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(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
November 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
Impaired Driving Mobilization Starts Thursday
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Don’t let the consequences of impaired driving ruin your holiday
celebrations. Instead get a designated driver.
The Idaho Falls Police Department is teaming up with the Idaho Transportation
Department and other law enforcement agencies during the Holiday Impaired Driving
Mobilization. Law enforcement will conduct education campaigns and high‐visibility
enforcement patrols statewide searching for drunk and impaired drivers Nov. 27 – Jan. 4.
The IFPD received $2,500 in funding from ITD’s Office of Highway Safety to help pay for
additional enforcement to support this important safety campaign.
“Our agency is committed to helping keep our roadways safe,” IFPD Chief Mark McBride
said. “We’re glad to be able to provide extra patrols during the holidays to help combat
impaired driving and help people have a safe and happy celebration.”
In 2013, impaired driving contributed to 1,425 crashes on Idaho’s highways and caused 96
fatalities statewide. Just more than 45 percent of all fatality crashes statewide were the
result of an impaired driving crash.
ITD and the IFPD offer these tips for safe driving:
• If you plan on consuming alcohol, designate a sober driver before leaving and give that
person your keys.
• Call a taxi, sober friend or family member to get you home safely if you’re impaired.
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• Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement.
• Wear your seatbelt while in your car or use a helmet and protective gear when on a
motorcycle. These are defenses against an impaired driver.
• If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take his or her keys and help
make other safe travel arrangements.
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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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

(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
November 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
Accident Involving Teens Under Investigation
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: The Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating an accident
involving three teens that caused damage to the New Life Church on 12th Street.
The accident occurred sometime early Tuesday morning.
According to reports, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East 14th Street around
3 a.m. for a report of a vehicle accident involving teens, ages 12, 13 and 14. They had
reportedly taken two vehicles, a blue 2000 GMC Yukon and white 2000 Cadillac STS,
without consent. While driving the Yukon, the 12‐year‐old teen driver lost control of the
vehicle and crashed into the church, located at 2170 12th St.
The vehicle traveled through the west outer wall into the inner wall before stopping inside
the church on the stage.
The estimated damage to the church is unknown at this time. There is currently no report
of injuries.
One of the teen’s parents reported the accident.
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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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

(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
November 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
I.F. Woman Arrested for Drugs and Battery on Officer
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 36‐year‐old April M. Berg for felony
possession of Methamphetamine and felony battery on an officer on Monday.
Berg of Idaho Falls was also booked into the Bonneville County Jail for two city warrants,
possession of drug paraphernalia, minor injury to a child and resisting arrest, all
misdemeanors.
According to reports, officers contacted Berg at her residence in the 200 block of South
Water around 9:50 a.m. for two outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Berg became
uncooperative during the arrest and kicked one of the officers twice.
Berg was found in possession of .27 grams of Methamphetamine and a glass pipe.
A five‐year‐old child was present in the home.
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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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
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(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
November 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
I.F. Woman Arrested for Grand Theft
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 18‐year‐old Marissa Horman for grand theft
after she was caught stealing more than a $1,000 in merchandise from Walmart on Friday
morning.
Horman of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, officers responded to Walmart, located at 500 S. Utah Ave., around 11:55
a.m. after employees detained Horman for stealing merchandise totaling $1,184.
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Blackfoot Woman Arrested for Felony DUI
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 59‐year‐old Beatrice Vasquez for felony
driving under the influence during a traffic stop late Friday night.
Vasquez of Blackfoot was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, officers stopped Vasquez South Eastern and Poplar Street around 11:21
p.m. Vasquez was determined to be under the influence of alcohol.
Vasquez has had three prior DUI convictions in the last 10 years.
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The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 34 people this past weekend.
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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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

(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
November 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
I.F. Woman Arrested for Meth
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 32‐year‐old Zara S. Lamont for possession of
Methamphetamine during a welfare check Monday morning.
Lamont of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, officers responded the 800 block of South Saturn around 9:15 a.m. for an
unknown medical issue. They found Lamont sitting inside a Ford Explorer.
She was found in possession of several syringes and 1.16 grams of Methamphetamine.
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The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 11 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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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 25-year-old Tyson Wayne Farnes early this morning after responding to an alarm at the Cal Ranch store located at 665 East Anderson.

Farnes’ vehicle was seen leaving the Cal Ranch parking lot as officers approached. The vehicle was located a short time later in the parking lot at Taylor United Auto, and Farnes was located hiding under a vehicle.

Nine stolen guns and 14 boxes of ammunition were recovered from the vehicle. Tyson Farnes was booked in the Bonneville County jail for burglary.

For additional information regarding this release, please contact Sgt. Hoffman directly at
(208) 612-8634 or jhoffman@idahofallsidaho.gov.

