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Posted on: August 1, 2019

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Public Access Trail Signage

Blaine County is committed to protecting all public access areas. These signs will soon be installed throughout Blaine County to remind everyone using the public access areas to help keep the areas clean. Many public access areas are near or are accessed ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Budget Docs Now Available

Fy 2020 Budget documents are available by clicking here.

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

BLM Wood River Valley Recreation and Access Proposal

BLM Wood River Valley Recreation And Access Proposal

On June 18th, Blaine County Commissioners held two meetings to discuss how to proceed following the suspension of the BLM Travel Management Plan, and specifically whether to recommended that BLM pursue an Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA could examin...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Press Release – Felony Malicious Injury to Property

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at approximately 5:40 p.m., an inmate being transported in custody from the Blaine County Detention Center to the Ada County Jail, caused damage to a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.

Deputies stated that while en route on Highway 75 south of milepost 94, Sky TG Thompson, age 42 of Reno, Nevada, began kicking the right rear passenger window, hitting his head on the glass, and demanding to be let out of the vehicle. Thompson, who was se...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Press Release -Triple Fatality Alcohol Involved Collision

Matthew Park

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 1:19 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20 at milepost 173, east of Hot Springs Landing.

The collision occurred at the site of a temporary traffic signal for the Idaho Transportation Department’s bridge construction project south of Bellevue, Idaho. Upon arrival, deputies located a white 1995 Dodge Pickup in the roadway with extensi...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery

Katherine Brown

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible domestic incident at the Crestview Apartments in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon arrival, officers found Katherine Alexandria Brown, age 26 of Ketchum, Idaho attempting to leave the scene in her vehicle. Upon investigation, officers also found a 32-year-old male with visible injuries from an alleged domestic altercation with Brow...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Failure to return to work release- Felony Escape Charge

Patlan-Baeza

On the evening of July 27, 2019 Mario Patlan-Baeza (21 YOA from Hailey,ID), who is an inmate of the Blaine County Detention Center, was serving a sentence on the Work Release Program. He failed to report back to the Detention Center after his work day.

Paltan-Baeza was serving an alternative sentence for an original charge of Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance out of Blaine County, both felonies. It is required for work release inmates to immediately check back into the Detention Center a...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at approximately 6:43 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff Office were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover at milepost 191 on US Highway 20, just east of Picabo, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies found the single occupant of the vehicle, Yvette M. Cabrito, age 34 of Bellevue, Idaho, deceased. It was determined that Cabrito was driving eastbound on Hwy 20 in a 2003 Honda Civic when she lost control. Based on the investigation...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Press Release – Bicycle vs. Vehicle Collision

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On Saturday, July 13, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a bicycle vs. vehicle collision near Fifth Street and Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

William T. Whittenberg, age 25 of Ketchum, Idaho, was riding a road bike westbound on Fifth Street between Leadville Avenue and Main Street. The crash scene investigation indicated that as Whittenberg traveled downhill he collided with the rear of a white...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Press Release – Two Vehicle Highway Collision at Ohio Gulch

Ohio Gulch Crash

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at approximately 2:47 p.m., Blaine County Communications received a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of State Highway 75 and Ohio Gulch Road, north of Hailey, Idaho.

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies and personnel from Wood River Fire and Rescue and Ketchum Fire Department responded to the scene. A Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy who was patrolling in the area arrived within a minute of the ac...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Press Release – Motorcycle vs. Tractor Fatality Collision

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On Saturday, June 29, 2019, at approximately 3:07 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle vs. tractor collision with injuries on Main Street in Carey, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation indicates Richard E. Fox, age 54 of Bagley, Minnesota, was riding a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he impacted the left rear tire and rim of a 1969 John Deer tractor while passing. The driver of the tractor, Chance J. M...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Press Release – Floating Accident on Big Wood River

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On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m. emergency responders were dispatched to a report of a rafter stuck on a log near a bridge in the Big Wood River south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office found an inflatable raft partially submerged and lodged against a fallen log in the middle of the river. Two men were attempting to keep the head of the victim, Nicholas Patrick Mill...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Press Release – Motorcycle Fatality Crash

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, at approximately 9:22 p.m. hours, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries on Little Wood Reservoir Rd. near Hunt Lane, in Carey, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies found Hyrum L. Nielsen, age 23 of Carey, Idaho, deceased at the scene. Crash scene investigation indicates that Nielsen, driving a black 1982 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling north on Little Reservoir Rd. when he left the roadway on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Press Release – Timmerman Junction Crash

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On Friday May 31, 2019 at approximately 3:37 p.m., a two vehicle crash occurred at the junction of State Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 20 near the Timmerman Rest Area in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation by Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies indicates that Taylor L. Noles, age 23 of Idaho Falls, Idaho was traveling west on Highway 20 in a 2018 black Ford Escape with two minor children. Noles failed to yield at the ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at approximately 10:01 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop that resulted in a felony drug arrest on Glenbrook Drive in Hailey, Idaho.

