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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Man Arrested Following Police Pursuit

An Idaho Falls Police Officer attempted to perform a traffic stop. When the Officer activated his emergency lights and siren signaling for the driver to pull over, the driver fled from the Officer at a high rate of speed initiating a vehicle pursuit.

Shortly before 6:00 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer in an unmarked IFPD vehicle attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle near the area of 1st Street and Fanning Avenue in relation to a felony investigation. When the Officer activated his overh...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

IFPD Arrests Two People Following SWAT Standoff

Early this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers were searching for a wanted subject, Maddeline Ovard, when they received information that Ovard and another wanted subject, Shawn Cortez, were located at an address on the 200 block of Placer Avenue.

IFPD Arrests Two People Following SWAT Standoff

Idaho Falls, ID – Early this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers were searching for a wanted subject, Maddeline Ovard, when they received information that Ovard and another wanted subject,...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

IFPD and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

IFPD is partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. IFPD is hoping to collect basic hygiene items that the Re-Entry program can then provide to past offenders who are re-entering the community.

IFPD and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. IFPD is hoping to collect b...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Two Arrested on Warrants, Drug & Weapons Offenses

On August 4 IFPD Officers arrested Dakota Clifford and Richard Veilleux on various outstanding warrants, drug, and other offenses. Clifford was previously arrested on July 22 and released on bail, but cut his ankle monitor off violating terms of release.

On August 4, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, and Richard Veilleux, a 28-year-old Idaho Falls resident, on various outstanding warrants, drug, and other offenses.

Idaho Falls Police Officers ha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

IFPD Partnering with Office of Highway Safety on Seat Belt Education

This month the IFPD has responded to 153 vehicle accidents, and 45 of those included injuries. Vehicle collisions can happen to anyone. One of the major predictive factors of injury and the seriousness of those injuries is appropriate seatbelt usage.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is partnering with the Idaho Officer of Highway Safety and law enforcement agencies across Idaho to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up.

This month the Idaho Falls Police Depa...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Three Arrested After Woman Reports Kidnap and Torture

On June 22, IFPD Dispatch received a call reporting that a woman had stopped the caller and asked them to call 911. The woman appeared to have been severely beaten with cuts on her face and told the person she had been held hostage and had just escaped...

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On June 22, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a call from a person who stated that a woman had stopped them on the street and asked them to call 911. The woman appeared to have been ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Man Arrested After Aggravated Assault, Police Chase and Home Invasion

IFPD arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Eluding, Misdemeanor Unlawful Entry, and on 3 Felony Bonneville County Bail Violation Warrants. The original charges were Felony Trafficking charges.

Earlier this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Eluding, Misdemeanor Unlawful Entry, and on three outstanding Felony Bonneville County Warrants. The warr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Man Wanted on Homicide Charge Commits Suicide as Officers Approach

On July 12, the Idaho Falls Police Department was notified by an out of state law enforcement agency that a wanted man from a homicide investigation in their jurisdiction may be in the Idaho Falls area. Officers located the suspect,

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office of California has publicly confirmed the ident...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Body Recovered from Snake River Identified

On June 5, IFPD recovered the body of a man from the Snake River. The man has been identified as Miguel A. Rodriguez, a 44-year-old Idaho Falls resident, who had previously been reported to IFPD as a missing person. He was last seen on April 17th, 2020.

On Friday, June 5th, the Idaho Falls Police Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a deceased male from the Snake River in Idaho Falls. The man has been identified as Miguel A. Rodriguez, a 44-year-old Idaho Fall...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

IFPD Seizes Two Pounds of Meth in Suspicious Package

Two packages of methamphetamine weighing 502 and 503.5 grams respectively

IFPD Officers responded to a home for a report of a suspicious package. The package was sent to the home via USPS but was not addressed to anyone who lived there and had been sent from a town in California near the southern border. A Drug K9 indicated...

