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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew

POLSON — Stephen Seese, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Prison with no time suspended last week for his role in the death of his 18-year-old nephew, Richard Warner, in Arlee last February. Seese and his wife, Kassandra Seese, were both convicted of accountability to negligent homi...

Heroin use on the rise locally, officials advise caution about its deadliness

POLSON — The use of black tar heroin is on the rise in Lake County, local officials say. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods says heroin is slowly replacing heavy-duty prescription narcotics that used to be easier to obtain. Some of these opiate-based prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin, L...

Arrest made in armed robbery

News from the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office LAKE COUNTY — A juvenile suspect has been taken into custody for an armed robbery that took place at the Sitting Duck Bar in Woods Bay around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 29, according to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. The male suspect was “clothed from h...

Drugs seized from alleged distributors Drugs seized from alleged distributors

LAKE COUNTY ‑ Lake County law enforcement officers recently confiscated relatively large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in two separate, unrelated cases, according to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. On Sunday, Jan. 22, Mission Valley Drug Task Force and federal authorities arrested Michae...

Fatal wreck likely caused by speeding Fatal wreck likely caused by speeding

NINEPIPE — The Montana Highway Patrol suspects that speed was involved in a fatal wreck that closed Highway 93 in the Ninepipe area south of Ronan late Friday afternoon, Dec. 23. Jacob Paul Imhoff, 22 of Lakeside, was ejected and died at the scene of the crash, according to Lake County Sheriff Don B...

Civil case brought against county

 POLSON — A civil trial in the case of woman who was rear-ended by Lake County Sheriff ’s deputy Joel E. Diaz in 2013 and claims that the accident required her to have a second reconstructive breast surgery has been set for Aug. 24, 2017. According to court documents, Anne Smith was drivi...

Polson grads return as school officers Polson grads return as school officers

POLSON — Two Polson High School graduates are giving back to the community and that entails working in law enforcement at local schools. Nate Lundeen, 39, works in Polson schools, while Brian Hines, 30, is in Ronan and Pablo. The men rotate between various schools in those areas throughout the week....

Big Arm man guilty of criminal mischief, trespassing in property dispute Big Arm man guilty of criminal mischief, trespassing in property dispute

POLSON — A Big Arm man was convicted of criminal mischief, a felony, and two counts of trespassing, both misdemeanors, in a jury trial last week in district court. Kevin Brent Funk, 54, was found guilty after he plowed furrows on a 2.5-acre property along Flathead Lake and had some boulders placed o...

Briefs for Dec. 21, 2016

Alcohol compliance checks underway News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, utilizing grant funding, to conduct Alcohol Compliance Checks upon retailers of alcohol...

Juvenile charged in fatal hit-and-run

PABLO — A 17-year old Ronan resident has been charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that allegedly caused the death of a 3-year-old boy shortly after 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, in Pablo. Chasen Kiaran Curley was charged in what was described as a hit and- run in...

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