Brandon Bailey Szabo, age 30 of Bellevue, Idaho, was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(C)1, misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), I.C. 37-2732(C)3, and misdemeanor Possession o...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Press Release – Fatal Head-On Collision

On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at approximately 9:54 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two vehicle, head-on, collision just south of the Elkhorn Road intersection on State Highway 75, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Sadly, this accident resulted in multiple loss of life.

A 2010 black Volvo driven by Peter Jarvis, age 82 of Sun Valley, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 when it left its lane, crossed over the center lane divider, and entered into the northbound ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Press Release – Speeding Leads to Felony DUI Arrest

On Sunday May 26, 2019 at approximately 10:47 pm, Salvador Gomez-Cruz, age 58 of Wendell, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004(C), by deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

Gomez-Cruz was stopped for traveling in excess of the post speed on Highway 75 near the intersection of Highway 20 in southern Blaine County, Idaho. Gomez-Cruz was subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving under the Influence. During booking, it was ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Press Release – Felony Arrest

On Sunday May 19, 2019 at approximately 3:42 a.m. deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic battery at Andora Villa in Ketchum, Idaho.

Based upon their investigation, Luis Alberto Velasquez Reyes, age 29 of Ketchum, Idaho, was charged with felony Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923, and misdemeanor Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, 18-918(4). Velasquez Reyes remains in the Bl...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Press Release – Two Vehicle Accident on Hwy 75 near Peregrine Ranch

Pullin Cisneros Collision

On Friday May 17, 2019 at approximately 1:06 pm, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle collision on State Highway 75 near Peregrine Ranch north of Hailey, Idaho.

William T. Pullin, age 18 of Ketchum, Idaho, was traveling northbound on Hwy 75 in a silver Ford F150 truck when a black Ford Focus stopped in front of him in the northbound lane to allow another vehicle to turn left into Chapman Ranch. Pullin was unable ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Press Release-K9 Sniff Search Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

On Friday May 10, 2019 at approximately 9:14 AM, deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karen M. Roscoe, age 64 of Hailey, Idaho for Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-2732 (C)(1), a felony,

and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C 37-2734(A), a misdemeanor.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team and a traffic stop conducted by Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies. The traffic stop occurre...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Press Release – Driver Ejected in Single Vehicle Rollover

Thalia Stewart crash

On Monday May 6, 2019 at approximately 6:17 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 95 south of the Timmerman Junction in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

The accident reconstruction investigation indicates Thalia D. Stewart, age 32 of Twin Falls, Idaho, was the sole occupant in a grey 1997 Toyota 4-Runner traveling northbound on Hwy 75 when her vehicle traveled off the roadway. Stewart over-corrected and t...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Press Release – Fatal Crash on Hwy 20

On Saturday May 4, 2019 at approximately 10:05 a.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 20 near milepost 191 near the Susie Q Ranch east of Picabo, Idaho.

Dakota R. Pettit, age 19 of Carey, Idaho, was the sole occupant in a 1996 white Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling eastbound on Hwy 20. Deputies determined Pettit’s vehicle left the right side of the road and traveled briefly on the shoulder. As the ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Press Release - Blaine County Sheriff K-9 Program

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The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is excited to announce our new K-9 Program. After extensive research by our team, Sheriff Steve Harkins supported and approved the development of two drug detection/tracking canine teams.

The mission of our new K-9 program is to support law enforcement efforts and enhance community relations in Blaine County, Idaho. Along with drug detection, the two teams are trained in human tracking, warrant searches, and evidence location. They will wo...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Marisol Perez Gamino

On Monday April 29, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a deputy from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for excessive speed on Highway 75 near milepost 93, just north of the Lincoln County line.

