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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Gholson sentenced to 20 years Gholson sentenced to 20 years

A former Polson man who could be a key figure in a Polson woman’s mysterious disappearance in 2005 was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Jan. 16 to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended for violating conditions of parole in an unrelated matter. William Earl Gholson, 60,...

Highway 93 crash kills Missoula resident

LAKE COUNTY – In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, a two-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. Highway 93 near Arlee at mile marker 20.5. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the head-on crash resulted in the death of 63-year-old Michael Singer of Missoula. Law enforcement responded to...

Law enforcement targeted by criminals, family dog beaten Law enforcement targeted by criminals, family dog beaten

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  LAKE COUNTY – After a months-long investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Montana Highway Patrol and Flathead Tribal Police, deputies have solved a series of Mission Valley thefts and burglaries.   ...

Deputy moves from recovery to record-setting Deputy moves from recovery to record-setting

POLSON – For the last seven years, powerlifting has served as a source of strength and healing for Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Sciaretta. Now, it has earned him a world record. Deputy Sciaretta captured the gold medal and became a world-record holder earlier this month in a multi-discipline e...

Law enforcement looking for missing man Law enforcement  looking for  missing man

News from Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 65-year-old Kamille Samuels of St. Ignatius.   Samuels was on pre-trial supervision via a GPS monitor, which he cut off on Oct. 15. He was scheduled to appear before an omnibus ...

Man gets 10 years for storage unit thefts

A Kalispell man, with at least four prior felony convictions, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Oct. 9 to the Montana State Prison for ten years with six years suspended on a felony theft charge. The charge stems from a storage unit theft in the Ferndale area. Joshua Wilson, 39, was also ordere...

Lake County deputy comes home to recover from accident

RONAN – Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan White was hospitalized after receiving burns to his face and hands when a carburetor exploded in his face on Tuesday, Aug. 6. “He is home and under care, but it’s going to be a while before he is back to work,” Lake County Sheriff D...

St. Ignatius council member resigns

ST. IGNATIUS – One of the seats on the St. Ignatius City Council was empty during the Tuesday, Aug. 6, meeting. Annie Morigeau resigned from her position after she was charged with felony theft and forgery involving the St. Ignatius Fire Department’s auxiliary program. Annie sent a letter to M...

Man dies while swimming in Flathead Lake

FINLEY POINT – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of a man who died in Flathead Lake on Sunday, Aug. 4. Michael John Chernikoff, 34, of Polson, was riding in a boat when he decided to get out and swim to Bird Island, according to Bell. Chernikoff experienced complications during his swim...

Charlo man dies in two-vehicle accident

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the victim killed during an two-vehicle wreck near the intersection of West Post Creek Road and Logan Road as John Wesley Marshall Gardner, 84, of Charlo. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Montana Highway Patrol, Ronan Ambulance Ser...


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