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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriffs Office

One man killed in Pablo shooting

PABLO – A man was shot several times in Pablo last night around 9:30 p.m. and later died. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a 911 call came in concerning a shooting that had occurred on Division Street. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police, Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies and M...

Crash victims experience fatal cardiac events, dog rescued Crash victims experience fatal cardiac events, dog rescued

POLSON – Two fatalities occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 8, involving a car that crashed into the back of Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply store on Heritage Lane at about 1:12 p.m., but the crash wasn’t the cause of death for either victim.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the driver, Mer...

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...

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...


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