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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non-negotiable, and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at www.idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

Media release

October 20, 2014

                On October 18 2014 at 11:15 a.m. Bonneville County deputies responded to the 4400 block of East Iona in reference to a missing child. According to the reports  deputies arrived at the location and began searching for the girl.  A neighbor located the child in the water in a canal near  the home. C.P.R. was initiated and she was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this case.

 

(208) 612-8655 605 N. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 589-3091
CITY OF IDAHO FALLS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Hall
308 Constitution Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
October 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
I.F. Man Arrested for Burglary
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 45‐year‐old Harvey Lashley, Jr., for
burglary stealing merchandise from Shopko Wednesday morning.
Lashley of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, Idaho Falls Police responded to Shopko, located at 800 E. 17th St., for
a report of a shoplifter. Employees reported that Lashley stole merchandise, which
included a CD player, jewelry, knives and a couple pairs of shoes.
Lashley left the store and officers located and arrested him in the 500 block of East 17th
Street.
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I.F. Woman Arrested for Fraud

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 47‐year‐old Jerri L. Olson for fraudulent
use of a financial transaction card.
Olson of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, Olson made unlawful transactions of a stolen financial transaction
card totaling $580.
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(208) 612-8655 605 N. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 589-3091
The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 11 people on Wednesday.
For additional information regarding this release, please contact Joelyn Hansen directly at (208) 589‐
3091, (208) 612‐8655 or jhansen@idahofallsidaho.gov.
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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

(208) 612-8655 605 N. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 589-3091
CITY OF IDAHO FALLS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Hall
308 Constitution Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
October 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Idaho Falls Fraternal
Order of Police is proud to announce the launch of its newest series of public service
announcements – “Cop2ition”.
“Cop2ition” provides crime prevention education relevant to the citizens of Idaho Falls in a
humorous and informative video format. This series will feature intuition, advice and tips
from two Idaho Falls cops – Officers Bart Whiting and Dustin Howell – with the “know how”
on a variety of subjects, including internet safety, vehicle burglaries and home security.
“As an officer, I respond to crimes that could have been preventable,” Officer Bart Whiting
said. “Which is why these new crime prevention PSAs are important. We hope the
community will not only watch and enjoy the “Cop2ition” videos, but also apply and share
what they learn.”
The IFPD strives to provide regular crime prevention education to the public to help fulfill
its mission to “create an environment free from crime and disorder through efficient
service and valuable community collaboration.”
“Maintaining a safe community cannot be done solely by the police department,” Idaho
Falls Chief Mark McBride said. “Community members, when armed with the right
educational tools, can make a huge impact on the city’s overall safety.”
“Cop2ition” is made possible through the partnership of the IFPD and the Idaho Falls FOP, a
local labor and civic organization comprised of active sworn Idaho Falls Police Officers and
other non‐sworn civilian staff.
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The series’ first PSA that is debuting today on the Idaho Falls Police YouTube channel
addresses Halloween safety tips for trick‐or‐treating. Links to the video will also be
available on the IFPD and Idaho Falls FOP Facebook pages.
To learn about future “Cop2ition” PSA releases, follow the IFPD Facebook and Twitter sites
or by logging on at idahofallspolice.com.
For additional information regarding this release, please contact Joelyn Hansen directly at (208) 589‐
3091, (208) 612‐8655 or jhansen@idahofallsidaho.gov.
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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

(208) 612-8655 605 N. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 589-3091
CITY OF IDAHO FALLS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Hall
308 Constitution Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
October 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Joelyn Hansen
Community Projects Coordinator/PIO
Cell: (208) 589‐3091
Office: (208) 612‐8655
I.F. Man Arrested for Felony DUI

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 51‐year‐old Rick H. Parry for felony
driving under the influence Sunday evening.
Parry of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, officers responded to South Tourist Park around 6:12 p.m. for a
report of a drunk driver. Officers made contact with Parry, whom was driving a 1994
Mazda Miata.
Parry has prior DUI convictions in the last 10 years.
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I.F. Man Arrested for Grand Theft
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: Idaho Falls Police arrested 43‐year‐old Luis E. Dominquez for grand
theft for stealing leather coats from Dillards on Monday.
Dominquez of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, officers were dispatched to Dillards at the Gand Teton Mall around
8:30 p.m. on Monday after store employees reported Dominquez stole four leather jackets
valued at $600 apiece.
Dominquez was arrested during a traffic stop on the 1900 block of Westbrook.
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The Idaho Falls Police Department arrested 41 people this weekend.
For additional information regarding this release, please contact Joelyn Hansen directly at (208) 589‐
3091, (208) 612‐8655 or jhansen@idahofallsidaho.gov.
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About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department strives to create an environment free
from crime and disorder through efficient service and valuable community collaboration. The dominant values of
the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Professionalism (3) Respect (4) and Trust. Values are the
most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation on which leadership and
management are provided and decisions are made. The values established by this department are non‐negotiable,
and are constantly held before the employees and the community. Learn more at idahofallspolice.com.
Follow the Idaho Falls Police Department on Facebook!

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