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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriffs Office

Child brings gun to school

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell  ARLEE – On Oct. 31, at 7:41 a.m., the Lake County School Resource Deputy assigned to Arlee schools was notified that a child had brought a gun to school on the bus.   The deputy was informed by school administration that the weapon was confiscat...

Former bus driver might avoid jail time

The former school bus driver and owner of the bus company contracted by the St. Ignatius School District who was charged with dealing methamphetamine entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 27. The plea agreement could keep him from being incarcerated.  Scott Will...

Large drug bust in Polson area involves U.S. Postal Service contractors Large drug bust in Polson area involves U.S. Postal Service contractors

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two U.S. Postal Service contractors for felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. An LCSO deputy acted on information that Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, were utilizing the U.S. Postal Service to traffic methamphetamine int...

Sheriff’s office responds robbery, home invasion

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell POLSON – Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a robbery and another home invasion suspect during two separate events occurring on the morning of Friday, Dec. 22.  According to a press release from Sheriff Don Bell, the first incident occurr...

UC3 meets, discusses AIS prevention

POLSON — Working together to combat aquatic invasive species was the theme of last week’s Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meeting. The meeting, which was held at KwaTaqNuk Dec. 11-12, resulted in a “very diverse, large number of organizations” that agreed to move forward in ...

Update on yesterday's pursuit, shooting

The vehicle involved in yesterday’s shooting/pursuit incident has been determined to have been stolen from Billings on Nov. 14. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, Montana. The passenger has been identified as 27-year-old Roishell S...

Suicide victim discovered outside courthouse

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office At about 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 Lake County Dispatch received a radio call from the captain of the jail that there was a male with a gun at the west side parking lot of the courthouse on First Street in a car. Deputies who responded from inside the court appr...

Briefs for Sept. 6, 2017

Death of Ronan woman under investigation The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a death that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 20, at about 5:45 p.m. on East Post Creek Road. Jessie Qualtier, 36, of Ronan, died due to injuries sustained after exiting a vehicle, which was travellin...

SAR to form swiftwater rescue team SAR to form swiftwater rescue team

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has had a dive team for a number of years, but a group of search and rescue volunteers are trying to start a swiftwater rescue team.  Steve Bowman, Gabe Ouellette and Rick Reeves completed two days of training in May on Swan Lake with Swan Mission...

Search continues for man who fell into river below SKQ Dam overlook Search continues for man who fell into river below SKQ Dam overlook

The search continues for a 23-year-old Nebraska man who fell into the Flathead River below the spill way of Selis Ksanka Qlipse dam on Wednesday, May 31. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the man has been identified as Richard Mitchell of Minatare, Nebraska. Mitchell was with two other people from N...


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