POCATELLO – Wendy K. Banks, 55, of, Idaho Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  She was indicted by a grand jury on November 20, 2014.
According to the plea agreement, Banks admitted that between June 2009 and January 2014, she stole $29,600.20 of her deceased mother’s monthly social security benefits.  After her mother’s death, Banks maintained the joint bank account she had shared with her mother.  Banks forged her mother’s signature or wrote “for deposit” on the social security checks and deposited them in the joint account, eventually changing the checks to direct deposit in the joint account. 
The charge of theft of government funds is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for June 23, 2015 in Pocatello before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney as part of a partnership venture between the Social Security Administration Office of General Counsel and the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute social security fraud.

 

POCATELLO – Miguel Gutierrez-Munoz, 40, of San Jose, California, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.   Gutierrez-Munoz was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 23, 2014.
According to the plea agreement, between February 18, 2014 and March 20, 2014, there was an agreement between the defendant and others to distribute methamphetamine.  On March 20, 2014, the defendant assisted a co-defendant in storing in excess of fifty grams of methamphetamine at a storage shed in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  This methamphetamine was intended to be distributed to other individuals.   
Gutierrez-Munoz’ charge is punishable by ten years to life in prison, a maximum fine of ten million dollars, and at least five years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for June 24, 2015, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Bonneville County Sherriff’s Office, Idaho Falls Police Department, Idaho State Police, and the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office.
The OCDETF program is a federal multi agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

 

BOISE – William Bryon Chest, 41, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for transfer and attempted transfer of obscene images to minors, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chest pleaded guilty on January 15, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, in April and May 2014, Chest sent sexually explicit images accompanied by graphic sexual messages to a 13-year-old girl from Oregon and convinced her to send nude photos of herself to him using the social media website “Kik.”  “Kik” is an instant messaging service based in Canada that is available as an application for smart phones.  The FBI in Portland was notified and an agent took over the girl’s identity and continued to communicate with Chest.  According to the plea agreement, Chest sent obscene images to the undercover agent, and twice discussed plans to travel to Oregon to meet the teen girl for sex, although he never actually did so.  Chest was arrested at his home in Boise on September 25, 2014, and has remained in custody since.

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Portland and Boise, assisted by officers from the Boise Police Department and the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.  For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

Advisory: Daily Activity/Arrest Summary 03/25/15

Dear Nixle User,

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

Time/Date: 20:11:00 03/24/15
Inmate Name: UPCHURCH, JEFFREY DILLON (28)
Loc. of Arrest: 5TH & BRIDGER
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P05907
Offenses:
ROBBERY
BATTERY ON AN OFFICER
(Upchurch was arrested at approximately 8:30 P.M. on 03/24/15 in the area of 5th and Bridger after he was positively identified as an individual who had assaulted and forcibly took a small amount of cash from a female walking in the area of 100 McKinley at approximately 7:24 P.M. after knocking her to the ground. It does not appear as though Upchurch and the victim were known to each other. While at the Bannock County Jail, Upchurch kicked an officer and was subsequently charged with that violation as well)

Time/Date: 01:24:00 03/25/15
Inmate Name: ORR, JEDADIH DANN (28)
Loc. of Arrest: 78 TEAKWOOD
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P05919
Offenses:
WARRANT ARREST
WARRANT ARREST

Time/Date: 01:24:00 03/25/15
Inmate Name: ORR, JEDADIH DANN (28)
Loc. of Arrest: 78 TEAKWOOD
Related Incident Numbers: 15-P05923
Offenses:
DRUG-POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (residual Methamphetamine in pipe)

Calls for Service in Reporting Period: 68

Images:
#1: Upchurch
#2: Orr

(208) 612-8655 605 N. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 589-3091
CITY OF IDAHO FALLS
City Hall
308 Constitution Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
March 25, 2015

I.F. Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 48–year‐old Rusty Price for aggravated
assault and aggravated assault on an officer following a domestic disturbance Tuesday
night.
Price of Idaho Falls was also booked into the Bonneville County Jail for resisting arrest and
a no contact order violation.
According to reports, officers responded to the 700 block of Cleveland for a domestic
disturbance. The 46–year‐old female victim reported that she and Price had been arguing
when he became physically aggressive, damaging items inside the residence and
threatening her with a baseball bat.
She fled the residence and called police.
Police arrived and found Price. He still had the bat and acted aggressively toward officers.
An officer deployed his taser because of Price’s defiant and aggressive behavior.
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The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested nine people on Tuesday.
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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Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
Media Arrest Summary, by Name

Arrest Time/Date: 07:34:01 03/24/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1067
Inmate Name: COOK, ANGELIC E
Name Number: 211626 Birth Date:
Address: 1730 CURLEW, Pocatello, ID
Arrest Type: TAKE Arrested By: E MCCURRY Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: SCILD LOBBY Arrest Number: B0134025
Related Incidents:

