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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

Emergency dispatch team soon under new management Emergency dispatch team soon under new management

POLSON — Lake County 911 Dispatch service is still going to answer calls for help and notify the appropriate emergency team whether it’s the fire department, police or ambulance — although the way dispatch is managed is changing.  On Tuesday, April 12, Lake County Commissioners unan...

Driver slams into light pole Driver slams into light pole

PABLO — Two people were seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 93 and Courville Trail in Pablo at about 3:45 p.m. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, witnesses said the tan 2004 Ford Taurus was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed o...

Driver slams into light pole Driver slams into light pole

PABLO — Two people were seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 93 and Courville Trail in Pablo at about 3:45 p.m. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, witnesses said the tan 2004 Ford Taurus was traveling northbound at a high rate of sp...

Quick response clears black plume, smothers flames Quick response clears black plume, smothers flames

Thousands of shredded tires burning in a deep pit were extinguished over the weekend in a cooperative group effort. The fire at Tire Depot along U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo was called in at 5:34 a.m. Friday, April 8, according to Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods. “One deputy who checked on it said th...

Council considers emergency dispatch project

RONAN – The Ronan City Council received a letter asking if they would approve of a the 911 system being developed into a separate stand-alone entity. “We support a study to find out more information about this,” said council member Cal Hardy. The letter was from the 911 Committee. Lak...

Woman shot in Pablo

PABLO – Law enforcement officers from several agencies worked to find the suspects wanted in connection with an incident in Pablo around noon on Monday, Dec. 14. One arrest has been made, but the other suspect hasn’t been found. “We got a call that shots had been fired,” said Confe...

Woman held at gunpoint in St. Ignatius Woman held at gunpoint in St. Ignatius

A gun was pointed at Sheryl Hitchcock’s face on Monday, Dec. 7, around 10 p.m. at the Closer to Home assisted living facility on Watson Road where residents ranging in ages from about 70 to 98 live.  Hitchcock, the facility owner, was sweeping the floor in the dining area when a man about 5 fee...

Arrests made in connection to red dot incident

POLSON – Marlo Aldia Tonasket, 36, was placed in custody Wednesday, Dec. 9 for his alleged involvement with an incident where an officer believed he was about to be shot. A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was getting ready for work on Sunday, Nov. 22. At around 5 a.m. the deputy walked out to his...

Highway crash takes child’s life, injures others Highway crash takes child’s life, injures others

 PABLO – Emergency crews responded to a tragic wreck on U.S. Highway 93 south of Pablo on Monday, Nov. 9, that took the life of a 3-year-old child. A 2011 Chevy Impala stopped at the stop sign where Old Highway 93 crosses before attempting to travel west across the highway over the southbound l...

Club helps students with activities Club helps students with activities

POLSON – When high school activities need a boost, a group of community members calling themselves the Booster Club find ways to help.  “We help with anything sponsored by the Montana High School Association,” said Polson Booster Club member Pam Carruth. Most high schools have a ...


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