News Flash

Posted on: June 5, 2023

Press Release – Felony Eluding Arrest

CHAVEZ, ROBERT ANTHONY 3RD

On Sunday, June 4, 2023, at approximately 4:07 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver eastbound on U.S. Highway 20.

The vehicle, a 2010 Ford Econoline moving truck, was allegedly passing unsafely, running other vehicles off the road, failing to maintain its lane, and nearly missing oncoming traffic. When deputies located the vehicle, they observed the van traveling at ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Press Release –Hailey Woman Battles with Deputies

CAPONE, TERRY LEE HART

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bar on Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho for a report of an intoxicated woman causing issues with other patrons.

During the investigation, the intoxicated woman resisted, head-butted, struck, and kicked at officers. Terry Lee Hart Capone, age 75 of Hailey, Idaho, was charged with three felony counts of Assault on Battery on Certain Personnel, I.C. 18-915, and one mi...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Evacuation Level Changes for Gimlet

Effective 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Blaine County Sheriff has made the following changes to flood evacuation areas in Gimlet.

Properties on Gin Ridge Rd. which have been under Mandatory Evacuation Orders (previously highlighted in Green) are now changed to Set Pre-Evacuation status (now highlighted in Yellow). Idaho Power is working to restore power to these residences. Set stat...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Press Release – Inmate Charged with New Felony

FLYNN, KEVIN JOSEPH

On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at approximately 3:19 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s patrol deputies were called into the Blaine County Detention Center to assist Detention Deputies with a report of drugs being introduced into the Jail.

Kevin Joseph Flynn, age 43 of Bellevue, Idaho, who was in custody on a felony warrant in a separate case, was charged with one felony count of Introduction of Major Contraband into a Correctional Facility, I.C. 18-2510(3) and one misdemeanor count of Intr...

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Posted on: May 20, 2023

SECOND MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERED FOR GIMLET

Gin Ridge Rd. homes now under Mandatory Evacuation.

At the request of the North Blaine Fire Dept., the Blaine County Sheriff has ordered the MANDATORY EVACUATION of the following properties on GIN RIDGE RD. in the Gimlet Subdivision, south of Ketchum, ID effective Saturday 5/20/23:   &...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

GIMLET PRE-EVACUATION NOTICE

NEW PRE-EVACUATION ALERT: The Blaine County Sheriff has issued the following PRE-EVACUATION NOTIFICATIONS to homes in the Gimlet area due to flooding:

READY STAGE: Residences highlighted in RED on Wilderness Dr. are being set to the Ready stage, as flood waters are starting to cover the roadway. The READY Stage is the time to begin preparing your home and family to evacuate.  

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

FLOOD EVACUATION UPDATE:

THREE ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES ADDED TO THE HAILEY MANDATORY FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER ...

At the request of the Hailey Fire Dept., the Blaine County Sheriff has added THREE ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES TO THE MANDATORY FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER in the Della View subdivision of Hailey. (highlighted in GREEN on the map)

New Evac Order:

  • 411 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1050...
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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Flood Evacuation Order Issued in Hailey

At the request of the Hailey Fire Dept., the Blaine County Sheriff has issued a MANDATORY FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER for ....

... the following addresses highlighted in GREEN in the Della View subdivision of Hailey:

  • 510 War Eagle Dr.
  • 910 War Eagle Dr.
  • 911 War Eagle Dr.
  • 920 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1020 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1021 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1030 War Eagle Dr.
  • 1031 War Eagle Dr.

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.&nbs...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

PARRIS, MATTHEW PENNELL

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on 2nd St. at Washington Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Matthew Pennell Parris, age 47 of Clinton, MT, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Less Than Three Ounces -Marijua...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Press Release – T-Bone Crash Near Smiley Creek

Smiley Creek Crash

On Friday, May 12, 2023, at approximately 10:26 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-vehicle T-Bone style crash with injuries on State Highway 75 near Smiley Creek Lodge in northern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 42-year-old Dietrich man was driving a 2015 white Ford commercial van northbound on Hwy 75 with a juvenile passenger. As the van came around the curve into Smiley Creek, a 1996 red Ford Ranger truck, driven by a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Press Release – Inmate Damages Jail Cell

ACHHORNER, JOHANNES S

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at approximately 11:39 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were called into the Blaine County Detention Center to assist BCSDO Detention Deputies with an inmate who was destroying property within the Jail.

