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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Public asked to report any information on early morning shooting in Ninepipe area

Lake County law enforcement are looking for several suspects involved in a shooting incident that occurred during the early morning hours of June 18 in the Ninepipe area. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said that the 911-dispatch center received a call at 4:15 a.m. concerning an armed robbery. “The rep...

High-speed chase ends with shooting, death of murder suspect High-speed chase ends with shooting, death of murder suspect

WOODS BAY — Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported that U.S. Highway 35 was closed on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 9, to through traffic on both sides of mile marker 26.  The highway was closed to allow state officials time to investigate the scene where a shooting occurred. The incident began...

Joseph charged with sexual assualt

Jarod Matthew Joseph, 19, of Ronan entered a plea of not guilty in District Court on June 10 to two counts of felony sexual assault.  According to court records, the incidents involved minors under the age of 10 and occurred in Ronan between July 2019 and March 2020. When questioned by a detective wi...

Anti-racism protest moves peacefully through Polson Anti-racism protest moves peacefully through Polson

POLSON – Protests following the death of George Floyd have spread across the country from big cities to small towns as American citizens take a stand against racism. On Thursday, June 4, about 50 people in Polson picked up signs and marched through town. Organizers Jessica Mali Edwards and Jenn Grov...

Sheriff’s Office mourns fellow officer

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of one of our detention officers.”  Corporal Lanny Van Meter, a longtime Lake County Sheriff’s Office employee, died...

McDonald pleads guilty in vehicle-ramming incident

A Polson man admitted to intentionally ramming his car into the vehicle of a new girlfriend of his ex-girlfriend as well as other property damage. Nathaniel Bryan McDonald, 23, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on May 20, to felony criminal mischief, misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemea...

Lake County Detention Officer arrested

POLSON – Korren Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, was employed as a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detention officer and was arrested on Tuesday, April 28.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, an internal affairs investigation uncovered details leading to the arrest. Fehrenbach was charged ...

Lake County Detention Officer arrested

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal POLSON – Korren Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, was employed as a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detention officer and was arrested on Tuesday, April 28. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, an internal affairs investigation uncovered details leading to t...

Law enforcement adapt to COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell is adjusting procedures in an effort to protect citizens and law enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Deputies are putting in extra time on patrol and attempting to limit in-person contact. “Our deputies continue to respond to and make arre...

Sheriff releases names involved in murder-suicide

POLSON – A father died by suicide after killing his two children in their home on Lakeview Drive in Polson on Friday, March 13. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said an investigation is underway. Bell said “it appears” the father killed the children and himself. Bell said the father of the c...


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