IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating a pedestrian‐train
accident that occurred Wednesday night at East Anderson and North Holmes.
According to reports, officers responded to the location around 10:39 p.m. The 18‐year‐old
female victim was skateboarding home when she came upon the intersection and a train
was blocking the crossing. While the woman crawled under the train it began moving. She
attempted to get herself clear of the tracks but her foot was caught by the wheel.
The Idaho Falls woman was taken by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
to be treated for her injuries.
The Idaho State Police is assisting with the investigation.

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho news release | Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:47 am

Demetrius Anthony Gomez, 28, of Fort Hall, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to theft from a tribal organization, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Gomez was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 28, 2014.

Gomez, an off-duty employee of the Sage Hill Travel Center, a gas station, convenience store and casino on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, south of Blackfoot off Interstate 15, entered the travel center at about 3:50 a.m. April 2, 2014 and took money from a safe.

According to the U.S. attorney, the defendant told his fellow employee at the front desk that he was checking the schedule.  The defendant went to the rear office and a few minutes later walked out and exited the store.

The fellow employee became suspicious and checked the back room.  He reviewed the surveillance recording of the room and saw that the defendant had removed money from the safe in the room.  A review of the surveillance recording in the front part of the store later showed that the defendant re-entered the store while the fellow employee was checking the back office and removed additional money from a box under the cash register.

An audit showed $1,984 missing.  The money belongs to the Sage Hill Travel Center, which is an Indian tribal organization of the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Theft from a tribal organization is punishable by imprisonment up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.  Sentencing is scheduled for May 12, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.

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Advisory: Daily Arrest/Activity Summary 02/23/15

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Pocatello Police Department
Arrest Summary Report, by Date, Time, with Offenses

Time/Date: 15:42:28 02/20/15
Inmate Name: TANNER, CHRISTINE ROSE (20)
Loc. of Arrest: ARTHUR / CUSTER
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P01330
Offenses:
WARRANT ARREST

Time/Date: 16:17:00 02/20/15
Inmate Name: JOHNSON, WILLIAM CODY (38)
Loc. of Arrest: 429 WYLDWOOD
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03564
Offenses:
WARRANT ARREST

Time/Date: 02:15:00 02/21/15
Inmate Name: AL MUTLAQ, SAEED ALI (23)
Loc. of Arrest: 655 N 5TH AVE
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03587
Offenses:
Disturb Peace/Disorder Conduct

Time/Date: 02:15:00 02/21/15
Inmate Name: JACKSON, RYAN C (35)
Loc. of Arrest: 655 N 5TH
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03584
Offenses:
Resisting and Obstructing
ASSAULT SIMPLE

Time/Date: 15:35:00 02/21/15
Inmate Name: BORCHERT, MICHAEL EUGENE (24)
Loc. of Arrest: 126 N. MAIN
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03674
Offenses:
BURGLARY

Time/Date: 22:02:00 02/21/15
Inmate Name: POPPLETON, SCOTT H (26)
Loc. of Arrest: 200 N 15TH
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03688
Offenses:
DUI- EXCESSIVE >.20

Time/Date: 01:33:00 02/22/15
Inmate Name: MARTINEZ, PATRICK CARLOS (50)
Loc. of Arrest: 500 N. MAIN
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03699
Offenses:
Driving Under the Influence

Time/Date: 01:42:00 02/22/15
Inmate Name: FLORES, TEVYN DONOVAN (22)
Loc. of Arrest: WALNUT/WARREN
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03700
Offenses:
WARRANT ARREST

Time/Date: 08:35:00 02/22/15
Inmate Name: MENDEZ, JOSE AURTURO (23)
Loc. of Arrest: 1100 block of E. Cedar
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03706
Offenses:
Rape

Time/Date: 10:55:00 02/22/15
Inmate Name: WILLIAMS, RICK KARL (56)
Loc. of Arrest: 197 CHARLES PL.
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03718
Offenses:
WARRANT ARREST