Johannes S. Achhorner, age 44 of Ketchum, Idaho, who is currently in custody on felony Assault or Battery upon Certain Personnel, became combative, flooding his cell, kicking, and damaging equipment within the cell, ripping a surveillance camera from the ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Press Release – BCSO Deputy Assaulted

ACHHORNER, JOHANNES S

On Monday, May 8, 2023, at approximately 5:43 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an individual causing problems at a business in Ketchum, Idaho involving a knocked-over motorcycle.

While investigating the incident the subject became uncooperative and physically assaulted one of the deputies. Johannes S. Achhorner, age 44 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Assault or Battery upon Certain Personnel, I.C. 18-915.

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Press Release – Rollover Injury Crash on Hwy 20

Hamilton Crash

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rollover single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 20 approximately two miles east of State Highway 75.

Crash scene investigation determined that David Kay Hamilton, age 23 of Blackfoot, Idaho was traveling east on U.S. 20 in a blue 1994 Nissan Sentra when for unknown reasons he failed to negotiate a sweeping curve in the roadway and traveled off the road o...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Press Release –Welfare Check Results in Felony Arrest

LANDRUM, KERRY SCOTT

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at approximately 8::07 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies assisted by Hailey Police Officers responded to a welfare check at a residence in Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Kerry Scott Landrum, age 51, was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Assault, I.C. 18-905, felony Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923, felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F), misdemeanor Battery, 18-903, and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Press Release –Felony Drug Arrest

On Monday, May 1, 2023, at approximately 11:16 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Treasure Lane, north of Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Walker Kendrick Royston was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (MDMA), I.C. 37-2732(C)(3), and misdemeanor Possession ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Press Release – Father and Son Felony Arrests

On Friday, April 7, 2023, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies had multiple interactions with a father and son that eventually led to felony charges for both. Deputies were called to a mid-valley residence for a report of a battery at approximately 1:15 a.m.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a verbal argument between friends had turned into a physical altercation, but the suspects were no longer at the residence. Deputies quickly located the vehicle from the 911 description and arrested Denton W. Coe...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery Arrest

CONLIN, ASHLYN N

On Friday, March 31, 2023, at approximately 10:04 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Ketchum, Idaho for a report of a domestic battery.

On investigation, Ashlyn Nicole Conlin, age 28, was arrested and charged with felony Domestic Violence with Traumatic Injury, I.C. 18-918. 

Conlin was arraigned in Magistrate Court Monday afternoon, and later released on a $3,000 bond.

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Press Release – Active Warrant Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

SHIPP, DANIEL CLINTON

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at approximately 1:57 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Treasure Lane north of Hailey, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant, Daniel Clinton Shipp, age 47 of Bellevue, Idaho was determined to have an active misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear. 

During an inventory search for towing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were foun...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

Medley crash

On Thursday, March 23, 2023, at approximately 5:02 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 217.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a 32-year-old male from Rigby, Idaho was driving a blue 2006 Chevrolet Colorado truck eastbound on Hwy 26. The driver reported swerving to miss a deer in the road and then losing control of the vehicle, skidding ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

PHILLIPS, JEFFERY WAYNE

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on Idaho State Highway 75 near milepost 110 south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined the driver Jeffrey Wayne Phillips, age 53 of Layton, Utah, was driving on a suspended license. Phillips was issued a misdemeanor citation for Driving Without Privileges, I.C. 18-8001-(1)(b), and given a verbal warning...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Press Release –Probation Visit Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

FLYNN, KEVIN JOSEPH

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at approximately 12:39 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies assisted an Idaho State Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Officer with a home visit to a non-compliant probationer in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Kevin Joseph Flynn, age 43, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A(1). Flynn was also charged with a felony probati...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Press Release – Citizen Report Leads to Felony DUI

STINE, ADAM MICHAEL

On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at approximately 9:09 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a citizen report of a possible intoxicated driver traveling south on Main Street in Hailey, Idaho.

Deputies located the described vehicle in Bellevue and initiated a traffic stop. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Adam Michael Stine, age 32 of Celina, TX. 

