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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Blaine County Resources

UPDATED Saturday, March 28, 2020

Blaine County COVID-19 Information Hotline – 208-788-5504 - Hotline is being staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily and messages can be left after hours.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Updates & FAQs

UPDATED Saturday, March 28, 2020

Blaine County COVID-19 Information Hotline – 208-788-5504 - The hotline is being staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily and messages can be left after hours.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Blaine County Press Releases

UPDATED Saturday, March 28, 2020

South Central Public Health District - Most accurate and up-to-date counts of COVID-19 cases in Blaine County

March 27th, 2020 - Blaine County Press Release Enacting Additional Restrictions to Order to Self-Isolate

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Attention Blaine County Snowmobilers

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Blaine County Snowmobile Trail Update - 

Attention Snowmobilers: 

Wednesday 03/18/2020 We are at the end of the season. Due to warm weather, we are going to try to groom Baker Creek this upcoming weekend, but only if the weather a...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Trail Creek Summit is CLOSED.

Trail Creek Summit is closed for the season effective November 26, 2019. The road is closed from the gates east of Sun Valley over Trail Creek Summit. Custer County side is also closed. Please respect closures and do not attempt travel beyond barriers.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Important Message from Sheriff Steve Harkins

Sheriff Steve Harkins

I am reaching out to the residents of Blaine County, Idaho to stop the spread of rumors about the enforcement of the temporary statewide COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order. We want to reassure our community with the facts.

We want to be very clear. We ARE NOT stopping cars on the highway and there are NO CHECKPOINTS to determine if your travel reasons are essential. We encourage you to read the order and interpret the language in the best interest of your family, friends, n...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Important Message - Commissioners Address Travel Restrictions

BLAINE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS URGE RESTRAINT ON ALL
TRAVEL OUTSIDE BLAINE COUNTY

On March 26, 2020, the Blaine County Board of Commissioners issued a press release urging restraint on all travel outside of Blaine County. The press release is available in both English and Spanish by clicking HERE.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Important Message- Idaho Statewide Stay at Home Order

On March 25, 2020, a statewide Stay at Home Order was issued by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at the direction of Governor Brad Little.

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Idaho Statewide Stay at Home Order

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release – Two Charged with Burglary in Blaine County

On Friday, March 13, 2020, two men were arrested in connection with burglaries that occurred on at least two ranches in Carey, Idaho.

Leslie A. Mabrey, age 59 of Elk Bend, Idaho and Shawn C, Horner, age 38 of Linton, North Dakota were stopped in a white 2003 Chevrolet Suburban and arrested in Lincoln County, Idaho by the Idaho State Police after a witness reported seeing one of the thef...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Important Message - Backcountry Rescues

Blaine County Sheriff Search and Rescue are aware that many people are heading into the backcountry. Due to the unprecedented effects that COVID-19, there is currently a shortage of backcountry rescue personnel.

Blaine County Search and Rescue will do our best to respond to any rescues, but we urge folks to consider that any backcountry rescue will tax resources. At this time we are discouraging people from going into the backcountry unless they are fully prepare...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

IDHW Issues Isolation Order for Blaine County

Click here to read the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Isolation Order for Blaine County, Idaho issued 3/20/2020.

IDHW Blaine County Isolation Order

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Press Release – COVID-19 Mitigation

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the public safety of our community. We want to reassure the public our Patrol Division will continue to provide essential law enforcement operations to serve and protect Blaine County, Idaho.

 In light of the current global situation, we feel a deep responsibility to do our part to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for the protection of the public, our staff, and the inmates in our custody. In response, BCSO has adopted the fo...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Press Release – Crash Results in Felony DUI

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, at approximately 7:51 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff”s Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision on Broadford Road and Trout Lane in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a white Ford Ranger resting on the north side of the roadway which had crashed into the east side of the Broadford Bridge. The Bellevue Marshal was already on the scene. The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was i...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony DUI Arrest

Kimberly A. Koch

On Friday, February 14, 2020, at approximately 10:34 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a Bellevue woman for excessive speed on Broadford Road near Mammoth Gulch Road in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon identification of the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Kimberly Ann Koch, age 54, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving without Privileges–Second Offense, I.C. 18-8001(2), and felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A).&a...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Press Release – Single Vehicle Accident Near Hospital

Syferd crash

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at approximately 3:04 p.m. first responders from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, the Ketchum Fire Department, and the Sun Valley Fire Department responded to a crash on Hwy 75 near Hospital Dr., south of Ketchum, Idaho.

