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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Press Release – One Pill Can Kill

On February 7, 2024, Blaine County Sheriff Steve Harkins, 14 other BCSO command staff, and sworn deputies attended a training by the DEA and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to address the current drug trends in Idaho and the Northwest.

The Drug Enforcement Agency's "One Pill Can Kill" campaign is working with law enforcement across the country to educate the public about the dangers of fake pills.

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Blaine County Narco...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery Arrest

SELLS, STEVEN WADE

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, at approximately 9: 12 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic batter in progress at a hotel in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Steven Wade Sells, age 62 of Prescott, AZ, was arrested and charged with felony Domestic Battery with Traumatic Injury, I.C. 18-918.

Sells was arraigned on Monday, February 12, 2024, in Magistrate Court where a bond of $10,000 and a Pro...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Press Release – Warrant Service Leads to Additional Felony Charges

VALENCIA, LETICIA MARIA

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Leticia Maria Valencia, age 24, of Hailey, Idaho, on a felony drug warrant. During the booking process, additional controlled substances were found in her possession.

Valencia is charged with two felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance – MDMA a Schedule I Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(3), an...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

ADMIRE, GAVIN ELLIOTT

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Neils Way in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, controlled substances, open containers of alcohol, and weapons were located in the vehicle or on one of the two occupants. 

The passenger, Gavin Elliott Admire, age 32 of Boise, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Posse...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Press Release – Bellevue Man Charged with Four Felonies

CANTOR-SANTIAGO, JUAN CARLOS

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Bellevue, Idaho man on four felony counts.

Juan Carlos “JC” Cantor-Santiago, age 48, was arrested on a $100,000 felony warrant for two counts of Rape, I.C. 18-924. During a search incident to arrest, controlled substances were found on his person. Cantor-Santiago was additional...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

MORAN, JOESEPH GRANT

On Monday, January 22, 2024, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a Bellevue man was arrested on three drug-related felonies and one misdemeanor.

Joe Grant Moran, age 64 of Bellevue, Idaho, was charged with felony Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, felony Trafficking in Heroin, I.C. 37-2732B, felony Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and misdem...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Press Release – Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 20 at Gannett Rd.

Gannett 20 crash

On Monday, January 8, 2024, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision with injuries, lane blockage, and leakage at the intersection of Gannett Rd. and US. Highway 20, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 2019 Ford F350 truck, owned by Idaho Power and driven by a 37-year-old male from Carey, Idaho, came to a stop on Gannett Rd. at the intersection, and then proceeded to pull onto Highway 20 to turn left in front ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Press Release – Train vs. Semi Fatality Collision

On Friday, December 29, 2023, at approximately 2:32 p.m., the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office responded to a train versus semi-truck collision at the railroad crossing of Yale Road and Minidoka Avenue in Southern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 2015 white Freightliner semi-truck, owned by the 3 String Cattle Company, and driven by a 46-year-old male of Rupert with a 48-year-old female passenger, was traveling southbound on Yale Road and failed to yield...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

FAUSTICH, CURTIS JOHN

On Sunday, December 31, 2023, at approximately 5:35 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on First Avenue and First Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Curtis John Faustich, age 36 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance-Schedule II Narcotic, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and misdemeanor Driving Without Privileges, I.C. 18-8001, Possession of...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Public Announcement

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The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is applying for a grant through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to purchase a new marine patrol boat.

The new vessel will replace our current boat, which is 28 years old. Due to the age and the amount of use, the maintenance needs and costs have greatly increased on our current boat. The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office uses this boat to patrol an...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Press Release – Multiple Vehicle Crash at East Fork

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On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at approximately 5:51 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a multiple-vehicle crash with lane blockage and injuries at East Fork Rd. and State Highway 75.