Time/Date: 15:49:12 02/22/15
Inmate Name: LAMPRECHT, JAXSON CLEAVE (38)
Loc. of Arrest: 1920 E BONNEVILLE ST
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03724
Offenses:
Driving Under the Influence

Time/Date: 17:21:00 02/22/15
Inmate Name: CAWDERY, THOMAS ERIK (24)
Loc. of Arrest: 1000 POCATELLO CREEK
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03728
Offenses:
WARRANT ARREST

Time/Date: 02:09:00 02/23/15
Inmate Name: MOORE, CASEY MICHAEL (27)
Loc. of Arrest: 551 EL RANCHO
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P03714
Offenses:
Resisting and Obstructing

Calls For Service During Reporting Period: 206

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Injury Crash (02/21/15 @ 11:32 P.M.) – Earlier in the shift, PPD officers responded to investigate a report of a hit and run traffic accident in the area of Pocatello Creek and Hiline Road. A short time later, Chubbuck officers respond to a report of a beer theft involving the suspect vehicle from the reported hit and run. CPD located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle, however, the vehicle fled from their officers. CPD discontinue pursuing the vehicle as it enters into Pocatello City limits. A Bannock County S.O. unit observed the suspect vehicle a few minutes later in the area of North Main extension and Garrett Way traveling at a high rate of speed. Due to the high speed of the suspect vehicle, Bannock County is unable to catch up with it. The Bannock County unit then located the suspect vehicle involved in a crash at the intersection of Pocatello Ave. and Oak. Pocatello P.D. officers responded to the crash scene. The Idaho State Police are conducting the accident investigation and PPD officers are conducting further investigation on the driver of the suspect vehicle. There is no further information available at this time for release.

ATM credit card skimmers – On 02/20/15, PPD officers responded to a report of two credit card skimmers being attached to two different Pocatello area bank ATM’s. The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and any further inquiries will need to be directed to the FBI.Contact Information:
Lieutenant Ian Nelson
Support Services
208-234-6131
inelson@pocatello.us

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Community: Daily Activity Press Release

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Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
Media Arrest Summary, by Name

Arrest Time/Date: 02:52:00 02/22/15 Booking Number: 15-BK0664
Inmate Name: HOBSON, AUSTIN D
Name Number: 124201
Address: 12702 S DEMPSEY CREEK RD, LAVA HOT SPRING, ID
Arrest Type: VIEW Arrested By: J L CURZON Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: 60 E. BOOTH Arrest Number: B0133394
Related Incidents: 15-B0645
Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
05:31:11 02/22/15 DUI- EXCESSIVE >.20 18-8004 C MAG TM
05:42:07 02/22/15 FILING FALSE POLICE REPORT 18-5413 MAG M
Total Arrests Reported: 1

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
E-911 Data Report, by Agency and Nature w/Location
Nature Date Reported Incident Location
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Accident 23:52:36 02/22/15 15-B0655 13866 HAWTHORNE RD BAN
Agency Assist 07:57:18 02/22/15 15-B0646 504 BANNOCK ST MCM
Agency Assist 07:58:22 02/22/15 15-B0647 13820 HAWTHORNE RD BAN
Agency Assist 08:30:05 02/22/15 15-B0648 BLAZER HWY LAV
Disturbance 01:21:22 02/22/15 15-B0645 BEHIND BLUE MOON LAV
Fraud 13:23:45 02/22/15 15-B0651 430 E MAIN ST; LAVA HOTPOOLS LAV
Traffic Offense 11:03:12 02/22/15 15-B0650 8602 PARKS RD BAN
Unsecure Premis 23:42:37 02/22/15 15-B0654 13627 DEKAY RD BAN
Welfare Check 19:48:07 02/22/15 15-B0653 3075 STEPHANIE RD BAN
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speckdonaldson

By Debbie Bryce

For the Journal

The Center for Sex Offender Management reports that less than 10 percent of sex offenders are female, and while the law makes no gender distinction, experts report that the dynamics of female sex offenders are very different than male offenders.

