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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Ohara pleads guilty to burglary

POLSON — A Bigfork man has admitted to breaking into a state-owned building for the purpose of committing a theft. Colby Glenn Ohara, 32 entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Nov. 2 to one count of felony burglary. Ohara was initially charged with three counts of burglary, but two ...

Johnson pleads not guilty to sex abuse

POLSON — A Polson man is accused of attempting to solicit a 13-year-old girl, allegedly for sex, as she was walking home from school recently. Scott William Johnson, 59, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Oct. 26 to felony sexual abuse of children. According to court reco...

Crash and scam updates for Oct. 26, 2022

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department LAKE COUNTY — On Oct. 20 at about 7:15 p.m., Lake County 911 took a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision north of mile marker 65, on US Highway 93 in the “Jette Hill” or “Sunnyslope” area. The crash resulted in the f...

Johnson arrested for child sex abuse Johnson arrested for child sex abuse

POLSON — According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, on Oct. 5 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Lake County 911 took a report of a suspicious male in a work truck attempting to lure a girl under the age of 16 to his home in the Polson area. Deputies responded and in the ensuing investigation de...

Deputies respond to home invasion assault

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office RONAN — On July 7, Lake County 911 took a report of a home invasion assault on Hummingbird Lane in Ronan. Deputies responded and determined the sole occupant of the residence had been assaulted by two males who fled the scene. The suspect males were...

New hire and retirements

POLSON — James Lapotka has been sworn in as the top prosecutor of Lake County. Former Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher’s last day was June 30. Lapotka was sworn-in as the new Lake County Attorney that afternoon by District Judge Molly Owen.  Also retiring this week was Barbara Mars...

County election approaches

LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Election Office is gearing up for in-person voting Tuesday, June 7, when polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election. Absentee ballots must arrive in the election office or polling place by 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Election administrator Toni Kramer says p...

Uhrich faces deliberate homicide charges Uhrich faces deliberate homicide charges

POLSON — A Polson man is accused of shooting and killing the mother of his child on the evening of May 10 in the Hell Roaring Canyon area of the Mission Mountains above State Highway 35, east of Polson. Tyler Uhrich, 20, was formally charged with deliberate homicide for allegedly shooting Rozlyn Blu...

Wamsley honored by sheriff’s office for 50 years of service Wamsley honored by sheriff’s office for 50 years of service

POLSON — In a district courtroom filled with his family, friends and colleagues Rod Wamsley was honored for his 50 years of employment with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell presented Wamsley with a plaque, a certificate of appreciation as well as a LCSO retirement ba...

Three inmates charged with criminal mischief

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON — On Feb. 23 at around 7 p.m., three inmates in the Lake County Detention Center intentionally damaged a bunk in one of the cell blocks. While causing this damage, one of the inmates sustained a minor cut to his head and was transported to th...


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