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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Press Release: Felony Battery on Certain Personnel Arrest

Rowland

On November 26, 2019 at approximately 8:45 PM deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple disorderly conduct complaints from local bars.

The complaints were in reference to an intoxicated patron, Shannon L. Rowland, age 47 of Hailey, Idaho.

At approximately 9:00 PM, a local hotel called to report further disorderly conduct by Rowland and he was subsequently arrested for Resisting or Obstruc...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Press Release: Highway 75 and Ohio Gulch Road Crash

Ohio Gulch

On November 22, 2019 at approximately 8:05 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Highway 75 at Ohio Gulch Road. The accident involved a Blaine County School District Bus and a 2003 White Honda Odyssey minivan.

It was determined that the 2003 Honda was northbound on Highway 75 and being driven by Beverly Palomera, 31 of Bellevue, ID and occupied by a passenger, Antoinette Cueto Diaz, 42 of Hailey,ID. The driver of the school bus, Tonya Marshall, 31 of Bellevue, ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Results in Methamphetamine Arrest

Arthur Callery

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for excessive speed on U.S. Highway 20 near milepost 188 approximately 3 miles west of Picabo, Idaho.

The driver was identified as Arthur Francis Callery, age 69 of Shoshone, Idaho. During the stop, BCSO K9 Kimber performed a free air sniff and alerted on the vehicle which resulted in an arrest. 

Callery was charged with one felony count of Posses...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Press Release – Single Vehicle Fatality

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 5:41 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near Cottonwood Creek Circle, just north of Hailey, Idaho.

Jeffrey C. Browne, age 50 of Hailey, was identified as the driver and sole occupant of a 2004 blue Jeep Grand Cherokee. The investigation determined that Browne was traveling southbound on Highway 75 when he vehicle left the roadway south of Cottonwood Cr...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Press Release – Accidental Death

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at approximately 4:41 pm deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that a car had fallen on an individual at the Andorra Village in Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies determined that Jhon Miguel Lopez-Macha, age 37 of Ketchum, had been seen working underneath his vehicle, a 1993 red Ford Explorer, by himself that afternoon. At some point, his family noticed he was not responding when they went to speak to him....

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Press Release-Felony Domestic Battery Arrest

Bobadilla-Javier Press Release

On November 1, 2019 at approximately 8:50 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence north of Hailey for a report of a Domestic Battery in progress.

Once on scene and after investigating the incident, Ronny H. Javier-Bobadilla, age 25 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested for Felony Domestic Battery pursuant to Idaho Code 18-918 (2) (a).

Javier-Bobadilla is schedule to be arraigned today at 1:30 PM

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Press Release- Narcotics Enforcement Team Arrest

Stephanie Evans

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at approximately 8:20 AM, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Stephanie Evans, age 56 of Hailey, Idaho, for one felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Idaho Code 37-2732 (A)(1)(A).

The charges stem from a Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation. Evans is being held in the Blaine County Detention Center and is scheduled for arraignment today at 1:30 PM.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted October 24, 2019 @ 10:15 am

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Heroin Trafficking Arrest

Koby Slade Sliwicki

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Koby Slade Sliwicki, age 29 of Bellevue, Idaho was arrested for felony drug trafficking as a result of a joint investigation between the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Inspector’s Office.

Detectives were alerted on October 7, 2019 to a suspicious package by an inspector of the U.S. Postal Service. A search warrant was obtained and the package was opened. On October 18, 2019, postal employees allowed the package to be picked up at the Belle...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child

McKitrick Burse

On Monday, October 21, 2019, at approximately 1:29 am, a deputy from the Ketchum Police Divison of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible domestic battery in progress at a residence in Ketchum.

After investigation, McKitrick Lemone Burse, age 45 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested for one felony count of Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, I.C. 18-918(4). 

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted October 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Narcotics Enforcement Team Nets Two Locals

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested two local men for trafficking in methamphetamine.

