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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Press Release – Hit and Run Fatality

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a person lying in the road on State Highway 75 at Golden Eagle Drive.

Deputies found Dylan James Heuring, age 30 of Triumph, Idaho, deceased in the roadway.

Crime scene investigation, debris found at the scene, and Heuring’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The initial evidence at the scene ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Press Release – Car vs. Cow Collision

Callery crash photo

On Monday, September 27, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a motor vehicle versus cow collision on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 179, approximately one mile east of the State Highway 75 intersection.

Crash scene investigation determined that Arthur Francis Callery, age 70 of Picabo, Idaho, was driving a silver 2002 Audi A6 traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 20 with a passenger, Carla Ann Koeplin, age 57 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Callery collided with a blac...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Press Release – Two-Vehicle Crash Sends Two to the Hospital

Moonstone crash

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 171 near Moonstone Ranch.

Crash scene investigation determined that a juvenile male, driving a white 2000 Chevrolet truck, struck the rear of a white 2006 Chevrolet truck, driven by Johnny Lee Fields, age 65 of Fairfield, Idaho. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on U.S. Highw...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

KOLSEN, JUSTIN THOMAS RAY

On Monday, September 13, 2021, at approximately 9:31 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 and Serenade Lane in Ketchum, Idaho which led to a felony drug arrest.

Justin Thomas Ray Kolsen, age 43 of Gooding, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(1)(A), felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver (Psilocybin Mushrooms...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Press Release – Four Vehicle Crash

4 vehicle crash

On Friday, September 10, 2021, at approximately 4:36 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to the intersection of State Highway 75 and U.S Highway 20 for a multi-vehicle crash with ejection, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Milton Paul Blackburn, age 45 of Nampa, Idaho, was traveling west on Highway 20 in a 2007 black Honda Pilot with a juvenile female passenger. The Pilot stopped at the junction of State Highway 75, then proceeded i...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Press Release – Felony Domestic Violence Arrest

SHEPHERD, MASON JOHN

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 10:52 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery in progress at a residence in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Mason John Shepherd, age 31 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested for felony Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child, I.C. 18-918(4), felony Aggravated Assault, I.C. 18-905, misdemeanor Intentional Destruction of a Telecommunication Ins...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

DEMUTH, PAGE ROSCHEL

On Monday, September 6, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff deputy conducted a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near milepost 100, approximately two miles south of the Timmerman Junction.

Page Roschel Demuth, age 58 of East Magic, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(9), and two misdemeanors, Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana Less Than 3 Ounces, I.C. 37-2732(C)(3), and Possession of an Open ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Press Release – Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug Arrest

IMSCHENETZKY-KISELEVA, EKATERINA

On Tuesday, September 7, 20201, at approximately 12:32 a.m. a Blaine County Sheriff deputy conducted a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Charger on State Highway 75 near Deercreek Rd., north of Hailey, Idaho for traveling at a high rate of speed.

As a result of interactions with the occupants of the vehicle, the passenger Ekaterina Imschenetzky-Kiseleva, age 26, a citizen of Chile, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), I.C. 37-2732(C)(2) and misdemean...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Press Release –Semi Rollover Closes Gannett Road

Benitez Crash

On Monday, August 30, 2021, at 5:37 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a semi-truck rollover crash with lane blockage on Gannett Rd. approximately two miles east of the Gannet fire station in Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Tracy Lee Benitez, age 48 of Meridian, Idaho was traveling southbound on Gannett Rd. in a 2001 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a belly-dump trailer when his vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder, went into the so...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Press Release – Felony Battery on Police Officer Arrest

PIIRAINEN, REBECCA A

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at approximately 2:48 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a disturbed person inside the Village Market in Ketchum, Idaho that was refusing to leave the store.

Based upon her refusal to leave or comply, deputies placed her in custody for Disturbing the Peace, I.C. 18-6409, and Resisting/Obstructing Officers, I.C. 18-705, both misdemeanors.

