News Flash

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Press Release – Felony Cocaine Arrest

FAIR, EISHAM ODELL AZLON

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at approximately 11:22 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Eisham Odell Azlon Fair, age 18 of Bellevue, Idaho, on one felony and three misdemeanor charges.

Fair was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Minor Forbidden to Enter, Remain, or Loiter at a Licensed Place, I.C. 23-943, misdemeanor Failure to Present Identification at a Licensed Place, I.C...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

Sheriff's Update Ross Fork Fire

Update for Saturday, September17, 2022.
Forest Closure Reduced...

Today, the Sawtooth National Forest has reduced the area that is closed because of the Ross Fork Fire, effective Saturday, 9-17-22. All public lands east of Highway 75 are now open, as is Pettit Lake. Alturas Lake remains closed. The fire is still smolder...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Final Update on New Wild Fire Reported out Ohio Gulch Rd.

Courtesy of Wood River Fire and Rescue: WRFR units were dispatched to a wildland fire east of the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station at 1:25 PM. The first WRFR unit arrived on scene at 1:35 PM and reported a half acre fire and creeping.

Additional units were requested from North Blaine County, Sun Valley Fire, Ketchum Fire, Hailey Fire, and Bellevue Fire.  South Central Dispatch was notified as the fire started on Blaine County land immediately adjacent to BLM property. &nbs...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Press Release – Couple Arrested on 6 Felony Drug Charges

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Hailey, Idaho, the home of Kerry and Karen Christiansen.

The search yielded over four pounds of cocaine, approximately $302,000 in U.S. currency, a total of nineteen rifles and handguns, and multiple boxes of ammunition.

Kerry Jay Christiansen, age 61 of Hailey, Idaho has been charged with five felony counts: tw...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Press Release – Excessive Felony DUI

HUAIRE, KAROLA JAZMIN

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at approximately 8:06 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near East Fork Rd.

Upon investigation, Karola Jazmin Huaire, age 28 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Excessive Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A), misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, I.C. 23-505, and cited for Exceeding...

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Posted on: September 5, 2022

Urgent Ross Fork Fire Information Hwy 75 has been CLOSED AGAIN

HWY 75 is CLOSED from Baker Creek Rd. (12 miles north of Ketchum) to Pettit Lake Rd (16 miles south of the Stanley area due to extreme fire activity. Fire Danger is HIGH. Milepost 141 to 171. Posted 9/6/2022 11:15 a.m.

Mandatory Evacuation is still in place for Smiley Creek, Sawtooth City, Beaver Creek, Alturas Lake, Petit Lake, and surrounding areas. 

For the most current info see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BlaineCountySheriffIdaho/about Please ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Press Release – Grand Theft Auto Arrest

WHITE, ERICA LORENZ

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle at St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

The vehicle, a white 1997 Subaru Outback, was later located by deputies at Blaine Manor in Hailey, Idaho at approximately 9:25 p.m. Upon investigation, Erica Lorenz White, age 49 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested and charged with Grand Theft, I.C. 18...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Press Release – Two Vehicle Collison South of Bellevue

Colis Crash

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 4:34 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 75 near Pero Rd, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Guadalupe Joann Colis, age 21 of Hailey, Idaho was the sole occupant of a 2016 Ford Focus traveling northbound on Hwy 75 when for an unknown reason the Focus crossed the fog line on the northbound side of the ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Press Release – Stolen Vehicle Located by Deputies

SOHNS, ANDREA MARIE JILLEEN

On Thursday, July 28, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies received a notification to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle out of Shoshone, Idaho.

The vehicle was described as a bronze 2002 Honda Civic last seen traveling north on State Highway 75. Deputies located the vehicle on State Highway 75 and conducted a traffic stop on Honeysuckle Street in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Andrea Marie J...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Press Release – Bicycle vs. Bicycle Head-On Crash

On Friday, July 29, 2022, at approximately 11:02 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a head-on bicycle versus bicycle crash on the bike path at the intersection of Gimlet Road, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that James R. Bartolino, age 61 of Ketchum, Idaho was riding a bicycle northbound on the west side of the bike path when the crash occurred. Richard H. Papalian, age 67 of Sun Valley, Idaho was riding southbound on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Comunicado de prensa: un mensaje para mis electores y los ciudadanos del condado de Blaine

Sheriff 1

El 19 de julio de 2022, la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Blaine celebró una reunión pública para considerar si aceptarían o no fondos federales del Programa Estatal de Asistencia para Extranjeros Criminales (SCAAP)...

de la Oficina de Asistencia Judicial.

