announces the promotion of Captain Dan McClure to the recent Tribal Conservation Program manager vacancy. McClure’s promotion as...

Police arrest another person involved in shooting

RONAN – A man involved in a November shooting and robbery incident with a 16-year-old in Ronan was found and arrested in Polson.  A Polson Police officer arrested Darius Samuel McDougall, 21, on Thursday, Dec. 6, for his alleged involvement in a robbery at a residence at the 300 block of 12th A...

Crash victim’s name released

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the 14-year-old female who died as a result of a vehicle crash on Nov. 14 was Aliyah McCrea of Ronan. The Montana Highway Patrol is still conducting an investigation into the crash. Bell said: “The Sheriff’s Office sends our condolences to the famil...

Sherwood gets deferred sentence for testimony Sherwood gets deferred sentence for testimony

One of four people charged with a role in the death of Cassandra Harris, 24, had his sentence deferred for three years based on the condition that he testify in matters related to the case.  Nineteen-year-old Donovan Anthony Sherwood’s guilty plea was part of an agreement that calls for his sen...

Judge rejects bus driver’s plea agreement, lets jury decide

After receiving numerous complaints by concerned citizens through social media postings and calls made to the Lake County Clerk of District Court, District Judge Kim Christopher rejected the plea agreement for a former St. Ignatius school bus driver and bus owner who was charged with dealing methamphetamine....

Men charged with stealing gold Men charged with stealing gold

A pair of Bigfork men are accused of stealing more than $300,000 worth of gold bars, coins, artwork and guns from a self-storage unit then using some of the proceeds from their heist to buy a race car, trailer and other items. Robert Earl Staudenmayer, 32, and Richard Gordon, 49, appeared at District Cour...

Shooting suspect arrested after high speed chase

RONAN – A 16-year-old shooting suspect was taken into custody by law enforcement on Saturday, Nov. 17, according to a report from the Ronan Police Department. The 25-year-old shooting victim is in stable condition. Names are not being released at this time.  The incident began when the Ronan Po...


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