The driver, Marisol Perez Gamino, age 19 of Gannett, Idaho, was arrested for Driving without Privileges, I.C. 18-8001, a misdemeanor.

During a search of her vehicle, deputies discovered a small bag containing a controlled substance. Perez Gamino was additi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Press Release – Rollover Crash in Muldoon Canyon

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On Friday April 26, 2019 at approximately 7:58 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover on Muldoon Canyon Road, approximately .6 miles east of Bayhorse Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho.

A black 2002 GMC Envoy rolled two and half times coming to rest on its roof on the north side of the road. The driver, a 15 year old juvenile, reported losing control as he came around a curve while heading west. Both the driver and his 13 year old passen...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Press Release – Felony DUI

Christine Cordeau

On Thursday April 25, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Christine Obeline Cordeau, age 35 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004, at the Blaine County Public Safety Facility.

Deputies determined that Cordeau had driven to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office under the influence. 

A review of Cordeau’s criminal history during booking indicated she had prior convictions for DUI in 2012 and 2017. Cordeau...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Press Release – Deputies Respond to Multiple Collisions

Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple injury collisions over the past week. On Thursday April 18, 2019 at approximately 12:23 p.m., a two vehicle collision occurred on HWY 75 near Countryside Blvd., south of Hailey.

Natalie Wilson, age 28 of Hailey, Idaho reported that while traveling southbound on Highway 75, in a 1994 green Chevrolet truck, she saw a brown terrier “looking” dog run out in front of her truck. Wilson stopped abruptly to avoid the ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

Lance Cole

On Wednesday April 17, 2019 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Lance Darin Cole, age 49 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004(C), by deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

A BCSO deputy stopped Cole for traveling 66 mph in the 55 mph speed zone on Highway 75 near Buttercup Rd., north of Hailey, Idaho.  Cole showed signs of intoxication and was asked to perform Standard Field Sobriety tests. Upon failing the tests, ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Press Release –Rescue Aids Occupants of Stuck Vehicle

On Sunday March 24, 2019 at approximately 1:22 a.m. the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office was notified three individuals driving a vehicle on the Minidoka/Arco Road in southeastern Blaine County, Idaho had become stuck in the mud and snow.

Nicholas Carson, age 33, Isaac Chatterton, age 35, John Lucchese, age 34, all of Pocatello Idaho, initially had requested assistance from a friend. After spending approximately 18 hours in the desert, the threesome contacted 911 because they were cold, ru...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Joint Press Release - Flood Preparation Meeting

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A community meeting to discuss flood preparations will be held Thursday April 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Campus Auditorium in Hailey, Idaho. All Blaine County residents are invited to attend.

Information related to local ordinances on proper sand bag and bladder placement, CodeRed notifications, and evacuation procedures will be presented with other flood related topics. Chris Corwin from Blaine County Disaster Services will be available to an...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Press Release – Snowmobile Crash Croy Creek Rd.

On Sunday March 10, 2019 at approximately 4:49 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a snowmobile crash out Croy Creek Rd. west of Hailey, Idaho.

Jesus Gilberto Munoz Jimenez, age 35 of Bellevue, Idaho reported he was riding a snowmobile with a 5 year old male passenger sitting in front. The child accidentally grabbed onto and fully depressed the throttle launching the snowmobile airborne from a sn...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Devnee Petefish

On Wednesday March 6, 2019 at approximately 10:36 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop that led to a felony drug arrest in Hailey, Idaho.

Devnee Dawn Petefish, age 38 of Carey, Idaho was arrested for felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(C)1, misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734(a), and misdemeanor Open Container, I.C, 23-505(2). At ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Press Release- Felony Arrest for Contraband

Elizabeth Morgan

On Thursday February 27, 2019 Elizabeth Morgan, age 37 of Hailey, Idaho, was booked in to the Blaine County Detention Center for the felony charge of Introduction/Possession of Certain Articles into Correctional Facilities, I.C. 18-2510(3).

Morgan is charged with allegedly introducing or possessing a controlled substance into the Blaine County Detention Center on October 30, 2018 while in custody on unrelated charges. 

Morgan was served February 22, 2019 in Canyon County on the Blain...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Press Release - Single Vehicle Rollover

Byington Crash

On Saturday February 9, 2019 at approximately 2:36 a.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover located on Highway 75 near milepost 113 between Hailey and Bellevue, Idaho.