Upon investigation, deputies determined that Stine was drivin...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

COMERFORD, JOHN PATRICK

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at approximately 1:41 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on Main St. in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, deputies arrested John Patrick Comerford, age 58 of Wilton, CT, for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(D). During a search incident to arrest, controlled substances were found in the vehicle and on Comerford.&...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Press Release – Felony Child Enticement Arrest

FRYE, JOSEPH DAVID

On Thursday, March 2, 2023, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Joseph David Frye, age 23 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Based on information from an ongoing investigation, Frye was charged with one count of felony Enticement of a Child Over the Internet or Other Communication Device, I.C. 18-1509A.

Frye was arraigned in Magistrate Court Thursday afternoon where the Judge se...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Press Release – Inmate Charged with Felony Injury to Jail

KOCSIS, MICHAEL JAMES

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, at approximately 3:50 a.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s patrol deputy was notified that there was an uncooperative inmate at the Blaine County Detention Center who was damaging jail property.

Upon investigation, Michael James Kocsis, age 26 of Phoenix, AZ, who had been arrested earlier that night on an unrelated misdemeanor charge, was charged with felony Injury to Jail, I.C. 18-7018, for vandalizing a security camera within his holding cell.

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Press Release – Bellevue Man Arrested for Third Felony DUI

DAWSON, GORDON CHASE.

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at approximately 9:27 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on Main Street at Maple St. in Hailey, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Express van, was identified as Gordon Chase Dawson, age 63 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Dawson was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F),...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

OWENS, DONALD JAMES

On Monday, February 20, 2023, at approximately 8:42 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Hospital Drive, south of Ketchum, Idaho. Upon investigation, controlled substances were found in the vehicle.

Donald James Owens, age 36 of Salmon, Idaho, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana Less than Three Ounces, I.C. 37-273...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Press Release – Felony Methamphetamine Possession Arrest

WISE, CARRIE LYNN

On Thursday, February 9, 2023, at approximately 1:09 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Serenade Lane in Ketchum, Idaho that led to a felony drug arrest.

Deputies determined two women were driving in a silver 2008 BMW from North Dakota to Boise but had reportedly gotten lost along the way. Upon investigation, deputies discovered drug paraphernalia in plain view in the vehicle. Upon a probable cause search,...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Press Release –Felony Domestic Violence Arrest

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, at approximately 8:12 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center for a report of a domestic assault.

Upon investigation, deputies determined that the assault had occurred earlier that night at a residence in Blaine County, Idaho and the victim had driven herself to the hospital. 

Based upon a probable cause affidavit, a warrant was issued for Bri...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Press Release – Driver Nearly Misses Roadside Deputy

DAVIS, TRAVIS LEE

On Monday, January 30, 2023, at approximately 12:37 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies observed a 2011 white GMC Sierra driving erratically and failing to move over for a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing lights.

The vehicle nearly missed a BCSO deputy performing a separate traffic stop on the side of State Highway 75. Deputies performed a second traffic stop on the Sierra at State Highway 75 north of East Fork Rd. The driver and sole occupant of the Sierra was id...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Press Release – Bellevue Man Facing Five Felony Drug Charges

ORTIZ-AVILA, JUAN VALENTIN

On Friday, January 20, 2023, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies and Blaine County Narcotics Team officers arrested Juan Valentin Ortiz-Avila, age 38 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Ortiz-Avila has been charged with three felony counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, two counts of felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(A)(1)(A), one misdemeanor count of Possession of a Drug Paraphern...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Press Release – Collision with SVPD Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

HELLMANN, JEREMY RYAN

On January 20, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies were notified by a Sun Valley Police Dept. officer that a SVPD patrol vehicle had been in a collision with another vehicle on State Highway 75 at Elkhorn Rd.

Both vehicles were traveling north on Hwy 75. The SVPD Officer reported that the driver of a white 2019 Ford Econoline van appeared intoxicated, had drifted into his lane, and collided with his patrol vehicle. Neither of the drivers was injured but the pa...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover Crash

Freerksen crash

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at approximately 8:59 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 149, south of Galena Lodge.

Deputies discovered a white 1993 Toyota single-cab pickup truck laying on its side in the middle of the highway blocking the northbound lane. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as a 17-year-old male from Fairfield, Idaho. ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Press Release – Deputies Stop Residential Burglary in Progress

RUSSELL, JACOB REED

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 9:05 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies were able to locate the suspect in his vehicle at the residence. Upon investigation, it was determined the suspect’s vehicle contained seven bottles of alcohol with a value of $750-$1,000 each, which had been removed from the residence. During a ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

PEREZ, ARIEAL ASHLEY

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at approximately 8:16 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on Hospital Drive, in Ketchum, Idaho which resulted in a felony drug arrest.