Crash scene investigation determined that four vehicles in the southbound lane were involved in the collision. Witnesses reported that multiple cars were pulling to the side of Hwy 75 for an approaching ambulance with emergency lights traveling northbound...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Press Release – Two Car Collision Results in DUI

Nayeli crash

On Monday, December 11, 2023, at approximately 5:37 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision at Woodside Blvd. and State Highway 75 in Hailey, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a white 2016 Dodge Journey, driven by Nayeli Vargas-Rangel, age 22 from Hailey, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 behind a 2012 white Nissan Altima, driven by a 61-year-old female from Hailey. Approaching ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Press Release – DUI Turns into Felony Drug Arrest

LUNCEFORD, WILLIAM J

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 and Cottonwood Creek Circle in Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, William Jonathan Lunceford, age 50 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A). During a tow inventory incident to arrest controlled substances were located in his ve...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Press Release – Warm Springs Rd. Head-On Crash

Warm Springs crash

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, at approximately 12:22 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash with injuries on Warm Springs Rd. in Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a silver 2011 Ford F-150 truck, driven by a 39-year-old male from Ketchum, Idaho, with two passengers, was traveling westbound on Warm Springs Rd. A black 2016 Land Rover, driven by a 29-year-old male from Ketchum...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Press Release – Crash near East Fork

East Fork crash

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, at approximately 5:29 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 75 between East Fork Rd. and Golden Eagle Rd., south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 1994 Kenworth semi-truck with a trailer, driven by a 55-year-old male from Hailey, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75. Also traveling southbound was a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica driven by a 59-year-old female...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Press Release – Warrant Arrest Brings New Charges

DE LOERA RUIZ, ISAIAS 2

On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at approximately 2:46 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s detectives served two felony arrest warrants at a residence in Bellevue, Idaho.

Isaias De Loera Ruiz, age 41 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested for Failure to Appear, I.C. 18-7401, and Violations of Conditions of Release, I.C. 19-2919, on a prior felony arrest. During a search incident to arrest controlled substances and drug paraphern...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

DVORAK, LOGAN MICHAEL

On Saturday, November 25, 2023, at approximately 8:07 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on Main Street near Walnut Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, controlled substances were found in the vehicle. The driver, Logan Michael Dvorak, age 20 of Churchville, MD, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) of More Than Three Ounces, I.C. 37-2732...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Updated Press Release – Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident Arrest

ORIHUELA TAPIA, CLENIDA CELIA

On Sunday, November 26, 2023, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man lying in the middle of State Highway 75 near Hospital Drive, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the 38-year-old male from Salt Lake City, UT was a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision victim. While deputies on the scene attended to the victim, additional deputies began looking for a vehicle with front-end damag...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Press Release – Rollover Crash Sends One to the Hospital

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On Friday, November 17, 2023, at approximately 9:34 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 20 near milepost 168 in Blaine County, Idaho, approximately three miles from the Camas County Line.

Crash scene investigation determined that the blue 2007 Ford F250 truck was traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 20 when it left the roadway, overcorrected, slid, and rolled an unknown number of times landing on its roof on the east side of the highway. &a...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Press Release – Domestic Battery Leads to Felony Arrest

MAGANA LIRA, CRISTOBAL

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, at approximately 12:14 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery in progress on Stanton Crossing Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon arrival on the scene, deputies were able to speak with the victim but were not able to locate the other party. The victim was escorted off the property for her safety and to seek additional medical attention for her injuries.

On Monday, November 13, 2...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Press Release – Felony Driving Under the Influence and Misdemeanor Possession

SANDERS, DAKOTA SHEA

On Friday, November 10, 2023, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop at Main Street and Cottonwood Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

After investigation, Dakota Shea Sanders, age 21 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence – Excessive – Second Offense, I.C. 18-8004 C, and misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marij...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

SCARNEGI, THOMAS 4TH

On Friday, November 3, 2023, at approximately 3:44 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 and Serenade Lane, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

 Upon investigation, controlled substances were found in the vehicle. Thomas Scarnegi IV, age 41 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine, I.C.37-2732(C)(1), and one misdemea...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Press Release – Felony Discharge of a Firearm

CONELY, JASON D

On Friday, October 6, 2023, at approximately 10:09 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a firearm being discharged into a vehicle’s tire at a residence on Baseline Dr. in Bellevue, Idaho.

Deputies determined that after a verbal argument, Jason David Conley, age 51 of Bellevue, had discharged a firearm at a tire of a 2011 red Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to stop the vehicle from leaving the driveway. The Jeep was occupied by a 21-year-old female...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Press Release – CPOR Violation Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

CABRITO, CARLOS MANUEL

On Monday, September 25, 2023, at approximately 9:23 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies located controlled substances on an individual being booked into the Blaine County Detention Center for Violation of a Civil Protection Order, I.C. 39-6312.

