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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

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...

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 yesterday. 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 headed northbou...

Man charged following alleged chase Man charged following alleged chase

POLSON — A 34-year-old Hamilton man faces charges of criminal endangerment and DUI after allegedly riding a motorcycle at speeds over 100 mph in Ronan and Pablo. Zachary Lang Bice, who is on probation for a criminal endangerment conviction from 2007, had a blood alcohol content of .106 following a c...

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...

Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project

RONAN – During a nine-day project, the community came together to make an impression on kids concerning the dangers of using methamphetamines. The event was held at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County in Ronan as part of a national pilot project to hopefully reach kid...

Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

19-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash

Gibson Brooks of Ronan, 19, died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Sloan Road late Thursday night, July 20. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash that was called in to dispatch around 11 p.m. A 19-year-old female pass...

Nine people sent to hospital after Back Road crash

RONAN – A three-car crash involving nine people occurred on Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Back Road and Robertson Road. Polson Highway Patrol Sgt. Chan Barry described the scene before the crash. He said a Chevy Silverado was headed north on Back Road and stopped to turn left at Robertson ...

MHP Polson detachment gets new supervisor MHP Polson detachment gets new supervisor

POLSON – There’s a new sergeant in town.  Sgt. Chan Barry, 42, was recently promoted from a trooper position in Columbus to supervisor of the Montana Highway Patrol’s Polson detachment. He replaced Paul Pfau, who was in the position nine months.  Barry, who started with MHP ...

Bicyclist killed in hit and run Bicyclist  killed in  hit and run

ST. IGNATIUS – A man was killed while riding his bike during the morning hours of Sunday, May 21, according to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. The incident occurred near the intersection of Chalwain Road and St. Mary’s Lake Road.   Sheriff Don Bell stated that Nick J. Herak, 73, died from h...


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