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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Suspects involved in Missoula theft arrested in Charlo

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal CHARLO – Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped to locate and arrest a suspect involved in a high-speed chase on March 25. Sheriff Don Bell identified the suspects as Seth Houston Williams of Polson and Sean Patrick Forget of Ronan. “Both males...

Police officers carry freezing man after ice broke

MCDONALD LAKE – The ice started to crack as a man stood on McDonald Lake during the late evening of Monday, Feb. 24.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the ice completely broke and the man fell through into the cold water at around 10:45 p.m. The man’s name isn’t being r...

Police officers carry freezing man following self rescue from frozen lake

MCDONALD LAKE – The ice started to crack as a man stood on McDonald Lake during the late evening of Monday, Feb. 24. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the ice completely broke and the man fell through into the cold water at around 10:45 p.m. The man’s name isn’t being released a...

Day of Thanks Day of Thanks

RONAN – Law enforcement officers and a K9 unit moved through the K. William Harvey Elementary School on Friday among dozens of children to answer questions and receive a bit of swag.   The event was organized by school staff to bring the community together and thank the officers for their servi...

High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest

ST. IGNATIUS – On dry dirt roads outside of town, where more cows and chickens usually roam than cars, a white sedan hit speeds of up to 90 miles an hour as a line of police vehicles pursued it.  The incident started on Olsen Road at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, when Montana Highway Patro...

McCarty sentenced for March 2019 high-speed chase case McCarty sentenced for March 2019 high-speed chase case

A Missoula man has avoided a felony charge of criminal endangerment by accepting a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Jan. 29. Dakota McCarty, 28, was charged with felony criminal endangerment but pleaded guilty by way of a plea agreement to misdemeanor negligent endangerment for a high-speed p...

Gholson sentenced to 20 years Gholson sentenced to 20 years

A former Polson man who could be a key figure in a Polson woman’s mysterious disappearance in 2005 was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Jan. 16 to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended for violating conditions of parole in an unrelated matter. William Earl Gholson, 60,...

Highway 93 crash kills Missoula resident

LAKE COUNTY – In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, a two-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. Highway 93 near Arlee at mile marker 20.5. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the head-on crash resulted in the death of 63-year-old Michael Singer of Missoula. Law enforcement responded to...

Law enforcement targeted by criminals, family dog beaten Law enforcement targeted by criminals, family dog beaten

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  LAKE COUNTY – After a months-long investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Montana Highway Patrol and Flathead Tribal Police, deputies have solved a series of Mission Valley thefts and burglaries.   ...

Deputy moves from recovery to record-setting Deputy moves from recovery to record-setting

POLSON – For the last seven years, powerlifting has served as a source of strength and healing for Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Sciaretta. Now, it has earned him a world record. Deputy Sciaretta captured the gold medal and became a world-record holder earlier this month in a multi-discipline e...


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