Deputies identified the driver as Ariel Ashley Perez, age 43 of Hailey, Idaho. Perez was determined to have an active Blaine County misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear and placed under arrest. During an inventory search of the vehicle incident to ar...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Press Release – Black Ice Crash Takes Out Power Pole

Aruaz Osario crash

On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at approximately 7:42 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 at milepost 105.5, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a gray 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 25-year-old male from Shoshone, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Highway 75 with a 38-year-old male passenger when they hit black ice in the roadway causing them to lo...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

CHANEY, LISA MAURINE

On Friday, December 23, 2022, at approximately 12:37 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies and Officers of the Hailey Police Dept. responded to a report of an intoxicated driver stuck in a snow embankment on Buttercup Dr., near West Meadows Dr.

Upon arrival, deputies observed a white 2000 Ford F250 truck blocking the southbound lane and an indentation in the snowbank where the truck had gone off the road. 

The driver was identified as Lisa Maurine Chaney, age 62 of Hailey, ID. Upon inves...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Press Release – Cattle Truck Rollover

Medicine Horn crash

On Sunday, December 11, 2022, at approximately 7:54 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle semi rollover on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 216, east of Carey, Idaho.

The crash investigation determined that a 2001 Peterbilt semi-truck with a cattle trailer, driven by a 30-year-old male from Cut Bank, MT, was traveling westbound on Hwy 26 when it left the roadway on the right shoulder while negotiating a left turn in th...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Press Release – Two-Car Collision on Sun Valley Rd.

Garcia Vargas crash

On Monday, December 5, 2022, at approximately 10:19 a.m. a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol came upon a two-vehicle crash on Sun Valley Rd. at Second Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 1999 silver Ford F-350 with an attached snowplow, driven by a 17-year-old male from Shoshone, Idaho was traveling south on Second Avenue when it began sliding through the stop sign and into the intersection. The...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Press Release – Double Fatality Crash

Fuller Canto crash

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash on Little Creek Rd. approximately 1.75 miles from Austin Rd. in Carey, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation that a 2011 silver Dodge Ram 3500 truck was traveling southbound on Little Fish Creek Rd near the Water Cress campground when for an unknown reason it went off the west shoulder of the road after a sweeping left turn. The truck r...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Press Release – Semi vs. Car Collision

semi vs car crash

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, at approximately 1:43 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a semi vs car collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Main Street in Carey, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that a 66-year-old male from Jerome, Idaho was driving a 2001 brown Freightliner semi-truck with double grain trailers southbound on Main Street when a 2008 silver Ford Edge ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Press Release – Investigation Results in Three Felony Charges

GEISSLER, CARL RUDY

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Carl Rudy Geissler, age 42 of Hailey, Idaho on three felony charges related to a 3-week investigation involving a reported lost or stolen debit card.

Deputies and Detectives determined that Geissler used the debit card at approximately seventeen local businesses in fraudulent transactions totaling over $5,000. Geissler was charged with Grand Theft, I.C. 18-2403, Possession of a Financial Transaction Ca...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Press Release – Felony Sexual Assault Arrest

CHAMORRO-SANCHEZ, RAUL Sixto

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Raul Sixto Chamorro-Sanchez, age 48 of Ketchum, Idaho, on two felony charges related to two separate sexual assaults on two different victims.

While investigating a reported sexual battery that allegedly occurred on October 24, 2022, detectives became aware of a second victim who reported being assaulted on August 11, 2022 by the same assailant. 

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Press Release – Ketchum Man Charged with Two Felonies

BUNTAIN, JAMES STEVEN

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:02 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the Meadows Trailer Park, south of Ketchum, Idaho for a report of a possible domestic battery.

