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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Police chief interviews begin amid crime wave

RONAN — The Ronan City Council began the interview process for police chief last week, as citizens complained about increased crime in the area amid a shortage of officers. “Saturday, my trucks got broken into,” Ronan resident Jeremy Bluemel told council members Aug. 18. “We live r...

Drug operation busted

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  On Wednesday, Aug. 6, agents of the Mission Mountain Drug Task Force served search warrants on two residences and a storage unit. The buildings, located east of Polson, were believed to be involved in illegal drug activity. Agents seized evidence of a...

Authorities searching for missing woman Authorities searching for missing woman

News from Lake County Sheriff's Office and CSKT Police RONAN — Lake County Sheriff's Office and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police are searching for a 55-year-old Ronan woman who was last seen at her home around midnight on Sunday evening.   Linda Santos Altamarino was reporte...

Missing Pablo woman found dead, food drive set for family

FLATHEAD COUNTY — After days of searching for Shannon Turner of Pablo, authorities discovered her deceased body in her maroon Chevy Uplander in southern Flathead County at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.  In a phone interview on July 14, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Turner’s dea...

Pablo woman still missing Pablo woman still missing

PABLO – Authorities are still searching for a missing Lake County woman. Shannon Turner, 40, told her 13-year old daughter she was headed to work in Kalispell when she left her Pablo home on Kennedy Drive at 8:30 a.m. on June 30, her husband, Kevin Turner said. Kevin was able to find out that Shanno...

Man arrested for alleged rape Man arrested for alleged rape

POLSON — Robert Jennings Mathewson, Jr., 32, was arrested and is being held in Lake County Jail facing felony charges of aggravated assault, two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, and kidnapping. The State is requesting $150,000 bond.  Mathewson appeared in Judge Deborah Kim Christop...

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...


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