Carlos Manuel Cabrito, age 50 of Bellevue, Idaho, was additionally charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A(1)

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

SCHERER, SHAYLEE

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near milepost 127, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Shaylee M. Scherer, age 31 of Twin Falls, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Less Than Three Ounces – Marijua...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Press Release – Injury Rollover Crash Closes Highway

Quipe AG DUI crash

On Sunday, September 10, 2023, at approximately 4:51 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rollover crash with injuries on State Highway 75 near Baseline Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, deputies observed a 2008 silver Ford Escape laying on its roof facing west of the shoulder of the southbound lane, broken wooden fence posts, and a sheared-off wooden telephone pole lying on the ground near the Ford. A live electrical ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Press Release – Mid-Valley Felony DUI Arrest

SANTOS VERCELLI, JESSE J

On Sunday, September 3, 2023, at approximately 11:24 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Alturas Rd., north of Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Jesse Santos Vercelli, age 25 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, 18-8004(1)(A)(F), and misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, 23-505(1) and cited for misdemeanor Driving...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Press Release – Bellevue Felony DUI Arrest

Pacheco, Elia Guadalupe

On Saturday, August 27, 2023, at approximately 2:52 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Kirtley Street, in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Elia Guadalupe Pacheco, age 31 of Austin, TX, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F), misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, I.C. 23-505, and misdemeanor Driving Without...

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Posted on: September 3, 2023

Press Release - Update on Lion's Park Shooting Suspect

BUTLER, WILLIAM ROBERT

On Saturday, September 2, 2023, at approximately 4:40 PM, the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested William R. Butler, a 72-year-old male from Hailey, Idaho, for Attempted Murder under Idaho State Code 18-4001 and 18-306.

The victim in this case, Michael A. Bosse, a 34-year-old male from Hailey, Idaho, was flown to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho on September 2, 2023, and was later transferred to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah...

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Posted on: September 2, 2023

Press Release - Update on Lion's Park Shooting Incident

Update

On the afternoon of Saturday, September 2, 2023, the Blaine County Sheriff's Office arrested the suspect in the shooting incident that occurred in Lion's Park on Friday, September 1, 2023.

No further information is being released at this time.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted 5:20 p.m. 09/02/2023

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Press Release - Possible Shooting Correction/Update

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Shooting Info Correction - At 11:26 a.m., on September 1, 2023, Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Hailey Police Department were initially dispatched to a welfare check after a report of someone yelling for help.

After arriving on the scene, it was determined the subject had a gunshot wound and was transported for medical care.  

Original Post~~At 11:26 a.m., on September 1,  2023, Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office respond...
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Posted on: August 24, 2023

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Homicide/Officer-Involved Shooting

On Thursday, August 24, 2023, at approximately 6:03 a.m. officers from the Bellevue Marshal’s Office, Hailey Police Department, and Blaine County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in Bellevue, Idaho for a report of a possible homicide.

Upon their arrival, a Bellevue Deputy Marshal became engaged in an officer-involved shooting with a suspect and confirmed the presence of a deceased individual on the property, the apparent victim of homicide. The injured suspect was flown via air ambulan...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Press Release – Attempted Strangulation Arrest

LEON, WILLIAMS ROBERT

On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at approximately 2:14 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a campground site off Trail Creek Rd., north of Ketchum, Idaho for a 911 hang-up and possible domestic violence.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the suspect was no longer at the location. Deputies were able to locate the suspect at his job site in Hailey, Idaho. Williams Robert Leon, age 44 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested and charged with felony Attempted S...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Press Release – High-Speed Chase in Carey

FOSTER, KYLE WILLIAM

On Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at approximately 5:38 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies began a pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on U.S. Highway 26 near the Blaine and Butte County line.

The vehicle, a blue 2023 Chevrolet 1500 U.S. Government-issued truck, led officers on a chase traveling at speeds up to 110 MPH in a 65 MPH zone on the highway and 90 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in Carey, Idaho, passing vehicles and refusing to pull over. Deputi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Press Release – Traffic Stop Yields Felony Drug Arrest

OWEN, TERESA KIMBERLY ANN

On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at approximately 9:43 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Gimlet (milepost 124).