The arrests stem from a Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation. Raul Amado-Duarte, age 27 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested at 11:14 a.m. in Hailey, Idaho and charged with one felony count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B(A)(4). Marco Ant...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Press Release – Second Excessive DUI Leads to Felony Arrest

Jan Brown

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver traveling eastbound on US Highway 20 from the Highway 75 junction in Blaine County, Idaho.

Once the vehicle was located near milepost 184, the deputy identified Jan Marie Brown, age 49 of Featherville, Idaho as the driver and sole occupant of the grey 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. The deputy witnessed signs of intoxication and initiated field sobriety ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Press Release DUI Results in Drug Charges

Sheryl Dawn Fullmer

On Monday, October 7, 2019, at approximately 9:29 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on Main Street near the intersection of Walnut Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Sheryl Dawn Fullmer, age 57 of Bellevue, Idaho, who was the driver and sole occupant of a grey 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004, and Possession of Open Containe...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Press Release – Burglary Arrest

Zackariah Kandler

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, a Fairfield man was charged with two felony counts of Burglary, I.C. 18-1401.

An investigation into a string of recent valley burglaries led Blaine County Sheriff’s Office detectives to arrest Zackariah Levi Kandler, age 31. Kandler reportedly entered or attempted to enter at least five homes using unlocked back doors.&am...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Press Release – Cold Springs Crash

Casali Flanagan crash

On Friday, October 4, 2019 at approximately 5:39 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision with injuries on Highway 75 and Cold Springs Drive, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Daniel Paul Casali, age 72 of Ketchum, Idaho, was driving southbound a black 1998 Audi A4. Casali reported that he had slowed and entered the left turn lane in preparation for turning onto Cold Springs Road when the collision occurred with Ned Raymond Fla...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

Raul Angel Delacruz

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at approximately 2:54 a.m., a deputy of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office patrolling Highway 75 south of Ketchum, Idaho conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 Toyota T100 truck near milepost 126 north of Hospital Drive.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Raul Angel Delacruz, age 41 of Ketchum. After conducting an investigation, Delacruz was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Press Release – Felony Driving Under the Influence Arrest

Scott Campbell

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 6:52 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a citizen report of a possible intoxicated driver southbound on Highway 75 north of Hailey, Idaho.

Once the vehicle was located, the deputy observed the driver commit a driving infraction and initiated a traffic stop on McKercher Blvd. Scott D. Campbell, age 57 of Hailey, Idaho was identified as the driver and sole occupant of the grey 2000 Toyota Land...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Press Release – Bicycle Grand Theft

Alexandru Vezentan

On Monday, September 30, 2019, at approximately 5:18 p.m., a deputy from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho for a report relating to a previously stolen bicycle.

Hotel employees reported that an individual was attempting to sell a 2018 silver Salsa Pony Rustler KX1 trail bicycle, valued in excess of $2,000, which had been reported stolen on September 16, 2019. Upon investigation, Alexandru Vezentan, age 23 of Ketc...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Press Release: Traffic Stop Leads to Possession of a Stolen Vehicle Charge

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On September 29, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM a deputy from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2019 Ford F-250 on US Highway 20 near Picabo, Idaho.

The vehicle was stopped for exceeding the post speed limit. The driver, later identified as Craig W. Huff, age 30, of Mackay, Idaho was uncooperative with the deputy and provided a fake name and refused to provide a driver’s license.

Huff was arrested for ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Press Release – Warrant Arrest Results in Drug Charges

Kyle Callaghan

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a Bellevue man was arrested on a warrant on East Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho that later resulted in both felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

While patrolling the downtown core, a deputy from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office came in contact with Kyle Nicholas Callaghan, age 28. Upon determining that Callaghan had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Press Release – Three Teens Involved in Fatal Rollover

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, at approximately 4:16 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover with injuries on Highway 75 near Lake Creek Drive located north of Ketchum, Idaho.

The vehicle, a tan 2001 GMC Yukon, was driven by a 16-year-old female.  Two passengers were also in the vehicle, a 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old female. All three occupants were local residents. One of the teens died as a result of the crash...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release: Three Vehicle Crash on HWY 75 at Woodside Blvd.

