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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Hit-and-run victim identified Hit-and-run victim identified

RONAN — County officials have identified the victim of a Dec. 11 hit-and-run in Ronan as 63-year-old Robert E. Vanguten.  According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County 911 received a report of an unresponsive adult male lying in the parking lot a Ronan ta...

Accused killer Butler's transfer hearing postponed

ARLEE — Nathan Butler’s court date has been moved to allow the defendant’s attorneys more time to gather information on the case.  Butler, a 16-year-old Arlee resident, was charged in Lake County District Court with the stabbing death of his 51-year-old stepfather and with injuring ...

William Flesch’s cause of death released

PABLO — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 48-year-old Mission Valley resident William Harvey Flesch died as a result of suicide by hanging. Two children discovered Flesch in an undeveloped wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The scene was processed by law en...

Arlee teen charged with deliberate homicide

ARLEE — Nathan Butler, a 16-year-old Arlee resident, has been charged in Lake County District Court in the stabbing death of his 51-year-old stepfather and with injuring his mother and another man Nov. 12. Butler is charged with deliberate homicide, attempted deliberate homicide, and assault with a ...

Arlee teenager charged in triple stabbing

ARLEE — According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, the Lake County dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in Arlee Nov. 12 at 5:38 a.m. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Flathead Police officers and members of the Arlee ambulance crew arrived on scene shortly after and f...

Pablo human remains identified

PABLO — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of partially decomposed human human remains found in an undeveloped wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The remains, identified by dental records, are those of 48-year-old William Harvey Flesch of Pablo. ...

Children find human remains in Pablo

PABLO — According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, partially decomposed human remains were found in an undeveloped, wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The remains were discovered by two children walking through the area. Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said the children may ha...

Former reserve officer honored Former reserve officer honored

POLSON — Debbie Hobbs became a Lake County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy in the fall of 2000. Less than three years later, she was on patrol when an auto accident on Polson hill claimed her life.  On Friday, Nov. 2, a section of Highway 93 from just south of Caffrey Road to the intersec...

Sex offender caught in Pablo

PABLO — According to a press release, police arrested Lawrence R. Mays Jr., a 22-year-old male with ties to Ronan and Pablo, on a $75,000 Missoula City warrant for two counts of sexual abuse of children.  The arrest warrant was investigated and carried out by the Lake County Sheriff’s Off...

Standoff ends peacefully

VALLEY VIEW — A 45-year-old Ronan man held a gun to his head for approximately an hour on the evening of Oct. 6.  In a press release, Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said at about 6 p.m., 911 dispatch received a call reporting a male outside of a residence in the Eli Gap Road and Apple Road...


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