Deputies found the driver Nicole Byington, age 32 of Hailey, Idaho, in a silver 2003 Honda CRV laying on its side in an embankment. Byington was removed from the vehicle by South Central Fire and transported to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Cent...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Press Release - Felony Child Enticement Arrest

JACOBO RAMIREZ AGUILAR

On Tuesday February 5, 2019 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Jacobo Ramirez-Aguilar, age 26 of Buhl, Idaho was arrested on a Blaine County warrant for Felony Child Enticement through the use of the Internet, I.C. 18-1509A.

Ramirez-Aguilar was taken into custody without incident in Buhl, Idaho by detectives from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho State Police and booked into the Twin Falls County Detention Center. The bond on the warrant was $50,000.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Press Release - Sexual Contact with a Prisoner

Jodi l. Petty

On Saturday February 2, 2019, Jodi L. Petty, age 48 of Fairfield, Idaho was arrested by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for four counts of sexual contact with a prisoner, I.C. 18-6110, all felonies.

In December of 2018, an investigation began at the Blaine County Detention Center. Jodi Petty was employed as a kitchen worker by Summit Food Services, a company which provides food services to the Blaine County Detention Center. Per our contractual agree...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Press Release – Arrest Made in Timmerman Fatality Crash from August 19, 2018

Kaytlyn Graefe

On Thursday January 24, 2019, Kaytlyn A. Graefe, age 20 of Shoshone, Idaho, was arrested on a Blaine County warrant for Vehicular Manslaughter,

pursuant to Idaho Code 18-4006(3)(c), Possession of a Controlled Substance, pursuant to Idaho Code 37-2732(c)(3) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, pursuant to Idaho Code 37-2732A(1), all three misdemeanors. Graefe was arrested by the Shoshone Police D...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Press Release - Domestic Battery Charge Elevated to Felony

Mauricio Pedraza

A misdemeanor domestic battery charged has been amended up to a felony based upon the discovery of a traumatic injury.

On Tuesday January 8, 2019 Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery on Pioneer Drive, west of Hailey, Idaho. Mauricio Pedraza-Rodriguez, age 23 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested on misdemeanor charges based upon the ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Press Release - Fatality Collision at Carey Lake

Carey Lake Fatality

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at approximately 12:38 a.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and a trooper from the Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle head-on fatality collision at Carey Lake on Hwy 26 near milepost 207.

The driver of one of the vehicles was deceased prior to law enforcement arrival. The Idaho State Police is conducting an investigation. For further information please see the Idaho State Police press release below. 

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Press Release - Dugger Transferred to BCSO Custody

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On Thursday January 10th, 2019 Dillon Dugger, age 29 of Boise, Idaho was transferred into the custody of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on three felony warrants out of Blaine County.

These warrants stemmed from an armed standoff that occurred with Dugger and Blaine County Sheriff deputies on November 16, 2018 near the Picabo Angler Store. The incident began when Dugger and a 34 year old female were involved in a reported domestic viol...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Press Release - Elk Cause Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 75

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On Wednesday January 2, 2019 at approximately 2:34 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 75 near Alturas Drive north of Hailey, Idaho.

Meghan L. O’Brien, age 29 of San Francisco, CA who was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 in a 2018 Hyundai Tucson, was unable to stop in time when the vehicle in front of her made a quick stop. O’Brien collided with the rear of a blue 2015 Nissan Frontier dr...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Press Release - Head on Collision with Snowplow

On Monday January 7, 2019 at approximately 12:33 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle head on collision involving an Idaho Transportation Department snowplow on Hwy 75 north of East Fork Rd.

Corban James Napualani McBride, age 25 of Hailey, Idaho was driving a white 2013 Dodge Avenger south on Highway 75 when he collided head on with Benjamin D. Daniels, also age 25 of Hailey. Daniels was plowing northbound in the center lane in an ITD 2015 M...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Press Release - Welfare Check Results in Felony Drug Arrest

Nicholas Hoskins

On December 27, 2018 at approximately 1:16 a.m. deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office observed a 1993 red and beige Chevrolet Suburban parked on the side of Broadford Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho with a driver slumped behind the wheel.

Deputies performed a welfare check on the driver, Nicholas A. Hoskins, age 29 of Bellevue, and determined he had an active warrant for Failure to Appear from Ada County. During a search incident to arrest, deputies located controlled substances, alcohol, ...