During her arrest, Rebecca A. Piirainen, age 32 of Sparks, Nevada physical...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Press Release – Felony Aggravated Assault Arrest

YOUNG, LEVI SCOTT

On Thursday, August 19, 2021, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun who had threatened others at a residence on Broadford Rd.

After one and half hours, deputies’ attempts to contact Levi Scott Young, age 26 of Hailey, Idaho, were unsuccessful and he was non-compliant with the officers’ instructions.

Officers closed the road to traffic for public safety. While ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Press Release – Single Vehicle Crash North of Smiley Creek

Hardin-Peterson Crash photo

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 3:03 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 75 near milepost 167, approximately 1 ½ miles north of Smiley Creek Lodge, in northern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Laura Hardin-Peterson, age 61 of Corvallis, OR, was traveling southbound on State Hwy 75 in a grey 2011 Toyota Highlander. While negotiating an outside left hand curve in the roadway, the Toyota’s passenger's side...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Press Release – New Hispanic Liaison Team / Nuevo Equipo de Enlace Hispano

Hispanic Liaison Team

The Blaine County Sheriff is proud to announce the creation of a Hispanic Liaison Team to promote positive relationships and communication within our Wood River community.

 “We are always looking for innovative ways to continue to build trust and bridge the gap with all our citizens and visitors. It’s very important that we are not only the leader in law enforcement, but are vested and involved ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Press Release – Street Fight Leads to Aggravated Battery Arrest

DELVAUX, ADRIEN A

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, at approximately 3:33 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center for a report of a male subject being treated for injuries sustained in a fight on Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Adrien Andre Delvaux, age 29 of Denver, CO, was arrested and charged with Felony Aggravated Battery, I.C. 18-907.

The victim was sent by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise with life-threatening injuries. Delvaux remains in...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

LOPEZ-TORRES, FIDEL

On Thursday, August 6, 2021, at approximately 1:46 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a residence south of Ketchum, Idaho for a welfare check.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the individual involved also had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

During a search incident to the warrant arrest, deputies discovered controlled substances on this person. Fidel Lopez-Torres, age ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Press Release – Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at approximately 7:32 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 166, just north of the Smiley Creek Store.

Crash scene investigation determined that Todd Michael Fowler, age 51 of Nampa, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 on a 2002 Honda motorcycle when he lost control navigating a turn in the roadway and traveled off the pavement into the sagebrush. Fo...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Press Release –Deer Collision Cause Vehicle Fire

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at approximately 10:23 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Idaho State Highway 75 near mile marker 103, approximately 1 mile north of the U.S. Hwy 20 junction. Upon investigation, it was determined...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Press Release – New Vulnerable Population Registry

VPR website logo

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the introduction of our Vulnerable Population Registry through our website www.blainesheriff.com.

The Registry allows people to register a family member living in Blaine County, Idaho who are a part of a vulnerable population, such as those who suffer from Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism or other special needs. Individuals will be regis...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Press Release – Ketchum Burglary Arrest

MOHR, CLAUDIA CABOT

A Sun Valley woman was arrested for burglary on Thursday, July 15, 2021, following an investigation by deputies of the Ketchum Police Team of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

Claudia Cabot Mohr, age 65, was charged with one felony count of Burglary, I.C. 18-401, in connection with missing property from a residence in Ketchum.

Mohr was arraigned in Blaine County Magistrate Court on Friday, July 16, 2021, and released on her own ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Press Release – Failure to Yield Causes Timmerman Collision

Wang Orozco Collision

On Friday, July 2, 2021, at approximately 7:56 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a motorhome vs car collision at the U.S. 20 and State Hwy 75 junction.

Crash scene investigation determined that Cai Yan Wang, age 46 of Renton, WA, was driving a Coachman Motorhome with six passengers traveling westbound on U.S. Hwy 20 when Wang failed to stop at the red blinking light intersection.