David Neil Syferd, age 74 of Ketchum, Idaho, was driving a grey 2011 BMV X5 south on Highway 75 when for an unknown reason, his vehicle crossed over the center turn lane and both northbound lanes. Syferd’s vehicle came to rest after striking tre...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Press Release – Felony Burglary Arrest

Preston Clark

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 2:00 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Ketchum man on charges connected to several recent burglaries on Sandy Lane in the Warm Springs area, west of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Preston Alexander Clark, age 33, was charged with one felony count of Burglary, I.C, 18-1401, and one misdemeanor count of Possession of Stolen Property, I.C. 18-2403(b). Items recovered in the investigation include a Kawasaki KDX200 m...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Press Release – Injury Accident

Craig crash

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:14 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a single-vehicle roll-over crash on State Highway 75 near Sage Road, north of Ketchum, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that John Allen Craig, age 64 of Ketchum, Idaho, was driving a silver 2004 Volvo XC70 traveling southbound on Hwy 75 when he failed to negotiate a turn in the road. Craig’s vehicle traveled onto the shoul...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Press Release –Felony DUI Two-Vehicle Crash

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, at approximately 11:27 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on State Highway 75 near milepost 140, approximately 10 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, a Boise man was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence.

Cody Ray Grimm, age 31 of Boise, Idaho was driving northbound on Hwy 75 in a grey 2011 Audi A4 when his vehicle crossed the center line into the southbound lane. ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

Luke Schutte

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at approximately 11:38 a.m., detectives from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Luke M. Schutte, age 31 of Sun Valley, Idaho, on a warrant for two felony drug charges in Ketchum, Idaho.

Following a Blaine County Narcotics Team investigation, Schutte was charged with Aid and Abet Trafficking in Heroin, I.C. 18-204, 37-2732B(a)(6), and Aid and Abet Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine, I.C. 18-204, 37-2732(a)(1)(A), both felonies. Ba...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Press Release –Avalanche Fatality

Baker Creek Avalanche

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Blaine County Emergency Communications received a report of an avalanche with snowmobilers possibly buried in the Baker Creek area, approximately 20 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho.

Blaine County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Sun Valley Fire Department, Ketchum Fire Department, Ketchum Ambulance, Wood River Fire and Rescue and Sun Valley Heli-Ski were dispatched to the coordinates provided. 

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Sonya Hall

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 11:06 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Main Street near the intersection of Bullion Street in Hailey, Blaine County Idaho.

During the stop, BCSO K9 Eric performed a free air sniff and alerted on the vehicle which resulted in a felony drug arrest. 

After an investigation, Sonya Juanita Hall, age 40 of Camden, South Carolina, a back seat passenger, was charged with one ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Press Release – Grand Theft Arrest

Virgil Penalva

An investigation into fraudulent charges on a company credit card has resulted in felony charges for a vacationer.

Deputies of the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation after an employee of a property rental business with a company-issued credit card reported finding charges on his card that he did not make.

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Press Release – Two Power Pole Collisions Leave Residents in Dark

Two separate power pole collisions occurred this past week leaving some Blaine County, Idaho residents without electricity for various amounts of time.