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Posted on: December 24, 2018

Press Release-Attempted Strangulation Arrest

On December 24, 2018 at approximately 12:36 AM Deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Hailey Police were dispatched to a residence in Hailey regarding a Domestic Battery that occurred.

After an investigation, Christopher C. Pielstick, age 40 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested and charged with Attempted Strangulation under Idaho Code 18-923, Domestic Battery in the presence of a child under Idaho Code 18-918(4) and Resisting and Obstructing O...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Press Release - Multi-County High Speed Pursuit Starts in Ketchum

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On Saturday November 17, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a deputy from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office began pursuit of a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed on Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

The driver, later identified as Mary North, age 32 of Challis, Idaho, refused to pull over, and drove recklessly reaching speeds of 110 mph on Highway 75 between Ketchum and Hailey. Deputies terminated the pursuit at the Hailey City line for public safety...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Press Release - Burglary Arrest

James Spencer Scott

On Monday November 12, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary in progress report on Valley Club Drive in Hailey, Idaho.

When deputies arrived the suspect had fled the scene, but the victim had a camera system which helped identify the suspect. After a thorough investigation, James Spencer Scott, age 23 of Ketchum, Idaho was arrested and charged with one felony count of Bur...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Press Release - DUI Related Two Vehicle Crash

Alfonso Contreras

A two vehicle crash led to a Driving Under the Influence charge on Sunday November 18, 2018. At approximately 6:27 p.m. a two vehicle non-injury crash occurred at State Highway 75 and Buttercup Rd, north of Hailey, Idaho.

A grey 2010 Chevrolet Suburban traveling southbound was struck by a red 1999 Ford F250 driven by Alfonso Contreras-Esparza, age 51 of Ketchum, Idaho. Contreras-Esparza was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Idaho Code 18-8004, and late...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Press Release - Armed Standoff in Picabo Ends Peacefully

Dillion Dugger

A domestic situation which turned into an armed standoff with law enforcement in Picabo, Idaho ended peacefully today when the suspect surrendered.

At 10:06 a.m. November 16, 2018 Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from several assisting agencies responded to the Silver Creek Convenience Store located on State Highway 20 in Picabo in southern Blaine County. Deputies made c...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Press Release - Sheep Killed in Single Vehicle Collision

On November 14, 2018 at approximately 11:47 a.m., we received a report of a single vehicle collision with a small group of sheep on Highway 20 at milepost 174 near Stanton’s Crossing in Blaine County, Idaho.

An Idaho State Police Trooper in the area responded to the scene. The seven sheep killed were a group of strays ahead of the main flock traveling towards the Sheep Bridge Crossing when the collision occurred. The driver, Shannon Ferguson, age 45 of Fairfi...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Press Release - Single Vehicle Crash North of Hailey

On November 11, 2018 at approximately 12:16 pm Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle crash with injuries on State Highway 75 and River Bend Lane, just north of Hailey, Idaho.

Melinda Lincoln, age 48 of Nampa, Idaho, was driving a blue 2015 Ford F-150 truck southbound on Hwy 75 when according to witnesses she drifted to the right near the west side guardrail, over-corrected, crossed the center line, hit the east side guardrail ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Press Release - Single Vehicle Crash over Embankment near Galena Summit

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On November 2, 2018 Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 75 near milepost 157 just south of Galena Summit. First responders discovered a blue 2014 Honda CRV approximately 100 feet down a steep embankment.

The sole vehicle occupant, Jennifer Rose, age 48 of Rosemary Beach, Florida, received medical attention by Ketchum Fire and Ambulance and was then transported to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Press Release - Protective Custody Results in Felony Arrest

Angel Lira Jr.

On October 20, 2018 at approximately 2:23 a.m. a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy from our Ketchum Police Division responded to an intoxicated male in the backyard of a residence near Leadville Ave and 2nd Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

The deputy identified the subject as Angel Lira Jr., age 20 of Hailey, Idaho. Lira was highly intoxicated and was having difficulty responding to the deputy. Lira was unable to provide personal information, where he lives, or how he was getting home. Due ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Felony Aggravated Battery Arrest

Royer Huamani Quispe

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 2:23 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho for a disturbance report. Deputies witnessed a person who had just exited from a hotel side door who was yelling ...