Upon investigation, it was determined that James Steven Buntain, age 58 of Ketchum, Idaho, had reportedly threatened his girlfriend with a Smith and Wesson 9 mm. handgun and fired the weapon into the floor during an argument. Buntain was arrested for felo...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Press Release – Sun Valley Snowplow Accident

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded by request to an accident involving a Sun Valley snowplow that occurred on the bike path adjacent to Village Way in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined that Damon Gottlieb Vergel, age 42 of Hailey, Idaho was driving the plow heading southbound on the bike path when the plow struck a metal cap and pipe on the path. The cap and pipe were not visible because they were c...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Press Release – Mountain Rides Bus Crashes into Vehicle

On Monday, November 7, 2022, at approximately 6:41 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bus versus car collision on State Highway 75 near Rainbow Bend, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

The crash involved lane blockage, injuries, and a pinned driver. Upon investigation, it was determined that a full-size Mountain Rides bus traveling northbound on Hwy 75 and driven by Hortencia Aguilar-Venegas, age 47 of Richfield, Idaho, lost control, cr...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Press Release – Three Vehicle Crash

3 vehicle crash

On Monday, November 7, 2022, at approximately 5:58 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash with injuries and lane blockage on State Highway 75 near Alturas Drive.

Crash scene investigation determined that Brandon E. Franklin, age 25 of Alachua, Florida, was driving northbound on Hwy 75 in a red 2020 Toyota Camry when he lost control in the snow and slid across the highway colliding head-on into a silver 2007 Honda ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

DE LA CRUZ SANTOS, CESAR PERCY

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, at approximately 3:23 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

Deputies located the vehicle and suspected driver on Broadway Run just off Highway75 near Cliffside Drive in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Cesar Percy De La Cruz Santos was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Arrest

Jones, Joshua

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, at approximately 11:34 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop which resulted in a felony arrest.

Joshua Charon Jones, age 34 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F), two felony counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, I.C. 18-3316, misdemeanor Resisting and Obstructing an Officer, ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Press Release – Injury Crash Leads to DUI

On Friday, October 14, 2022, at approximately 3:28 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash on Broadford Rd near the Star Bridge, west of Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver of a white 2011 Equinox failed to negotiate the curve after the Star Bridge, drifted left of center, drove off the east side of the road, jumped a culvert, and struck a fence. 

The driver, Naye...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Press Release – Felony Cocaine Arrest

FAIR, EISHAM ODELL AZLON

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at approximately 11:22 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Eisham Odell Azlon Fair, age 18 of Bellevue, Idaho, on one felony and three misdemeanor charges.

Fair was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Minor Forbidden to Enter, Remain, or Loiter at a Licensed Place, I.C. 23-943, misdemeanor Failure to Present Identification at a Licensed Place, I.C...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

Sheriff's Update Ross Fork Fire

Update for Saturday, September17, 2022.
Forest Closure Reduced...

Today, the Sawtooth National Forest has reduced the area that is closed because of the Ross Fork Fire, effective Saturday, 9-17-22. All public lands east of Highway 75 are now open, as is Pettit Lake. Alturas Lake remains closed. The fire is still smolder...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Final Update on New Wild Fire Reported out Ohio Gulch Rd.

Courtesy of Wood River Fire and Rescue: WRFR units were dispatched to a wildland fire east of the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station at 1:25 PM. The first WRFR unit arrived on scene at 1:35 PM and reported a half acre fire and creeping.

Additional units were requested from North Blaine County, Sun Valley Fire, Ketchum Fire, Hailey Fire, and Bellevue Fire.  South Central Dispatch was notified as the fire started on Blaine County land immediately adjacent to BLM property. &nbs...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Press Release – Couple Arrested on 6 Felony Drug Charges

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Hailey, Idaho, the home of Kerry and Karen Christiansen.

The search yielded over four pounds of cocaine, approximately $302,000 in U.S. currency, a total of nineteen rifles and handguns, and multiple boxes of ammunition.

Kerry Jay Christiansen, age 61 of Hailey, Idaho has been charged with five felony counts: tw...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Press Release – Excessive Felony DUI

HUAIRE, KAROLA JAZMIN

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at approximately 8:06 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near East Fork Rd.

Upon investigation, Karola Jazmin Huaire, age 28 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Excessive Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A), misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, I.C. 23-505, and cited for Exceeding...

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Posted on: September 5, 2022

Urgent Ross Fork Fire Information Hwy 75 has been CLOSED AGAIN

HWY 75 is CLOSED from Baker Creek Rd. (12 miles north of Ketchum) to Pettit Lake Rd (16 miles south of the Stanley area due to extreme fire activity. Fire Danger is HIGH. Milepost 141 to 171. Posted 9/6/2022 11:15 a.m.

