News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2018

UPDATED: Suspect in custody (Original title: Police seek help of public to locate suspect...)

Update (7:30 PM): Tanisha Hill turned herself in to police, who verified the 4 year old boy is safe.

Hill was booked into Bonneville County jail on charges of aggravated assault. Potential charges related to the hit and run incident are still pending.

Original NewsFlash: Idaho Falls police are searching for 39 year old Tanisha Hill, who is believed to be armed and is likely to have her 4 year old son with her.At approximately 11:15 P.M. on Saturday, April 22nd, Idaho Falls police responded to report of...

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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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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: 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 26, 2018

Idaho Falls Police confiscate another 505 grams of drugs

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:Holly CookPublic Information OfficerOffice: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091[email protected]

With the help of IFPD’s K9 Orkan, police seized 504 grams of marijuana and 1.4 grams of methamphetamine....

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two men with knives arrested after foot pursuit with IFPD

“They all really did an incredible job,” said Chief Johnson. “Officers used really good judgment, de-escalated the incident very well and the scene was very well contained.”

Idaho Falls, ID – Anthony Raymond Orona, 21, and Joseph Hector Avilez, 18, were arrested Friday by Idaho Falls Police after a short foot pursuit.

At approximately 12:40 AM, Idaho Falls Police responded to a disturbance call on the 1300 block of S...

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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: February 3, 2018

Missing man, Jimmy Rodriguez, has been found.

Police have confirmed the missing man, 55 year old Jimmy Rodriguez of Idaho Falls, has been found. Rodriguez was found outside near Highway 20 and Lindsay Boulevard by one of the members of a search party which was organized to locate him. Mr. Rodriguez w...

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Police Department News
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: February 1, 2018

IFPD Requesting Assistance Finding Missing Adult Male

The Idaho Falls Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance finding a missing adult male last seen on January 24.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance finding a missing adult male.

Jimmy Rodriguez is a 55-year-old male last seen at approximately 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2018 near the 1200 bloc...

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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: January 26, 2018

IFPD releases names of officers involved in shooting on January 23rd

The incident lasted only 22 minutes, from the time the call came in to police to the time the man was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:Holly Cook

Public Information Officer

605 N. Capital AveIdaho Falls, Idaho 83402Office: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091

[email protected]

IFPD releases names of officers inv...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Three men arrested in Grand Theft at Grand Teton Mall

CEBALLOS-GALINDO  | HERMOSILLO  | ALEXANDER

On Tuesday, two men with Felony warrants stole merchandise at the Buckle, JC Penney and Macys. They tried to flee in a car driven by a third man. All three were arrested. The merchandise was recovered as well as a .22 caliber gun and drug paraphernalia.

Idaho Falls, ID – On Tuesday, January 9th at approximately 1:05 PM, Idaho Falls Police were dispatched to the Grand Teton Mall parking lot near S 25th

East.

Employees from the Buckle, a retail clothing store inside the mall, witnessed two males sh...

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Police Department News
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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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.

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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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 and ideas between th...

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