Last September, 31-year-old Kimberly Rosean Speck, of Malad, was arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with minors.

    Speck is charged with sexual battery and solicitation to commit a crime, both felonies, and three counts of disseminating material harmful to minors.

    A pretrial conference in the case is scheduled for Feb. 20.

    In a September press release, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said the charges were the result of an investigation into a complaint alleging that Speck had inappropriate sexual contact with a male high school student and allegations that pornographic photos had been sent to other high school males.

    Linda Hatzenbuehler, a professor of psychology at Idaho State University and a certified sex offender evaluator, said female sex offenders exhibit more mental health issues than their male counterparts.

    Female offenders often are diagnosed with depression or anxiety and most have some history of prior trauma.

    While prior victimization is not considered a direct cause, Hatzenbuehler said children, both male and female, are more affected when sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone they know and trust.

    “Even if it only happens once, the damage is greatest when that trust is broken as well,” Hatzenbuehler said.

    Hatzenbuehler said while some male offenders develop a deviant sexual attraction to underage victims, in most cases female offenders are looking to fulfill an emotional need.

    However, she said there is a small sub-group of female offenders who do have deviant sexual motives.

    An Oklahoma grandmother, Sally Deupree, was convicted of possession and manufacturing of child pornography. Deupree was charged with providing her boyfriend a nude photo of a 2-year-old girl and asking him to make a sex video for her.

    A video was not recovered, but several photographs were found.

    Female sex offenders fall into three categories, Hatzenbuehler said: male-coerced, teacher and lover, and a very small percentage of predatory female offenders.

    Male-coerced offenses occur when a male partner suggests or is interested in bringing in an underaged victim for sex.

     The teacher and lover scenario typically involves an older, often married woman, who becomes attracted to an adolescent male and her dependency needs cause her to cross the line.

    “The relationship fulfills an emotional, not a sexual need,” Hatzenbuehler said.

    Last month, Marie Ellen Donaldson, the wife of North Gem School District Superintendent Curry Donaldson, was arraigned in front of Superior Court Judge James Canlogue in Arizona on eight counts of intentionally or knowingly engaging “in oral sexual contact with a person under 18 years of age,” all “class 2” felonies.

    A pre-trial hearing in the case was scheduled for April 27 in Cochise County, Ariz.

    A 27-page report issued by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office alleges that Marie Ellen “conducted a romantic relationship involving sexual conduct” with a 16-year-old boy who was a student at San Simon High School.

    The alleged incidents took place between December 2013 and May 2014 and according to the report, they were “incidents of consensual contact were oral, not intercourse.”

    The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office launched its investigation May 15 of last year and Marie Ellen’s teaching contract ended at San Simon High in May.

    Child Abuse Effect reports that sexual abuse by women often goes unreported because victims don’t understand what happened to them until years later, when they are adults, and adolescent males often have the perception that sex with an older female is a “rite of passage.”

     But victimization by female offenders can have the same devastating effect as victimization by male sex offenders including, self-blame, low self-esteem, sexual dysfunction and substance abuse.

    The profile for female sex offenders is broad. The causes include the absence of a parent during childhood, sexual victimization of the woman as a girl, loss of a spouse, feelings of isolation and alienation and a history of indiscriminate or compulsive sexual activity, and  drug or alcohol abuse.

    Bannock County Prosecutor Steve Herzog said laws designed to protect underage children provide no gender distinction.

    “The law says, someone did something harmful to a child,” Herzog said. “It’s my job to protect the child and other children.”

    Herzog said all sex offenders submit to a psychosexual evaluation and a polygraph exam to determine their risk of re-offending and, he said, women are typically more amenable to treatment.

 

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CITY OF IDAHO FALLS
City Hall
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Idaho Falls, ID 83405
February 12, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
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Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
I.F. Man Arrested for Grand Theft
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Twenty‐three‐year‐old Siu Iosua was arrested on a warrant for grand
theft in connection to fraudulently using a credit card for more than $8,000 in purchases on
Wednesday.
Iosua of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, the general manager of Nicholas Moving Systems on Foote Drive reported
in January that Iosua, a former employee, used a company fuel card without permission
between June and December. The total fuel charges were $8,388.
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The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 8 people on Wednesday.

kowaliw

POCATELLO — Robert Kowaliw, the man accused of firing a weapon into a mobile home in McCammon last month, waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday and remains free on bond.

