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Suspects apprehended in
Lake Inez burglaries

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
June 4, 1998


The Lake Inez area, north of Seeley Lake, has been hit by numerous burglaries in the last ten days. Investigating officers alerted the residents of the area to call in any suspicious activity.

Last Thursday, May 28 at approximately 2:00 a.m., an area resident called in a suspicious vehicle. The Resident Deputies responded and came upon a burglary in progress. The suspects fled the vehicle, which had been reported stolen in Missoula on May 12, 1998.

The deputies established a perimeter around the area with the assistance of Forest Service, law enforcement and reinforcements from Missoula.

One female juvenile suspect was arrested walking on a dirt road. Another adult male and juvenile female attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 83 by standing in front of the vehicle.

This vehicle refused to stop and an alert motorist observed this and called 911 on his cell phone. These two suspects made their way to Lake Alva Campground where the campground host, who had already been alerted, stalled the two suspects and called 911.

Officers arrived and arrested an adult male and a juvenile female without incident. At least one additional suspect is being sought. This suspect has been identified.

Jason Iverson, a 22 year old male living in Missoula, has been arrested for burglary. Two female juveniles have also been arrested.

Zachary Frenick, 18, was arrested Friday after eluding capture Thursday morning.

Authorities later found stolen items at a Missoula home where Iverson and Frenick had been living.

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