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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Arlee community meets to discuss gun incident Arlee community meets to discuss gun incident

ARLEE – An Arlee High School student put a nonworking BB gun in a backpack and got on a school bus on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Principal Jim Taylor found out about the weapon during the morning hours and removed it from the student’s possession. The student was sent home with a parent. Lake County Sch...

School administrators add comments to school bus case School administrators add comments to school bus case

The sentencing hearing has been continued to Nov. 29 for the former St. Ignatius school bus driver and owner charged with dealing methamphetamine.  District Judge Kim Christopher continued the sentencing after a proposed plea agreement was criticized on social media by St. Ignatius High School and Mi...

Bus vandalism threatens early childhood education programs

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The gas lines on eight buses belonging to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Early Childhood Services program have been cut since the school year started on Sept. 10.  Gas has been stolen from the tanks of these parked buses at a variety of locations acros...

Ronan Police Department swears in two members Ronan Police Department swears in two members

RONAN – After pressing his paw into an ink pad, the Ronan Police Department’s canine member signed an Oath of Office on Monday, July 2, during the city council meeting. Sandor, a Belgian Malinois, whose name means defender of man, promised an allegiance to the Constitution of the State of Mont...

Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide

POLSON – Demonstrators  arrived at the Lake County Courthouse on Monday morning to protest a decision to release individuals associated with the Cassandra Harris case. “It’s not ok,” said Amy Castlio, one of the protest organizers. She continued to say: “There are so man...

Metzger sentenced for unsafe shooting practices Metzger sentenced for unsafe shooting practices

A Ronan man was committed to the state Department of Corrections for 10 years with all time suspended during an appearance at District Court in Polson on April 18.  Allen Ted Metzger, 60, entered a guilty plea on Feb. 28 through his attorney, Lance Jasper of Missoula, to two counts of criminal endang...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located Tuesday, Feb. 27 by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. Accor...

Man dead after Arlee shooting

POLSON — A shooting Wednesday afternoon on Sanders Street in Arlee left one man dead. Leonard L. Peak, Jr., 49, of Arlee died from a gunshot wound, according to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  A call came in at 3:35 p.m. and the LCSO, tribal police and emergency...

Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking

POLSON — Two U.S. Postal Service contractors face charges of intent to distribute dangerous drugs after police say they found a suspicious package at the home of Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, in Polson last week.  According to a Jan. 12 press release from the Lake County Sheriff&rs...

St. Ignatius school reacts to bomb threat

By Karen Peterson              Valley Journal ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius school locked down the doors and classrooms to protect students after a bomb threat was made on Wednesday afternoon. Superintendent Jason Sargent said administration and law enforcemen...


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