Power County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 05:22 am this morning, the Power County Sheriff’s Office started receiving 911 calls about a semi crash...
11/13/2019

At approximately 05:22 am this morning, the Power County Sheriff’s Office started receiving 911 calls about a semi crash. When the deputy arrived on scene at I86 East Bound, marker 22, there was a semi tanker on it’s side. The driver was momentarily trapped inside, and advised that he had been hauling molasses. Molasses spilled out of the tanker and off the side of the road. Cause of the accident is unknown at this time, and is under investigation. The driver was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Until further notice, we strongly recommend that people driving through I86 between mile markers 22-24 use extreme caution as the smell from the molasses WILL draw wildlife to the area.

Thank you.
11/11/2019

Thank you.

County offices including Driver's License will be closed today.
10/14/2019

County offices including Driver's License will be closed today.

10/10/2019

Please slow down around Seagull Bay on I86. There's a couple of slick spots there still.

Power County Sheriff's Office's cover photo
10/09/2019

Power County Sheriff's Office's cover photo

All ages welcome!
10/09/2019

All ages welcome!

*Press Release*At about 10:10 am this morning, the Power County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls about a water truck ...
10/07/2019

*Press Release*

At about 10:10 am this morning, the Power County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls about a water truck single tanker that had rolled from Lakeview Rd near the I86 exit 40 eastbound on ramp with the driver trapped inside. Power County Sheriff’s Deputies, American Falls City PD, Power County EMS, ISP, and Power County Fire all responded. Power County Fire was able to free the adult male driver, who was then transported to Power County Hospital, his injuries are unknown.

10/07/2019

I86 EB exit 40 on ramp is temporarily closed due to a vehicle accident. Please find another route for the time being.

10/06/2019

*INFORMATION ONLY*
Start date of construction on Lakeview between Barnes and Seagull Bay Dairy has been changed to October 28. Power County Highway District will be working on the bridge. The project should take approximately 3 weeks.

This scam is still going around. If you get a call about your social security number being suspended, hang up. It is a s...
10/02/2019
Idaho AG warns of uptick in Social Security imposter scam

This scam is still going around. If you get a call about your social security number being suspended, hang up. It is a scam. We have even gotten a few of these calls here at the office.

https://www.kivitv.com/news/idaho-ag-warns-of-uptick-in-social-security-imposter-scam

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says his office is seeing an increase in the number of consumers being targeted by the so-called Social Security imposter scam.

10/02/2019

*PRESS RELEASE*

On Tuesday October 1, at approximately 8:20 pm, Power County Dispatch received a 911 call of a 1 vehicle rollover with injuries. There were 6 occupants in the car, 1 was ejected. Power County Sheriff’s Deputies, Power County EMS, Portneuf Air, Pocatello, Fort Hall PD, and some good Samaritans assisted with the accident. 1 person was air lifted. There were no fatalities. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, and is still under investigation. No further information, and no names will be released at this time due to the fact that those involved are minors.

09/29/2019
US National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho

Good morning all! Please be careful this morning on the wet roads.

6:00 AM Sun 09/29/19: Day 2 of our storm has arrived. Anyone waking up to snow? Some people are! Here is our latest Weather Hazard Briefing video with an update on the storm. #idwx

09/25/2019

Information only! Beginning Tuesday Oct 8, 2019 Lakeview Rd will be blocked off from Barnes Rd to Seagull Bay Dairy. PC Highway District will be repairing the bridge. The project should take approximately 3 weeks.

09/11/2019
09/04/2019

*PRESS RELEASE*

On 9/4/2019, at approximately 13:37pm, the Power County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a person in the water at the American Falls Reservoir. The victim was next to a flipped over boat which was stuck on the rocks, waving for help. When officers arrived, they noticed a female hanging on to her flipped kayak . Power County Search and Rescue, American Falls Police Dept, and Power County EMS also responded to rescue the woman from the water. She was looked at by EMS and transported to Power County Hospital. There is no further information available at this time.

09/03/2019

Phone numbers for Driver's License and the Civil Dept are:

Driver's License- 208-226-1322
Civil- 208-226-1326

08/31/2019

Power County Driver's License office will be closed on Labor Day, and will reopen on Tuesday at their regular time.