“The only right you have given up is your right to a preliminary hearing,” Sixth District Magistrate Rick Carnaroli said during the hearing. “You are still presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

    Kowaliw 67, allegedly fired a .22 magnum into a Front Street trailer owned by Ernie Long. He was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing.

    After the shooting last month, Long said the bullets crossed over his bed and exited through the wall. The window on the door of the fifth-wheel trailer and a second window in the kitchen area was also shot out with a total of three shots fired.

    Kowaliw looked composed before the hearing Wednesday. He said he doesn’t remember the incident and admitted that he had been drinking heavily the night of the shooting.

    He also said that there was a long-standing history of bad blood between him and the victims.

    Long and his girlfriend, Lisa Hainline, who also resides in the mobile home, attended the hearing Wednesday.

    Hainline said since the incident in January she is afraid to go out into her yard.

    “He was trying to kill us,” Hainline said. “That’s what he told us.”

    A $20,000 bond was set in the case, but Sixth District Magistrate David Evans reduced the bond at arraignment.

    Public Defender Randy Schulthies is representing Kowaliw in the case and he said the bond reduction was appropriate.

    “A no-contact order was issued and Mr. Kowaliw has no history of not showing up for court,” Schulthies said. “That’s what bonds are for.”

    While a no-contact order was issued in the case, Long and Hainline said they were not notified when Kowaliw was released from jail.

    Long and Hainline said they were threatened by the suspect’s son who brandished a weapon in July and they planned to talk to the prosecutor about pursuing charges for that incident as well.

    Bannock County Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Cronin said the state will follow up with the victims and further investigation may be conducted by law enforcement.

    “Our biggest concern is the protection of society,” Cronin said.

    Cronin said the charge against Kowaliw carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

    Kowaliw was charged with a misdemeanor charge of careless discharge of a weapon in 2013 and that case was dismissed. Other priors include three charges of filing false reports and driving under the influence.

    A pre-trial hearing is set for March 5 for the resisting and obstructing charges.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I.F. Man Arrested for Attempted Strangulation
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 47‐year‐old Octavino Munoz on a felony
warrant for attempted strangulation on Monday in reference to an incident that occurred in
January.
Munoz of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, Munoz’ arrest stems from an incident in the 1300 block of Paul reported
to police on Jan. 9. He and a 40‐year‐old female got into an argument that turned physical.
Munoz hit the woman in the face and then pushed her down onto a couch and placed his hands
around her throat.
Munoz left the residence prior to police arriving. A warrant was requested following an
investigation.
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I.F. Woman Arrested for Grand Theft
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Nineteen‐year‐old Kalee M. South was arrested on a warrant for grand
theft in connection to the theft of $2,000 in clothing.
South of Idaho Falls was served the warrant by the Bonneville County Court.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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According to reports, officers began investigating South in October after it was reported that
South had stolen miscellaneous clothing from a woman and sold it to Runway Fashion
Exchange.
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I.F. Woman Arrested for Drugs
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 23‐year‐old Michelle A. Caldwell for felony
possession of Methamphetamine and misdemeanor injury to a child Friday morning.
Caldwell of Idaho Falls was also booked into the Bonneville County Jail for possession of drug
paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance in a public place.
According to reports, officers responded to the Ruth House, 3130 S. Yellowstone Ave., around
11:45 a.m. Employees stated that Caldwell showed up to the location with her two‐year‐old son
under the influence of Methamphetamine.
Caldwell was found in possession of Methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
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The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 8 people on Monday.
For additional information regarding this release, contact Joelyn Hansen directly at (208) 589‐
3091, (208) 612‐8655 or jhansen@idahofallsidaho.gov.
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