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
07:35:00 03/24/15 Probation Discretionary Time PROBDIS MAG M
________________________________________
Arrest Time/Date: 13:43:00 03/24/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1068
Inmate Name: KONOMOS, TYLER J
Name Number: 273779 Birth Date:
Address: 229 JEFFERSON AVE, POCATELLO, ID
Arrest Type: TAKE Arrested By: PAULA TURNER Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: 624 E CENTER Arrest Number: B0134026
Related Incidents:

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
13:46:29 03/24/15 WARRANT ARREST WRNT MAG M
13:47:54 03/24/15 WARRANT ARREST WRNT MAG M
________________________________________
Arrest Time/Date: 13:43:00 03/24/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1068
Inmate Name: KONOMOS, TYLER J
Name Number: 273779 Birth Date:
Address: 229 JEFFERSON AVE, POCATELLO, ID
Arrest Type: TAKE Arrested By: PAULA TURNER Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: 624 E CENTER Arrest Number: B0134026
Related Incidents:

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
13:46:29 03/24/15 WARRANT ARREST WRNT MAG M
13:47:54 03/24/15 WARRANT ARREST WRNT MAG M
________________________________________
Total Arrests Reported: 3

E-911 Data Report, by Agency and Nature w/Location
Agency: BCSD Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
Nature Date Reported Incident Location
————— —————— ——— ——————————- —
Accident 16:16:15 03/24/15 15-B1063 RIO VISTA & RESERVATION BAN
Agency Assist 07:47:18 03/24/15 15-B1055 5800 S 5TH AVE; BANNOCK COUNTY BAN
Community Serv 18:52:33 03/24/15 15-B1068 7 ARIMO RD;LDS CHURCH BAN
Suspicious 19:26:38 03/24/15 15-B1069 343 S 4TH ST E; #3 DOW

Theft 11:58:08 03/24/15 15-B1061 22759 RACE TRACK RD BAN
Transports 09:30:32 03/24/15 15-B1058 777 HOSPITAL WAY; PMC EAST POC
Vandalism 16:13:29 03/24/15 15-B1064 12260 HILINE RD BAN
Welfare Check 08:47:57 03/24/15 15-B1056 FORT HALL MINE RD; S/S BETWEEN BAN

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities are trying to identify multiple suspects after a late-night brawl in a Wal-Mart parking lot left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer shot in the leg.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the eight people jailed or hospitalized following the incident late Saturday night in Cottonwood aren’t cooperating.

One suspect was fatally shot, a second was shot in the abdomen and a Wal-Mart employee suffered a sprained arm and cuts. The wounded officer is expected to recover.

According to Graves, the incident began when an employee was shoved inside the store and Cottonwood police then found the suspects in the store’s parking lot.

Graves said the people were living in an SUV with Idaho plates and might be related.

 

Raymond Mark Ross was last seen Saturday night while working at his job in the 800 block of Lindsay Boulevard in Idaho Falls.

Ross is 38 years old, black, with brown eyes and black hair. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds.

On Jan. 8, 2008, in Ada County, Ross was sentenced to 2 years to 10 years in prison for delivery of a controlled substance. Ross was eligible for parole. He was scheduled to complete his sentence on Feb. 27, 2018.

POCATELLO — When a passing male stranger came upon Frank Angley, who was on his knees suffering a heart attack in the driveway of his West Carson Street home, the man didn’t pick up one of the many nitroglycerine pills that had spilled out on the ground. He didn’t use Angley’s cellphone, which was lying on the driveway to call 911.

The stranger just pulled the wallet from Angley’s back pocket, took $728 out of it and walked away from the helpless victim at about 3 p.m. Friday.

“You can’t print my view of humanity right now,” Angley, 49, said as he continued to recover at Portneuf Medical Center on Saturday afternoon.     Angley is scheduled to have stents in his heart cleared of blockage on Monday.

“I was glad someone stopped,” Angley said. “I really wanted him to call for help. He didn’t.”

Angley works at Powers Candy, and he left work a little early Friday afternoon because he wasn’t feeling well. It was payday, and he did cash his check before heading home. As he pulled into his driveway, the pain in his chest hit hard.

Angley managed to open his car door and step out as he fumbled for the bottle containing his nitro pills in his front pants pocket. Although he managed to unscrew the lid on the bottle, he fell to his knees, and the pills spilled out in front of him.

In pain and frightened, Angley pulled out his cellphone but was unable to make the 911 call himself.

That’s when he heard a male voice behind him.

“I remember trying to get my pills, and then I remember someone coming up and saying, ‘Do you need help?’” Angley recalled.

Help didn’t arrive until Angley’s best friend, Cory Thornley, rushed to Frank’s home about 20 minutes later. Thornley had called Angley’s cellphone, but all he heard was groaning on the other end, so Thornley drove to the home on West Carson quickly.

“He scooped me up and brought me here,” Angley said about his trip to PMC.

Thornley had already called and alerted the emergency room crew at PMC so they were ready to move quickly when Angley arrived. He was given nitroglycerine and aspirin to stop the pain, and he is now on a Heparin drip to keep his blood thinned.

Once Angley was stable, the ER crew asked him if he had his insurance information. That’s when he discovered his wallet was missing.

