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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year

By Rob Zolman               Valley Journal POLSON — Although he typically tries to avoid the limelight, Lake County Detective Scott Sciaretta said being recognized by his peers is “very special” and appreciated. He was given the 2021 Deputy of the Year ...

Sheriff identifies woman killed on highway

ST. IGNATIUS — Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the woman who was killed on U.S. Highway 93 on Thursday at around 4 p.m. Shirley Crawford Moody, 85, of Polson, died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 93 near Lemery Road.  The Montana Hig...

Man awaits trial on drug charges Man awaits trial on drug charges

A St. Ignatius man is accused of leading law enforcement on a pursuit while in possession of drugs. Marko Lee Trombly, 32, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on June 10 to several felony charges, including criminal possession of dangerous drugs and one count of criminal endangerment. ...

Big Arm State Park remains identified Big Arm State Park remains identified

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office   BIG ARM — On Nov. 25, 2020, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the discovery of human remains in Big Arm State Park.   At the time, it was suspected they could be the remains of 37-year-old Miranda “Rosie...

Man pleads not guilty to burglary charges Man pleads not guilty to burglary charges

A Great Falls man, who was born in Polson, is accused of breaking into a residence, assaulting a woman and stealing items from her. Dominic Antonio Martinez, 29, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on May 5 to felony charges of burglary and robbery.  In another incident, Martinez...

CSKT bomb threat under investigation

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Police are still searching for a person suspected of making a bomb threat that ended up closing the CSKT Tribal Complex on Thursday, April 29.  Officers from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, working with the Lake County Sheriff’s Offi...

Michel pleads not guilty to burglary, drug charges Michel pleads not guilty to burglary, drug charges

A Lake County man is accused of breaking into private property and stealing about $8,000 worth of items and tools. Jeremiah L. Michel, 46, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Feb. 25 to felony counts of burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to court records...

Man pleads not guilty to DUI

A Kalispell man is accused of a fourth driving while under the influence charge after being slumped over behind the wheel of his car at 5:30 a.m. Trey Chandler Grilley, 27, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Feb. 25 to what court records show would be his fourth DUI. According ...

Cherry Valley school shooting threat resolved peacefully

News from the Polson Police Department  POLSON — On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 23, law enforcement were notified about an individual making vague threats of violence, identified as Linde Lambson.  “The Polson Police Department takes all threats of violence seriously and beg...

Lake County Sheriff reports traffic accident fatality south of Ronan

RONAN ­— Lake County Sheriff Don Bell identified the man killed during a head on collision at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 21, as 70-year-old Jack Howlett of Ronan. Lake County 911 Dispatch Center was notified that a passenger vehicle and a semi-tractor trailer had hit head on in a c...


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