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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Violent offender fails to register Violent offender fails to register

A Great Falls man, who was born in Polson, pled guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 25 to failure to register as a violent offender. Dominic Antonio Martinez, 29, was also charged with burglary and robbery but those charges are tentatively set to be dismissed as part of a plea agreement.  Mart...

Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson

FINLEY POINT — The Boulder 2700 fire is on its third week of burning and estimated to have reached 2,072 acres at 46 percent containment by Monday, Aug. 16, with 31 structures lost. Northern Rockies Incident Management Team division group supervisor Tyson Atkinson said there is still a “long w...

Divers recover kayaker from Flathead Lake

LAKESIDE — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died in a kayaking accident. Nicholas Lockwood, 29, of Somers, was reported missing in Flathead Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 10, after his kayak flipped near West Shore Park, according to a preliminary investigation by the L...

Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows

POLSON — Wildfire crews increased fire containment this past week as they continued to grapple with the destructive Boulder 2700 Fire.  In a Monday morning update, fire officials with the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team 4 reported that the 2,072 acre fire, burning eight miles ...

Impostor acting as fire investigator at Boulder 2700 area arrested

By Karen Greene Valley Journal POLSON – A man was arrested after walking into the inner perimeter of the Boulder 2700 fire incident area and pretending to be a fire investigator.  On Sunday, Aug. 1, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a man, later identified as Donald ...

Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come

Firefighters working on the east shore of Flathead Lake thought they had the Boulder 2700 Fire in check as the sun set on Saturday afternoon. The fire started the night before — the cause is unknown but early indications are that it was started by humans — and throughout the day scooper planes hi...

Man pleads not guilty to assaulting officers

A Kalispell man is accused of kicking two law enforcement officers while being placed under arrest. Arsenio Savionlouis Zanca, 31, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on July 15 to assaulting a peace officer.  According to court records, at about midnight on June 20, Mission Poli...

Human skull found in Flathead Lake

FLATHEAD LAKE – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported that a human skull was located in the Flathead Lake on Wednesday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. “Lake County 911 took a report that a human skull was located,” Bell said. “The report was made by operators of a gill netting boat who located...

Crumley given 30-year sentence, new charges dropped Crumley given 30-year sentence, new charges dropped

A Lake County man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on June 24 to the Montana State Prison for 30 years for violating terms of his probation from a 2001 aggravated assault conviction for two counts. David Matthew Crumley, 39, will not be eligible for parole until he has served the entire 30 years. ...

Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year

By Rob Zolman               Valley Journal POLSON — Although he typically tries to avoid the limelight, Lake County Detective Scott Sciaretta said being recognized by his peers is “very special” and appreciated. He was given the 2021 Deputy of the Year ...


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