On May 15th, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in Idaho Falls for a report of a suspicious package. According to the reporting party, the package was sent to their home via the US Postal Service but was not addressed to anyone who...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Hotel Employees Rescue 5 Year Old from Drowning

On May 3, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call about a missing child near a hotel on Lindsey. Nearly at the same time, another caller reported that a young boy was pulled from the canal nearby and that CPR was in progress.

On Sunday, May 3, shortly before noon, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call about a missing child near the Tru by Hilton Hotel on Lindsey Ave. The caller reported that a 5-year-old boy was missing. Nearly at the same time, another caller report...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

IFPD Debuts D91 School Pride Themed Police Vehicles

These vehicles are expected to be a positive way for students at the schools to connect with their assigned school resource officers, and also to be a symbol of IFPD’s commitment to education and safe schools in our community.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is debuting a new school pride themed patrol vehicle, driven by the School Resource Officer assigned to Eagle Rock Middle School. The IFPD Eagle Rock SRO vehicle is the first of four s...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Man Arrested For Stalking, Burglary, & Unlawful Entry

On May 2, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a man near the caller’s vehicle. The caller informed dispatch that she had an active Civil Protection Order against the man that she could now see from inside a nearby building.

On May 2, 2020, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to an address on River Parkway for a report of a man near the caller’s vehicle. The caller informed dispatch that she had an active Civil Protection Order against th...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Local & National Architect Team Selected to Design Idaho Falls Police Complex

The selection process, which has taken place over the past several months, has resulted in the selection of a partnership between an Idaho Falls based local architectural firm, and a national expert in the architectural design of police facilities.

Two-Agency Architect Team Selected for Idaho Falls Police Complex Design

Partnership Includes Local Firm & National Expert in Police Facilities

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department and City of Idaho Falls are excited to...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Graffiti Investigation Results in Felony Vandalism Arrests

Two officers in the Idaho Falls Police Gang Unit, which handles graffiti investigations, have been investigating a string of vandalism along with the help of other IFPD Patrol Officers. On March 22, two individuals were arrested for Felony Vandalism.

Over the last couple weeks, Idaho Falls Police Officers have been notified of a string of vandalism in the form of graffiti around Idaho Falls. This particular graffiti included common colors, words/letters, and was found on multiple private residences, g...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Adjustments at IFPD and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter due to COVID-19

“It is our intent that these changes will have minimal impact on the service our community members receive while having a significant impact on the possible spread of COVID-19. Bottom line if you need a police officer you will still get a police officer."

The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are implementing adjustments in conjunction with the worldwide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. These adjustments are intended to be temporary and have been made with CDC and Easte...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Three Idaho Falls Residents Connected to Multi-State Crime Spree

The IFPD Special Investigations Unit is investigating 3 Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho & a homicide in California. IFPD is partnering with LAPD and other agencies.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department Special Investigations Unit is investigating three Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho and a homici...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Man Arrested Safely Following Standoff with IFPD SWAT Team

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On Tuesday, Feb 18th, IFPD arrested Brett Karinen, a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident, following an investigation into a domestic violence incident and a two-and-a-half-hour standoff with IFPD Patrol Officers and the IFPD SWAT team.

Idaho Falls, ID – On Tuesday, February 18th, the Idaho Falls Police Department arrested Brett Karinen, a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident, following an investigation into a domestic violence incident and a two-and-a-half-hour standoff w...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Felony Heroin Trafficking Arrest

On January 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 150 Houston Circle for a report that two people were passed on in a vehicle outside a business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the two occupants inside.

On January 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 150 Houston Circle for a report that two people were passed on in a vehicle outside a business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the two occupants inside.

An officer was able t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Located Prior to Owner Realizing It Was Stolen

On January 31st, at approximately 12:40 a.m. an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 1st street and St. Clair Avenue when he initiated a traffic stop. The officer determined the vehicle had been stolen.

On January 31st, at approximately 12:40 a.m. an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 1st street and St. Clair Avenue when he approached a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. As the officer approached, the vehicle began slowly...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Officer Seizes Pound of Meth After Witnessing Drug Deal

On Jan 31, around 10 pm, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Jennie Lee Drive when he witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal. After a short pursuit the Officer apprehended Jesse Kirby and located over a pound of methamphetamine.