Upon investigation, Teresa Kimberly Ann Owen, age 35 of Sun Valley, Idaho, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(M), and misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Vehicle, I.C. 23-505-(...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Press Release –Failure to Appear Warrant Yields Felony Drug Arrest

CHAVEZ ZAVALA, FERNANDO

On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at approximately 11:46 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a residence in Bellevue, Idaho to serve a misdemeanor bench warrant for Failure to Appear on a Reckless Driving charge.

The suspect, Fernando Chavez Zavala, age 38 of Bellevue, Idaho, was located sleeping in his vehicle in the driveway of his residence and taken into custody on the warrant. During a consented search of his vehicle incident to arrest, controlled substances ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Press Release – Second Excessive DUI Leads to Felony Arrest

PEREZ, MARLENE LISBET

On Saturday, July 22, 2023, at approximately 2:59 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a citizen complaint of a reckless driver on State Highway 75 near Deer Creek Rd. in Hailey, Idaho.

Based on the description of the vehicle, officers were able to locate the driver and perform a traffic stop. 

Upon investigation, Marlene Lisbet Perez, age 42 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence &...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Press Release – Felony Domestic Violence with Traumatic Injury

POOL, JOE LOUIS

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, at approximately 9:32 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies interviewed a self-reporting victim of domestic battery at the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office regarding an incident that had occurred the previous evening.

Upon investigation, Joe Louis Pool, age 44 of Gannett, Idaho was subsequently arrested and charged with one felony count of Domestic Violence with Traumatic Injury, I.C. 18-918.

Pool was arraigned in Magistrate Court on July 28, 2023, where the court order...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Press Release – Felony Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child Arrest

QUINTOBRUNO, CARLOS ROGELIO

On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at approximately 10:46 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Ketchum residence for a follow-up to a 911 hang-up with possible crying in the background.

Deputies were initially told that everything was ok at the residence by the suspect. 

Upon investigation, deputies were able to locate the crying victim and three juvenile children in the residence. Carlos Rogelio Quinto Bruno, age 34 of Ketchum, ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

Press Release – Driver and Passenger Arrested

On Saturday, July 15, 2023, at approximately 4:43 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Main Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

During the traffic stop, it was determined that the passenger had a felony warrant from Ada County for Larceny. Kamlesh Kumar Negi, age 36 of Boise, was taken into custody on the felony warrant. 

It was also determined that the driver, Fernanda Li...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Press Release – Warrant Arrest for Felony Domestic Battery

PULLIN, ADAM RICHARD

An individual wanted on a felony warrant stemming from an incident that occurred on May 29, 2023, at a Magic Reservoir Lava Point campsite was arrested and transferred into Blaine County Detention Center custody over the weekend.

Adam Richard Pullin, age 36 of Twin Falls, Idaho, was arraigned Monday morning, July 10, 2023, in Blaine County Magistrate Court for felony Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, I.C. 18-918(4). The judge ordered Pullin to be held without bond.

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

MELVIN, RYAN THOMAS

On Saturday, July 8, 2023, at approximately 1:29 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on Sun Valley Rd. in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Ryan Thomas Melvin, age 25 of Boise, Idaho, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence – Excessive, I.C. 18-8004C, felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and misdemeanor Po...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Press Release – Trailer Burglary

MARSHALL, SCOTT THORTON

On Monday, July 3, 2023, at approximately 3:43 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man trespassing in a trailer at the Silver Creek East campground in Picabo, Idaho.

When deputies arrived, the suspect was no longer in the trailer, but they received a description of the individual from the reporting party who was camping nearby. Deputies canvassed the campground and located the individual from this description. Scott T...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Press Release – Aggravated DUI Sends Family of Five to Hospital

On Sunday, July 2, 2023, at approximately 3:44 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision with injuries on U.S. Highway 20 at Gannett Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a family of five from Grosse Point, Michigan, was traveling westbound on Hwy 20 in a 2015 Honda Odyssey when Christopher Bruce Simms, age 38 of Bellevue, Idaho, traveling eastbound turned left onto Gannet Rd. dire...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Press Release – Parking Accident Leads to Felony DUI

HOWARD, KIMBERLEE ANN

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a minor two-vehicle parking accident on 4th Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Kimberlee Ann Howard, age 63 of Ketchum, Idaho was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C.18-8004(1)(C). 

Howard has prior felony DUI convictions in 2004, 2009, and 2017. Howard is in the custody of t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Gimlet Flood Evacuation Level Notifications Lifted

Effective June 20, 2023, the Blaine County Sheriff has lifted all Flood Evacuation Level Notifications for properties in the Gimlet subdivision.

