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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

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...

Snyder pays restitution in elder abuse case

In an elder exploitation case, a Lake County man had his imposition of sentencing deferred for three years and was ordered to pay restitution of $10,980 to the victim. Merlyn James Snyder, 37, pled guilty to exploitation of an older person in an earlier appearance at District Court in Polson. In exchange ...

Car wreck claims three

CHARLO – A two-vehicle crash claimed the lives of three people Monday morning, June 24. The Montana Highway Patrol said the crash was reported just shortly after 7 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 at mile marker 42, near Ninepipes Lodge, which is south of Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell identified the...

Law enforcement makes multiple drug busts

LAKE COUNTY – Four unrelated drug busts in a 24-hour period kept the Lake County Sherriff’s Office extra busy last week.     The criminal activity started early on Monday, June 3, at 6:25 a.m. when 28-year-old Seth Williams, of Polson, was arrested in Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don B...

Woman killed in rollover wreck

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover as 30-year-old Tania Oldhorn.  The incident occurred on May 8 east of U.S. Highway 93 between Ronan and St. Ignatius. Oldhorn’s hometown is listed as Missoula, but she has family in Ronan.  The ...

Trials set for couple transporting meth in mail

A Polson man entered a “no contest” plea at District Court in Polson on May 8 to the amended charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, which is a felony.  Anthony “Tony” Friscia, 63, was initially charged with criminal possession with intent to distribute for allegedly...

Wreck involving sheriff’s deputy deemed not criminal

A coroner’s inquest was held in Polson on April 29 for the death of Adriana Johnson, 17, of Charlo.  Johnson was killed June 2, 2018, after she pulled off U. S. Highway 93 south of Ronan. She attempted to make a U-turn in front of Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey White’s moving ve...


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