On January 31, shortly after 10 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Jennie Lee Drive when he witnessed two vehicles pull in to a parking lot and park next to each other. The officer watched the occupants of the two vehicles i...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Domestic Battery Following 911 Hang-Up Investigation

Dispatch received a 911 call and could hear yelling and a woman asking for help before the line disconnected. An IFPD Officer responding to the call's location passed a vehicle leaving the area and saw a passenger mouth, “Help me,” out the window.

Idaho Falls, ID – On January 25th at approximately 3:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call. The Emergency Communications Officer (Dispatcher) could hear yelling and a woman asking for help saying she was scared. The l...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Meth Trafficking Arrest After Driver Attempts to Elude Officers

Two women arrested after attempting to flee from officers in a motor vehicle. Passenger found in possession of trafficking amounts of methamphetamine.

On January 25th, shortly before midnight, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th street and Fife Avenue when the officer saw a vehicle driving east on 17th street with its headlights off. The officer caught up to the vehicle at t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Anniversary of Disappearance of Jed Hall

January 22 marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Until definitive evidence of his whereabouts and/or well-being are obtained, the Idaho Falls Police Department will continue to search for Jed.

Yesterday, January 22, marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Since his disappearance, Idaho Falls Police Investigators have made significant efforts to locate Jed but t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Child

The Idaho Falls Police Department is conducting an investigation that has led to the arrest of Richard Dutton, a 51-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child and Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is conducting an investigation that has led to the arrest of Richard Dutton, a 51-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child and Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

On January 7th, staff at an a...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Injury to a Child

On Jan 16, a four-month-old infant was transported to to Primary Children’s with head injuries. IFPD Detectives have been investigating the child's injuries and on Jan 16, the infant's father was arrested on two counts of Felony Injury to a Child.

On January 6, a four-month-old child was taken to Idaho Falls Community Hospital after parents reported that the child had fallen off the father’s lap and was displaying symptoms consistent with a head injury. The infant was found to have a brai...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

IFPD & BCSO Remind Public to Celebrate Safely this New Years

The Idaho Falls Police and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies have joined agencies across the state in ITD’s Impaired Driving Mobilization this holiday season. Since the mobilization began on Dec. 11, BCSO has had 14 DUI Cases and IFPD has had 12.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho Falls Police Department have joined agencies across the state in participating in the Idaho Transportation Department’s Impaired Driving Mobilization through the holiday season. &nbs...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Man Arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer

Man arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer. This is the twenty-third time an Idaho Falls Police Officer has been assaulted/battered, that resulted in arrest charges, during the course of their duties in 2019.

On Sunday, December 29th just after 2:00 a.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th Street and Holmes Avenue. The officer recognized the driver of a vehicle on the roadway as a person he knew to have an outstanding warrant and ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

IFPD Promotes Four Officers

The Idaho Falls Police Department held a ceremony for four recent promotions. Captain Jeremy Galbreaith, Lieutenant Jessica Marley, Sergeant Craig Morgan, and Sergeant Malin Reynolds have each been promoted from their previous ranks.

The Idaho Falls Police Department recently held a promotion ceremony for four recent promotions. Captain Jeremy Galbreaith, Lieutenant Jessica Marley, Sergeant Craig Morgan, and Sergeant Malin Reynolds have each been promoted from their previous ranks.

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

IFPD Starts Pilot Motorcycle Officer Program

This summer, the Idaho Falls Police Department has launched a new pilot program for motorcycle officers. Two officers who are part of the Traffic Unit have swapped their patrol vehicles for motorcycles.

This summer, the Idaho Falls Police Department has launched a new pilot program for motorcycle officers. Two officers who are part of the Traffic Unit have swapped their patrol vehicles for motorcycles.

Idaho Falls roadways are traveled daily by thousands ...

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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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