POLSON — A stuck pickup truck and footprints in the snow led Lake County sheriff’s deputies to arrest five people charged with burglarizing a home of a person who'd recently died.
The deputies initially responded to a reported vehicle that slid off the road in the Polson area at 12:30 a.m. Friday.
When they arrived, they saw a pickup that was stuck near the home of a person who had died. Footprints in the snow led between the vehicle and the home. In the back of the truck, the deputies found numerous tools and other items that had been placed atop freshly fallen snow, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Their investigation led them to arrest five people for burglary:
• Glenn Reum, 63, Polson,
• Bryan Williams, 30, Pablo, also charged with obstructing a peace officer by providing false identification,
• Annie Couture, 51, Pablo,
• Ida Couture, 21, Pablo,
• and Alyscia Cloudrobe, 23, Polson.
Reum and Williams were booked into the Lake County detention center. The Coutures were booked and released. Cloudrobe was released from the detention center and arrested by Confederated Salish and Kootenai police on an outstanding warrant.
“Of those five, we could only keep two,” said Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. “The jail was full.”
Bell said the shoes of all five were seized as evidence.
“Those will be used to match tracks in the snow up to the house and tracks found inside the house,” he said.