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Press Release – Three Vehicle Collision

3 vehicle MVA

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, at approximately 4:19 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 75 near Neils Way south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 40-year-old male from East Magic Idaho was traveling northbound on Hwy 75 in a 1995 silver Dodge RAM 2500 when traffic ahead of him backed up and he was forced to stop in the roadway. An 85-year-old female drivi...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Press Release – Single Vehicle Carey Crash

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On Friday, June 16, 2023, at approximately 9:56 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were notified that a driver involved in a crash at an unknown location was being taken to the Carey Rural Fire Dept. for transport to the hospital for his injuries.

The crash was later determined to have occurred on Little Wood Reservoir Rd. in Carey, Idaho. Crash scene investigation determined that a 1998 silver Buick Le Sabre over-steered around a slight right curve, went off the roadway, hitting a wooden pole, a b...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Press Release – Failure to Yield Causes Junction Crash

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On Sunday, June 18, 2023, at approximately 3:48 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a collision at the State Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 20 junction.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 2019 white Ford Escape, driven by an 87-year-old male from Bowie, Maryland, failed to yield while turning northbound on Hwy 75 from the west side of Highway 20. A 31-year-old female traveling southbound on Hwy 7...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Press Release – UTV Passenger Air Lifted to Hospital

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, at approximately 3:23 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a UTV crash in Muldoon Canyon near the intersection of Martin Canyon east of Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 44-year-old male from Southlake, Texas, was driving a black Polaris Razor Pro side by side with a 52-year-old female, also of Southlake, Texas. The driver stated they were traveling east from Bellevue when lost ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery Arrest

OREGON LAVERIANO, FRANCISCO LAVE

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, at approximately 11:14 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies respond to a domestic battery in progress on Cliffside Dr. near Broadway Run in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Francisco Lave Oregon Laveriano, age 42 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one count of felony Domestic Battery with Traumatic Injury, I.C. 18-918 against a 34-year-old female victim, and one count of misdemeanor Battery, ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Press Release – Bellevue Couple Arrested on Trafficking Charges

On Thursday, June 8, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., members of the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop at the junction of State Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 20 in southern Blaine County.

The traffic stop was part of an ongoing NET investigation. The driver, Fernando Penagos, age 68 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Drug Trafficking - Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, one felony count of Possessio...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

JENKINS, VICKIE LEE

On Sunday, June 11, 2023, at approximately 4:40 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 20, approximately one mile east of Gannett/Picabo Rd.

Upon investigation, controlled substances were found in the vehicle. The passenger, Vickie Lee Jenkins, age 57 of Idaho Falls, was charged with two felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and one misdemeanor count of Pos...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Press Release – Felony Eluding Arrest

CHAVEZ, ROBERT ANTHONY 3RD

On Sunday, June 4, 2023, at approximately 4:07 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver eastbound on U.S. Highway 20.

The vehicle, a 2010 Ford Econoline moving truck, was allegedly passing unsafely, running other vehicles off the road, failing to maintain its lane, and nearly missing oncoming traffic. When deputies located the vehicle, they observed the van traveling at ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Press Release –Hailey Woman Battles with Deputies

CAPONE, TERRY LEE HART

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bar on Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho for a report of an intoxicated woman causing issues with other patrons.

During the investigation, the intoxicated woman resisted, head-butted, struck, and kicked at officers. Terry Lee Hart Capone, age 75 of Hailey, Idaho, was charged with three felony counts of Assault on Battery on Certain Personnel, I.C. 18-915, and one mi...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Evacuation Level Changes for Gimlet

Effective 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Blaine County Sheriff has made the following changes to flood evacuation areas in Gimlet.

Properties on Gin Ridge Rd. which have been under Mandatory Evacuation Orders (previously highlighted in Green) are now changed to Set Pre-Evacuation status (now highlighted in Yellow). Idaho Power is working to restore power to these residences. Set stat...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Press Release – Inmate Charged with New Felony

FLYNN, KEVIN JOSEPH

On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at approximately 3:19 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s patrol deputies were called into the Blaine County Detention Center to assist Detention Deputies with a report of drugs being introduced into the Jail.

