News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2018

Fatal motorcycle crash takes the life of an 18-year-old Idaho Falls man

On Tuesday morning at 5:00 AM, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of an accident on the southbound on-ramp of Interstate 15 at Sunnyside Avenue / W. 33rd South.The driver of a silver Range Rover traveling westbound on Sunnyside was turni...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Man stabbed at Garfield Apartments on Tuesday

Police have arrested one man on the charge of aggravated battery.

On Tuesday at 10:20 AM, Idaho Falls Public Safety received a report that a man had been stabbed on the 500 block of North Fanning Avenue. Idaho Falls Police and the Idaho Falls Fire Department immediately responded to the scene, where they found one adult...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Woman found in river identified

The woman whose body was recovered from the Snake River on May 30th by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has been identified as Kayla Davis.

While the forensic examination is not yet complete and the investigation is ongoing, the woman has been identified by dental records.

A Forensic Odontologist examined the body of the woman recovered from the river, reviewed the dental records of Kayla Davi...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

IFPD working to identify person recovered from Snake River

At 9:08 AM on Wednesday, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of a body floating in the Snake River near the south end of South Tourist Park.  Bonneville Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded immediately with a boat and jet skis. De...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

This is the woman who may have fallen in the river

On May 9 at 11:40 PM, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report that a woman allegedly fell into the river. Tonight will mark the 12th day since the report was received.

A man reported the woman slipped on some driftwood and fell in the water on the south side of the Broadway Bridge near the Marriott Hotel. Idaho Falls Police and Idaho Falls Fire Departments responded immediately and began searching the area, as did the B...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police arrest man on felony warrant after he attempted to flee, hopped on roof, jumped over fence

Adam Wise, 33, of Idaho Falls was taken into custody after officers deployed a Taser to stop him from attempting to flee.

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Police continued their efforts to serve outstanding warrants today, May 17th. This afternoon, on the 600 block of Water Avenue, officers arrived to serve a warrant on 33 year old Adam Wise. The felony warrant was is...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

IFPD arrests 23 wanted criminals in one week

Police are cracking down on those with pending warrants stemming from serious charges, such as battery, drug trafficking, grand theft and more.

Idaho Falls Police mobilized and served 23 warrants in a 7-day period. The majority of those warrants, 13 of them, were served on May 8th

Of the people arrested, 12 of the 23 had outstanding felony warrants. 

Three of the arrests also yi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

UPDATE: BCSO searching, IFPD investigating report of woman falling in river

Joint-agency update: The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office continues dive team search, IFPD deploys first test flight of UAS pilot program to search using drone.

Idaho Falls, ID – This morning at 8:00 AM, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team resumed the search for a 23 year old female whom allegedly fell into the river last night around 11:40 PM. 

According to Serge...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

IFPD arrests Idaho Falls man on 5 charges including felony possession of methamphetamine

At 9:55 AM on Tuesday, Idaho Falls police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 2000 block of Monticello Drive. Police were informed that 43 year old Erik Bastar of Idaho Falls left the residence in a truck. Officers successfully stopped the tru...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Police ask for public’s help to gain information and keep an eye out for stolen property

The First Evangelical Lutheran Church located at the corner of Sunnyside Rd & Rollandet Ave was vandalized and approximately $10,000-$12,000 worth of property was stolen. Police are asking for your help to solve the crime.

On Sunday, March 4th at approximately 8:30 AM, Idaho Falls Police were called to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, investigate a serious case of vandalism and grand theft. The incident is presumed to have occurred sometime late Saturday or early Sund...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Here's how to prepare your kids if there is ever an active shooter.

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson sat down with Rett Nelson of EastIdahoNews.com and gave an example of the concept of “Run. Hide. Fight.” 

Johnson explained, “I sat down with my daughter and talked spec...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Local political activist in her 80s comes forward, puts end to panic over postcard

The high tension in the community was made worse by social media rumors swirling Wed & Thurs. The "mail piece mayhem" serves as an example of how incorrect information can have a significant negative impact if accuracy is not verified before it is spread.

Updated 3/2/2018, 6:15 PM: A previous version of this article included an incorrect statement that “the Bonneville County Prosecutor's office would make the final decision about whether criminal charges would be filed.”&nb...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Stray animal "drop boxes" at the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are closing to the public

Due to a high number of abandoned animals, the shelter’s stray animal drop boxes will no longer be open to the public as of Monday, February 12, 2018.

A significant increase in the number of animals being left in the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter’s stray animal “drop boxes” has led to the decision to close them to the general public.

As an attempt to treat stray animals and hel...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

How to recognize and avoid being a victim of phone scams

How to avoid scams

If a scammer calls you, here's what to do:

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Police continue see a number of people in our area falling victim to fraud and scams. Many are convinced to send money to scammers promptly to avoid a negative consequence.

The most common scams Idaho Falls Police an...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Four arrested in SWAT drug bust on Sunday

Police took 22.4 grams of methamphetamine into evidence, along with a small amount of marijuana, paraphernalia and other narcotics which are unidentified and undergoing testing.

Over the weekend, Idaho Falls police made four drug related arrests, including one felony charge for possession of a controlled substance. Police gained information which allowed them to obtain a search warrant for a home near 21st Street and South Boulev...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Updated: Police looking for MIGUEL RENOVATO who fled from car crash Thursday in Stonebrook

MIGUEL A RENOVATO

Updated January 5, 2018, 7:45 PM: Police are looking for 36 year old MIGUEL RENOVATO, who fled the scene of an accident Thursday evening. Renovato has an active warrant out of Colorado for a parole violation. Drug paraphernalia was found in his vehicle.

Idaho Falls, ID – At approximately 4:45 PM on January 4th, Idaho Falls Police responded to a call about a disturbance. Officers located the woman near the intersection of E 21st Street and S Boulevard, who was driving a red Mitsubishi Eclipse. T...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotion of one new Lieutenant and three new Sergeants.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:

Holly CookPublic Information Officer605 N. Capital AveIdaho Falls, Idaho 83402Office: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091[email protected] Idaho Falls Police Chief...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Hires New Public Information Officer

Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.

Idaho Falls, ID – Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.  The primary focus of the position is to create an open environment for the flow of information and ideas between th...

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