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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Felony Aggravated Batter Arrest

Royer Huamani Quispe

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 2:23 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho for a disturbance report. Deputies witnessed a person who had just exited from a hotel side door who was yelling ...

and appeared to be angry with a large wooden plank in his hand. This person was later identified at Royer Huamani Quispe, age 24 of Ketchum, Idaho. Huamani Quispe appeared to be in some sort of confrontation with hotel employee Zynall Kumar, age 35 of Las...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Horse Trailer Crash on Galena Summit

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 9:38 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 75 at Milepost 158, near the top of Galena Summit. The driver of a 2007 silver Chevrolet pickup, Ann M. Wartman,

....age 50 of Meridian, Idaho, told deputies she was traveling southbound when she lost control at the top of the summit and slid into the northbound lane, striking a 2006 white Ford F350 pickup, with a 18’ long horse trailer with horses inside, driven by...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Head on Collision in Picabo

On October 11, 2018 approximately 6:09 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a head on collision on Highway 20 in Picabo, Idaho. Martin Weck, age 31 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was traveling east on Hwy 20 in...

a 2008 Dodge Caravan, when he attempted to turn left into the gas station at the Picabo Country Store. Weck failed to yield to McKenna Nebeker, age 27 of Moore, Idaho driving westbound in a 2010 black Nissan Murano. Nebeker was extricated from her vehicle...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Fatality Accident Near SNRA

Auto Accident 10-13-18 - 47529 - Nils Ribi - 2

On October 13, 2018 at approximately 1:41 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash with injuries at milepost 137.5 on State Hwy 75 north of Ketchum, Idaho. Deputies discovered a 1999 silver BMW

...laying on it roof off the southbound side of the highway. The driver and sole occupant, Douglas D. D’Andrea, age 62 of Ketchum, Idaho, was found deceased at the scene. Witnesses reported that D’Andrea was traveling northbound at a h...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Press Release - Burglary Arrest

Hunter Dean

On October 10, 2018 detectives from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Hunter David Dean, age 21 of Hailey, Idaho, for felony Burglary,

I.C. 18-1401 following an investigation into a theft on September 24 or 25, 2018 at Webb Nursery, located south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The investigation showed that Dean, a former employee of the nursery, allegedly used a lockbox code to gain entry into the m...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Press Release - Grand Theft Arrest

Michael Barbee

Following an investigation, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michael A. Barbee, age 32 of Hailey, Idaho, on September 27, 2018 for felony Grand Theft, I.C. 18-2407.

Barbee is allegedly to have stolen a Fuji Film Sonosite Ultrasound machine and probe valued at approximately $60,000 from a medical conference held at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum on 09/22/2018. Barbee was released from custody on a $2,500 bond.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Press Release - Felony Drug Arrest

Douglas Allen

On 09/28/2018 at approximately 6:32 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle located near 173 Foothill Rd. in Carey, Idaho.

Deputies located Douglas L. Allen, age 24 of Hailey, Idaho, in a silver 1997 Infiniti. It was determined Allen had an outstanding warrant to failure to appear on a previous charge. During a search of his person incident to the warrant arrest, deputies loc...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Press Release North Fork Trailer Park Arrest

Morton L. Zerby

On September 21, 2018 at approximately 2:24 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff Office were dispatched to reports of possible shots fired and an individual disturbing the peace at the North Fork Trailer Park located at 13574 Highway 75,

 north of Ketchum, Idaho. Witnesses reported what they believed to be the sound of firing of a rifle coming from an individual near a bonfire.

When located, Morton Lee Zerby, age 59 of Bellevue, Idaho, was confrontational and non-complaint. Zerby ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Gannet Rd. Crash Investigation Leads to Felony Arrest

A crash scene investigation by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office into an August 8, 2018 rollover injury crash on Gannett Rd. south of Labrador Lane in Bellevue, Idaho has resulted in the identification of the actual driver of one of the vehicles.

Calub Carl Castle, age 23 of Bellevue, Idaho, allegedly fled the scene immediately after the crash.

The investigation determined that two white trucks were traveling south side by side at speeds well above the posted speed limit. The other vehicle was driv...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Press Release - Timmerman Motorcycle Crash

On September 20, 2018 at approximately 12:04 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a single motorcycle crash on Highway 75 near milepost 97 approximately ¼ mile south of Timmerman in Bellevue, Idaho.

George J. Benfit, age 43 of Fullerton, California, was traveling south when he lost control of a 2016 Triumph Tiger motorcycle as he attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle. Benfit who was wearing a helmet and protective riding clothing was thrown ahead...

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