Mandatory Evacuation is still in place for Smiley Creek, Sawtooth City, Beaver Creek, Alturas Lake, Petit Lake, and surrounding areas. 

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Press Release – Grand Theft Auto Arrest

WHITE, ERICA LORENZ

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle at St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

The vehicle, a white 1997 Subaru Outback, was later located by deputies at Blaine Manor in Hailey, Idaho at approximately 9:25 p.m. Upon investigation, Erica Lorenz White, age 49 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested and charged with Grand Theft, I.C. 18...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Press Release – Two Vehicle Collison South of Bellevue

Colis Crash

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 4:34 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near Pero Rd, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Guadalupe Joann Colis, age 21 of Hailey, Idaho was the sole occupant of a 2016 Ford Focus traveling northbound on Hwy 75 when for an unknown reason the Focus crossed the fog line on the northbound side of the ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Press Release – Stolen Vehicle Located by Deputies

SOHNS, ANDREA MARIE JILLEEN

On Thursday, July 28, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies received a notification to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle out of Shoshone, Idaho.

The vehicle was described as a bronze 2002 Honda Civic last seen traveling north on State Highway 75. Deputies located the vehicle on State Highway 75 and conducted a traffic stop on Honeysuckle Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Andrea Marie J...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Press Release – Bicycle vs. Bicycle Head-On Crash

On Friday, July 29, 2022, at approximately 11:02 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a head-on bicycle versus bicycle crash on the bike path at the intersection of Gimlet Road, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that James R. Bartolino, age 61 of Ketchum, Idaho was riding a bicycle northbound on the west side of the bike path when the crash occurred. Richard H. Papalian, age 67 of Sun Valley, Idaho was riding southbound on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Comunicado de prensa: un mensaje para mis electores y los ciudadanos del condado de Blaine

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El 19 de julio de 2022, la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Blaine celebró una reunión pública para considerar si aceptarían o no fondos federales del Programa Estatal de Asistencia para Extranjeros Criminales (SCAAP)...

de la Oficina de Asistencia Judicial.

 Estos fondos federales se proporcionan anualmente a las instalaciones correccionales estatales y locales. La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Blaine ha recibido estos fondos desde 2001.

SCAAP es un programa ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Press Release – A Message to my Constituents and the Citizens of Blaine County

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On July 19, 2022, the Blaine County Board of Commissioners held a public meeting to consider whether or not they would accept federal funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).

These federal funds are provided annually to state and local correctional facilities. The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office has received these funds since 2001. 

SCAAP is a federal program that awards reimbursement funds to local and state correction...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Press Release – Aggravated Assault Arrest

MARTIN, DAVID CECIL

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 8:26 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Bellevue, Idaho for a report of a man threatening another man with a gun.

Upon investigation, David Cecil Martin, age 52 of Mackey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Assault, I.C. 18-905. The victim was an employee of the homeowner who feeds the horses. 

Martin is being held in the Blaine County Det...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Press Release – High-Speed Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Shoshone Crash

Eluding crash JM

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 26 near Jodi Lane in Carey, Idaho.

The vehicle, a 2006 green Chrysler Town and Country minivan failed to stop and began eluding officers. During the pursuit, the Chrysler traveled southbound at speeds of 90-100 miles per hour in 65 mph zones, drove in the opposite lane of travel nearly mis...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Press Release – Single Rollover Crash

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On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 8:16 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 20 near Stanton Camp Loop, approximately 2.1 miles west of State Highway 75.

The crash scene investigation determined that Aiden Lee Lock Durdle, age 19 of Bellevue, Idaho, was traveling westbound on U.S. 20, in a green 2002 Subaru Forester, when the vehicle drifted over the westbound shoulder. Durdle overcorrected, lost control, ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Press Release – Traffic Stop Yield Eight Charges

ESCOBEDO, DANIEL TORRES

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at approximately 11:48 p.m., a Bellevue man was arrested for one felony, and five misdemeanors, and cited for two infractions resulting from a traffic stop on Main Street and Fox Acres Rd. in Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the driver, Daniel Torres Escobedo, age 37 of Bellevue, Idaho, who was charged with the felony Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), mi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Press Release – Backcountry Rescue

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a backcountry technical rescue crash approximately six and a half miles out Slaughterhouse Canyon, east of Bellevue, Idaho.

