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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Officer cleared by investigation

POLSON — A Lake County Detention officer returned to work on Monday, after he was cleared of being involved with a party where underage drinking occurred.  “I’m confident he was not involved,” Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said. Shortly after midnight on March 11, Polson...

Spike strips end chase

  LAKE COUNTY — Polson Police used spike strips to stop a thief that led mutliple law enforcement agencies on a chase Friday, March 14.  A security officer spotted a man hooking up to a trailer full of tools at a storage yard near Pablo, Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said.  ...

Man assaults 2 Polson men with hammer

POLSON — Two men were injured in an alleged attack by Polson resident Desmond Mackay, 35, on March 5. Mackay allegedly assaulted the two men with a hammer at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the alley behind 509 Fourth Street.  One of the victims, a 67-year-old man, was unresponsive when Polson Polic...

Burglars charged in Washington, Lake County

  LAKE COUNTY — Two residents of Pablo and Ronan face multiple charges for a Lake County crime spree that began with the theft of a stolen Dodge pickup truck from Ronan on Jan. 19, included ramming a car through Westland Seed to steal guns on Jan. 21 and ended with a burglary that same day...

Thank you to all who helped ‘Share the Spirit’

News from Share the Spirit POLSON — Share the Spirit Holiday Assistance Program has been providing toys, clothes and Christmas gifts to Lake County children from needy families since 1998. We are fortunate enough to partner with Hellroaring Marine Contingent and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots progra...

Vigilance for burglaries urged

LAKE COUNTY — The number of burglaries that occurred in Lake County during the first half of 2013 was down almost 30 percent from the same period in 2012, but authorities and victims of recent thefts want to make sure that number continues to decrease. “It’s not an isolated thing that&rs...

Community unites to prevent suicide

LAKE COUNTY — Despite continued efforts by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to combat the problem, officials say there is a great need for more resources to treat individuals considering suicide or battling other mental illness. “It’s almost like this phantom problem,” s...

Convicted kidnapper asks court to consider new evidence

POLSON — A man serving a 50-year sentence for the May 27, 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year-old Whitefish woman at a Bigfork festival has asked the Montana Supreme Court to consider new evidence in the case, although it’s unclear what the new evidence is. In a petition filed Nov. 20, Chuck Devlin ...

Miracle at Lake Mary Ronan: Women honored for saving Missoula man’s life Miracle at Lake Mary Ronan: Women honored for saving Missoula man’s life

POLSON — Enjoying a last camping trip at Lake Mary Ronan in August before school started, neither Jennifer Holt nor Megan Olsen thought they would have to use their CPR skills.  But Bob Christensen is glad they did. Christensen suffered a heart attack on Aug. 25 after waterskiing. Olsen s...

Police stop Arlee burglary in-progress

 ARLEE — A pair of suspected burglars were taken into custody by Lake County sheriff’s deputies and Tribal police Wednesday, Nov. 13, shortly after noon.  According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, Tribal police and sheriff’s deputies responded after a report of a possib...


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