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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Westland Seed burglar sentenced

POLSON — Matthew Adam Darnell, 25, Pablo, in a plea agreement was sentenced to DOC for 20 years with 17 suspended for burglary; to DOC for 20 years with 17 suspended for each of two counts of attempt (burglary); and 10 years, all suspended, for theft. All offenses were felonies. All counts are to run c...

Shoemaker reinstated as deputy

  News from the Lake County Sheriff's Office LAKE COUNTY — Clay Shoemaker resumed duties as a deputy sheriff and school resource officer for Arlee, St. Ignatius and Charlo schools after he was cleared of all wrongdoing. Sheriff Jay Doyle reinstated Shoemaker’s position last week. Sh...

Undersheriff delivers social media safety tips Undersheriff delivers social media safety tips

LAKE COUNTY — Proliferation of technology has created a new medium for law enforcement to track and investigate criminals but also poses a whole new realm of cyber crime that is at times difficult to prosecute, according to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin.  Yonkin spoke at the March Partner...

Emergency services collaborate in drunken driving reenactment Emergency services collaborate in drunken driving reenactment

The memorial slideshow for Ronan High School Principal Kevin Kenelty was short and poignant. The ending echo of a solemn Jason Aldean song blended with a chorus of sniffles and smattering of applause as the high school students sat rapt, staring at the coffin on the stage. Then Lake County Sheriff’s...

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...


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