News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fatality Vehicle Collision

The Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Fire Department responded yesterday, October 5, 2022, to a vehicle collision on Sunnyside Road near Potomac Way. Two vehicles, containing a total of three people were involved. All three people were transp...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

IFPD Expands K-9 Unit, Prepares for Retirement of Two K-9s

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The Idaho Falls Police Department is excited to announce the expansion of the IFPD Police K-9 Unit and to welcome several new police dogs to the department. ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

IFPD Encourages Marking Catalytic Converters to Combat Theft

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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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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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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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Posted on: August 22, 2022

IFPD Celebrates the Career and Retirement of Captain Bill Squires

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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. 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, 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

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

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., 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

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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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

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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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. No injuries h...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Vehicle Recovered from the Snake River

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 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., 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

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

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

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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, 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

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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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality

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, 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. 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

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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Posted on: September 16, 2021

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

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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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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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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

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

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, 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

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 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. 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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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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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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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 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. 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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, 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

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.

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Three Arrested After Woman Reports Kidnap and Torture

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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

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

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Body Recovered from Snake River Identified

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

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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 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

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, 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

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

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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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.

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 approached a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. As the officer approached, the vehicle began slowly...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Officer Seizes Pound of Meth After Witnessing Drug Deal

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

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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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Meth Trafficking Arrest After Driver Attempts to Elude Officers

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

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.

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 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 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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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Man Arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer

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 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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