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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

Firefighter charged with felony arson

LAKE COUNTY — A Confederated Salish and Kootenai firefighter is being charged with felony arson for allegedly starting seven forest fires in the summer of 2014. A tip from a fellow firefighter began an investigation in which Phillip Cody Haynes, unknown age and residence, told a Lake County Sheriff&...

Ronan livestock broker denies deception charges Ronan livestock broker denies  deception charges

POLSON — A Ronan man denied charges that he had swindled nearly $180,000 from two men while acting as a livestock broker in 2013. On Thursday, Andrew Jackson, 29, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of deceptive practices in Judge Deborah Kim Christopher’s Lake County District Court.  ...

Sticky notes: all’s well Sticky notes: all’s well

POLSON – Little sticky notes are appearing on Lake County businesses and homes, letting the public know that law enforcement has been on patrol. Sheriff Don Bell said about a month ago that his deputies began putting the notes up on homes and businesses. “Businesses and homeowners know that we...

Ronan wrestling trip ends in drug arrest

RONAN — Freshly minted wrestling champion Cole Snyder, 18, was charged with two felony counts for distribution of dangerous drugs and sexual abuse of children after being arrested upon return from the state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15.  Authorities say several additional minors have been im...

Sheriff addresses St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch

News from St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch group ST. IGNATIUS — When in doubt, make the call, said Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. Bell was addressing the St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center.  Bell was responding to queries fro...

Pursuit causes school lockdown

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius School District students were a bit alarmed, but overall safe and sound after a police pursuit resulted in the school going into lockdown mode for 14 minutes on Feb. 10.  St. Ignatius Superintendent Bob Lewandowski said the school district’s clerk noticed that ...

Beyond the statistics: Vehicle thefts leave victims violated

LAKE COUNTY — While statistics show a rash of recent vehicle thefts, the numbers don’t reveal the human side of car thefts — the feeling of being violated, worries about a trashed or wrecked vehicle, insurance issues, and the inconvenience of no transportation.    Sometimes it&...

Suspects arrested on Melita Island Lane Suspects  arrested on Melita Island Lane

BIG ARM — A manhunt on Melita Island Lane Jan. 15 netted James Rand Hernvall, 34, and Jessica Erin Taylor, 37. Both were wanted on warrants — Hernvall in Montana and Idaho and Taylor in both Flathead and Lincoln County. Law enforcement was alerted when a resident called Lake County dispatch at...

Self-defense class well received

News from Mission Valley Christian Academy POLSON — The Lake County Sheriff’s department provided a two-week self-defense class that just concluded at the Mission Valley Christian Academy this last Thursday. Officer Levi Read worked with the dozen high school girls and demonstrated basic skill...

Man accused of stabbing pleads not guilty

POLSON — A Ronan man accused of a brutal stabbing last December denied the charges in Judge Christopher’s district courtroom Thursday.  Marcus John Azure, 25, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of assault with a weapon.  According to court documents, on Dec. 22, 2014, a woman r...

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