CRIME & SAFETY
2 Killed On Idaho Roads Over Long Memorial Day Weekend
Over the long holiday weekend for Memorial Day in Idaho, there were 2 fatality vehicle accidents reported by the Idaho State Police. Both accidents are under investigation. On Saturday evening, May 27th, a 20-year-old male was killed while riding his motorcycle near Boise and a 37-year-old male was killed in a car accident near Idaho Falls.
A man tried to avoid police by jumping in the Boise River. After a rescue came an arrest
Sections of the Greenbelt are still closed due to flooding and there is a “dangerous river condition warning” in effect.
Meridian man arrested on golf course for punching teen repeatedly
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Meridian Police Officers responded to Lake View Golf Course in Meridian off of Ten Mile Rd. on Saturday, May 27, to reports of an intoxicated male on the golf course. Officers arrived to find 39-year-old Jesse Houdeshell punching a 15-year-old boy. Officers surrounded Houdeshell to keep...
Have you seen Mark? Family hasn’t been able to find Boise man missing for 12 days
A concerned family member filed a missing persons report with the police department
Man found drunk laying street arrested after threatening to kill random woman
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Meridian Police Officers were dispatched on Monday, May 29, to reports of an intoxicated man lying in the roadway. Officers responded to the area of Carisbooke and Pine Avenue, in Meridian, to find Erik Brigham (25) of Boise lying drunk in the middle of the road. Brigham was found with an open container of alcohol in his possession. During their investigation, officers learned that Brigham had threatened a female resident in the area, and threatened to kill her.
BSU Grad Student suffers fatal collapse while jogging
Boise State is mourning one of their own. 23-year-old graduate student Andrew Walker collapsed while jogging over the weekend.
Ada County coroner identifies 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Meridian crash
Another motorcyclist, also driving a Kawasaki, was injured during a separate crash around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
A Boise man is being investigated for possible Ponzi scheme related to fake cannabis business
BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Boise man is under investigation for duping investors out of roughly 60 million dollars on a fake weed business that never existed. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rolf Hirschmann of Boise and his partner Patrick Earl Williams from southern California have worked since at least June 2019 to raise capital from investors for a business called WeedGenics.
Young man dies in motorcycle crash on Interstate 84
Idaho State Police are investigating a fatality crash that occurred at 6:48 p.m. on May 27,2023, on I-84 at milepost 41, just west of Ten Mile Road near Meridian. A 20-year-old male from Caldwell was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on I-84 on a Kawasaki motorcycle. The vehicle impacted the right barrier and the driver came to rest on the roadway. The motorcycle then struck a Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by a 44-year-old female from Las Vegas, Nevada. The rider of the Kawasaki succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He was wearing a helmet. The two right lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 2 and a half hours. The crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
Boise Police Union Local 486 issues statements on BPD systemic racism investigation
"The Union has always been outspoken and concerned about lowering hiring standards for the department. We still are."
Lori Vallow Daybell requests new trial
By LAUREN SILVER BOISE, Idaho (Court TV) — Convicted killer Lori Vallow Daybell has requested a new trial, in part because of issues surrounding the jury. Lori is awaiting sentencing after she was convicted of murdering her two youngest children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, as well as conspiring in the murder of her fifth... Read more » Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV
One motorcyclist dead, another injured in separate crashes hour apart on same stretch of Interstate 84
One motorcyclist died and another was injured in separate crashes an hour apart Saturday on the same stretch of Interstate 84 in the Meridian area. A 20-year-old man from Caldwell died after his Kawasaki motorcycle traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 struck the right barrier just west of Ten Mile Road near Meridian around 6:50 p.m., Idaho State Police said. The man was ejected onto the roadway while his motorcycle continued,...
Nampa Police Seek Public Help to Identify Car Theft Suspect
The Treasure Valley has always been a safe place to live that is often ranked as one of the best places to raise a family. Other popular lists will rank Boise low on crime and high on safety--and this seems to happen consistently. While no town or community is 100% crime free, we like to think that here in the Treasure Valley, we look out for one another at all times.
Boise Police searching for missing vulnerable adult
Police are looking for a missing vulnerable 59-year-old man named Paul. He is believed to be driving a dark green Suzuki Esteem, with an Idaho license plate 1AJB81U.
Boise makes national news - but not for Lori Vallow
Often when Boise makes the national news, it’s for some weird, horrible or unexpected reason (see: the Lori Vallow trial and University of Idaho killings). But there's good news for Idahoans everywhere who are sick of the headlines about grisly testimony and violence: Boise’s in the New York Times — but in the modern love section. The article recounts the story of a married woman who falls in love with another man and struggles in the process of dealing with her family, children and her...
Meridian 'Park Mom' who asked police to arrest her files tort claim for $500K
MERIDIAN, Idaho — This story first appeared in the Idaho Press. Sara Brady, the Meridian woman who went to a closed playground in April 2020 and asked police to arrest her, filed a tort claim asking for $500,000 against the city of Meridian last month. A tort claim is...
Boise Police chief considers next steps after firm makes recommendations, finds no widespread racism
BOISE, Idaho — More than one week after a Washington D.C. law firm found no evidence of widespread racism in his department, Boise Police Chief Ron Winegar continues reviewing various recommendations made by the investigation's lead attorney. The investigation started in November after retired captain Matt Bryngelson posted racist...
Kayaker who died on the Boise River identified
BOISE, Idaho — A kayaker who went missing while on the Boise River has been identified by the Ada County Coroner as 63-year-old Tracy Demaree. Demaree was last seen kayaking the Boise River near the Barber Park area when he was first reported missing. Boise Fire and Police searched the river using boats, drones, and numerous people visually searching before eventually calling off the search.
Man sentenced for I-84 rampage in which two were shot
JEROME — A man has been sentenced to prison after indiscriminately shooting at motorists’ vehicles and law enforcement officers in April 2022 on a stretch of Interstate 84 extending from Ada County to Jerome County. Braddley Tannehill, 35, will, as part of a plea agreement, serve a total 11 years fixed and 29 years indeterminate for three felonies. Tannehill will get credit for 405 days he spent incarcerated in the...
Boise Police recover $38,000 in merchandise after arresting "scooter looter"
BOISE, Idaho — Boise Police Department reports that the Organized Retail Crime Unit (ORC) has recovered roughly $38,000 in stolen merchandise by a suspect on a scooter. The ORC investigators worked with retail partners across the Treasure Valley after learning that the suspect had entered several stores on a motorized scooter, concealed items, and rode out with the stolen merchandise. The Boise Police have dubbed the suspect the "scooter looter," although his real name is Daniel Polletta.
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