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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Emergency training staged at Salish Kootenai College Emergency training staged at Salish Kootenai College

PABLO — Like a scene from a movie, a man staggered from the Mathias Building on Salish Kootenai College Campus after “shooting” people in the building, and then “shot” himself.  This was part of the plot for an emergency training, not a real shooting, held on July 13.&nb...

Sheriff’s office launches new boat Sheriff’s office launches new boat

POLSON — Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, and almost two-thirds of the lake is patrolled by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  With 15 years of law enforcement experience, Sergeant Glenn Miller heads up the Marine Enforcement Division. He underst...

Firefighters, lawn enforcement compete in Battle of the Badge Firefighters, lawn enforcement compete in Battle of the Badge

POLSON —  Called the “Battle of the Badge,“ a softball tournament held June 23 pitted the Polson Police Department, the Finley Point Fire Department and the Lake County Sheriffs Office against each other for bragging rights. The games were held on a sunny afternoon beginning at 1 p....

New information available for Pablo drug bust

PABLO —Details regarding 50-year-old Pablo resident Cindy Umphrey’s arrest following a drug raid in Pablo are slowly emerging.  Officers from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and Tribal Law and Order carried out the raid in the early morning hours of June 1 i...

Judge reprimands county attorney in court Judge reprimands county attorney in court

POLSON — District Judge C.B. McNeil reprimanded County Attorney Mitch Young for his handling of media inquiries into accused killer Clifford Oldhorn’s case but refused Oldhorn a reduction in bail last week.  Oldhorn denied Wednesday in Lake County District Court that he violated condition...

Deputy cleared in pursuit shooting

RONAN — The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation into the Feb. 8 pursuit during which Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Diaz used his firearm to shoot out a vehicle’s tires. The Missoula County Sheriffs Office found the shooting to be justified, according to a p...

Dixon murder suspect pleads not guilty

DIXON — Nathan Calvert,  the man prosecutors say attacked Dixon residents Doug and Cheryl Morigeau during a horrific home invasion Dec. 6, pleaded not guilty to several charges last week in Sanders County District Court.  Doug was killed in the attack, having been stabbed 54 times and beat...

Shots fired after hour-long chase

RONAN — A Ronan man tried to run over a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy last week, turning a routine traffic stop into an off-road pursuit that ended when the deputy shot out the fleeing truck’s tires.  According to a press release, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a pickup tru...

Polson Police Chief, officer sent to ethics training

Polson Police Chief Wade Nash and officer Cory Anderson have been ordered to attend ethics training by the Montana Public Safety Officers Standards and Training Council, or POST.  Anderson must also be evaluated for chemical dependency by a certified evaluator and must follow “any and all&rdquo...

Police still seeking Ronan hit-and-run driver

RONAN — Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said officials continue to investigate the Dec. 11 hit-and-run death of 63-year-old Robert E. Vanguten. According to a press release, Lake County 911 received a report of an unresponsive adult male lying the parking lot of a Ronan tavern Dec. 11 around 8:1...

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