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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

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...

Identity of Ronan woman killed in single vehicle crash released

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office RONAN — The woman who was killed on Oct. 26, in the single-vehicle crash on Timberlane Road, east of Ronan, is 37 year-old, Emily Pinkston, of Ronan. The body of Ms. Pinkston has been examined by the State Medical Examiner to aid the Lake County She...

Ronan man sentenced for dealing heroin Ronan man sentenced for dealing heroin

POLSON — A Ronan man was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for 20 years with 15 years suspended for dealing heroin. Jose Anders Gonzalez, 30, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 9 to one felony count of criminal possession with intent to distribute. The guilty...

Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...

Corcoran pleads guilty to endangerment, assault, intimidation Corcoran pleads guilty to endangerment, assault, intimidation

POLSON — A Charlo man, who was accused of threatening the mother of his child and her fiance with a gun, admitted to some of the allegations against him. Stoney Randal Corcoran, 51, pled guilty at District Court in Polson Sept. 30 to felony charges of criminal endangerment, assault on a peace or jud...


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