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On September 3rd, 2019 at approximately 8:32 AM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Hailey Police Department responded to a three vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near the intersection of Woodside Blvd. in Hailey, Idaho.

All three vehicles were travelling north bound on State Highway 75. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Valerie Rush, age 52 of Bellevue, Idaho, rear ended a 1990 Ford Bronco II driven by Ross W. Cooper, age 28 of Bellevue. Cooper’s vehicle th...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release: One Vehicle Rollover on US Highway 20 at MP 170

Martin Crash Press Release 09-03-19

On September 1st, 2019 at approximately 11:21 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on US Highway 20 at mile post 170 near Moonstone Landing.

Deputies made contact with the sole occupant and driver of the silver 1996 Toyota 4Runner, Riley O. Martin, age 27 of Boise, Idaho. Martin sustained serious injuries in the crash. A witness and the crash investigation revealed that Martin was driving west...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release-Felony Domestic Battery with Child Present

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On August 31st, 2019 at approximately 8:56 PM deputies of from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance in West Ketchum.

Once on scene deputies found a male subject bleeding from his head and face. After investigating the incident, Jeanna L. Smith, age 47 of Ketchum, Idaho was arrested for Domestic Battery with a Child Present, a felony under Idaho Code 18-918(4).

Smith is s...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Press Release: Police Contract Refund to the City of Ketchum

The Blaine County Sheriff and the Blaine County Board of Commissioners are proud to announce that on August 19th, 2019 a check in the amount of $135,991, generated from savings through the law enforcement contract, was paid to the City of Ketchum, Idaho.

Over the past 10 years, this contract, in which the Blaine County Sheriff’s office provides law enforcement services to the City of Ketchum, has resulted in savings of over $927,000. Through proper management, leadership, supervision and fiscal ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Press Release- Two Vehicle Crash at Hwy 75/20 Intersection

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On August 20, 2019 at approximately 5:30 PM deputies form the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to State Highway 75 and the junction with US Highway 20 for a two vehicle crash.

Initial reports stated one of the vehicles hit a power pole, with power lines blocking a portion of the roadway and one of vehicles was on fire. With help from citizens, the fire was extinguished before emergency personnel arrived.

The crash investigation ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Press Release-Couple Rescued From Boulder City

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On August 19, 2019 at approximately 2:47 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Boulder City historical area, in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, for a report of a UTV accident.

It was reported that the UTV had rolled on its side approximately 5 miles up Boulder Creek from Highway 75 north of Ketchum, Idaho located near mile post 141. The elderly couple who were operating the UTV we not injured but they needed assistance getting ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Press Release – Felony Malicious Injury to Property

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at approximately 5:40 p.m., an inmate being transported in custody from the Blaine County Detention Center to the Ada County Jail, caused damage to a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.

Deputies stated that while en route on Highway 75 south of milepost 94, Sky TG Thompson, age 42 of Reno, Nevada, began kicking the right rear passenger window, hitting his head on the glass, and demanding to be let out of the vehicle. Thompson, who was se...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Press Release -Triple Fatality Alcohol Involved Collision

Matthew Park

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 1:19 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20 at milepost 173, east of Hot Springs Landing.

The collision occurred at the site of a temporary traffic signal for the Idaho Transportation Department’s bridge construction project south of Bellevue, Idaho. Upon arrival, deputies located a white 1995 Dodge Pickup in the roadway with extensi...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery

Katherine Brown

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible domestic incident at the Crestview Apartments in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon arrival, officers found Katherine Alexandria Brown, age 26 of Ketchum, Idaho attempting to leave the scene in her vehicle. Upon investigation, officers also found a 32-year-old male with visible injuries from an alleged domestic altercation with Brow...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Failure to return to work release- Felony Escape Charge

Patlan-Baeza

On the evening of July 27, 2019 Mario Patlan-Baeza (21 YOA from Hailey,ID), who is an inmate of the Blaine County Detention Center, was serving a sentence on the Work Release Program. He failed to report back to the Detention Center after his work day.

