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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’ Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’

POLSON — A charge of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs was dismissed last month against a Ronan man while another charge remains.  The Lake County Attorney’s Office filed two separate charges against Brian Francis Charette, 44, stemming from Dec. 30, 2016, and June 2.&nbs...

Murder convict found guilty of sexual assault Murder convict found guilty of sexual assault

POLSON – A 61-year-old murder convict was convicted of sexual assault at a jury trial last week. Donald Dean Grant of Arlee was found guilty of one of two sexual assault charges against two girls dating to 2006 or 2007.  The girls were 4 and 7 or 8 at the time of the incident and alleged inc...

Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired

POLSON – A 22-year-old Ronan man has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and two counts of criminal endangerment after bullets allegedly whizzed by two children last month. A woman has also been charged in the incident.  Nathan Joseph Mahseelah was arrested following an incident in...

Man shot and killed in Pablo on Saturday  Man shot and killed in Pablo on Saturday 

PABLO – A 34-year-old Pablo man was shot and killed by a 28-year-old Pablo man early Saturday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  A 911 call came in at 4:23 a.m. on Sept. 16 and deputies responded to a residence south of Pablo on U.S. Highway 93. Deputies determined t...

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of minor Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of minor

POLSON — A 63-year-old Polson man pleaded guilty to sexual assault and indecent exposure with a minor younger than 16 on Sept. 13.  Robert Walter Bertsch is to be sentenced on Nov. 8. According to a court document, Bertsch took off an 8-year-old’s clothing, touched the child inappropri...

19-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash

Gibson Brooks of Ronan, 19, died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Sloan Road late Thursday night, July 20. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash that was called in to dispatch around 11 p.m. A 19-year-old female pass...

Body recovered from river believed to be man who fell from dam overlook

Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported that the body of a man was recovered from the Flathead River on June 27. LCSO believes the man is Richard Mitchell, 23, of Minatare, Nebraska. The body was recovered 10 miles downstream of Buffalo Bridge, or 17 miles from the SQK Dam, after it was spotted by a f...

Marsy’s Card,’ lethality screening designed to help victims

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies are implementing a new procedure to better comply with  a new victim’s rights law, although the law was put on hold on Friday. Marsy’s Law is a citizens’ initiative that was overwhelmingly ...

Marsy’s Card,’ lethality screening designed to help victims

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies are implementing a new procedure to better comply with  a new victim’s rights law, although the law was put on hold on Friday. Marsy’s Law is a citizens’ initiative that was overwhelmingly ...

32 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp

LAKESIDE — Some 32 people were transported via ambulance to hospitals across Flathead, Lake and Missoula counties on June 17 after a deck collapse at Glacier Camp near Lakeside, according to the Somers Fire Department.   Six people injured were transported by air ambulance. Both A.L.E.R.T. f...


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