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 4:00 a.m., deputies from the Ketchum Police Divison of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Sage Road in the Warm Springs area of Ketchum, Idaho. Deputies discovered a power pole hangin...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Press Release – Two-Vehicle Collision at Lake Creek Trail Head

Lake Creek Crash

On Monday, December 30, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 75 at the entrance to the Lake Creek Trail Head, north of Ketchum, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Patrick M. Spalding, age 37 of San Francisco, California, was driving northbound on Highway 75 in a 2019 Jeep Compass when he struck a 2006 GMC Canyon driven by Gabriel J. Martinez, age 26 of Nampa, Idaho, fro...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Press Release – Lost Wallet Leads to Felony Arrest

Jonathon Hunt

On Friday, January 4, 2020, at approximately 1:40 p.m, a deputy from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded a theft report at the Brass Ranch River Run Store, located at the Sun Valley Ski Resort in Ketchum, Idaho.

After investigation and review of surveillance footage, the deputy was able to determine that Jonathan Daniel Hunt, age 44 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, had picked up the victim’s lost wallet, that had been dropped near the ski racks, used the debi...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Press Release –Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, at approximately 10:24 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Baseline Road in Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Manuel A. Chavez-Silva, age 72 of Bellevue, Idado, was hit by a silver 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Sergio Vallepasillas, age 22 of Bellevue, Idaho. Vallespasillas was traveling west on Baseline Road. As the E...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Press Release – Cattle Truck Crash

Cattle Truck Crash

On Monday, December 9, 2019, at approximately 12:40 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a cattle truck crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Gannett. Rd. in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant of a red 2002 Kenworth semi-truck tractor with a TSI livestock trailer was Juan C. Deleon Alvarado, age 31 of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The crash scene investigation determined that Deleon Alvarado was traveling south on Gannett Rd....

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Press Release: Felony Battery on Certain Personnel Arrest

Rowland

On November 26, 2019 at approximately 8:45 PM deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple disorderly conduct complaints from local bars.

The complaints were in reference to an intoxicated patron, Shannon L. Rowland, age 47 of Hailey, Idaho.

At approximately 9:00 PM, a local hotel called to report further disorderly conduct by Rowland and he was subsequently arrested for Resisting or Obstruc...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Press Release: Highway 75 and Ohio Gulch Road Crash

Ohio Gulch

On November 22, 2019 at approximately 8:05 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Highway 75 at Ohio Gulch Road. The accident involved a Blaine County School District Bus and a 2003 White Honda Odyssey minivan.

It was determined that the 2003 Honda was northbound on Highway 75 and being driven by Beverly Palomera, 31 of Bellevue, ID and occupied by a passenger, Antoinette Cueto Diaz, 42 of Hailey,ID. The driver of the school bus, Tonya Marshall, 31 of Bellevue, ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Press Release – Traffic Stop Results in Methamphetamine Arrest

Arthur Callery

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for excessive speed on U.S. Highway 20 near milepost 188 approximately 3 miles west of Picabo, Idaho.

The driver was identified as Arthur Francis Callery, age 69 of Shoshone, Idaho. During the stop, BCSO K9 Kimber performed a free air sniff and alerted on the vehicle which resulted in an arrest. 

Callery was charged with one felony count of Posses...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Press Release – Single Vehicle Fatality

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 5:41 p.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near Cottonwood Creek Circle, just north of Hailey, Idaho.

Jeffrey C. Browne, age 50 of Hailey, was identified as the driver and sole occupant of a 2004 blue Jeep Grand Cherokee. The investigation determined that Browne was traveling southbound on Highway 75 when he vehicle left the roadway south of Cottonwood Cr...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Press Release – Accidental Death

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at approximately 4:41 pm deputies from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that a car had fallen on an individual at the Andorra Village in Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies determined that Jhon Miguel Lopez-Macha, age 37 of Ketchum, had been seen working underneath his vehicle, a 1993 red Ford Explorer, by himself that afternoon. At some point, his family noticed he was not responding when they went to speak to him....

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Press Release-Felony Domestic Battery Arrest

Bobadilla-Javier Press Release

On November 1, 2019 at approximately 8:50 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence north of Hailey for a report of a Domestic Battery in progress.

Once on scene and after investigating the incident, Ronny H. Javier-Bobadilla, age 25 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested for Felony Domestic Battery pursuant to Idaho Code 18-918 (2) (a).

