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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

High speed chase ends in arrest near middle school

News from Lake County Sheriff’s Department RONAN – A Ronan woman is in jail this weekend, after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon that ended in the Ronan Middle School parking lot. According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Delicia...

Charlo cafe hit by armed robber

 CHARLO — Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. at Connie’s Countryside Cafe on Monday night.  According to owner Connie Stevens, a woman entered the cafe’s back door just before closing time on Monday night, pressed a gun to on...

Arson suspected in Ronan fire

State and county officials are investigating a suspected arson fire that occurred on Pache Lane on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  According to Ronan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Clary a report of a fully-engulfed home came in before 9 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, the blaze seemed to be contai...

Lake County jail, courthouse need more room

POLSON — Lake County Detention Center, the county’s jail, is so full that people who need to serve jail time have to call in daily to see if there’s room. According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, the jail was built by Lake County and is overseen by the county commissioners. &...

Police chief interviews begin amid crime wave

RONAN — The Ronan City Council began the interview process for police chief last week, as citizens complained about increased crime in the area amid a shortage of officers. “Saturday, my trucks got broken into,” Ronan resident Jeremy Bluemel told council members Aug. 18. “We live r...

Drug operation busted

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  On Wednesday, Aug. 6, agents of the Mission Mountain Drug Task Force served search warrants on two residences and a storage unit. The buildings, located east of Polson, were believed to be involved in illegal drug activity. Agents seized evidence of a...

Authorities searching for missing woman Authorities searching for missing woman

News from Lake County Sheriff's Office and CSKT Police RONAN — Lake County Sheriff's Office and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police are searching for a 55-year-old Ronan woman who was last seen at her home around midnight on Sunday evening.   Linda Santos Altamarino was reporte...

Missing Pablo woman found dead, food drive set for family

FLATHEAD COUNTY — After days of searching for Shannon Turner of Pablo, authorities discovered her deceased body in her maroon Chevy Uplander in southern Flathead County at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.  In a phone interview on July 14, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Turner’s dea...

Pablo woman still missing Pablo woman still missing

PABLO – Authorities are still searching for a missing Lake County woman. Shannon Turner, 40, told her 13-year old daughter she was headed to work in Kalispell when she left her Pablo home on Kennedy Drive at 8:30 a.m. on June 30, her husband, Kevin Turner said. Kevin was able to find out that Shanno...

Man arrested for alleged rape Man arrested for alleged rape

POLSON — Robert Jennings Mathewson, Jr., 32, was arrested and is being held in Lake County Jail facing felony charges of aggravated assault, two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, and kidnapping. The State is requesting $150,000 bond.  Mathewson appeared in Judge Deborah Kim Christop...

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