Paltan-Baeza was serving an alternative sentence for an original charge of Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance out of Blaine County, both felonies. It is required for work release inmates to immediately check back into the Detention Center a...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at approximately 6:43 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff Office were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover at milepost 191 on US Highway 20, just east of Picabo, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies found the single occupant of the vehicle, Yvette M. Cabrito, age 34 of Bellevue, Idaho, deceased. It was determined that Cabrito was driving eastbound on Hwy 20 in a 2003 Honda Civic when she lost control. Based on the investigation...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Press Release – Bicycle vs. Vehicle Collision

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On Saturday, July 13, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a bicycle vs. vehicle collision near Fifth Street and Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

William T. Whittenberg, age 25 of Ketchum, Idaho, was riding a road bike westbound on Fifth Street between Leadville Avenue and Main Street. The crash scene investigation indicated that as Whittenberg traveled downhill he collided with the rear of a white...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Press Release – Two Vehicle Highway Collision at Ohio Gulch

Ohio Gulch Crash

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at approximately 2:47 p.m., Blaine County Communications received a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of State Highway 75 and Ohio Gulch Road, north of Hailey, Idaho.

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies and personnel from Wood River Fire and Rescue and Ketchum Fire Department responded to the scene. A Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy who was patrolling in the area arrived within a minute of the ac...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Press Release – Motorcycle vs. Tractor Fatality Collision

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On Saturday, June 29, 2019, at approximately 3:07 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle vs. tractor collision with injuries on Main Street in Carey, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation indicates Richard E. Fox, age 54 of Bagley, Minnesota, was riding a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he impacted the left rear tire and rim of a 1969 John Deer tractor while passing. The driver of the tractor, Chance J. M...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Press Release – Floating Accident on Big Wood River

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On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m. emergency responders were dispatched to a report of a rafter stuck on a log near a bridge in the Big Wood River south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office found an inflatable raft partially submerged and lodged against a fallen log in the middle of the river. Two men were attempting to keep the head of the victim, Nicholas Patrick Mill...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Press Release – Motorcycle Fatality Crash

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, at approximately 9:22 p.m. hours, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries on Little Wood Reservoir Rd. near Hunt Lane, in Carey, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies found Hyrum L. Nielsen, age 23 of Carey, Idaho, deceased at the scene. Crash scene investigation indicates that Nielsen, driving a black 1982 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling north on Little Reservoir Rd. when he left the roadway on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Press Release – Timmerman Junction Crash

Junction Crash

On Friday May 31, 2019 at approximately 3:37 p.m., a two vehicle crash occurred at the junction of State Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 20 near the Timmerman Rest Area in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation by Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies indicates that Taylor L. Noles, age 23 of Idaho Falls, Idaho was traveling west on Highway 20 in a 2018 black Ford Escape with two minor children. Noles failed to yield at the ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at approximately 10:01 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop that resulted in a felony drug arrest on Glenbrook Drive in Hailey, Idaho.

Brandon Bailey Szabo, age 30 of Bellevue, Idaho, was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(C)1, misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), I.C. 37-2732(C)3, and misdemeanor Possession o...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Press Release – Fatal Head-On Collision

On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at approximately 9:54 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two vehicle, head-on, collision just south of the Elkhorn Road intersection on State Highway 75, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Sadly, this accident resulted in multiple loss of life.

A 2010 black Volvo driven by Peter Jarvis, age 82 of Sun Valley, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 when it left its lane, crossed over the center lane divider, and entered into the northbound ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Press Release – Speeding Leads to Felony DUI Arrest

On Sunday May 26, 2019 at approximately 10:47 pm, Salvador Gomez-Cruz, age 58 of Wendell, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004(C), by deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

Gomez-Cruz was stopped for traveling in excess of the post speed on Highway 75 near the intersection of Highway 20 in southern Blaine County, Idaho. Gomez-Cruz was subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving under the Influence. During booking, it was ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Press Release – Felony Arrest

On Sunday May 19, 2019 at approximately 3:42 a.m. deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic battery at Andora Villa in Ketchum, Idaho.

Based upon their investigation, Luis Alberto Velasquez Reyes, age 29 of Ketchum, Idaho, was charged with felony Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923, and misdemeanor Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, 18-918(4). Velasquez Reyes remains in the Bl...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Press Release – Two Vehicle Accident on Hwy 75 near Peregrine Ranch

Pullin Cisneros Collision

On Friday May 17, 2019 at approximately 1:06 pm, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle collision on State Highway 75 near Peregrine Ranch north of Hailey, Idaho.

William T. Pullin, age 18 of Ketchum, Idaho, was traveling northbound on Hwy 75 in a silver Ford F150 truck when a black Ford Focus stopped in front of him in the northbound lane to allow another vehicle to turn left into Chapman Ranch. Pullin was unable ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Press Release-K9 Sniff Search Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

On Friday May 10, 2019 at approximately 9:14 AM, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karen M. Roscoe, age 64 of Hailey, Idaho for Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732 (C)(1), a felony,

and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C 37-2734(A), a misdemeanor.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team and a traffic stop conducted by Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies. The traffic stop occurre...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Press Release – Driver Ejected in Single Vehicle Rollover

Thalia Stewart crash

On Monday May 6, 2019 at approximately 6:17 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 95 south of the Timmerman Junction in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

The accident reconstruction investigation indicates Thalia D. Stewart, age 32 of Twin Falls, Idaho, was the sole occupant in a grey 1997 Toyota 4-Runner traveling northbound on Hwy 75 when her vehicle traveled off the roadway. Stewart over-corrected and t...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Press Release – Fatal Crash on Hwy 20

On Saturday May 4, 2019 at approximately 10:05 a.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 20 near milepost 191 near the Susie Q Ranch east of Picabo, Idaho.

Dakota R. Pettit, age 19 of Carey, Idaho, was the sole occupant in a 1996 white Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling eastbound on Hwy 20. Deputies determined Pettit’s vehicle left the right side of the road and traveled briefly on the shoulder. As the ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Press Release - Blaine County Sheriff K-9 Program

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The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is excited to announce our new K-9 Program. After extensive research by our team, Sheriff Steve Harkins supported and approved the development of two drug detection/tracking canine teams.

The mission of our new K-9 program is to support law enforcement efforts and enhance community relations in Blaine County, Idaho. Along with drug detection, the two teams are trained in human tracking, warrant searches, and evidence location. They will wo...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Marisol Perez Gamino

On Monday April 29, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a deputy from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for excessive speed on Highway 75 near milepost 93, just north of the Lincoln County line.

The driver, Marisol Perez Gamino, age 19 of Gannett, Idaho, was arrested for Driving without Privileges, I.C. 18-8001, a misdemeanor.

During a search of her vehicle, deputies discovered a small bag containing a controlled substance. Perez Gamino was additi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Press Release – Rollover Crash in Muldoon Canyon

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On Friday April 26, 2019 at approximately 7:58 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover on Muldoon Canyon Road, approximately .6 miles east of Bayhorse Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho.

A black 2002 GMC Envoy rolled two and half times coming to rest on its roof on the north side of the road. The driver, a 15 year old juvenile, reported losing control as he came around a curve while heading west. Both the driver and his 13 year old passen...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Press Release – Felony DUI

Christine Cordeau

On Thursday April 25, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Christine Obeline Cordeau, age 35 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004, at the Blaine County Public Safety Facility.

Deputies determined that Cordeau had driven to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office under the influence. 

A review of Cordeau’s criminal history during booking indicated she had prior convictions for DUI in 2012 and 2017. Cordeau...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Press Release – Deputies Respond to Multiple Collisions

Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple injury collisions over the past week. On Thursday April 18, 2019 at approximately 12:23 p.m., a two vehicle collision occurred on HWY 75 near Countryside Blvd., south of Hailey.

Natalie Wilson, age 28 of Hailey, Idaho reported that while traveling southbound on Highway 75, in a 1994 green Chevrolet truck, she saw a brown terrier “looking” dog run out in front of her truck. Wilson stopped abruptly to avoid the ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

Lance Cole

On Wednesday April 17, 2019 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Lance Darin Cole, age 49 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004(C), by deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

A BCSO deputy stopped Cole for traveling 66 mph in the 55 mph speed zone on Highway 75 near Buttercup Rd., north of Hailey, Idaho.  Cole showed signs of intoxication and was asked to perform Standard Field Sobriety tests. Upon failing the tests, ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Press Release –Rescue Aids Occupants of Stuck Vehicle

On Sunday March 24, 2019 at approximately 1:22 a.m. the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office was notified three individuals driving a vehicle on the Minidoka/Arco Road in southeastern Blaine County, Idaho had become stuck in the mud and snow.

Nicholas Carson, age 33, Isaac Chatterton, age 35, John Lucchese, age 34, all of Pocatello Idaho, initially had requested assistance from a friend. After spending approximately 18 hours in the desert, the threesome contacted 911 because they were cold, ru...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Joint Press Release - Flood Preparation Meeting

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A community meeting to discuss flood preparations will be held Thursday April 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Campus Auditorium in Hailey, Idaho. All Blaine County residents are invited to attend.

Information related to local ordinances on proper sand bag and bladder placement, CodeRed notifications, and evacuation procedures will be presented with other flood related topics. Chris Corwin from Blaine County Disaster Services will be available to an...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Press Release – Snowmobile Crash Croy Creek Rd.

On Sunday March 10, 2019 at approximately 4:49 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a snowmobile crash out Croy Creek Rd. west of Hailey, Idaho.

Jesus Gilberto Munoz Jimenez, age 35 of Bellevue, Idaho reported he was riding a snowmobile with a 5 year old male passenger sitting in front. The child accidentally grabbed onto and fully depressed the throttle launching the snowmobile airborne from a sn...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Devnee Petefish

On Wednesday March 6, 2019 at approximately 10:36 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop that led to a felony drug arrest in Hailey, Idaho.

Devnee Dawn Petefish, age 38 of Carey, Idaho was arrested for felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(C)1, misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734(a), and misdemeanor Open Container, I.C, 23-505(2). At ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Press Release- Felony Arrest for Contraband

Elizabeth Morgan

On Thursday February 27, 2019 Elizabeth Morgan, age 37 of Hailey, Idaho, was booked in to the Blaine County Detention Center for the felony charge of Introduction/Possession of Certain Articles into Correctional Facilities, I.C. 18-2510(3).

Morgan is charged with allegedly introducing or possessing a controlled substance into the Blaine County Detention Center on October 30, 2018 while in custody on unrelated charges. 

Morgan was served February 22, 2019 in Canyon County on the Blain...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Press Release - Single Vehicle Rollover

Byington Crash

On Saturday February 9, 2019 at approximately 2:36 a.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover located on Highway 75 near milepost 113 between Hailey and Bellevue, Idaho.

Deputies found the driver Nicole Byington, age 32 of Hailey, Idaho, in a silver 2003 Honda CRV laying on its side in an embankment. Byington was removed from the vehicle by South Central Fire and transported to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Cent...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Press Release - Felony Child Enticement Arrest

JACOBO RAMIREZ AGUILAR

On Tuesday February 5, 2019 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Jacobo Ramirez-Aguilar, age 26 of Buhl, Idaho was arrested on a Blaine County warrant for Felony Child Enticement through the use of the Internet, I.C. 18-1509A.

Ramirez-Aguilar was taken into custody without incident in Buhl, Idaho by detectives from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho State Police and booked into the Twin Falls County Detention Center. The bond on the warrant was $50,000.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Press Release - Sexual Contact with a Prisoner

Jodi l. Petty

On Saturday February 2, 2019, Jodi L. Petty, age 48 of Fairfield, Idaho was arrested by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for four counts of sexual contact with a prisoner, I.C. 18-6110, all felonies.

