Polson Police Department

  • Agency: Polson Police Department
  • Address: 106 1st St E, Polson, 59860 MT
  • Chief: Doug Chase (Chief of Police)
Phone: 406-883-8210

Polson Police Department is located at 106 1st St E, Polson, 59860 MT. The Chief of Police of the department is Doug Chase. The Polson Police Department phone number is 406-883-8210.

Polson Police Department News

On the afternoon of 09/28/2018, your Polson Police Department received anonymous information that Eli Stops also known as “Sleepy Loko” was hiding from law enforcement at 608 2nd Street West. Mr. Stops was wanted by the US Marshal Service for an outstanding federal warrant. Polson officers went to the residence in an effort to locate Mr. Stops. He was seen inside the residence by officers. Officers entered the residence at which point Mr. Stops concealed and barricaded himself inside the attic. A perimeter was established and the proper procedures were followed. Mr. Stops was positively confirmed as being in the attic. Negotiations went on for a couple of hours with no success. Eventually oleoresin capsicum (OC) was sprayed into the attic. Negotiations resumed after the OC deployment and Mr. Stops surrendered to law enforcement without further incident. Mr. Stops was transferred into the custody of the US Marshal Service. We would like to thank the following agencies who helped to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution; Flathead Tribal Police Department, Ronan Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Polson City Fire Department, Polson Ambulance Crew, Lake County Emergency Communications and the patient residents of the neighborhood. “The level of commitment and courage your law enforcement team showed today is nothing short of extraordinary. I am very happy of our department and the assisting agencies.” – Wade Nash Chief of Police.

District Court Judge Christopher, Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson, CSKT Police Officer Will Mesteth and CSKT Tribal Alliance DEC Coordinator Melanie Smith attended a Lake County Pachyderm Club meeting today and discussed the Community Strong Drug Endangered Children's Program. For more information on DEC or how you can get involved contact Melanie Smith at 675-2700 ext. 6112 or 241-1251 or email melanie.smith@cskt.org

Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to a physical dependence and addiction. Once someone is dependent on or addicted to alcohol, attempting to quit without professional treatment can be unpleasant and even dangerous. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be fatal due to grand mal seizures, which is why seeking a detox program is vital. A formal alcohol detox program can provide a person with the structure and care necessary to withdraw safely https://www.detox.net/

Are you familiar with the ‘Resource Guide’ published by CSKT Project Launch? It’s a valuable resource listing of all things Lake County and the Flathead Reservation. The topics include education, the arts, employment supports, legal services, emergency services, public services and so much more. You can get them from CSKT Project Launch in Pablo (675-2700) or from any of your Polson Police Officers.

Talk to your children about their day. Sometimes children won’t tell you right away if they are having problems at school. Ask your children if they see anyone bullied, if they are bullied, or if anything else makes them feel uncomfortable. Look for warning signs, such as a sudden drop in grades, loss of friends, or torn clothing.

If you are in crisis, want help, and don’t want to talk with someone then please text “MT” to 741-741. Sometimes we want our thoughts known, but we don’t want to speak to anyone. If you do want to speak with a person, then just call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They are there to LISTEN & offer HELP, NEVER to judge.