Due to the location of the crash up a steep hillside on the ridge line, deputies were not able to access the crash with their patrol vehicles or utility terrain vehicles (UTV). Using all-terrain vehicles (ATV) deputies reached the ridge top to assist Wood...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Press Release – Two Vehicle Collision on Hwy 75

Ramos Reyes crash.

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rollover crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 110, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Harvey Patrick Ramos, age 26, of Fairfield, Idaho was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 in a tan 2002 Toyota Sienna van with passenger Aislinn Kalie Claire Phillips, age 23, also of Fairfield. Bryan Medina-Reyes,...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Press Release – Razor Crash in Muldoon Canyon

Razor crash

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 7:52 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Polaris Razor crash approximately eleven miles out Muldoon Canyon Road.

The crash scene investigation determined that four individuals were traveling eastbound in the Razor, when it went off the embankment, flipping and hitting a tree, and then came to a resting position on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The drive...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

BEDFORD, CODY TAYLOR

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 11:42 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, the driver, Cody Taylor Bedford, age 23 of Spring Branch, Texas, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A).

During an inventory search of his vehicle incident to his arrest, controlled substances and o...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Press Release – Failure to Appear Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

FLYNN, KEVIN JOSEPH

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at approximately 4:29 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on Zinc Spur Rd off of State Highway 75, north of Hailey, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Kevin Joseph Flynn, age 42 of Hailey, Idaho, had a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear on a previous charge. During a search incident to his arrest, a controlled substance and an open container of alcohol...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Press Release – High-Speed Chase Ends with Felony Arrest

OVERTON, CHRISTOPHER BRENT

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 12:04 a.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol on Main St. in Hailey, Idaho observed a black Legacy Subaru approaching from the rear at a high rate of speed and changing lanes to maneuver around traffic.

When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the Subaru accelerated at a high rate of speed, ran a red light at the Countryside/Hwy 75 intersection, traveled at speeds above 100 MPH, weaved through traffic crossed over multiple double yellow line...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Press Release – Three Vehicle Collision

Three Vehicle Collision

On Monday, June 20, 2022, at approximately 4:46 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 75 at Zinc Spur Rd. north of Hailey, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Daniel Jacob Stanhope, age 51 of Shoshone, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 in a red 2014 Chevrolet Cruze with a female passenger when he stopped due to traffic in the lane ahead of him. Molly J. Doyl...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

Fox rollover

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, at approximately 6:33 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle injury rollover crash on State Highway 75 south of East Magic Rd. (milepost 98).

A crash scene investigation determined that a 17-year-old juvenile from Twin Falls, Idaho, was driving a 1997 brown Dodge Dakota southbound on Hwy 75 with two passengers. The Dakota traveled off the right shoulder of the road, then overcorrected rolling a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Press Release – Felony Eluding Arrest

CHARPENTIER, JAKE DYLAN

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling Main Street near Gannett Road in Bellevue, Idaho observed a 2007 Ford F250 truck making multiple traffic violations.

The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver failed to yield, driving into the oncoming lane of travel, above posted speed limits, and running several stop signs. The vehicle ultimately hit a tree and crashed on top of a hill on Second ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

Islas Montes crash

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, at approximately 6:34 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash with injuries on State Highway 75 near milepost 99, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Celia C. Islas-Montes, age 43 of Hailey, Idaho was driving northbound on Hwy 75 in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe with three passengers, ages 23, 6, and 2 years old. The Tahoe reportedly abruptly swerved twice then we...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Press Release – Suspect Identified by Social Media

DIAZ POZO, MARCOS F

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of stolen property at a residence in Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies discovered the residence had a home security camera mounted outside of the home. The victim produced a security video showing an adult male leaving the residence carrying a yellow DeWalt miter saw and a small black bag. According to the victim, t...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Press Release – First Responders Use Personal Vehicles to Reach Crash Victim

Klimes CRFD

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, at approximately 1:58 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries on Dry Creek Road near Carey, Idaho.

Due to the steepness and remoteness of the crash location, the victim was difficult to access by first responders and the responding ground ambulance had to be staged approximately 3-4 miles away. First responders had to use personal vehicles to transport...

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