Archive for the ‘Idaho Falls Police’ Category

By Journal Staff

IDAHO FALLS — Arrests in Idaho Falls on Wednesday include three who are facing felony charges, one of whom is accused of leaving the scene of accident after he allegedly struck a man with his car and another accused of lewd conduct.

Kevin F. Danielewicz, 46, was arrested at his residence on Park Avenue after allegedly leaving the scene of that accident in the parking lot of the Common Cents on 17th Street. According to a release from the IFPD, Danielewicz, driving a green van struck a gas truck and a 35-year-old man before fleeing the scene.

The incident did injure the man who was struck and caused a gas spill. Danielewicz is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Police also arrested Skyler Standly, 19, who was taken into custody on a warrant. Standly is charged with attempted strangulation stemming from a May 29 incident at Snake River Landing where he allegedly became physical with a 20-year-old woman with whom he was involved in a verbal altercation.

When the woman went to retrieve her belongings from Standly’s car, he allegedly grabbed her throat. Police say the woman reportedly tried to run away from the car but Standly knocked her down and grabbed her throat again.

James R. Mottor, 30, was arrested and charged with lewd conduct with a child under 16 based on a months-long investigation by police that began in January when a woman reported that her 14-year-old had been inappropriately touched.

By Jimmy Hancock

IDAHO FALLS — Bonneville Prosecutor Bruce Pickett said his office will not file charges against two individuals arrested for allegedly making and possessing explosive devices.

Idaho Falls police arrested two males, Randy L. Pierce, 21, and a 17-year-old juvenile whose name has not been released, on Monday afternoon after officers responded to reports of shots fired, according a department release. Both were charged with felony possession/construction/use of a bomb or explosive device.

Joelyn Hansen, a spokeswoman for the IFPD, said the two were allegedly using household cleaners and chemicals to make the devices in plastic containers.

“I don’t know what kind of damage they can cause, but they do make a very loud noise,” Hansen said of the devices.

Pickett said that after his office reviewed the police reports, they did not believe the conduct of the individuals met the requirements of the felony statutes. But that doesn’t mean Pierce and the juvenile will escape charges completely.

“We did refer it back to the (Idaho Falls) city prosecutor,” Pickett said. “It was a dangerous situation and these devices are dangerous, but there are better statutes that apply.”

While the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office handles misdemeanor charges for county issues and some smaller cities, larger cities such as Idaho Falls, prosecutes misdemeanors and infractions in their respective jurisdiction.


By Journal Staff

IDAHO FALLS — Police used a Taser on an Idaho Falls man who they said would not comply when being taken into custody last Thursday.

According to a release from the Idaho Falls Police Department, they were contacted on Thursday at about 2 p.m. with information that James B. Stark III, 35, who was wanted on a warrant, could be located at the Fred Meyer on Northgate Mile.

The IFPD alleges that when officers made contact with Stark at the Fred Meyer, he ran out of the building to elude police. He led them on a foot chase through the parking lot where they deployed a Taser.

While being arrested, Start was allegedly found in possession of 29 grams of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash. He was charged with felony trafficking and resisting and obstructing an officer.


Idaho Falls Police news release

ramseyIdaho Falls Police arrested 35-year-old Ian E. Ramsey for rape Tuesday afternoon.

Ramsey of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

According to reports, officers began investigating Ramsey in April after receiving information that he had sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl on multiple occasions.

Idaho Falls Police news release:

neibaurIDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 41-year-old Justin M. Neibaur on a warrant for felony injury to a child on Tuesday.

Neibaur of Idaho Falls was booked and released.

According to reports, Neibaur’s arrest stems from investigation that began in December after police received information he recorded a video of a 16-year-old girl in the bathroom.

Idaho Falls Police news release:

cushmanIdaho Falls Police arrested 31-year-old Reese G. Cushman for felony driving under the influence following an accident Friday night.

Cushman of Iona was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

According to reports, officers responded to a reported injury accident on Saturn near Broadway around 8:12 p.m. The vehicle swerved off the road and off an embankment. The vehicle came to a rest on its rooftop.

Cushman and his passenger were both exited the vehicle on their own prior to police or paramedic arrival.

Cushman was determined to be under the influence. He has two prior DUI convictions.

Idaho Falls Police news release

IfelixDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 36-year-old Felix E. Manzanares for felony attempted strangulation and aggravated assault on Friday.

Manzanares of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

According to reports, officers responded to the 1100 block of St. Clair around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Officers learned that Manzanares became physically abusive with a 33-year-old female at the residence.

He grabbed her by the throat on two separate occasions. He also threatened her with a knife.

Manzanares left the residence prior to police arrival but was found by police in the area.

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On May 15th at 9:28 am Idaho Falls Police responded to a burglary that had just occurred at Walmart, 500 S Utah.

A Walmart employee reported two people pushed a cart full of merchandise valued at over $1,000 out of the store without paying. The two people abandoned the cart and fled when the employee attempted to stop them outside the store. A third person was waiting in a car in the parking lot. The couple got into the awaiting car and drove out of the lot. Officers stopped the car a short distance from the store.

Alta Hughes and Anthony Holman had been in the store. Savannah Wilson was waiting in the car.

holmanDuring a search of Hughes she was found to be in possession of two hydrocodone tablets without a prescription. Hughes began to struggle with officers during the arrest and had to be physically subdued.

A meth pipe and suspected marijuana were found in Holman’s property.



Idaho Falls Police news release

On May 15th at 6:45pm Idaho Falls Police investigated a traffic accident at Rollandet and 17th Street.

Officers learned 39-year-old Preston Dixson was riding a 2013 Harley Davidson FXD motorcycle east on 17th street with 32-year-old Hayley Flowers as a passenger.

Dixson lost control of the motorcycle and struck a pole at the southwest corner of 17th street and Rollandet. Dixson and Flowers were ejected. Dixson was pronounced dead at the scene. Flower’s was transported to East Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Dixson and Flowers both of Idaho Falls were not wearing helmets.

Speed was a contributing factor in the accident.

Idaho Falls Police news release

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 38-year-old Samuel M. Cottrell on a warrant for aggravated battery stemming from an incident in March cottrellwhere he struck a 38-year-old man in the face with a mandolin case.

Cottrell of Bountiful, Utah, turned himself in at the Bonneville County Jail.

According to reports, Cottrell and the victim were in a band that performed at the Celt, located at 398 W. Broadway, on March 14. Cottrell and the victim started arguing as the band was loading up gear in the early morning hours of March 15.

The argument turned physical and Cottrell struck the victim in the face with a mandolin case.

The victim was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by private vehicle. He was treated and released.