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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

Head on collision kills one, seriously injures two

POLSON – One man was killed and two passengers were seriously injured in a crash about two miles outside of town around 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.  Patrick Allen Pierre lll, 38, of Ronan and Pablo, was driving a Ford Mustang in the south bound lane on Kerr Dam Road near Back Road and mile maker...

Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide

POLSON – Demonstrators  arrived at the Lake County Courthouse on Monday morning to protest a decision to release individuals associated with the Cassandra Harris case. “It’s not ok,” said Amy Castlio, one of the protest organizers. She continued to say: “There are so man...

Local teenager killed in crash

RONAN – A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a fatal crash on Saturday, June 2, at approximately 5 a.m. while in route to an emergency. Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and reported that the Jeep Wrangler involved in the incident was driven by a 17-year-old female fr...

Littlelight sentenced to Montana State Prison following robbery, chase Littlelight sentenced to Montana State Prison following robbery, chase

A retired special agent with the FBI who now practices law in Polson says his client was abused by law enforcement during her arrest after a high speed pursuit last December. The claim was made in a sentencing memorandum by Attorney Edward G. “Ted” Chester Jr. on behalf of his client, Alta Collet...

Ronan Police Department adds canine unit Ronan Police Department adds canine unit

RONAN – Police Chief Ken Weaver stood on Pennsylvania soil last week and took dozens of photos of the department’s new canine member in an effort to share the addition with everyone back home. “We want community involvement with this project,” he said after coming home with the pho...

Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving

RONAN – By 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Ronan High School, Ronan Police officer Trevor Sheridan had notified his first class of a “fatality” from a mock crash that claimed the life of a fellow classmate caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.  Officer Sheridan performed his u...

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...

MHP urges drivers to use caution after multiple slide offs last week

POLSON – Winter-like weather arrived in Lake County two days before the actual season began on Dec. 21, and with it came some typical incidents.  Snow, freezing rain and icy road conditions resulted in multiple vehicle slide-offs on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19 and 20, Montana Highway Patrol ...

Former Leader editor jailed after appeal fails Former Leader editor jailed after appeal fails

POLSON — A former editor of the Lake County Leader began serving a 10-day jail sentence last week for a misdemeanor “privacy in communications” convictôn after his appeal to the state Supreme Court was rejected. Vincent Caesar Lovato Jr., 56, has been in jail since Tuesday, Nov. 14...

Plains man dies in 2-vehicle crash

A 34-year-old man from Plains died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 93 last week.  The driver of a Subaru station wagon, who Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods identified as Kenny Marjerrison, was pronounced dead on scene, Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Chan Barry said.  The Subaru was hea...


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