Maria Del C/ Orozco Coron...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Press Release – Motorcycle vs Deer Collision

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at approximately 4:01 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a motorcycle vs deer collision on Little Wood Reservoir Rd., north of Carey, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Sherrie L. Young, age 61 of Redding, CA, was driving a 2021 KTM motorcycle when witnesses report a deer appeared directly in front of her in the roadway. Young did not have time to brake before hitting the deer at...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Press Release – NET Makes Two Drug Trafficking Arrests

The Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men for trafficking methamphetamine last week.

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at approximately 8:14 a.m., Juan Ramirez-Martinez, age 39 of Bellevue, ID, was arrested on a warrant for one felony count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B(a)(4)(A). Ramirez-Martinez was arraigned in Blai...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Press Release: Two vehicle crash south of Bellevue leaves 2 dead

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On Saturday June 26, 2021 at approximately 2:33 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle head-on collision with injuries on State Highway 75 at mile post 110, just south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Dalmiro R. Alvarez, age 74 of Hansen, Idaho, was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Passat traveling southbound on Hwy 75 with passenger Ann G. Alvarez, age 78 of Hansen, Idaho. For unknown reasons the Passat crossed into ...
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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Press Release –Multiple Injury Single Vehicle Crash on Timmerman Hill

Akwenuke crash

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at approximately 12:03 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single-vehicle injury crash with multiple injuries on State Hwy 75 at milepost 102 south of the U.S. Highway 20 Timmerman Junction.

Crash scene investigation determined that Samson O. Akwenuke, age 18 of Twin Falls, Idaho was driving a 2004 gold Honda Pilot traveling northbound on Hwy 75 with Andrew J. Shaw, also of Twin Falls, and a male juvenile backseat passenger.

As the vehicle des...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Press Release – Motorcycle vs. Vehicle Injury Accident

Jenkins motorcycle crash

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at approximately 1:03 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a vehicle vs. motorcycle injury accident on Main Street and 5th Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that the driver of a 2009 red Harley Davidson motorcycle, Ronald L. Jenkins, age 67, and his passenger, Debi Sue Brown, age 39, both of Buhl, Idaho, were stopped southbound on Main Street at the 5th Avenue stoplight be...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Press Release – Unsafe Passing Causes Injury Accident

Rojas crash

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 75 and milepost 94 near the Richfield canal in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Carmen Rojas, age 55 of Shoshone, Idaho, was traveling northbound on Hwy 75 in a gold 2006 Volvo XC90. Rojas attempted to pass several cars but failed to see an oncoming truck in the southbound lane. When she swer...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Press Release – Stun Gun Use Results in Felony Domestic Battery

SMITH, WENDY RENAE

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at approximately 6:54 p.m., deputies from the Ketchum Patrol Team of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic argument at a residence on Lewis Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined that Wendy Renae Smith, age 28 of Ketchum, Idaho, used a stun gun upon the victim during an argument. Smith was arrested and charged with felony Domestic Battery, I.C. 18-918.

On Friday, June 18, 2021, Smith was arraig...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Press Release – Three Vehicle Fatality Collision

Marquez collision

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, at approximately 8:36 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a three-vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 75 near mile marker 103, approximately one mile north of the U.S. Highway 20 junction.

Upon crash scene investigation, it was determined that Jeffrey Grondin, age 61 of Isleton, CA, was the sole occupant of a 2012 Ford E250 van-front U-Haul truck traveling northbound on Hwy 75. Jazmin G. Gutierrez, age 30 of Shoshone, Idaho, with three pass...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

STAMSTA, AMELIA MAE -

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at approximately 12:11 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop for excess speed on US Highway 26 near milepost 206.

 Amelia Mae Stamsta, age 29 of Ashville, NC, was stopped driving a 1992 green Chevrolet S10 Blazer.

