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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Lake County Detention Officer arrested

POLSON – Korren Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, was employed as a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detention officer and was arrested on Tuesday, April 28.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, an internal affairs investigation uncovered details leading to the arrest. Fehrenbach was charged ...

Lake County Detention Officer arrested

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal POLSON – Korren Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, was employed as a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detention officer and was arrested on Tuesday, April 28. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, an internal affairs investigation uncovered details leading to t...

Law enforcement adapt to COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell is adjusting procedures in an effort to protect citizens and law enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Deputies are putting in extra time on patrol and attempting to limit in-person contact. “Our deputies continue to respond to and make arre...

Sheriff releases names involved in murder-suicide

POLSON – A father died by suicide after killing his two children in their home on Lakeview Drive in Polson on Friday, March 13. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said an investigation is underway. Bell said “it appears” the father killed the children and himself. Bell said the father of the c...

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...


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