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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

Alleged boat thieves arrested; 1 charged

KALISPELL — Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry reported two suspects were arrested in the alleged theft of a $100,000 boat from a Lakeside marina on June 19.  Officers received a tip that the boat would be moved, and suspects Brandon Jeppesen, 30, Polson, and Ty Butler, 20, Dixon, were apprehe...

Chase ends in suspects’ arrests

LAKESIDE – Two men who allegedly stole a $100,000 boat from a Lakeside Marina on June 19 were arrested after a high speed, all-terrain chase on July 14 near Elmo. The two men were Ty Christian Butler, 20, Dixon, and Brandon Jeppesen, 30, Polson.  A Montana Highway Patrol Trooper noticed the ...

Teen sentenced in school bus DUI case Teen sentenced in school bus DUI case

RONAN — A Bigfork teen sobbed and thanked the judge for giving him a second chance after he was sentenced for hitting a Polson school bus filled with 10 children and one driver in May. On July 22, Daniel Fellows, 19, after previously pleading guilty to two counts of felony criminal endangerment...

Teenager killed in Pablo wreck

PABLO — A Charlo teenager died from injuries sustained in a July 12 traffic wreck.  According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Sanderson, at approximately 12:30 a.m. the southbound truck driven by Brett Krantz, 15, of Charlo, drifted off the left side of Highway 93 near mile marker 51, ret...

Local teen receives award for leadership Local teen receives award for leadership

POLSON — Under the cool shade trees on the Polson Courthouse lawn, Shayne Pierre stood with a group of law enforcement officers — at age 15, he was a few years younger than any of the other men. Shayne was there July 13 to receive the Colonel’s Award for Meritorious Service from the Montana...

Teenager killed in Pablo wreck

PABLO — A Charlo teenager died from injuries sustained in a July 12 traffic wreck. According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Sanderson, at approximately 12:30 a.m. the southbound truck driven by Brett Krantz, 15, of Charlo, drifted off the left side of Highway 93 near mile marker 51, retu...

Seat belts save lives in crash Seat belts save lives in crash

RONAN — A two-vehicle wreck July 6 at about 2:30 p.m. south of Ronan left drivers shaken up, but alive.   The female driver of a car heading south on Highway 93 turned left off onto Ashley Lake Road and said she didn’t see a one-ton dually pickup approaching.  The driver of the pi...

Drug bust case likely headed to federal court

POLSON – A Canadian man accused of trafficking 80 pounds of cocaine is expected to face charges in federal court.  An attorney for Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, of Calgary told Lake County Judge Deborah Kim Christopher on July 2 that federal officials likely will take over prosecution in the case...

State increases DUI fines, enforcement

News from the Montana Department of Transportation Soon Montana’s lakes, parks and city streets will be full of people celebrating Independence Day. To prevent those celebrations from ending in disaster and death on Montana roadways, the Montana Department of Transportation is working with law enfor...

Pickup wreck still under investigation Pickup wreck still under investigation

POLSON — A one-vehicle pickup wreck across from Richwine’s Burgerville on U.S. Highway 93 at about 2 p.m. Friday, June 5 sent the driver to Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital. The driver was then life-flighted to St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, according to Montana Highway Patrol Se...


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