During the traffic stop, BCSO K9 Eric performed a free air sniff and alerted on the vehicle. Upon investigation, Stamsta was arrested on one felony...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Press Release – Timmerman Crash Sends Three to Hospital

Kang crash

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, at approximately 2:32 p.m., Blane County Sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the junction of U.S. Highway 20 and State Highway 75, near Timmerman Hill.

Crash scene investigation determined that Bomi Kang, age 63 of Van Nuys, California, was driving eastbound on Highway 20  in a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with her husband, Shungneng Kang, age 55 of Hacienda Heights, California.

The Jeep failed to yi...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Press Release – Drug Trafficking Arrest

BUNTJER, KENNETH JOHN

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near the U.S. Highway 20 junction which resulted in three felony drug charges and one misdemeanor drug charge.

The driver, and sole human occupant, of a silver Honda Civic, was stopped for traveling at an excessive speed. Upon investigation, John Kenneth Buntjer, age 54 of Hamilton, Montana, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Trafficking in Methamph...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Press Release – Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Felony Arrest

MARTINEZ, DANIEL

On Friday, April 16, 2021, at approximately 10:03 p.m., a Ketchum Patrol Team deputy of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an intoxicated driver in a parking lot on Sun Valley Road in Ketchum, Idaho.

The Officer found Daniel Martinez, age 56, homeless, attempting to leave in a red 1992 Dodge truck. Upon investigation, it was determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Butte County, Idaho. Martinez was arrested and charged with one felo...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Press Release –Excessive Speed Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

CARLISLE, JOSEPH ELMO

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at approximately 9:21 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff deputy initiated a traffic stop on a black 2008 Ford F150 on State Highway 75 near Baseline Road, south of Bellevue, Idaho for excessive speed.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the deputy observed drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view, which led to a search of the vehicle. 

Upon investigation, the driver, Joseph Elmo Carlisle, age 43 of Colorado City, Arizona was subsequently arrested and ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Press Release – Bicycle vs. Vehicle Collision Injury Collision

Vehicle damage in Leugers collision

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at approximately 4:46 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to an injury bicycle vs. vehicle collision on Croy Creek Road at the entrance of Lions Park, west of Hailey, Idaho.

The accident investigation determined that a juvenile male, driving a 2007 red Ford Edge with a female passenger, was turning west on Croy Creek Road out of Lions Park when he collided with a bicyclist traveling east on the road.

The cyclist, Adrienne Loui...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Press Release – Paraphernalia in Plain View Leads to Felony Arrest

BUNCE, JACOB EMIL

On April 6, 2021, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies made a traffic stop on Main Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon stopping the vehicle, deputies observed drug paraphernalia in plain view located in the front console, which led to a search of the vehicle. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Jacob Emil Bunce, age 34, of Hailey, Idaho was subsequently arre...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Press Release –Narcotics Enforcement Team Felony Arrest

DE LOERA-RUIZ, ISAIAS

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) executed a search warrant at a residence in Bellevue, Idaho.

As a result of the search, 6.8 grams of Methamphetamine was seized and Isaias DeLoera-Ruiz, age 38, of Bellevue was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and one misdemeanor...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Press Release – Avalanche Kills Snowmobile Rider

Smiley Creek Avalanche

On Friday, February 19, 2021, at approximately 11:46 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to Smiley Creek Lodge, approximately 35 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho for a report of an avalanche and a snowmobile crash with injuries.

Upon investigation, it was determined that Andrew M. Jessop, age 30 of Corvallis, MT, was snowmobiling with his family when he was caught and killed in an avalanche in the upper reaches of Smiley Creek drainage in the Vienna Mine area. Family members loca...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Press Release – Multi-Car Crash Sends Six to the Hospital

On Friday, February 12, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 between Glendale Road and Gannett Road, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

As a result of the crash, six people were transported to the hospital.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 2011 Kia Sorrento driven by Paige C. Bruce, age 27 of Hailey, Idaho, with an adult passenger and two minor children had stopped in the southb...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Press Release –Felony Arrest for Attempted Strangulation

Isrrael Sanchez-Gonzalez

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, at approximately 3:21 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a welfare check on a female at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center.