Javier-Bobadilla is schedule to be arraigned today at 1:30 PM

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Press Release- Narcotics Enforcement Team Arrest

Stephanie Evans

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at approximately 8:20 AM, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Stephanie Evans, age 56 of Hailey, Idaho, for one felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Idaho Code 37-2732 (A)(1)(A).

The charges stem from a Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation. Evans is being held in the Blaine County Detention Center and is scheduled for arraignment today at 1:30 PM.

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Posted October 24, 2019 @ 10:15 am

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Heroin Trafficking Arrest

Koby Slade Sliwicki

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Koby Slade Sliwicki, age 29 of Bellevue, Idaho was arrested for felony drug trafficking as a result of a joint investigation between the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Inspector’s Office.

Detectives were alerted on October 7, 2019 to a suspicious package by an inspector of the U.S. Postal Service. A search warrant was obtained and the package was opened. On October 18, 2019, postal employees allowed the package to be picked up at the Belle...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child

McKitrick Burse

On Monday, October 21, 2019, at approximately 1:29 am, a deputy from the Ketchum Police Divison of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible domestic battery in progress at a residence in Ketchum.

After investigation, McKitrick Lemone Burse, age 45 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested for one felony count of Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, I.C. 18-918(4). 

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Narcotics Enforcement Team Nets Two Locals

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested two local men for trafficking in methamphetamine.

The arrests stem from a Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation. Raul Amado-Duarte, age 27 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested at 11:14 a.m. in Hailey, Idaho and charged with one felony count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B(A)(4). Marco Ant...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Press Release – Second Excessive DUI Leads to Felony Arrest

Jan Brown

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver traveling eastbound on US Highway 20 from the Highway 75 junction in Blaine County, Idaho.

Once the vehicle was located near milepost 184, the deputy identified Jan Marie Brown, age 49 of Featherville, Idaho as the driver and sole occupant of the grey 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. The deputy witnessed signs of intoxication and initiated field sobriety ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Press Release DUI Results in Drug Charges

Sheryl Dawn Fullmer

On Monday, October 7, 2019, at approximately 9:29 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on Main Street near the intersection of Walnut Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Sheryl Dawn Fullmer, age 57 of Bellevue, Idaho, who was the driver and sole occupant of a grey 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004, and Possession of Open Containe...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Press Release – Burglary Arrest

Zackariah Kandler

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, a Fairfield man was charged with two felony counts of Burglary, I.C. 18-1401.

An investigation into a string of recent valley burglaries led Blaine County Sheriff’s Office detectives to arrest Zackariah Levi Kandler, age 31. Kandler reportedly entered or attempted to enter at least five homes using unlocked back doors.&am...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Press Release – Cold Springs Crash

Casali Flanagan crash

On Friday, October 4, 2019 at approximately 5:39 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision with injuries on Highway 75 and Cold Springs Drive, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Daniel Paul Casali, age 72 of Ketchum, Idaho, was driving southbound a black 1998 Audi A4. Casali reported that he had slowed and entered the left turn lane in preparation for turning onto Cold Springs Road when the collision occurred with Ned Raymond Fla...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

Raul Angel Delacruz

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at approximately 2:54 a.m., a deputy of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office patrolling Highway 75 south of Ketchum, Idaho conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 Toyota T100 truck near milepost 126 north of Hospital Drive.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Raul Angel Delacruz, age 41 of Ketchum. After conducting an investigation, Delacruz was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Press Release – Felony Driving Under the Influence Arrest

Scott Campbell

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 6:52 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a citizen report of a possible intoxicated driver southbound on Highway 75 north of Hailey, Idaho.

Once the vehicle was located, the deputy observed the driver commit a driving infraction and initiated a traffic stop on McKercher Blvd. Scott D. Campbell, age 57 of Hailey, Idaho was identified as the driver and sole occupant of the grey 2000 Toyota Land...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Press Release – Bicycle Grand Theft

Alexandru Vezentan

On Monday, September 30, 2019, at approximately 5:18 p.m., a deputy from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho for a report relating to a previously stolen bicycle.