 Estos fondos federales se proporcionan anualmente a las instalaciones correccionales estatales y locales. La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Blaine ha recibido estos fondos desde 2001.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Press Release – A Message to my Constituents and the Citizens of Blaine County

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On July 19, 2022, the Blaine County Board of Commissioners held a public meeting to consider whether or not they would accept federal funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).

These federal funds are provided annually to state and local correctional facilities. The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office has received these funds since 2001. 

SCAAP is a federal program that awards reimbursement funds to local and state correction...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Press Release – Aggravated Assault Arrest

MARTIN, DAVID CECIL

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 8:26 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Bellevue, Idaho for a report of a man threatening another man with a gun.

Upon investigation, David Cecil Martin, age 52 of Mackey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Assault, I.C. 18-905. The victim was an employee of the homeowner who feeds the horses. 

Martin is being held in the Blaine County Det...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Press Release – High-Speed Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Shoshone Crash

Eluding crash JM

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 26 near Jodi Lane in Carey, Idaho.

The vehicle, a 2006 green Chrysler Town and Country minivan failed to stop and began eluding officers. During the pursuit, the Chrysler traveled southbound at speeds of 90-100 miles per hour in 65 mph zones, drove in the opposite lane of travel nearly mis...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Press Release – Single Rollover Crash

Durdle RO

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 8:16 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 20 near Stanton Camp Loop, approximately 2.1 miles west of State Highway 75.

The crash scene investigation determined that Aiden Lee Lock Durdle, age 19 of Bellevue, Idaho, was traveling westbound on U.S. 20, in a green 2002 Subaru Forester, when the vehicle drifted over the westbound shoulder. Durdle overcorrected, lost control, ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Press Release – Traffic Stop Yield Eight Charges

ESCOBEDO, DANIEL TORRES

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at approximately 11:48 p.m., a Bellevue man was arrested for one felony, and five misdemeanors, and cited for two infractions resulting from a traffic stop on Main Street and Fox Acres Rd. in Hailey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the driver, Daniel Torres Escobedo, age 37 of Bellevue, Idaho, who was charged with the felony Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), mi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Press Release – Backcountry Rescue

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a backcountry technical rescue crash approximately six and a half miles out Slaughterhouse Canyon, east of Bellevue, Idaho.

Due to the location of the crash up a steep hillside on the ridge line, deputies were not able to access the crash with their patrol vehicles or utility terrain vehicles (UTV). Using all-terrain vehicles (ATV) deputies reached the ridge top to assist Wood...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Press Release – Two Vehicle Collision on Hwy 75

Ramos Reyes crash.

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rollover crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 110, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Harvey Patrick Ramos, age 26, of Fairfield, Idaho was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 in a tan 2002 Toyota Sienna van with passenger Aislinn Kalie Claire Phillips, age 23, also of Fairfield. Bryan Medina-Reyes,...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Press Release – Razor Crash in Muldoon Canyon

Razor crash

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 7:52 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Polaris Razor crash approximately eleven miles out Muldoon Canyon Road.

The crash scene investigation determined that four individuals were traveling eastbound in the Razor, when it went off the embankment, flipping and hitting a tree, and then came to a resting position on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Press Release – Felony Drug Arrest

BEDFORD, CODY TAYLOR

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 11:42 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on State Highway 75 south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, the driver, Cody Taylor Bedford, age 23 of Spring Branch, Texas, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A).