Upon investigation, Isrrael Sanchez-Gonzalez, age 29 of Ketchum, Idaho was arrested on one felony count of Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923, and one misdemeanor count of Battery, I.C. 18-903. Sanchez-Gonzalez is in the custody of the Blaine County Det...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Press Release: BCSO 2020 In Review

2020 brought many unexpected changes to all of our lives. Yet despite the changes, we would like to take a moment to let our citizens know how the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office continued to serve our community last year.

Our patrol and detention teams performed their duties 24/7 even during shelter-in-place periods, although many of our administrative functions were shut down for at least three months. Our annual statistics reflect some of the modifications we had to make...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

Karissa R. Belieu

On Friday, January 8, 2021, at approximately 11:52 a.m., the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team made a felony drug arrest in Ketchum, Idaho.

Karissa Reann Belieu, age 26 of Ketchum, Idaho was arrested and charged with one felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(A)(1)(A). Belieu remains in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center pending arrai...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

Benjamin D Rasmussen

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at approximately 12:14 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff Deputies initiated a traffic stop for excessive speed on U.S.Highway 75 between Deer Creek Rd. and Treasure Lane, north of Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Benjamin Douglas Rasmussen, age 36 of Twin Falls, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.D. 18-8004(F). Rasmussen has a previous felony DUI conviction in 2008 which is two within fifteen years. Rasmu...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Press Release–Call for Help Results in Felony Arrest

Jason G. Dana

On Friday, November 6, 2020, at approximately 4:36 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of an individual calling for help from a vehicle on Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies located the individual a short time later in connection with a crash on Highway 75 near East Fork Rd. at milepost 123. Crash scene investigation determined that Jason Glenn Dana, age 38, was driving a tan 1998 Mercury Mystique southbound on Hwy 7...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Press Release – NET Arrests Two for Drug Trafficking in Bellevue

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, at approximately 7:50 am, the Blaine County Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET) executed a search warrant at a residence in Bellevue, Idaho based upon an ongoing investigation.

Multiple controlled substances including cocaine, methamphetamine, and approximately 6.2 lbs. of marijuana were found. Detectives also located paraphernalia, large amounts of cash, and evidence of drug trafficking. The occupants of the residence, Kevin Ho...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Press Release –Felony Drug Arrest

Matthew M Job

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at approximately 1:39 a.m., a Blaine County Sheriff deputy initiated a traffic stop on East Fork Rd and Audubon, south of the city of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Matthew Morgan Job, age 34 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A), and felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana(more than 3 oz.), I.C. 37-2732(E).

Job is scheduled for...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Press Release – Search Suspended for Lost Hiker

Blaine County Sheriff Search and Rescue are suspending the search for the lost hiker, Fern L. Baird.

The decision was made after one last major search was conducted on Friday, October 30, 2020. BCSAR airlifted seven K9 teams into the search area, ranging from 7,100 – 9,200 feet, along with teams of ground searchers, with no results. 

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Press Release – Lost Hiker Search Update

Blaine County Sheriff Search and Rescue are continuing the search for the lost hiker, Fern L. Baird, in the Prairie Peak area, north of Ketchum, Idaho.

Although early winter conditions have challenged the high elevation search with below freezing night-time temperatures and covering the ground with a fresh blanket of mountain snow, we are still actively investigating her whereabouts.

Baird, age 63 of Park...

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Posted on: October 24, 2020

Press Release – Public Information Assistance Requested for Lost Hiker

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, at approx 1:00 p.m., the Blaine County Sheriffs Office received information about a possible missing hiker in the Prairie Creek Area, north of Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies responded to the area and located a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with the Utah Plate YOPABAG at the Prairie Creek trailhead that belongs to the missing person, Fern L. Baird, age 63 of Park City, Utah.

While investigating the circumstances, it was determ...

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