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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriffs Office

Blixt pleads not guilty to strangulation

A Pablo man, who was found not guilty by a Lake County jury in August 2019 of deliberate homicide, is facing a new charge. Daniel Chance Blixt, 32, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on July 14 to one felony count of strangulation of a partner or family member. According to court rec...

Lake County man found deceased after winter camping trip

LAKE COUNTY — The body of Ben Griffing, a 62-year-old Polson resident, was recovered April 15 by Missoula Search and Rescue. Griffing was reported missing to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 4. It was determined that the last known contact anyone had with him was in Missoula on Jan. 22...

Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges

 A reduction in bond was denied for a Lake County man facing car theft and drug possession charges. Orlando M. Powell, 47, entered a plea of not guilty to charges at District Court in Polson on Feb. 11. According to court records, on Jan. 22, a Polson woman reported to Lake County emergency dispatch ...

Polson, county officers respond to missing person, school threat, dead body in little more than a week

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement in Lake County searched for a missing person last week, notified the public of the identity of a body found at Flathead Lake and continued to respond to a school threat. In the first incident, on Monday, Feb. 1, Lake County 91...

Detention officer sentenced

A Former detention officer with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced at District Court in Missoula on Aug. 31 to a total of 42 days jail time. Korren Katelyn Fehrenbach, 25, pleaded guilty on Aug. 10 to misdemeanor charges of transferring illegal articles and official misconduct. The guilt...

18-year sentence handed down to man for burglary

A Lake County man was committed in Polson District Court on June 25 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of eighteen years with fourteen years suspended after reaching a plea agreement that cut eighteen crimes down to nine. Eugene Thomas Germain, 26, was initially facing nine counts of fel...

Children involved in vehicle pursuit Children involved in vehicle pursuit

A Browning man, with ties to the Mission Valley, is accused of leading law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit with five children in his car. Raymond James Head, 34, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on May 6 to five counts of felony criminal endangerment. According to charging docu...

Early morning fire affects contents of 18 storage units Early morning fire affects contents of 18 storage units

POLSON — A fire in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 6, destroyed part of a building and the contents of several storage units at A&T Storage on North Reservoir Road.  According to Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser, a driver passing by called to report the fire at 3:01 a.m. When h...

Smith sentenced for possession, endangerment

A Ronan man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Dec. 5 to a total of six years with the Montana State Department of Corrections with all suspended but time served of 73 days in the Lake County Jail. Jay Calvin Smith, 31, was sentenced to two years, all suspended, for felony theft; two years, all ...

Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...


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