Kevin Joseph Flynn, age 43 of Bellevue, Idaho, who was in custody on a felony warrant in a separate case, was charged with one felony count of Introduction of Major Contraband into a Correctional Facility, I.C. 18-2510(3) and one misdemeanor count of Intr...

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Posted on: May 20, 2023

SECOND MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERED FOR GIMLET

Gin Ridge Rd. homes now under Mandatory Evacuation.

At the request of the North Blaine Fire Dept., the Blaine County Sheriff has ordered the MANDATORY EVACUATION of the following properties on GIN RIDGE RD. in the Gimlet Subdivision, south of Ketchum, ID effective Saturday 5/20/23:   &...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

GIMLET PRE-EVACUATION NOTICE

NEW PRE-EVACUATION ALERT: The Blaine County Sheriff has issued the following PRE-EVACUATION NOTIFICATIONS to homes in the Gimlet area due to flooding:

READY STAGE: Residences highlighted in RED on Wilderness Dr. are being set to the Ready stage, as flood waters are starting to cover the roadway. The READY Stage is the time to begin preparing your home and family to evacuate.  

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

FLOOD EVACUATION UPDATE:

THREE ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES ADDED TO THE HAILEY MANDATORY FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER ...

At the request of the Hailey Fire Dept., the Blaine County Sheriff has added THREE ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES TO THE MANDATORY FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER in the Della View subdivision of Hailey. (highlighted in GREEN on the map)

New Evac Order:

  • 411 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1050...
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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Flood Evacuation Order Issued in Hailey

At the request of the Hailey Fire Dept., the Blaine County Sheriff has issued a MANDATORY FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER for ....

... the following addresses highlighted in GREEN in the Della View subdivision of Hailey:

  • 510 War Eagle Dr.
  • 910 War Eagle Dr.
  • 911 War Eagle Dr.
  • 920 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1020 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1021 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1030 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1031 War Eagle Dr.

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.&nbs...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

PARRIS, MATTHEW PENNELL

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on 2nd St. at Washington Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Matthew Pennell Parris, age 47 of Clinton, MT, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Less Than Three Ounces -Marijua...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Press Release – T-Bone Crash Near Smiley Creek

Smiley Creek Crash

On Friday, May 12, 2023, at approximately 10:26 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-vehicle T-Bone style crash with injuries on State Highway 75 near Smiley Creek Lodge in northern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 42-year-old Dietrich man was driving a 2015 white Ford commercial van northbound on Hwy 75 with a juvenile passenger. As the van came around the curve into Smiley Creek, a 1996 red Ford Ranger truck, driven by a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Press Release – Inmate Damages Jail Cell

ACHHORNER, JOHANNES S

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at approximately 11:39 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were called into the Blaine County Detention Center to assist BCSDO Detention Deputies with an inmate who was destroying property within the Jail.

Johannes S. Achhorner, age 44 of Ketchum, Idaho, who is currently in custody on felony Assault or Battery upon Certain Personnel, became combative, flooding his cell, kicking, and damaging equipment within the cell, ripping a surveillance camera from the ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Press Release – BCSO Deputy Assaulted

ACHHORNER, JOHANNES S

On Monday, May 8, 2023, at approximately 5:43 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an individual causing problems at a business in Ketchum, Idaho involving a knocked-over motorcycle.

While investigating the incident the subject became uncooperative and physically assaulted one of the deputies. Johannes S. Achhorner, age 44 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Assault or Battery upon Certain Personnel, I.C. 18-915.

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Press Release – Rollover Injury Crash on Hwy 20

Hamilton Crash

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rollover single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 20 approximately two miles east of State Highway 75.

Crash scene investigation determined that David Kay Hamilton, age 23 of Blackfoot, Idaho was traveling east on U.S. 20 in a blue 1994 Nissan Sentra when for unknown reasons he failed to negotiate a sweeping curve in the roadway and traveled off the road o...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Press Release –Welfare Check Results in Felony Arrest

LANDRUM, KERRY SCOTT

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at approximately 8::07 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies assisted by Hailey Police Officers responded to a welfare check at a residence in Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Kerry Scott Landrum, age 51, was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Assault, I.C. 18-905, felony Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923, felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F), misdemeanor Battery, 18-903, and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Press Release –Felony Drug Arrest