During an inventory search of his vehicle incident to his arrest, controlled substances and o...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Press Release – Failure to Appear Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

FLYNN, KEVIN JOSEPH

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at approximately 4:29 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on Zinc Spur Rd off of State Highway 75, north of Hailey, Idaho.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Kevin Joseph Flynn, age 42 of Hailey, Idaho, had a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear on a previous charge. During a search incident to his arrest, a controlled substance and an open container of alcohol...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Press Release – High-Speed Chase Ends with Felony Arrest

OVERTON, CHRISTOPHER BRENT

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 12:04 a.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol on Main St. in Hailey, Idaho observed a black Legacy Subaru approaching from the rear at a high rate of speed and changing lanes to maneuver around traffic.

When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the Subaru accelerated at a high rate of speed, ran a red light at the Countryside/Hwy 75 intersection, traveled at speeds above 100 MPH, weaved through traffic crossed over multiple double yellow line...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Press Release – Three Vehicle Collision

Three Vehicle Collision

On Monday, June 20, 2022, at approximately 4:46 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 75 at Zinc Spur Rd. north of Hailey, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Daniel Jacob Stanhope, age 51 of Shoshone, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 in a red 2014 Chevrolet Cruze with a female passenger when he stopped due to traffic in the lane ahead of him. Molly J. Doyl...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

Fox rollover

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, at approximately 6:33 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle injury rollover crash on State Highway 75 south of East Magic Rd. (milepost 98).

A crash scene investigation determined that a 17-year-old juvenile from Twin Falls, Idaho, was driving a 1997 brown Dodge Dakota southbound on Hwy 75 with two passengers. The Dakota traveled off the right shoulder of the road, then overcorrected rolling a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Press Release – Felony Eluding Arrest

CHARPENTIER, JAKE DYLAN

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling Main Street near Gannett Road in Bellevue, Idaho observed a 2007 Ford F250 truck making multiple traffic violations.

The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver failed to yield, driving into the oncoming lane of travel, above posted speed limits, and running several stop signs. The vehicle ultimately hit a tree and crashed on top of a hill on Second ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

Islas Montes crash

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, at approximately 6:34 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash with injuries on State Highway 75 near milepost 99, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

The crash scene investigation determined that Celia C. Islas-Montes, age 43 of Hailey, Idaho was driving northbound on Hwy 75 in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe with three passengers, ages 23, 6, and 2 years old. The Tahoe reportedly abruptly swerved twice then we...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Press Release – Suspect Identified by Social Media

DIAZ POZO, MARCOS F

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of stolen property at a residence in Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies discovered the residence had a home security camera mounted outside of the home. The victim produced a security video showing an adult male leaving the residence carrying a yellow DeWalt miter saw and a small black bag. According to the victim, t...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Press Release – First Responders Use Personal Vehicles to Reach Crash Victim

Klimes CRFD

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, at approximately 1:58 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries on Dry Creek Road near Carey, Idaho.

Due to the steepness and remoteness of the crash location, the victim was difficult to access by first responders and the responding ground ambulance had to be staged approximately 3-4 miles away. First responders had to use personal vehicles to transport...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Wood River Middle School Lockdown

SHERIFF STEVE HARKINS
CHIEF STEVE ENGLAND, HAILEY POLICE
On May 17, 2022 at approximately 10:15 AM the Blaine County Emergency Communications Center received an electronic Lockdown message from Wood River Middle School in Hailey, Idaho.

At approximately 10:16 AM the Hailey Police Department, the Hailey Fire Department and Wood River Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the school for the report of a Lockdown.  

At approximately 10:17 AM a Wood River Middle School staff member calle...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Press Release – Bicycle Versus Bicycle Crash Victim Life Flighted

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bicycle versus bicycle collision on the bike path near Warm Springs Rd. in Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Cole Ross Wells, age 33 of Hailey, Idaho was riding his bicycle southeast on the bike path headed into Ketchum from Warm Springs with his headlamp light on when an oncoming vehicle with its headlights on made it d...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Press Release – Flying Rock Causes Injury Accident

BC22050031 crash photo

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 26 near Lava Lake Rd. and the Blaine County / Butte County line.