On the afternoon of 09/21/2018, your Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant at 1008 2nd Street East. This was the third time this year a warrant service was carried out at this residence for drug activity. The searched yielded prescription pills and numerous items of meth, heroin, and marijuana paraphernalia such as pipes, syringes, and plastic baggies containing drug residue. No children were found inside the home. Numerous animals were also rescued from the home due to the atrocious environment inside the residence. Occupants of the residence were also believed to be the individuals responsible for the graffiti found on neighboring properties. This is the culmination of a two-month investigation. The following nine people were arrested: Aaliyah Soldier Chief Woods – Animal cruelty (6 counts), possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia, possession of toxic substances, criminal mischief (2 counts), theft of services (2 counts) Fawn Cain – Possession of toxic substances Christina Huntsman – Possession of toxic substances Ashley McLeod – Possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia Autumn Cain – Possession of toxic substances and possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia Jaydon Burke – Various outstanding arrest warrants Tru Schultz – Possession of toxic substances and possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia Jesse Baker – Possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia Thayne Carman – Possession of drug paraphernalia On the afternoon of 09/22/2018, another search warrant was conducted at 1000A Cherry Hill Court. Numerous items of dangerous drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and THC oil were seized. Two teenage juveniles were interviewed and released without charges. Levi Couture was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana and dangerous drug paraphernalia. The warrant services were part of two separate drug investigations. The success of these two operations was due in part to the assistance from MT Adult Probation & Parole Office, Flathead Tribal Police, Lake County Emergency Communication Center, Polson Water & Sewer, Polson Building Inspector, Polson Parks Department, and Polson Code Compliance. Mayor Paul Briney was on hand to observe some of the warrant service. “I am extremely proud of the work our Polson Police Officers do everyday for the families and especially the children in our community. We have an outstanding team of officers working hard for our community 24/7.” – Polson Mayor Briney

****Share it. Solve it. We need your help identifying this woman. She’s a person of interest in a shoplifting investigation. This occurred at Safeway on Thursday, September 13th at approximately 7:30PM. Does anyone recognize her or the red car she left in? If anyone has any information please contact Officer Aaron Sutton with the Polson PD at asutton@cityofpolson.com or call 883-8211. Or send us a FB message. Identifiers can remain anonymous.

Yield for pedestrians. If you notice a kid trying to cross at a pedestrian crosswalk, the law states that you need to slow down, stop, and wait for them to completely cross the street.

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******UPDATED, HE HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH HIS OWNER******* This male was found in the 100 block of 7th Ave E this afternoon. No tags only a choke collar. Please help us reunite him with his owner. Please call 883-7301.

Poll closes 5PM Friday (14th).

The Polson Police would like to remind parents and students about school bus safety •Have your children arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to pick them up. •Make sure children know to stand on the sidewalk or on the grass while waiting for the bus. •Teach children to make sure they can see the bus driver and the bus driver can see them before crossing in front of the bus. Tell them to never walk behind the bus. •Be aware that often bullying takes place on the school bus. Ask children about their bus - who they sit with, who they talk to, and what the other kids do. Let them know that if they see someone being bullied, or are bullied themselves, they can talk to you, the bus driver, or another trusted adult.

We shall never forget.

*****UPDATE*****VEHICLE RECOVERED IN RONAN****THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARED*** ***Share it. Solve it. **Info from Missoula Police Department The male seen here, Eli Curtis Stops, is wanted for questioning in a vehicle theft investigation by MPD. He is also known as “Sleepy Loko” and wears glasses. He is considered a DANGEROUS INDIVIDUAL, so if located please notify law enforcement immediately. He has very distinct facial tattoos, is 6’ tall and weighs approximately 205lbs. He may be in the Lake County area in the stolen vehicle which is a light green 2003 Hyundai Elantra, with MT license plates 4-94605B, there is a dent in the front passenger door, the back window is broken out, deep scratches on the back bumper, and one tire is a spare. If located in Lake County please call 9-1-1 or if not an emergency please call (406) 883-7301. Information about or tips regarding this case should be submitted to the Missoula Police Department at (406) 258-3452 or 728-0911.

NAME THAT DOG. We need your help. Our new K-9 Officer is a one-year old, German shorthaired pointer. He is in need of a name. Can you help us out? Please submit your suggestions to either our Facebook or Instagram accounts. All suggestions submitted before 9/12 will be considered. The top five names will go up for a social media poll on the night of the 12th. The most popular name will be selected. The new dog and his handler, Officer Cody Doyle, will attend K-9 training in October.

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Did you know that all bikes all have unique serial numbers? You should record yours and keep the serial number in a safe place. In the event your bicycle becomes lost or stolen, you will be able to provide law enforcement with the serial number. This will increase the chances of recovery. Most bicycles have their serial number engraved beneath their bottom bracket, but sometimes serial numbers are found in other places. Here are some examples of where and what to look for: