News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Regional Airport sees record setting first quarter

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)

IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) has set yet another passenger record during the first quarter of 2022.

Between January and March, the airport saw a total of 105,944 passengers make their way through IDA's terminal. The record...

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Airport Spotlights
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Regional Airport reminds travelers to plan ahead

Allegiant Water Salute

IDAHO FALLS -- As more travelers return to the skies, the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) reminds everyone to arrive two hours before their scheduled departure.

This summer, IDA will have more flights with more destinations than ever before. With this i...

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Airport Spotlights
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Regional Airport receives prestigious industry accreditation

Accredited GBAC STAR Facility

IDAHO FALLS -- The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) has been awarded accreditation by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) as a GBAC STAR facility, signifying IDA’s commitment to a clean, safe and healthy environment for passengers and e...

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Airport Spotlights

News Flash

Posted on: September 16, 2022

Aquatic Center will be closed on Tuesday mornings beginning September 27th

There will be no toddler time or public swim on Tuesday mornings.  Lap swim will run from 5:30-9:00am and 2:30-3:30pm.  Fitness classes will run as scheduled.  Thank you for your understanding.

Aquatic Center
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Aquatic Center Closes at 6pm for Swim Meet 9/29

The pool will reopen for Lap Swim Friday morning September 30th at 5:30am and for Public Swim, Friday morning at 10:00am. Toddler time will be at 9:00am.

Aquatic Center
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Aquatic Center Special Public/Lap Swim Hours Friday, October 7th

Special Public/Lap Swim Hours Friday, October 7th
Public Swim:  10am-2pm & 5-7pm
Lap Swim:   5:30am-3:30pm

Aquatic Center
Posted on: September 25, 2022

New this Year! Jr High Pre Season at the Aquatic Center

These workouts will help build endurance, improve strokes, and build confidence before heading into the Jr High Season.  Sign up for one week or both weeks to make sure you are in shape for the upcoming Jr High Season.    &n...

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Aquatic Center

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Communication lines down

Rollandet and Sunnyside Communication Lines Down

Multiple customers are without fiber, including some City of Idaho Falls facilities, after a dump truck accidently hit communication lines earlier this afternoon. The accident happened just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and McNeil Dri...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

17th Street Road Closure

Road Closure

A small section of 17th Street will be closed on Sunday for repairs. Traffic will be detoured. Motorists should plan alternate routes. 

Construction crews will be replacing the deteriorated pavement on 17th Street, between Yellowstone and Rollande...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Fire Prevention Block Party, Sept. 29

IFFD Fire Prevention Block Party 2019

Local fire departments kick off fire prevention week with a block party on Sept. 29

The community is invited to come enjoy a fun evening with local fire departments for the annual Fire Prevention Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at I...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

October is Indigenous Peoples’ Month at the Idaho Falls Zoo

Idaho Falls Zoo Logo

IDAHO FALLS -- Thanks to the generous support of Battelle Energy Alliance, the Idaho Falls Zoo will offer admission for only $0.50 to all American Indian/Alaska Natives from Oct. 1 through 16 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

This special admi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire Department awarded a $2.9 million federal grant to hire additional personnel

Idaho Falls Fire Department Training at the I.F. Regional Airport

The Idaho Falls Fire Department will hire more firefighters and open an additional fire station much sooner than anticipated thanks to a $2,947,990 federal grant.

Earlier this year, department personnel applied for a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate F...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Idaho Falls Fiber to host community open house

IFF Open House for press release

IDAHO FALLS -- Curious about the Idaho Falls Fiber Network? Is it available in your neighborhood? How can I sign up? If you want answers to these questions and more, come to the Idaho Falls Fiber Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The open house will be he...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Road Closure: E 25th Street

Road Closed Sign

E 25th Street from S Holmes Avenue to where the road widens at Jennie Lee Drive will be closed for one week beginning tomorrow, September 14. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes.

Motorists will be able to access the parking lot to Community P...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Idaho Falls Zoo announces fall hours and October events

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IDAHO FALLS -- Fall is a great time to visit the animals at your Idaho Falls Zoo and participate in exciting events. 

In September, the Idaho Falls Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning in October, fall hours allow guests even more ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Idaho Falls annual bike social to highlight community built bike park

Gem Lake Bike Park

IDAHO FALLS – It’s time to get on those bikes for the annual Idaho Falls Bike Social at Gem Lake Bike Park on Sept. 17.

The family-friendly event from 5 to 8:30 p.m., presented by Idaho Mountain Trading and sponsored by Teton Toyota, wi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Road Construction on Sunnyside Road

Road Work Ahead

Road construction begins tomorrow on a section of Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls. Motorist are encouraged to use alternate routes as crews connect sewer and water lines necessary to accommodate a new housing development in that area.

The utility work will b...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Idaho Falls Power to conduct routine inspection of power poles on the west side of Idaho Falls

IFP Power Pole for press release

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Power will begin a routine process to test the structural integrity of power poles on the west side of Idaho Falls on Thursday, Sept. 8.

A contractor for the utility expects to test the wooden poles owned by Idaho Falls Power thro...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

S Capital Avenue Road Closure

S Capital Avenue Railroad Crossing

A section of S Capital Avenue, near Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho Falls Public Library, will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 6 starting at 7 a.m. Barring unforeseen conditions, the roadway will reopen by the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 7. 

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Reinhart Park Splash Pad closing for the season after Labor Day weekend

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IDAHO FALLS – After a summer of fun, the City of Idaho Falls and the Parks and Recreation Department will close the Reinhart Park Splash Pad on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.  

Throughout the summer, the splash pad received countless visitors a...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Alaska Airlines upgrading aircraft used at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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IDAHO FALLS -- Beginning Sept. 7, 2022, Alaska Airlines will transition to a regional jet on its route between the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) and Seattle, Washington.

Since Alaska launched the route in 2021, the airline utilized the Bombardier Q400...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Idaho Falls Zoo hosting series of events in September

Zoo September Press Release

IDAHO FALLS -- September is a great time to visit your zoo and we have several fun events during the month that will keep you coming back for more.

Sept. 2 is the Last Sippin’ Safari of this Season: Join us for this year’s last...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

City Council approves funding for property to build new fire station

IFFD_17th Street Fire

During last Thursday’s Idaho Falls City Council meeting elected officials unanimously approved funding to purchase property to build a new fire station to accommodate commercial and residential growth.

The City Council approved the purchase of the seven ac...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Holmes Avenue and 6th Street pedestrian crossing improvements

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Construction will begin at the intersection of Holmes Avenue and 6th Street in Idaho Falls the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 2. There will be lane closures but no street closures. 

Construction activities will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and includ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Construction Notice: Sunnyside Road & Crestwood Lane intersection improvements

Road Work Ahead

Knife River has started construction on the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Crestwood Lane/Channing Way in Idaho Falls. The anticipated completion time is the end of September. 

The project consists of widening the southern part of the intersec...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire Department’s TRUST team nominated for two national awards

TrustTeam3

The Idaho Falls Fire Department’s TRUST Team was nominated for two national awards in the fire/EMS industry for creating a peer support network aimed at protecting the well-being of their members.

Over the past three years, the IFFD has worked alongside th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Construction on Westhill Avenue

Road Work Ahead

Improvements to storm drains and water lines along Westhill Avenue in Idaho Falls began today, June 27. Construction will extend north to Brenthaven Drive. 

The anticipated completion time is the end of September, barring unforeseen conditions. Ac...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

City Employee Recognized as Idaho's Operator of the Year

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Philip Shaul, Operator for Idaho Falls’ Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently recognized as Idaho’s Operator of the Year from the Southeast Idaho Operators Section of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. 

Shaul star...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Public transportation returns to Idaho Falls!

GIFT On-Demand

Public transportation has returned to the city of Idaho Falls! Users can begin scheduling rides today, Friday, June 3. 

A ribbon cutting held in the City Hall parking lot earlier this morning officially kicked off the new Greater Idaho Falls Trans...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Pedestrian pathway improvements (S Capital Avenue)

Public Works Logo

Public Works is pleased to announce improvements to the pedestrian pathway along S Capital Avenue from its intersection with Pancheri Drive north to Short Street. 

Construction will begin next week. Traffic control will consist of closures to the ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Valor Awards presented to two Idaho Falls firefighters

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Idaho Falls Fire Department Captain Aaron Nelson and Firefighter Nicholas Magliocco were presented with the Valor Award for saving an elderly disabled female who was trapped in a house fire last June. The award, along with three other service awards, were...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Construction Notice: Saturn Avenue Waterline Replacement

Road Work Ahead

Knife River will be installing a new waterline and reconstructing Saturn Avenue and adjacent streets between Grandview Drive and Broadway. The work starts on May 16. The anticipated completion time is mid-September, barring unforeseen issues. 

Det...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Water Tower Informational Meetings

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The City of Idaho Falls invites community members to attend one of two informational meetings to receive updates on the Idaho Falls water tower project.

The aging 85-year-old water tower will be replaced by a higher capacity water tower to accommodate Idah...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

New interactive map helps residents follow street sweeping schedule with ease

Street Sweeping_Idaho Falls

Now that the snow and ice have melted off the roadways, the Idaho Falls Street Division will begin sweeping streets. Work starts with arterial and collector streets, as well as streets with striping to prepare them for repainting. Crews will begin sweepin...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

More details about the rideshare program coming to Idaho Falls soon!

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The City of Idaho Falls is pleased to announce that they are one step closer to making a microtransit pilot program a reality and at no additional cost to taxpayers.  

At Monday’s City Council work session it was announced that Downtowner was sele...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Impact fees provide a means to make critical infrastructure improvements

Pancheri Construction Project

The Idaho Falls City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the adoption of the Impact Fee Study and Capital Improvement Plan, as well as the ordinance authorizing the implementation of development impact fees. The hearing will be conducted at th...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire responds to two structure fires only minutes apart

Canal Avenue Fire_IFFD

Earlier this morning firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department battled two unrelated blazes that occurred only minutes apart.  

The first fire was called into dispatch at 2:01 a.m. The reporting person stated that the house behind them was...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Water Tower Location

Water Tower_Downtown

The Idaho Falls City Council has unanimously voted to approve construction of the city’s new elevated water tower in the south parking lot of the Idaho Falls Public Library.  

The vote was held last evening at the city’s regula...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Expansion of the Idaho Canal Trail project begins today

More Pathways_COC_FB Graphic

Construction on the Idaho Canal Trail project starts today, June 1, near 25th Street and S Holmes Avenue, progressing along the Idaho Canal north toward Garfield Street. 

There will be single lane closures along S Holmes Avenue, between 17th Stree...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Idaho Falls to Replace Water Tower

Idaho Falls Water Tower

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Public Works staff briefed the Idaho Falls City Council today on plans to replace the city’s aging water tower, currently located along the Snake River near Idaho Falls Power.  The tower has been scheduled f...

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City of Idaho Falls News

News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2022

Fire Prevention Block Party

Fire Prevention Block Party - Idaho Falls Fire Dept.

The community is invited to come enjoy a fun evening with local fire departments for the annual Fire Prevention Block Party next Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The block party celebrates the kick off of the National Fire Protection Association&am...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Idaho Falls' 9/11 Memorial

FINAL _Idaho Falls 911 Memorial Conceptual Drawing

RESERVE YOUR SPONSORSHOP LEVEL NOW!

Contact:  IFFD Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon, (208) 612-8122 or khammon@idahofalls.gov

Photo: Rendering courtesy of Nate Durtschi, Lead Maintenance Operator, Idaho Falls Parks & Recreati...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: February 22, 2022

PulsePoint

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Only about a third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR, and public access Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are used less than 3% of the time when needed and available. The current situation is far too few bystander rescuers – no...

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Fire Department Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2022

Mobile home fire

Idaho Falls Fire Department Logo

Two animals are deceased and one was transported to a veterinarian clinic following a mobile home fire earlier this evening. There were no injuries to civilians or first responders. 

At 5:11 p.m. the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Pol...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Communication lines down

Rollandet and Sunnyside Communication Lines Down

Multiple customers are without fiber, including some City of Idaho Falls facilities, after a dump truck accidently hit communication lines earlier this afternoon. The accident happened just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and McNeil Dri...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Fire Prevention Block Party, Sept. 29

IFFD Fire Prevention Block Party 2019

Local fire departments kick off fire prevention week with a block party on Sept. 29

The community is invited to come enjoy a fun evening with local fire departments for the annual Fire Prevention Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at I...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire Department awarded a $2.9 million federal grant to hire additional personnel

Idaho Falls Fire Department Training at the I.F. Regional Airport

The Idaho Falls Fire Department will hire more firefighters and open an additional fire station much sooner than anticipated thanks to a $2,947,990 federal grant.

Earlier this year, department personnel applied for a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2022

Several agencies work together to battle large fie

75th West Fire_Structure_Idaho Falls Fire

At 4:24 p.m. this evening the Idaho Falls Fire Department was initially dispatched to a vehicle fire at 75th West and 113th North in Bonneville County. The reporting party told the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Emergency Communications Officer (ECO) that ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 21, 2022

Woman safe following water rescue

IF_Fire-Email Signature - Copy

On Aug. 21, 2022 at 12:36 p.m. the Idaho Falls Fire Department, Idaho Falls Police Department, and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a water rescue call at the 3000 block of North River Road.

The reporting party told the Emergen...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Two unrelated fires within an hour of each other in Idaho Falls

Melbourne Fire_IFFD

At 5:08 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department were dispatched to a structure fire at the 200 block of Melbourne Drive in Idaho Falls.

One of the reporting parties told the Dispatcher/Emergency Co...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

House fire on Caspian Avenue

Caspian Ave Fire_Idaho Falls Fire

The Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department responded to a house fire at the 2000 block of Caspian Avenue, just off of E 25th Street, shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. 

The homeowners were not home at the time...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

IFFD welcomes five new firefighters

IFFD Recruit Academy 2022-01

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is proud to introduce five new firefighters to the community. Surrounded by department personnel and their families, the recruits graduated from a ten-week academy earlier this afternoon. They were hired to fill vacant posi...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Foxrun Drive house fire

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Just after 2 p.m. today, Aug. 12, the Bonneville County/Idaho Falls Dispatch Center received a call from an individual reporting that their neighbor’s house was on fire and that there was smoke and large flames. The neighbor did not know if ther...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

City Council approves funding for property to build new fire station

IFFD_17th Street Fire

During last Thursday’s Idaho Falls City Council meeting elected officials unanimously approved funding to purchase property to build a new fire station to accommodate commercial and residential growth.

The City Council approved the purchase of the seven ac...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire Department’s TRUST team nominated for two national awards

TrustTeam3

The Idaho Falls Fire Department’s TRUST Team was nominated for two national awards in the fire/EMS industry for creating a peer support network aimed at protecting the well-being of their members.

Over the past three years, the IFFD has worked a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Grass fire quickly spreads to garage

Garage Fire_Elizabeth Circle

At 4:38 p.m. this afternoon the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to a structure fire that initially came in as an outside fire at the 1400 block of Ashment Avenue in Idaho Falls. The address was later updated to the 1300 block of Elizabeth Circle, ne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2022

Lightning causes house fire

Panorama House Fire_Idaho Falls Fire Department

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on July 2, the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD) and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) were dispatched to the 6000 block of E. Panorama Drive in Bonneville County, Idaho after an individual saw smoke coming from ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Vehicle fire at feedlot

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Just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Jennifer Lane and Kathleen Street in Bonneville County for a report of a vehicle fire. 

An engine, the ladd...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 28, 2022

House Fire on E Lincoln Road

E Lincoln Rd Fire_Idaho Falls Fire

There were no injuries following a house fire on the 3000 block of E Lincoln Road earlier this afternoon. Personnel from the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. to a single-family h...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 22, 2022

Firefighters battle feedlot blaze for nearly six hours

Jennifer Lane Feedlot Fire

Firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department battled a blaze in Bonneville County for nearly six hours during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 22.

The call came into the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center at 1:20 a.m. when a bystande...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Juniper Drive House Fire

Juniper Drive House Fire_IFFD_1

At 4:02 p.m. this afternoon, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department responded to house a fire on the 1600 block of Juniper Drive, near its intersection with 17th Street in Idaho Falls.  

The reporting person stated that ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Valor Awards presented to two Idaho Falls firefighters

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Idaho Falls Fire Department Captain Aaron Nelson and Firefighter Nicholas Magliocco were presented with the Valor Award for saving an elderly disabled female who was trapped in a house fire last June. The award, along with three other service awards, were...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Courtyard Apartment Complex Fire

Idaho Falls Fire_Courtyard Apartment Complex Fire

At 6:20 a.m. on April 14, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department were dispatched to a structure fire at the Courtyard Apartment complex located at 1881 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls. 

Several people driving by the apartm...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Firefighter honored with valor award

Valor Award_Capt Josh Jacobsen

Captain Josh Jacobsen of the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD) recently received the Valor Award for saving an elderly woman who was trapped in a burning structure last spring.

This award is distinguished as the highest award presented by the department a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Learn before you burn

Field Fire Photo

Controlled or prescribed burns are common during the spring months in Bonneville County as property owners take measures to improve the health of their fields. However, those fires can quickly become uncontrolled. The Idaho Falls Fire Department is encour...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

IFFD Firefighter/Paramedic Justin King recognized as Firefighter of the Year

Justin King_Firefighter of the Year

During last night’s annual American Legion Post 56 Awards Ceremony, Idaho Falls Firefighter/Paramedic Justin King received the Firefighter of the Year award.

King is a third generation firefighter who began his career in 2009. In additional to hi...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

IFFD responds to two more fires within minute of each other

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For the second time this year, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to two unrelated fires within minutes of each other.  

The first 9-1-1 call came in at 12:20 a.m. on March 17 at Northwest Cosmetic Lab, located at 200 Technology Drive. The ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Heroes Defense and Idaho Falls Fire Department announce sizable donation of life-saving equipment

AED Donation_Heroes Defense

Earlier today, Heroes Defense presented 15 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Idaho Falls Fire Department to assist with the department’s ongoing efforts to increase survival rates for individuals experiencing a cardiac event. &...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 6, 2022

Water Rescue, Structure Fire & Cave Fire

Water Rescue_Freeman Park-3.5.22

On Saturday, March 5, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to several calls, three of which required a larger response, but none of those resulted in serious injuries.  

At 1:30 p.m., IFFD, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, and th...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire responds to two structure fires only minutes apart

Canal Avenue Fire_IFFD

Earlier this morning firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department battled two unrelated blazes that occurred only minutes apart.  

The first fire was called into dispatch at 2:01 a.m. The reporting person stated that the house behind them wa...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Vehicle and Garage Fire

Easy Street Vehicle and Garage Fire_IFFD

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched at 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 13 for a report of a structure fire at the 300 block of Easy Street in Idaho Falls. The reporting person told dispatch that the fire appeared to be in a garage ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Early Morning House Fire on Agnes Street

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Shortly before midnight, the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center received a report of house fire in the 2800 block of Agnes Street in Idaho Falls. The caller reported that the garage appeared to be fully engulfed and the fire was moving to the r...

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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: September 23, 2022

October is Indigenous Peoples' Month at Your Zoo

Idaho Falls Zoo Logo

IDAHO FALLS -- Thanks to the generous support of Battelle Energy Alliance, the Idaho Falls Zoo will offer admission for only $0.50 to all American Indian/Alaska Natives from Oct. 1 through 16 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

This sp...

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Idaho Falls Zoo
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Your Guide to October Zoo Events

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IDAHO FALLS -- Fall is a great time to visit the animals at your Idaho Falls Zoo and participate in exciting events. 

In September, the Idaho Falls Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning in October, fall hours allow guests even more ...

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Additional Info and Tickets Idaho Falls Zoo
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Zoo seeks vendors for trick or treat booths at this year's Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

IDAHO FALLS -- Hosted by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS), Boo at the Zoo is one of the largest events in southeastern Idaho and will return to the Idaho Falls Zoo on October 20, 21, and 22.  

Boo at the Zoo is the best way to get your...

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Idaho Falls Zoo

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper elected Second Vice President of the Association of Idaho Cities

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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper was elected to serve as the Second Vice President of the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC). The vote came during the 75th AIC Annual Conference in Boise held in June.

The AIC is governed by an executive commi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2022

City Hires New Public Information Officer and Chief of Staff

City Hall

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has hired eastern Idaho native and former City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor as her new Chief of Staff and former East Idaho News reporter Eric Grossarth to replace Cranor as the City’s Public Inform...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2022

City of Idaho Falls encourages giving as part of Idaho Gives campaign

What can you give Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS -- As our world, nation and communities face challenging times the City of Idaho Falls encourages residents to participate in Idaho Gives. 

The statewide campaign from May 2 to May 5, 2022, brings Idahoans together by raising awareness...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Mayor’s Choice Awards Presented at Idaho Falls State of the City Address

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IDAHO FALLS -- Mayor Rebecca Casper presented the 2022 Idaho Falls State of the City Address last night and presented Mayor’s Choice Awards to nine individuals and organizations as part of the evening’s program.

The Mayor’s Ch...

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Mayor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: May 27, 2022

Zoo seeks vendors for trick or treat booths at this year's Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

IDAHO FALLS -- Hosted by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS), Boo at the Zoo is one of the largest events in southeastern Idaho and will return to the Idaho Falls Zoo on October 20, 21, and 22.  

Boo at the Zoo is the best way to get your...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo hosting the first annual Mutton Bustin Qualifier

Kick off mutton busting slide

IDAHO FALLS – It’s time for kids to dust off their boots for Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo, The War Bonnet Round Up’s first annual Mutton Bustin’ Qualifier event on July 30.

This great new event opens the door for k...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Wes Deist Aquatic Center announces grand reopening

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IDAHO FALLS -- Renovations to the Wes Deist Aquatic Center are nearly finished and swimmers will be able to return to the pool Monday, June 6, 2022.

To celebrate, a ribbon-cutting will be held Friday, June 10 at 12:30 p.m Following from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. wi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department launches new volunteer programs

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IDAHO FALLS -- Those in Idaho Falls now have new ways to give back to their community by volunteering with the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.  

This spring, Adopt-a-Park, Adopt-a-Field, and Park Steward programs are being launched to...

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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

IFPD Encourages Marking Catalytic Converters to Combat Theft

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Since March 2022, IFPD has received over 60 reports of catalytic converter thefts within the city limits of Idaho Falls. This number represents a sharp increase in catalytic converter thefts from previous years and matches nationwide crime trends.

Since March 2022, the Idaho Falls Police Department has received over 60 reports of catalytic converter thefts within the city limits of Idaho Falls. This number represents a sharp increase in catalytic converter thefts from previous years and matches nat...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 4, 2022

Man in Custody Following Homicide

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IFPD has one man in custody following an apparent homicide that occurred late on Saturday night, September 3, 2022. This incident appears to be an isolated incident and it does not appear that there is any threat to the general public at this time.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., September 3, the Idaho Falls Bonneville County Emergency Communications Center (Dispatch) received a report of gunshots in the 1500 block of Claire View Lane. The caller stated that they thought a person may be injured.

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

IFPD Promotes Captain Jessica Marley, 21-year Veteran Police Officer

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of Captain Jessica Marley, a 21-year-veteran of IFPD. In addition to her robust experience as an IFPD Officer, Captain Marley has been a licensed social worker since 1996.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce that Jessica Marley, a 21-year-veteran of the department, has been promoted to Captain. In addition to her robust experience as an Idaho Falls Police Officer, Ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

IFPD Celebrates the Career and Retirement of Captain Bill Squires

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On Thursday, August 18, 2022, the Idaho Falls Police Department hosted a retirement ceremony honoring the career of Captain Bill Squires and wishing him well as he retires from the law enforcement profession.

Idaho Falls, ID – On Thursday, August 18, 2022, the Idaho Falls Police Department hosted a retirement ceremony honoring the career of Captain Bill Squires and wishing him well as he retires from the law enforcement profession. 

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

IFPD Invites Community to National Night Out & Recruitment Open House

The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 2nd from 5-8 p.m. at the Freeman Park Bandshell. IFPD will have officers from the Patrol Bureau, Bomb Squad, K-9s, SWAT, CSI...

The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 2nd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Escapee Arrested After Lengthy Pursuit, Firing at Officers

Early this morning, July 21, Officers located Peter Lewis, a wanted fugitive. After a lengthy high-speed pursuit, during which Lewis fired a 9mm weapon several times at pursuing officers, Lewis was arrested on several warrants and new offenses.

Early this morning, July 21, Idaho Falls Police Officers, and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies located Peter Lewis, a known fugitive who recently did not return to Bonneville County Jail after court order furlough. After a lengthy high-speed...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Idaho Falls Police shares traffic closures, public safety information ahead of July 4th Events

With the July 4th festivities just days away, the Idaho Falls Police Department is sharing traffic closures, information, and safety tips to help the public to be prepared for the annual events that draw thousands upon thousands of people to Idaho Falls.

Idaho Falls, ID – With the annual Independence Day festivities just days away, the Idaho Falls Police Department and partner agencies are sharing traffic closures, information, and safety tips to help the public to be safe and prepared ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Idaho Falls Animal Shelter Offers $10 Microchips, Encourages Pet Safety Ahead of July 4th

Pet owners are encouraged to microchip household animals at this discounted cost, ensure microchips are registered with up-to-date information, and to take other steps to ensure pets are safe and comfortable this 4th of July.

Idaho Falls, ID – Ahead of the Independence Day holiday, the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter (IFAS) is offering discounted microchipping services. Normally, IFAS charges $20 for microchipping. Starting today and continuing through July 2nd, ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Man Arrested After Attack with Knife

On June 14, shortly after 9:30 p.m., Dispatch received a report that a person had been stabbed. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded immediately to the area where they located the victim who had injuries consistent with being struck with a knife.

On June 14, shortly after 9:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report that a person had been stabbed. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded immediately to the area of 400 Whittier Street where they located the victim who had sustained injurie...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Man Arrested for Two Counts Battery on Police Officer, Other Offenses

...The suspect dove headfirst into the open window of a sedan where a woman was screaming. The Officer ran to the car and pulled the suspect away from the woman and onto the ground. The suspect began fighting with the Officer....

On May 29, 2022, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received calls reporting a physical disturbance in progress in the parking lot at 720 Lindsay Boulevard. Callers reported that there was screaming and yelling coming from the parking lot, and a caller reported ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

IFPD Welcomes New Potential K9 - Skadi

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IFPD is excited to welcome a new potential K9, Skadi, a 6-month-old Belgian Malinois. Skadi was adopted from the Blackfoot Animal Shelter and will be training to become an Explosives Detective K9 officer with her partner, Detective David Shanor.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to welcome a new potential K9, Skadi, a 6-month-old Belgian Malinois mix. Skadi was adopted by IFPD from the Blackfoot Animal Shelter and Rescue and will be training to become a single-purpose Explosives Detect...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Update - Jed Hall Investigation

On January 22, 2018, 16-year-old Matthew “Jed” Hall was reported missing. On May 1, 2022, Jed's vehicle was recovered from the Snake River in Idaho Falls by a specialty underwater sonar search and recovery dive team, Adventures with Purpose.

The following is a joint release from the Idaho Falls Police Department and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office. Media contacts for each agency are listed below. 

On Monday, January 22, 2018, at 6:51 a.m., 16-year-old Matthew &ldqu...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Incident on 9th Street/Benton Street and Pursuit

Around 2:00 p.m. today, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in the area of the 1400 block of Benton Street. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded and found evidence that at least one round had been fired.

Around 2:00 p.m. today, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in the area of the 1400 block of Benton Street. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded and found evidence that at least one round had been fired. No injuries h...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Vehicle Recovered from the Snake River

Earlier this morning a vehicle was located in the Snake River near Johns Hole boat ramp.

On the morning of May 1, 2022, Adventures With Purpose search and recovery dive team, in cooperation with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Falls Police Department located a vehicle in the Snake River just south of the Johns H...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Man Arrested Following Homicide

At about 4 p.m. yesterday, IFPD Officers responded to the area of 200 S Woodruff for a report of a possibly deceased person. Arriving officers located a deceased man, who appeared to have sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday, March 30, 2022, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 200 S Woodruff behind Planet Fitness for a report of a possibly deceased person. Arriving officers located a deceased man, who appeared to have sust...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Man Arrested for Weekend Robbery

On March 19, at approximately 3:00 a.m., IFPD Officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of the 500 block of River Parkway. The suspect was identified and taken into custody just before 8:30 a.m. on March 20.

On March 19, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of the 500 block of River Parkway. The victim was outside a business in the area when they were approached by the su...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Several Arrests, Major Drug Seizures Made in Three Day Period

From March 4 to 6, IIFPD Officers arrested 16 people for drug and other relevant offenses in 6 separate incidents. A total of 1034 fentanyl pills, 1.85 pounds methamphetamine, 5 firearms, and other illegal items were taken off of Idaho Falls streets.

Between Friday, March 4, and Sunday, March 6, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested 16 people for drug and other relevant offenses in six separate incidents. In that time, a total of 1034 fentanyl pills, 1.85 pounds (842.35 grams) methamphetamine, 10.25 po...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Multi-County Pursuit Ends with No Injuries, Successful Arrest

The suspect was ultimately arrested for two counts Felony Eluding/Attempting to Elude a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Felony Driving Under the Influence (Third or Subsequent Offense), Reckless Driving, Driving Without Privileges, and other offenses.

On February 12, 2022, at approximately, 1:15 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were performing a DUI traffic stop and investigation in the area of Whittier Street and N Freeman Avenue which, by necessity, blocked the roadway for a short time. While on thi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

IFPD Successfully Deescalates Armed Suicidal Person at Motel

Last night, Officers were called to Motel 6 for a report of an armed suicidal person. Officers learned that the person was barricaded in a room and had already shot once inside the room...... The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is (208)398-4357.

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Last night, February 7, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the Motel 6, located at 1448 W Broadway, for a report of an armed suicidal person. Officers learned that the person ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2022

Man Arrested After Battering, Assaulting and Holding Woman Hostage

Yesterday, shortly before 7 pm, IFPD responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of H Street. Shortly after arriving on scene, officers heard several gunshots coming from the house.
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Yesterday, January 28, 2022, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of H Street. A person called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and stated that their neighbor had texted asking t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

IFPD Investigating Recent String of Vandalism

The Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating a string of malicious vandalism that has been reported over the past several days. Since January 8, IFPD has received over 35 reports of windows being shot out by what appears to be a BB or airsoft gun...

Update February 7, 2022: The Idaho Falls Police Department has been able to identify suspects involved in a series of malicious vandalism cases that were reported during the month of January. From January 8th to 31st, the Idaho Falls Police Department rec...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality

At 4:52 a.m., January 16, 2021, IFPD Dispatch received a report of a rollover vehicle accident in the area of Snake River Parkway, off Sunnyside Road. The caller reported that a passenger in the vehicle had been injured and was unresponsive....

At approximately 4:52 a.m. on January 16, 2021, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report of a rollover vehicle accident in the area of Snake River Parkway, off Sunnyside Road. The caller reported that a passenger in the vehicle had been injured and w...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Patrol & SWAT respond to Aggravated Assault Barricaded Subject

Shortly before 12:00 p.m. today, IFPD Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of E Elva St. for a report that a woman had pointed a handgun at a juvenile inside the home. Officers responded and immediately moved to get the juvenile to safety...

Shortly before 12:00 p.m. today, January 16, 2022, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of E Elva Street for a report that a woman had pointed a handgun at a juvenile inside the home. The juvenile reported that the woman h...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Halloween Robber Apprehended Minutes After Robbery

At approximately 11:50 p.m., October 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the Common Cents store at 1003 S Boulevard for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Officers located the vehicle with the suspect inside just before 11:52 p.m.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. last night, October 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the Common Cents store at 1003 S Boulevard for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. A person outside the store witnessed the robbery and called 911. The ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Two Arrested as Result of Investigation into August Shooting Incident

On August 13, 2021, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting that had occurred in downtown Idaho Falls, around the 500 block of Shoup Avenue.

According to witnesses on scene a group of people were involved in an argument during which one person produced a firearm and fired a shot at another person. 

The victim was struck with a single round and was transported to an area hospital by pri...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

IFPD, FOP, and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

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IFPD and the FOP are partnering with the IDOC Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. On Monday, September 20, from 9 am - 1 pm organizers will be at the Grand Teton Mall in front of the former Macy’s location to collect donation items.

The Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Fraternal Order of Police are partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. This is the second year that IFPD and IDOC have partnered on this donatio...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

TONIGHT! - Don't miss IFPD's National Night Out!

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Tonight from 5 – 8 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers will be at Freeman Park to "show-and-tell" police vehicles, special teams and equipment, and talk to our community! This is a great event for kids, families, and anyone who wants to meet IFPD Officers!

The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 3rd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

IFPD Invites Community to National Night Out

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On Tuesday, August 3rd from 5 – 8 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers will be at the Freeman Park Bandshell to meet with Idaho Falls families and community members, show-and-tell police vehicles, and specialty equipment.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 3rd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

July 3rd - Safety Tips, Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

With just hours left until Independence Day festivities kick-off, the Idaho Falls Police Department would like to remind the public to be safe, plan ahead and know which roads will be closed as they make plans to attend celebrations around town.

Idaho Falls, ID – With just hours left until Independence Day festivities kick-off, the Idaho Falls Police Department would like to remind the public to be safe, plan ahead and know which roads will be closed as they make plans to atten...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2021

Man Arrested for DUI After Nearly Striking Police Officer and Crashing Into Residence

Early this morning an IFPD Officer performed a traffic stop on S Holmes Ave. As the officer began to exit their vehicle they saw another car rapidly approaching on a trajectory to collide with the police vehicle where the officer was exiting the car.

At approximately 2:20 a.m. this morning, an Idaho Falls Police Officer performed a traffic stop near the intersection of South Holmes Avenue and 4th Street. As the officer began to exit their police vehicle, which had emergency police lights activated at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Man Arrested after Soliciting Sex from Undercover IFPD Officer Posing as 14-Year-Old

Yesterday, IFPD arrested Allen Eckman, a 28-year-old man, after Eckman contacted and solicited sex from a 14-year-old female through social media. The account was actually a fake account operated by IFPD Detectives.

Yesterday, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Allen Eckman, a 28-year-old male resident of Idaho Falls, after Eckman contacted and solicited sex from a 14-year-old female through social media. The account was actually a fake account maintained by Idaho ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

IFPD and partners host Building Diversity, Strengthening Our Communities Law Enforcement Conference

The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, City of Idaho Falls, and Idaho Falls Police Department are proud to present the Idaho Law Enforcement Conference: Building Diversity, Strengthening Our Communities tomorrow, May 27th, here in Idaho Falls.

Over the past several months the Idaho Falls Police Department, City of Idaho Falls, and the Idaho Commission of Hispanic Affairs have been working together to organize and host this conference, which will include attendees from the Idaho Falls Police Dep...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

IFPD Officers Apprehend Wanted Subject in Idaho Falls

?Last night, Idaho Falls Police Officers located wanted subject Makena Lagana in the area of Benton Street and St. Clair Road. Lagana led officers on a foot pursuit into a dry canal bed where he was apprehended and taken into police custody.

Last night at approximately 10:45 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers located wanted subject Makena Lagana in the area of Benton Street and St. Clair Road in Idaho Falls. Lagana led officers on a brief foot pursuit through a parking lot, across a street, an...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Chasing People with Knife

On April 7th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the area of Memorial and Broadway for a report that a man was threatening and chasing people with a knife.

On April 7th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the area of Memorial and Broadway for a report that a man was threatening and chasing people with a knife. The caller provided dispatch with a description of the man and...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting - February 8, 2021

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Early this morning, February 8th, 2021, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting. One person, an adult male, is deceased. No one else sustained any injuries in the incident.

The Idaho Falls Police Department defines Officer-Involved Shootings as any incident where, in the course of their duties, an Officer discharges their service weapon resulting in the death or injury of another person. As is standard protocol for any Offic...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Man Arrested Following Discovery of Drug Lab

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Sebastian Malikai was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, two counts Felony Injury to a Child, and Misdemeanor Assault-Domestic Violence, and was taken to the Bonneville County Jail.

On January 30th, shortly before 3:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Londonderry Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. The caller reported that a woman was threatened with a firearm.&...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

IFPD Officers Join US Marshals Taskforce as Special Deputy Marshals

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On Tuesday, two Idaho Falls Police Officers joined a network of Deputy US Marshals and Special Deputy US Marshals who work to apprehend violent criminals, sex offenders, and “Most Wanted” fugitives both in our area and around the country.

IFPD Officers Corey Sato and Jose Abreo were sworn in as Special Deputy US Marshals by Deputy US Marshal Darrin Lambert, the supervisor of the US Marshals Pocatello office. 

The US Marshals Service has approximately 3,500 full-time Deputy US Marsh...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Two Arrested with Trafficking Amounts of Meth & Cocaine, Stolen Gun Recovered

On Dec 24, shortly before 7 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle after a witness called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and reported seeing two people inside the vehicle engaging in drug activity.

On December 24, 2020, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle after a witness called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and reported seeing two people inside the vehicle engaging in dr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Man Arrested for Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling

On December 27th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Alice Avenue to investigate reports of gunfire. Multiple residents in the area reported hearing gunfire.

On December 27th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Alice Avenue to investigate reports of gunfire. Multiple residents in the area reported hearing gunfire. Two people who called Idaho Falls Police disp...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Two Juveniles Apprehended After String of Vehicle Burglaries - Including Stolen AR15

IFPD would like to remind community members to secure their vehicles and residences at night and to bring valuables, including firearms, inside whenever possible.

On December 14, 2020, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officer responded to the area of S Higbee Avenue for a report of an attempted vehicle burglary. A resident noticed the dome light in his car turn on from inside his residence. When he went ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Man Arrested After Headbutting Police Officer

Herrera continued to resist and fight with Officers as they exited EIRMC. While Officers were attempting to place Herrera in a patrol vehicle, Herrera headbutted an IFPD Officer in the face.

Idaho Falls, ID – On December 12, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Fanning for a disturbance. The caller reported that a man was highly intoxicated and was standing in the roadway ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Three Arrested After Taking Tools from Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Officers were called to investigate the theft at about 9:00 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Officers located the suspects and suspect vehicle while patrolling. The stolen tools were recovered and returned to the owner later that day.

Idaho Falls, ID – On December 7th, at about 9:00 a.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer responding to a report of a theft that had occurred in the 1000 block of Science Center Drive. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle at a Habi...

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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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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Police Department News
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 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: 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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News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2022

Road Closure: E 25th Street

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E 25th Street from S Holmes Avenue to where the road widens at Jennie Lee Drive will be closed for one week beginning tomorrow, September 14. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes.

Motorists will be able to access the parking lot to Community P...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Road Construction on Sunnyside Road

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Road construction begins today, September 7 on a section of Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls. Motorist are encouraged to use alternate routes as crews connect sewer and water lines necessary to accommodate a new housing development in that area.

The utility w...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 1, 2022

S Capital Avenue Road Closure

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A section of S Capital Avenue, near Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho Falls Public Library, will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 6 starting at 7 a.m. Barring unforeseen conditions, the roadway will reopen by the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 7. 

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Public Works
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Holmes Avenue and 6th Street pedestrian crossing improvements

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Construction will begin at the intersection of Holmes Avenue and 6th Street in Idaho Falls the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 2. There will be lane closures but no street closures. 

Construction activities will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and includ...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Construction Notice: Sunnyside Road & Crestwood Lane intersection improvements

Road Work Ahead

Knife River has started construction on the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Crestwood Lane/Channing Way in Idaho Falls. The anticipated completion time is the end of September. 

The project consists of widening the southern part of the intersec...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Construction Notice: Saturn Avenue Waterline Replacement

Road Work Ahead

Knife River will be installing a new waterline and reconstructing Saturn Avenue and adjacent streets between Grandview Drive and Broadway. The work starts on May 16. The anticipated completion time is mid-September, barring unforeseen issues. 

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Public Works
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Saturn Avenue Waterline Project Neighborhood Meeting

Idaho Falls Public Works is hosting a neighborhood meeting this week to discuss the water line replacement project on Saturn Avenue, between Broadway and Grandview Drive, as well as the streets within that neighborhood. 

The meeting is on Thursday...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Water Tower Informational Meetings

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The City of Idaho Falls invites community members to attend one of two informational meetings to receive updates on the Idaho Falls water tower project.

The aging 85-year-old water tower will be replaced by a higher capacity water tower to accommodate Idah...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 28, 2022

New interactive map helps residents follow street sweeping schedule with ease

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Now that the snow and ice have melted off the roadways, the Idaho Falls Street Division will begin sweeping streets. Work starts with arterial and collector streets, as well as streets with striping to prepare them for repainting. Crews will begin sweepin...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 9, 2022

More details about the rideshare program coming to Idaho Falls soon!

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The City of Idaho Falls is pleased to announce that they are one step closer to making a microtransit pilot program a reality and at no additional cost to taxpayers.  

At Monday’s City Council work session it was announced that Downtowner was sele...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Water Tower Location

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The Idaho Falls City Council has unanimously voted to approve construction of the city’s new elevated water tower in the south parking lot of the Idaho Falls Public Library.  

The vote was held last evening at the city’s regularly scheduled city c...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Idaho Falls to Replace Water Tower

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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Public Works staff briefed the Idaho Falls City Council today on plans to replace the city’s aging water tower, currently located along the Snake River near Idaho Falls Power.  The tower has been scheduled f...

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News Flash

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Carbon Free Power Project

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Idaho Falls Power is part of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) being developed by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS). The goal of the CFPP is to provide safe, reliable, and cost competitive clean energy to communities acr...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup

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Sanitation Division personnel will be available every weekend in May at different locations in Idaho Falls to help collect and dispose of unwanted items. This service provides residents with the option to bring most of their unwanted items to one location...

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