and appeared to be angry with a large wooden plank in his hand. This person was later identified at Royer Huamani Quispe, age 24 of Ketchum, Idaho. Huamani Quispe appeared to be in some sort of confrontation with hotel employee Zynall Kumar, age 35 of Las...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Horse Trailer Crash on Galena Summit

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 9:38 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 75 at Milepost 158, near the top of Galena Summit. The driver of a 2007 silver Chevrolet pickup, Ann M. Wartman,

....age 50 of Meridian, Idaho, told deputies she was traveling southbound when she lost control at the top of the summit and slid into the northbound lane, striking a 2006 white Ford F350 pickup, with a 18’ long horse trailer with horses inside, driven by...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Head on Collision in Picabo

On October 11, 2018 approximately 6:09 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a head on collision on Highway 20 in Picabo, Idaho. Martin Weck, age 31 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was traveling east on Hwy 20 in...

a 2008 Dodge Caravan, when he attempted to turn left into the gas station at the Picabo Country Store. Weck failed to yield to McKenna Nebeker, age 27 of Moore, Idaho driving westbound in a 2010 black Nissan Murano. Nebeker was extricated from her vehicle...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Press Release - Fatality Accident Near SNRA

Auto Accident 10-13-18 - 47529 - Nils Ribi - 2

On October 13, 2018 at approximately 1:41 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash with injuries at milepost 137.5 on State Hwy 75 north of Ketchum, Idaho. Deputies discovered a 1999 silver BMW

...laying on it roof off the southbound side of the highway. The driver and sole occupant, Douglas D. D’Andrea, age 62 of Ketchum, Idaho, was found deceased at the scene. Witnesses reported that D’Andrea was traveling northbound at a h...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Press Release - Burglary Arrest

Hunter Dean

On October 10, 2018 detectives from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Hunter David Dean, age 21 of Hailey, Idaho, for felony Burglary,

I.C. 18-1401 following an investigation into a theft on September 24 or 25, 2018 at Webb Nursery, located south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The investigation showed that Dean, a former employee of the nursery, allegedly used a lockbox code to gain entry into the m...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Press Release - Grand Theft Arrest

Michael Barbee

Following an investigation, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michael A. Barbee, age 32 of Hailey, Idaho, on September 27, 2018 for felony Grand Theft, I.C. 18-2407.

Barbee is allegedly to have stolen a Fuji Film Sonosite Ultrasound machine and probe valued at approximately $60,000 from a medical conference held at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum on 09/22/2018. Barbee was released from custody on a $2,500 bond.&nbs...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Press Release - Felony Drug Arrest

Douglas Allen

On 09/28/2018 at approximately 6:32 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle located near 173 Foothill Rd. in Carey, Idaho.

Deputies located Douglas L. Allen, age 24 of Hailey, Idaho, in a silver 1997 Infiniti. It was determined Allen had an outstanding warrant to failure to appear on a previous charge. During a search of his person incident to the warrant arrest, deputies loc...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Press Release North Fork Trailer Park Arrest

Morton L. Zerby

On September 21, 2018 at approximately 2:24 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff Office were dispatched to reports of possible shots fired and an individual disturbing the peace at the North Fork Trailer Park located at 13574 Highway 75,

 north of Ketchum, Idaho. Witnesses reported what they believed to be the sound of firing of a rifle coming from an individual near a bonfire.

When located, Morton Lee Zerby, age 59 of Bellevue, Idaho, was confrontational and non-complaint. Zerby ...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Gannet Rd. Crash Investigation Leads to Felony Arrest

A crash scene investigation by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office into an August 8, 2018 rollover injury crash on Gannett Rd. south of Labrador Lane in Bellevue, Idaho has resulted in the identification of the actual driver of one of the vehicles.

Calub Carl Castle, age 23 of Bellevue, Idaho, allegedly fled the scene immediately after the crash.

The investigation determined that two white trucks were traveling south side by side at speeds well above the posted speed limit. The other vehicle was driv...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Press Release - Timmerman Motorcycle Crash

On September 20, 2018 at approximately 12:04 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a single motorcycle crash on Highway 75 near milepost 97 approximately ¼ mile south of Timmerman in Bellevue, Idaho.

George J. Benfit, age 43 of Fullerton, California, was traveling south when he lost control of a 2016 Triumph Tiger motorcycle as he attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle. Benfit who was wearing a helmet and protective riding clothing was thrown ahead...

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