Crash scene investigation determined that Daniel Robert Wallace, age 22 of Sterling, Virginia, was driving a blue 2019 Dodge Ram truck westbound on Hwy 26 when a rock fell off a gravel truck driving eastbound in the opposite lane. The rock flew directly t...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Press Release – Crash Leads to Felony DUI

CENARRUSA, JOHN RANDAL

On Monday, April 25, 2022, at 1:56 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to assist an Idaho State Police Officer with a vehicle that had gone off the road, crashed through a metal railing, and hit a tree on Main St. in Carey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, John Randal Cenarrusa, age 50 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C, 18-8004 (1)(A)(F). Cenarrusa has had five prior DUI convictions since 2008. Cenarrusa was also cited with two infractions for Fai...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Press Release – Felony Domestic Battery with Traumatic Injury

YANCAN GUILLEN, MYLEE XIOMARA

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, at approximately 1:21 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a battery on State Highway 75 at milepost 101.

Upon investigation, Mylee Xiomara Yancan Guillen, age 18 of Hailey, Idaho was arrested and charged with felony Domestic Battery with Traumatic Injury, I.C. 18-918. Yancan was arraigned on Monday afternoon in Magistrate Court where the Judge ordered she be...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Press Release – Crash Results in Felony DUI Arrest

FITZPATRICK, LAURIE JEAN

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, at approximately 6:24 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Warm Springs Road and Saddle Road in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Laurie Jean Fitzpatrick, age 59 of Sun Valley, Idaho, was arrested and charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F). Fitzpatrick has two prior DUI convictions from 2016 and 2020, making this, her third arrest ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Press Release – Felony Rape Arrest

CHONA BLANCO, JORGE ULISES

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a delayed report of a Domestic Battery at a residence in Carey, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Jorge Ulises Chona Blanco, age 44, of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Rape, I.C. 18-6101. Chona Blanco was arraigned in Magistrate Court on Friday, April 8, 2022, where a bond of $30,000 was ordered. Ch...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Press Release – Felony Driving Under the Influence

STOBER, SHARD ANTONY

On Monday, March 21, 2022, at approximately 6:12 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a crashed vehicle on the west side of Highway 75 near the Hospital bridge south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Shard Antony Stober was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F).

Stober has prior DUI convictions from 2017 and 2019, making his third arrest in ten years a felony. Stober remains in the custo...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

MENDOZA CRUZ, HERIBERTO

On Monday, January 31, 2022, at approximately 10:31 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies performed a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 20 near Moonstone Landing Rd. in Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Heriberto Mendoza Cruz, age 29 of Fairfield, Idaho, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  

Mendoza Cruz has two previous DUI convictions in 2014 and 2017, making the third charge a felony, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F). Mendoz...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Press Release – Felony DUI Arrest

VROMAN, LESLIE WREN

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:27 p.m. a Blaine County Sheriff deputy conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy 20 near Stanton Crossing (milepost 177) south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Leslie Wren Vromen, age 56 of Fairfield, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C, 18-8004 (1)(A)(F). Vroman has two prior DUI convictions in 2013 and 2017, making her third arrest in 10 years a felony. Vroman is...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Press Release: 2021 In Review

Sheriff Steve Harkins

2021 brought a prolongation of challenges to all of our lives. Yet despite the challenges, we would like to take a moment to let our citizens know how the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office continued to serve our community last year.

Our patrol and detention teams continued to perform their duties 24/7. Our entire staff has admirably continued to serve, protect, and fulfill our legal mandates. We remain committed to providing the highest level of professional law enforcement to our ci...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Press Release – NET Team Yields Another Arrest

VAZQUEZ, JESSICA ANNE

As part of a Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team operation, another individual has been arrested on drug-related charges.

Jessica Anne Vazquez, age 39 of Boise, Idaho, was arrested in Ada County on January 13, 2022, on a Blaine County warrant and transferred to the Blaine County Detention Center on January 18, 2022, to face local charges. Vasquez is charged with one felony c...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Press Release – NET Team Operation Arrest Three

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested three individuals on drug-related charges as part of NET investigation.

