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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

SAFE Harbor awards honorees SAFE Harbor awards honorees

News from SAFE Harbor RONAN — Honoring those who have done well never goes out of fashion. In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SAFE Harbor on Oct. 14 took the chance to formally honor a group of local citizens who have made a difference in the community by demonstrating exe...

Progress made on burglary arrests, but stay vigilant

POLSON — Lake County law enforcement has seven individuals in custody who are allegedly involved in a string of burglaries motivated by illegal drug use, but are warning residents to continue to be vigilant about securing their homes. The men are being held on a stockpile of charges for burglarizing...

Outpouring of support offered to day care provider after attack Outpouring of support offered to day care provider after attack

RONAN – An attack at Martha’s Mini Daycare left Martha McClure seriously injured on Oct. 7.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said McClure was working at a daycare she owns in her Ronan home with a small staff when Francis Joseph Jackson, 31, showed up. Bell explained that it was reported tha...

Alleged boat thieves arrested; 1 charged

KALISPELL — Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry reported two suspects were arrested in the alleged theft of a $100,000 boat from a Lakeside marina on June 19.  Officers received a tip that the boat would be moved, and suspects Brandon Jeppesen, 30, Polson, and Ty Butler, 20, Dixon, were apprehe...

Local teen receives award for leadership Local teen receives award for leadership

POLSON — Under the cool shade trees on the Polson Courthouse lawn, Shayne Pierre stood with a group of law enforcement officers — at age 15, he was a few years younger than any of the other men. Shayne was there July 13 to receive the Colonel’s Award for Meritorious Service from the Montana...

Engine fails, pilot glides down safely Engine fails, pilot glides down safely

POLSON — A Colorado family survived a plane crash about a half a mile up Rocky Point Road north of Polson. The pilot of the 1946 Taylorcraft said he and his wife and 2-year-old son were flying at a high altitude sightseeing when they experienced engine failure, according to Lake County Sheriff Don B...

Man held on $1 million bail in cocaine drug seizure

RONAN — A Calgary, Alberta man remained behind bars in Lake County on Monday after a routine drug stop last week ended in one of the largest drug seizures in the county in recent memory.  Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, was being held on $1 million bond, after being pulled over by a Montana Highway...

Authorities search Dixon area for missing Ronan man

DIXON — A half-dozen professionally trained search and rescue teams were searching near North Valley Creek Road on Wednesday morning for a man who went missing over the weekend. Troy Akers, 20, was traveling from Missoula with three others on Sunday night when the vehicle became stranded near D...

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.  ...


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