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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Police seek information about a walker found in the Snake River

2018-08-14 Walker found in Snake River

Idaho Falls Police are seeking more information about a walker found in the Snake River in the downtown area.

At 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report of a walker, a stabilizing device used to assist people with mobili...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

IFPD suspends D.A.R.E. Program Participation Due to Officer Shortage

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is temporarily suspending involvement in the D.A.R.E. program until officers can be hired and trained to fill 14 open positions.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is temporarily suspending involvement in the D.A.R.E. program until officers can be hired and trained to fill 14 open positions. Officers who were previously assigned to teach D.A.R.E ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

We need your help to find vandal(s) who smashed windows at Fox Hollow Elementary

Vandalism on 7/24/2018

Idaho Falls Police are seeking the help of the community to find the person or people responsible for breaking several windows on Monday night.

Vandal(s) broke 17 panes of glass between 9:00 p.m. Monday night and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the school custodian at Fox Hollow Elementary off Bellin Road discovered the damage and notified police. There were no signs ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Blackfoot man charged with Vehicular Manslaughter after fatal motorcycle crash last month

Man charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

A Blackfoot man has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter after Idaho Falls Police completed the investigation of a crash which killed an 18-year-old Idaho Falls man driving a motorcycle last month.

On June 19th just before 5:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

“Spirit Ride” coming to Idaho Falls Friday to raise awareness of “move over” laws

Local businessman Wyatt Pickering received a call late Thursday afternoon asking whether he and his company could help with the American Towman Spirit Ride. Even though it was only a few hours away, Pickering answered without hesitation, “Absolutely.”

What's The Spirit Ride?  (From atspiritride.com)  Many are calling the Spirit Ride America's Traveling Memorial Day for First Responders. Founded by American Towman Magazine and B/A Products, the Ride's mission is to pr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

6 ways to keep your family safe on Independence Day

6 ways to be safe on 4th of July

The Idaho Falls Police Department wants you remind of ways you and your family can prevent your kids from being lost or hurt as you attend the Independence Day activities.

1. Take a photo ON July 4th.  On the morning of Independence Day, take a photo of each of your kids. A photo with kids in their current clothing can help locate children much faster and more easily if they become separated from you.2. Have your c...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Four of IFPD's longest serving officers set to retire

Goodman - Billman - McKenna - 6-27-2018

Three of the them signed off for the final time on Wednesday, June 27th.

Officer Mark Goodman, Officer Lynn Billman and Sergeant Pat McKenna said “goodbye” to their teammates and “hello” to retirement. 

All three long-time veterans of the Idaho Falls Police Department gave their ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

Craig Blankenship, 36, was arrested on a Felony charge of Robbery after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on W. Broadway around 9:30 on Tuesday morning.

Thanks to the teamwork of the bank and other local businesses, the police department, community ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police seek help of the public to locate man who robbed bank Tuesday morning

Original post: At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man went into the Bank of Commerce located at 1730 W. Broadway. He gave bank employees a note demanding money, who gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night: bit.ly/craig626

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Update 9:00 PM, 6/26

Craig Blankenship, 36, was identified and arrested by the IFPD within 11 hours after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on West Broadway earlier tha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

President and CEO of Bank of Commerce proud of employees, has full confidence in IFPD

President and CEO of the Bank of Commerce Tom Romrell has no doubt that IFPD will conduct a thorough investigation which will lead to apprehension of the robbery suspect.
*UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night*

Update: Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

President & CEO Romrell commented on the robbery which occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26th at the Bank of Commerce located at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 24, 2018

IFPD & SWAT team apprehend barricaded man in home near Sunnyside & Rollandet

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At approximately 7:00 PM, Idaho Falls Police responded to an incident near West Sunnyside Road and Rollandet Street. 

By 9:30 PM, the suspect was successfully apprehended and police there is no threat to the public.

Initially, Idaho Falls Public Sa...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a child; Police fear other children may have been victims

Anyone who is concerned that this man, Eric Kidman, may have had contact with other children and could have taken other recordings or photographs should immediately call Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch at (208) 529-1200.

On Thursday, June 21st, Idaho Falls police arrested 23-year-old Eric Kidman on the charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 by making a photographic or electronic recording.

Kidman confessed to placing a video camera in a 13-year-old girl&...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Police honor citizens and officers for excellence

Note: A video of the entirety of the awards ceremony can be found on the IFPD’s Facebook page.

On June 19, 2018, the Idaho Falls Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Six citizens and 5 police officers re...

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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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 je...

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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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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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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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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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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Police Department News
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.

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

  • Sergeant Scott Killian will be promoted to Lieutenant and will be transferred from detectives to patrol.
  • Detective Jessica Marley will be promoted to Serg...
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Police Department News
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 a...

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