Priscilla Barrientes, age 39 of Boise, Idaho was charged with two felony counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, and one felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Fentanyl, I.C. 37-2732(A)(1)(A).  Barrientes was arraigne...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Press Release – Noise Disturbance Results in Three Felony Charges

SELLARS, JASON BRADLEY

On Friday, January 14, 2022, at approximately 10:04 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a noise disturbance on River St. in Ketchum, Idaho. Witnesses reported that an intoxicated male was parked in a vehicle honking his horn and screaming.

Upon investigation, Jason Bradley Sellars, age 36 of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F), misdemeanor Resisting and Obstructing an Officer, I.C. 18-705, and two felony counts of Aggravated Battery Upo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Press Release – Felony Attempted Strangulation Arrest

ARCE ZUNIGA, CARLOS ANTONIO

On Monday, January 10, 2022, at approximately 2:49 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a delayed report of domestic violence at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, deputies determined that the domestic incident occurred on January 9, 2022, at a residence on Peregrine Dr. in Ketchum. Carlos Antonio Arce Zuniga, age 24 of Ketchum, Idaho, was subsequently arrested and charged with one felony count A...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Press Release –Indiana Woman Faces Felony Drug Charges

RUIZ, TRISTAN REYANN

On Monday, January 10, 2022, an Indiana woman was arraigned in Blaine County Magistrate Court on three felony drug-related charges.

Tristan Reyann Ruiz, age 41 of Indianapolis, IN, was charged with two felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(a)1(A), and one felony count of Intimidating a Witness, I.C. 18-2604. The charges stem from a Narcotics...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover

McKenna  Dodge Rollover

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at approximately 3:42 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 75 at milepost 97 near Picabo Desert Rd. in southern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that two juveniles were driving northbound in a 2002 blue Dodge Ram Truck on State Highway 75 when a snowplow was traveling southbound. After the snowplow passed the Dodge, snow from the plow carried by the wind tempor...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Press Release – Ketchum Brawl Results in Felony Arrest

QUINONEZ TAMAYO, JOSE P

On Saturday, January 1, 2022, at approximately 1:26 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies interceded in a fight involving at least four men outside the Casino Bar on Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.

Witnesses reported that the brawl began when Jose P. Quinonez Tamayo, age 21 of Hailey, Idaho, was removed from the bar by an employee for being belligerent and striking another employee. Several others became involved in the fight on the sidewalk includi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Press Release –Felony Aggravated Battery Arrest

LARSEN, JESSIKA PARKER

On Monday, December 27, 2021, at approximately 1:07 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to an incident at a residence in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, Jessika Parker Larsen, age 38, was arrested and charged with one count of felony Aggravated Battery, I.C. 18-907. Larsen is in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center pending arraignment Monday afternoon in Magistrate Court.

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Press Release –Felony Embezzlement Arrest in Ketchum

MARTENS, JESSICA ANNALEIGH

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies arrested a Hailey woman for embezzlement of a Ketchum business.

Following an investigation by Blaine County Sheriff detectives, Jessica Annaleigh Martens, age 29 of Ketchum, Idaho was charged with one felony count of Grand Theft.

Martens is accused of embezzling approximately $6,000 from Thunderpaws Pet Shoppe in Ketch...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Press Release – Snowplow Tractor Fatality

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a technical rescue with North Blaine County Fire Dept. and Ketchum Ambulance to a single-vehicle accident on Cold Springs Gulch Rd. in Ketchum, Idaho.

Upon investigation, it was determined that Alexander MacDonald II, age 75 of Ketchum, Idaho, was plowing snow on his driveway on a green John Deere 640 tractor with a plow attachment when the tractor came close to the edge of the driveway, slid off the ed...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Press Release –Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

DE LOERA RUIZ, ISAIAS

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies initiated a traffic stop on South Main Street in Bellevue, Idaho which resulted in a drug arrest.