Hotel employees reported that an individual was attempting to sell a 2018 silver Salsa Pony Rustler KX1 trail bicycle, valued in excess of $2,000, which had been reported stolen on September 16, 2019. Upon investigation, Alexandru Vezentan, age 23 of Ketc...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Press Release: Traffic Stop Leads to Possession of a Stolen Vehicle Charge

Huff 09-30-19

On September 29, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM a deputy from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2019 Ford F-250 on US Highway 20 near Picabo, Idaho.

The vehicle was stopped for exceeding the post speed limit. The driver, later identified as Craig W. Huff, age 30, of Mackay, Idaho was uncooperative with the deputy and provided a fake name and refused to provide a driver’s license.

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Press Release – Warrant Arrest Results in Drug Charges

Kyle Callaghan

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a Bellevue man was arrested on a warrant on East Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho that later resulted in both felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

While patrolling the downtown core, a deputy from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office came in contact with Kyle Nicholas Callaghan, age 28. Upon determining that Callaghan had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Press Release – Three Teens Involved in Fatal Rollover

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, at approximately 4:16 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover with injuries on Highway 75 near Lake Creek Drive located north of Ketchum, Idaho.

The vehicle, a tan 2001 GMC Yukon, was driven by a 16-year-old female.  Two passengers were also in the vehicle, a 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old female. All three occupants were local residents. One of the teens died as a result of the crash...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release: Three Vehicle Crash on HWY 75 at Woodside Blvd.

75 Woodside 09-03-19

On September 3rd, 2019 at approximately 8:32 AM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Hailey Police Department responded to a three vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near the intersection of Woodside Blvd. in Hailey, Idaho.

All three vehicles were travelling north bound on State Highway 75. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Valerie Rush, age 52 of Bellevue, Idaho, rear ended a 1990 Ford Bronco II driven by Ross W. Cooper, age 28 of Bellevue. Cooper’s vehicle th...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release: One Vehicle Rollover on US Highway 20 at MP 170

Martin Crash Press Release 09-03-19

On September 1st, 2019 at approximately 11:21 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on US Highway 20 at mile post 170 near Moonstone Landing.

Deputies made contact with the sole occupant and driver of the silver 1996 Toyota 4Runner, Riley O. Martin, age 27 of Boise, Idaho. Martin sustained serious injuries in the crash. A witness and the crash investigation revealed that Martin was driving west...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release-Felony Domestic Battery with Child Present

Smith, J 09-03-19 Press Release

On August 31st, 2019 at approximately 8:56 PM deputies of from the Ketchum Police Division of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance in West Ketchum.

Once on scene deputies found a male subject bleeding from his head and face. After investigating the incident, Jeanna L. Smith, age 47 of Ketchum, Idaho was arrested for Domestic Battery with a Child Present, a felony under Idaho Code 18-918(4).

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Press Release: Police Contract Refund to the City of Ketchum

The Blaine County Sheriff and the Blaine County Board of Commissioners are proud to announce that on August 19th, 2019 a check in the amount of $135,991, generated from savings through the law enforcement contract, was paid to the City of Ketchum, Idaho.

Over the past 10 years, this contract, in which the Blaine County Sheriff’s office provides law enforcement services to the City of Ketchum, has resulted in savings of over $927,000. Through proper management, leadership, supervision and fiscal ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Press Release- Two Vehicle Crash at Hwy 75/20 Intersection

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On August 20, 2019 at approximately 5:30 PM deputies form the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to State Highway 75 and the junction with US Highway 20 for a two vehicle crash.

Initial reports stated one of the vehicles hit a power pole, with power lines blocking a portion of the roadway and one of vehicles was on fire. With help from citizens, the fire was extinguished before emergency personnel arrived.

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Press Release-Couple Rescued From Boulder City

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On August 19, 2019 at approximately 2:47 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Boulder City historical area, in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, for a report of a UTV accident.

It was reported that the UTV had rolled on its side approximately 5 miles up Boulder Creek from Highway 75 north of Ketchum, Idaho located near mile post 141. The elderly couple who were operating the UTV we not injured but they needed assistance getting ...

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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

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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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