Angley’s daughter Kelsey had arrived at the ER as well as his sister Colleen. They immediately returned to the driveway on West Carson to find the wallet. It had been tossed on the front seat with all the money removed.

“I thought I was going to throw up,” Kelsey said. “It’s bad enough someone took all of his money, but to just leave him there to die.”

Angley and his daughter have an extremely close bond, partially because her mother and Frank’s wife, Connie, died of cancer a few years ago.

“It’s just the two of us now,” Frank said as he rolled up his sleeve to reveal a memorial tattoo of Connie.

“This was my worst fear,” Kelsey said. “He had to be picked up out of the driveway.”

Frank is no stranger to PMC. He had his first heart attack in November  2013 and received four stents. It was followed by another episode in February of last year when he received three more stents. He’s also survived a stroke and an aneurism in his brain over the past several years.

“I’m pretty lucky to be alive,” Frank said. “If I had any money, I’d probably buy a lottery ticket.”

Frank has lived in Pocatello for 10 years, and he said he always felt like it was a good, safe community. A native of New York, Frank has lived in Minneapolis and in larger cities in California.

“I’ve lived all over the country, and I’ve never had anything like this happen in big cities,” he said.

Pocatello police met with Frank Friday night, but he doesn’t feel it’s likely anyone will be caught. Police told him they would check surveillance cameras at Duffy’s Bar and a service station, which are near his home.

“All I know is it was a man’s voice and that’s not much to go on,” Frank said.

An account has been set up at GoFundMe.com to help Frank Angley pay for his medical bills. Donations can be submitted at www.gofundme.com/pk7d8s.

Community: Daily Activity Press Release

Dear Nixle User,

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

Arrest Time/Date: 22:02:00 03/22/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1045
Inmate Name: ALVARES, DANIEL A
Name Number: 296049
Address: 516 WASATCH BLVD, SMITHFIELD, UT
Arrest Type: VIEW Arrested By: J L CURZON Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: 255 E. PORTNEUF Arrest Number: B0133980
Related Incidents: 15-B1028

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
00:44:34 03/22/15 Domestic Battery 18-918(3)(b) MAG M
________________________________________
Arrest Time/Date: 21:23:00 03/22/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1054
Inmate Name: GROTE, RAYMOND L JR.
Name Number: 156614
Address: 333 BANNOCK STREET, MALAD CITY, ID
Arrest Type: TAKE Arrested By: R DUNDER Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: BANNOCK COUNTY JAIL Arrest Number: B0133991
Related Incidents: 15-B1039

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
21:36:26 03/22/15 WARRANT ARREST WRNT MAG F
________________________________________
Arrest Time/Date: 09:43:00 03/22/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1056
Inmate Name: TOSCANELLI, ALESSANDRA V
Name Number: 283543
Address: 6325 LAWTON AVE, LAS VEGAS, NV
Arrest Type: TAKE Arrested By: J L Jackson Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: CLARK COUNTY JAIL Arrest Number: B0133992
Related Incidents: 15-B1038

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
21:52:14 03/22/15 Charge warrant arrest WRNT-Chrg wrnt MAG F
________________________________________
Arrest Time/Date: 06:08:00 03/22/15 Booking Number: 15-BK1050
Inmate Name: WINGER, HERBERT B
Name Number: 106800
Address: 4662 TAHOE PL, CHUBBUCK, ID
Arrest Type: VIEW Arrested By: C S Craig Agency: BCSD
Arrest Location: 9087 AUTUMN LN Arrest Number: B0133985
Related Incidents: 15-B1030

Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
06:54:55 03/22/15 Leave Scene of Damage Accdt 49-1301 MAG M
________________________________________
Total Arrests Reported: 4

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
E-911 Data Report, by Agency and Nature w/Location
Nature Date Reported Incident Location
————— —————— ——— ——————————- —
Agency Assist 09:24:02 03/22/15 15-B1034 11290 PHILBIN RD BAN
Animal Problem 10:45:46 03/22/15 15-B1035 2223 TASCILE LN BAN
Juvenile Prob 08:34:53 03/22/15 15-B1031 4959 E CUNNINGHAM BAN
Traffic Offense 22:53:56 03/22/15 15-B1040 US HWY 30; SUNNYSIDE SINCLAIR INT
Trespassing 09:20:08 03/22/15 15-B1032 11290 PHILBIN RD BAN
Unsecure Premis 09:25:08 03/22/15 15-B1033 FORT HALL MINE RD; LANDFILL BAN
Vandalism 04:56:11 03/22/15 15-B1030 9257 CINNAMON RIDGE POC
Vin Inspection 16:34:45 03/22/15 15-B1037 GEORGE LP; 2 STORY BLU/WHI HOUS POC
Welfare Check 14:32:26 03/22/15 15-B1036 TRAIL CREEK RD; MEADOWLARK BAN
Welfare Check 23:27:22 03/22/15 15-B1041 CENTER & 8TH POC
Welfare Check 23:30:01 03/22/15 15-B1042 8TH & CENTER MCM
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