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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Lozeau arraignment postponed to June 25 Lozeau arraignment postponed to June 25

POLSON — Harry Lozeau, 53, made his first appearance in district court Thursday, June 19 in the alleged homicide death of his brother, Terry Lozeau, 51. After Judge Deborah Kim Christopher appointed the Public Defender’s Office as Harry’s attorney, Public Defender Ashley...

Candidates participate in Grange forum Candidates participate in Grange forum

RONAN — The weight of several uncontested primaries drove many people to listen to more than a dozen candidates who turned out for a last minute political forum held by the Round Butte Grange 126 last Friday.  Most of the candidates that participated were part of races where no one had filed in...

High-speed chase ends with shots fired, arrest

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY — A Polson man was in custody Monday after leading law enforcement on a weekend high-speed chase across two counties that ended with shots being fired. The chase began at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 near Pablo, according...

Hobbs arrested for stalking, soliciting homicide, held on $5 million bail Hobbs arrested for stalking, soliciting homicide, held on $5 million bail

  POLSON — Dennis Jay Hobbs, 56 of Polson, was arrested May 19 for allegedly stalking a woman and attempting to hire someone to kill her. He was also charged with distributing an interview recorded between the victim and the defense attorney. Bail was set for $5 million. In district co...

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.  ...


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