On Monday, May 1, 2023, at approximately 11:16 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Treasure Lane, north of Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Walker Kendrick Royston was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (MDMA), I.C. 37-2732(C)(3), and misdemeanor Possession ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Press Release – Father and Son Felony Arrests

On Friday, April 7, 2023, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies had multiple interactions with a father and son that eventually led to felony charges for both. Deputies were called to a mid-valley residence for a report of a battery at approximately 1:15 a.m.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a verbal argument between friends had turned into a physical altercation, but the suspects were no longer at the residence. Deputies quickly located the vehicle from the 911 description and arrested Denton W. Coe...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery Arrest

CONLIN, ASHLYN N

On Friday, March 31, 2023, at approximately 10:04 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Ketchum, Idaho for a report of a domestic battery.

On investigation, Ashlyn Nicole Conlin, age 28, was arrested and charged with felony Domestic Violence with Traumatic Injury, I.C. 18-918. 

Conlin was arraigned in Magistrate Court Monday afternoon, and later released on a $3,000 bond.

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Press Release – Active Warrant Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

SHIPP, DANIEL CLINTON

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at approximately 1:57 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Treasure Lane north of Hailey, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant, Daniel Clinton Shipp, age 47 of Bellevue, Idaho was determined to have an active misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear. 

During an inventory search for towing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were foun...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

Medley crash

On Thursday, March 23, 2023, at approximately 5:02 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 217.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a 32-year-old male from Rigby, Idaho was driving a blue 2006 Chevrolet Colorado truck eastbound on Hwy 26. The driver reported swerving to miss a deer in the road and then losing control of the vehicle, skidding ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

PHILLIPS, JEFFERY WAYNE

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on Idaho State Highway 75 near milepost 110 south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined the driver Jeffrey Wayne Phillips, age 53 of Layton, Utah, was driving on a suspended license. Phillips was issued a misdemeanor citation for Driving Without Privileges, I.C. 18-8001-(1)(b), and given a verbal warning...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Press Release –Probation Visit Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

FLYNN, KEVIN JOSEPH

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at approximately 12:39 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies assisted an Idaho State Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Officer with a home visit to a non-compliant probationer in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Kevin Joseph Flynn, age 43, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A(1). Flynn was also charged with a felony probati...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Press Release – Citizen Report Leads to Felony DUI

STINE, ADAM MICHAEL

On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at approximately 9:09 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a citizen report of a possible intoxicated driver traveling south on Main Street in Hailey, Idaho.

Deputies located the described vehicle in Bellevue and initiated a traffic stop. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Adam Michael Stine, age 32 of Celina, TX. 

Upon investigation, deputies determined that Stine was drivin...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

COMERFORD, JOHN PATRICK

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at approximately 1:41 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on Main St. in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, deputies arrested John Patrick Comerford, age 58 of Wilton, CT, for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(D). During a search incident to arrest, controlled substances were found in the vehicle and on Comerford.&...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Press Release – Felony Child Enticement Arrest

FRYE, JOSEPH DAVID

On Thursday, March 2, 2023, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Joseph David Frye, age 23 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Based on information from an ongoing investigation, Frye was charged with one count of felony Enticement of a Child Over the Internet or Other Communication Device, I.C. 18-1509A.

Frye was arraigned in Magistrate Court Thursday afternoon where the Judge se...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Press Release – Inmate Charged with Felony Injury to Jail

KOCSIS, MICHAEL JAMES

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, at approximately 3:50 a.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s patrol deputy was notified that there was an uncooperative inmate at the Blaine County Detention Center who was damaging jail property.

Upon investigation, Michael James Kocsis, age 26 of Phoenix, AZ, who had been arrested earlier that night on an unrelated misdemeanor charge, was charged with felony Injury to Jail, I.C. 18-7018, for vandalizing a security camera within his holding cell.

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Press Release – Bellevue Man Arrested for Third Felony DUI

DAWSON, GORDON CHASE.

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at approximately 9:27 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on Main Street at Maple St. in Hailey, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Express van, was identified as Gordon Chase Dawson, age 63 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Dawson was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F),...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

OWENS, DONALD JAMES

On Monday, February 20, 2023, at approximately 8:42 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Hospital Drive, south of Ketchum, Idaho. Upon investigation, controlled substances were found in the vehicle.

Donald James Owens, age 36 of Salmon, Idaho, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana Less than Three Ounces, I.C. 37-273...

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