In December of 2018, an investigation began at the Blaine County Detention Center. Jodi Petty was employed as a kitchen worker by Summit Food Services, a company which provides food services to the Blaine County Detention Center. Per our contractual agree...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Press Release – Arrest Made in Timmerman Fatality Crash from August 19, 2018

Kaytlyn Graefe

On Thursday January 24, 2019, Kaytlyn A. Graefe, age 20 of Shoshone, Idaho, was arrested on a Blaine County warrant for Vehicular Manslaughter,

pursuant to Idaho Code 18-4006(3)(c), Possession of a Controlled Substance, pursuant to Idaho Code 37-2732(c)(3) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, pursuant to Idaho Code 37-2732A(1), all three misdemeanors. Graefe was arrested by the Shoshone Police D...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Press Release - Domestic Battery Charge Elevated to Felony

Mauricio Pedraza

A misdemeanor domestic battery charged has been amended up to a felony based upon the discovery of a traumatic injury.

On Tuesday January 8, 2019 Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery on Pioneer Drive, west of Hailey, Idaho. Mauricio Pedraza-Rodriguez, age 23 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested on misdemeanor charges based upon the ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Press Release - Fatality Collision at Carey Lake

Carey Lake Fatality

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at approximately 12:38 a.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and a trooper from the Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle head-on fatality collision at Carey Lake on Hwy 26 near milepost 207.

The driver of one of the vehicles was deceased prior to law enforcement arrival. The Idaho State Police is conducting an investigation. For further information please see the Idaho State Police press release below. 

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Press Release - Dugger Transferred to BCSO Custody

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On Thursday January 10th, 2019 Dillon Dugger, age 29 of Boise, Idaho was transferred into the custody of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on three felony warrants out of Blaine County.

These warrants stemmed from an armed standoff that occurred with Dugger and Blaine County Sheriff deputies on November 16, 2018 near the Picabo Angler Store. The incident began when Dugger and a 34 year old female were involved in a reported domestic viol...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Press Release - Elk Cause Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 75

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On Wednesday January 2, 2019 at approximately 2:34 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 75 near Alturas Drive north of Hailey, Idaho.

Meghan L. O’Brien, age 29 of San Francisco, CA who was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 in a 2018 Hyundai Tucson, was unable to stop in time when the vehicle in front of her made a quick stop. O’Brien collided with the rear of a blue 2015 Nissan Frontier dr...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Press Release - Head on Collision with Snowplow

On Monday January 7, 2019 at approximately 12:33 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle head on collision involving an Idaho Transportation Department snowplow on Hwy 75 north of East Fork Rd.

Corban James Napualani McBride, age 25 of Hailey, Idaho was driving a white 2013 Dodge Avenger south on Highway 75 when he collided head on with Benjamin D. Daniels, also age 25 of Hailey. Daniels was plowing northbound in the center lane in an ITD 2015 M...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Press Release - Welfare Check Results in Felony Drug Arrest

Nicholas Hoskins

On December 27, 2018 at approximately 1:16 a.m. deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office observed a 1993 red and beige Chevrolet Suburban parked on the side of Broadford Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho with a driver slumped behind the wheel.

Deputies performed a welfare check on the driver, Nicholas A. Hoskins, age 29 of Bellevue, and determined he had an active warrant for Failure to Appear from Ada County. During a search incident to arrest, deputies located controlled substances, alcohol, ...

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Posted on: December 24, 2018

Press Release-Attempted Strangulation Arrest

On December 24, 2018 at approximately 12:36 AM Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Hailey Police were dispatched to a residence in Hailey regarding a Domestic Battery that occurred.

After an investigation, Christopher C. Pielstick, age 40 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested and charged with Attempted Strangulation under Idaho Code 18-923, Domestic Battery in the presence of a child under Idaho Code 18-918(4) and Resisting and Obstructing O...

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