Isaias De Loera Ruiz, age 39 of Bellevue, Idaho was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(C)1, and one misdemeanor count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A. De Loera R...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Six Criminal Charges

LENTZ, KAIYA LEE

On Sunday, December 12, 2021, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies initiated a traffic stop on First Avenue near First Street in Ketchum, Idaho which resulted in five misdemeanor charges and one felony charge.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver and sole occupant of the 2016 gray Dodge Journey, Kaiya Lee Lentz, age 27 of Ketchum, Idaho had sideswiped a Ketchum Street Department vehicle and struck a School Speed Limit sign earlier in the evenin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Press Release – Felony Attempted Strangulation Arrest

DOBOS, JAMES BRIAN

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at approximately 11:04 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a residence in north Hailey, Idaho for a possible domestic violence situation and 911 hang-up.

Upon investigation, James Brian Dobos, age 51 of Hailey, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923. Dobos is in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center, pending arraignment in Magistrate Court ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest in Ketchum

ALZAGA, PEYTON LUKAS

On Friday, November 12, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Blaine County Sheriff deputy initiated a traffic stop on Main Street and Emerald Street in the City of Ketchum, Idaho which resulted in two felonies and two misdemeanor drug charges.

Peyton Lukas Alzaga, age 21 of Eagle, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana more than 3 oz., I.C. 37-2732(E), felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Hydrocodone, I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor P...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Press Release – Vehicle vs. Sheep Collision

On Monday, November 8, 2021, at approximately 7:23 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single-vehicle versus sheep collision on Gannett Rd. at Kingsbury Lane, south of Bellevue, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that April Lopez Pina, age 33 of Hailey, Idaho, was traveling south on Gannett Rd., in a blue 2007 Audi Q7, when a large band of sheep came running down Kingsbury Lane onto Gannett Rd. Pina was not able to stop her veh...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Press Release – Halloween Weekend Arrests Reflect Driving Under the Influence Concern

The Blaine County Sheriff Office is concerned about increases in Driving Under the Influence arrests.

“This past Halloween weekend we saw five DUI arrests countywide, one of which was a felony and another was connected to felony drug charges,” Sheriff Steve Harkins said. Four of the five arrests were made by BCSO deputies.

On Sunday, Oc...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Press Release – Pedestrians Struck in Ketchum Crosswalk

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrians collision on Sun Valley Rd. at Leadville Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Aldo Quinones Inga, age 38 of Bellevue, Idaho, was driving a 2004 red F-150 truck west on Sun Valley Rd with a passenger. Aldo told police that as he approached the intersection with Leadville Rd., the sun was shi...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Press Release – Good Samaritan Struck by Vehicle

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, starting at approximately 6:08 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a series of slide-offs which resulted in an injury to a good samaritan on Highway 75 near the bridge north of Hospital Drive in Ketchum, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Alejandro Ponce Valladares, age 43 of Ketchum, Idaho, was traveling northbound on Hwy 75 when he lost control of a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma due to icy road conditions, crossed the center lane divider, and crashed in...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Press Release – Unattended Death on Hiking Trail

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, at approximately 10:22 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a deceased male off the Long Gulch Trail at the end of Corral Creek Rd., north of Ketchum, Idaho.

Deputies were able to identify the deceased as Robert Worling Wallace, age 59 of Portland, Oregon. Wallace’s vehicle, a black 2015 Toyota Tundra, was located nearby. The cause of death has not been determined, but foul play does not appear to be...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Press Release – Welfare Check Results in Felony Drug Arrest

MCLAUGHLIN, RACHEL AMINE

On Friday, October 15, 2021, at approximately 2:41 a.m., a Blaine County Sheriff deputy performed a welfare check on the occupant of a 2004 red Toyota Corolla in the barrow pit on Gannett Rd.

The driver and sole occupant, Rachel Amine McLaughlin, age 39 of Picabo, Idaho, was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004.

During an inventory of her vehicle before towing, controlled substances were located. McLau...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Press Release – Hit and Run Fatality

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a person lying in the road on State Highway 75 at Golden Eagle Drive.

Deputies found Dylan James Heuring, age 30 of Triumph, Idaho, deceased in the roadway.

Crime scene investigation, debris found at the scene, and Heuring’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The initial evidence at the scene ...

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