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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

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...

Mission horses found safe

  RONAN — According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin five unbranded horses were reunited with a Ronan family over the weekend after they disappeared from a tribal grazing lease near Pistol Creek some time between September 19 and September 30.  “The horses have been located ...

Five horses missing from Pistol Creek area Five horses missing from Pistol Creek area

RONAN — A Ronan family is hoping for the safe return of five young horses after they disappeared without a trace from a herd of a dozen on a Pistol Creek tribal grazing lease area.  Victoria Templer said she and her family moved the 12 horses to the area on Sept. 19. The family was out of town ...

Sheriff’s office hunts for sexual predator

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a non-compliant sex offender that has been evaluated as a “sexually violent predator,” according to undersheriff Dan Yonkin.  Phillip Pierre Jr. is a  51-year-old Native American male and five feet, 10 inches tall...

First responders search for missing man

POLSON — A man and his two dogs went for a boat ride on Aug. 25 at about 10:30 a.m. The boat left shore at Paradise Cove, a RV resort with cabins on the east shore of Flathead Lake, according to the man’s wife. What happened after that is a mystery since a female who lives on one of the island...

Meals without wheels: Delivery car stolen from senior center, food still delivered Meals without wheels: Delivery car stolen from senior center, food still delivered

Someone made it difficult for volunteers to get meals to older people when they stole a burgundy 1990 Pontiac Bonneville with state exempt plates numbered 15-475 from the St. Ignatius Karen Peterson photo Patrick McGreevey delivers a meal to Edie Petty during his Meals on Wheels route.Senior Center last w...

Ronan city council works to resolve police problems

RONAN — Tribal police and the Lake County Sherriff’s Department have been responding to emergency calls in Ronan, while the city council sorts out the aftermath of the decertification of its police chief in July.  “Lake County’s been notified. The tribe has been notified. They...


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