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Homicide suspect arrested after RV park incident Homicide suspect arrested after RV park incident

PABLO – Law enforcement responded to a homicide at 3:30 p.m. at a park for recreational vehicles located between Pablo and Ronan on Saturday, Aug 31. Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene where they found an unresponsive male in a camper. The victim was identified ...

Civil lawsuit ends, Lake County, others found not liable

A Lake County jury found Lake County, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, several officers with the Lake County Sheriffs’ office and private citizen Drew Hoel not liable in a civil lawsuit brought by a man whose hearing is impaired and communicates through sign language. Larry Martinez and his wife Lauri ...

Three men killed in airplane crash

ST. IGNATIUS – A single-engine 1962 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane struck a power line and crashed in a hayfield near Pinehaven Lane at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29. Three occupants were killed in the crash. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the names of the victims as Timothy R. Arnold, 59; Grant O. Weythman...

Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot

POLSON – Lake County Commissioners are considering the development of a resolution to allow voters to decide whether a new jail should be built.   “We have gotten to a point where we have to do something, in my opinion,” said Commissioner Bill Barron. “We have reached a point ...

Lake County Sheriff's deputy hospitalized

UPDATE   LAKE COUNTY — Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Nathan White has been hospitalized after receiving burns to his face and hands from a vehicle carburetor that exploded in his face. The carburetor exploded while White was helping a motorist with a broken-down vehicle in the Ronan area on...

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...


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