We want to remind everyone traveling this weekend to please take their time and use due caution while travelling.  There...
08/30/2019

We want to remind everyone traveling this weekend to please take their time and use due caution while travelling. There is already a high volume of vehicles on I-86 and I-15.
(Image Courtesy DPS)

08/12/2019

*Update to previous post from 8/11/19 press release*

On 8/12/2019, at approximately at 0944 hours, the Power County Sheriff's Office along with several other agencies including; Bingham County Marine Patrol/Dive Team, and Power County Search and Rescue, located the body of Bradley Miller. The body of Mr. Miller was located and recovered after extensive search efforts were made. The Power County Sheriff's Office extends its condolences out to the families affected in this tragic time. The Power County Sheriff's Office owes a great deal of gratitude to Bingham County Sheriff's Office, Power County Search and Rescue, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the citizens of the community that offered their assistance.

08/12/2019

At approximately 12:45pm this afternoon, the Power County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call about a male who dove into the water at the American Falls Reservoir and had not resurfaced. Power County Deputies, Power County EMS, and Search and Rescue Dive Team were dispatched to the area. After assessing the situation, Power county Marine Patrol, and Bingham County Search and Rescue were also contacted to assist in the search.
At this time, the victim, Bradley Miller, 53, of Pocatello, has not been located. At this point, the mission has shifted to a recovery effort. The family of Mr. Miller has been notified. We will update this press release as more pertinent information becomes available.

August 11, 2019

08/07/2019

Sheriff's Moratorium on Burning

Sheriff Jim Jeffries has declared a moratorium on burning in all areas of Power County that are not within a Fire District due to adverse conditions which may cause increased hazards for fires.

The moratorium does not prohibit recreational camp fire, or burning in a burn barrel that is in compliance with Power County Ordinance 4-1-5 ( A and B).

The moratorium will be lifted when weather and/or other related conditions no longer pose a high risk for wild land fires.

For further details, the public is encouraged to review Chapter 1 of the Power County Ordinance. It is also located on the Power County Website.

JJeffries, Sheriff

8/7/2019

A big thank you to Rockland Fire, Power County Fire, and all volunteers the last couple weeks for working so hard! It's ...
07/22/2019

A big thank you to Rockland Fire, Power County Fire, and all volunteers the last couple weeks for working so hard! It's definitely fire season, please remember to be extra cautious.

Ragnar came home!!
07/20/2019

Ragnar came home!!

07/19/2019

On 07/17/2019 at 7:56 p.m. the Power County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 phone call advising of a motorcycle accident in the Lake Channel area of Power County which is west of American Falls. The caller a (15) year of age male, advised that his riding partner, who is also (15) years old had jumped his motorcycle in an area commonly known as the “dunes”. Upon landing, the (15) year of age male sustained an injury to his ankle.

Due to the remote area and difficult terrain, Power County Search and Rescue was dispatched to locate the subject and transport him out to the Power County Ambulance that was already on scene. Power County Search and Rescue was able to locate and safely transport the (15) year of age male to the ambulance, he was then transported to the Power County Hospital. The Power County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Power County EMS, Power County Search and Rescue and the (15) year old caller for his help and composure.

Nothing further available or to be released regarding this incident.

We are aware of the fire that is currently between American Falls and Rockland. Rockland Fire, Sheriff's Deputies, and P...
07/16/2019

We are aware of the fire that is currently between American Falls and Rockland. Rockland Fire, Sheriff's Deputies, and Power County Fire are out fighting the blaze. We will update once we get more information. Thank you to everyone out there, and all the people who called in quickly.

If seen, please call the Sheriff's Office.
07/14/2019

If seen, please call the Sheriff's Office.

Tomorrow is the day! We have tickets here at the Sheriff's Office!
07/12/2019

Tomorrow is the day! We have tickets here at the Sheriff's Office!

It's that time of year again and the day will be here before we know it!!

Please call if you see him.
07/10/2019

Please call if you see him.

06/30/2019

A big thank you to everyone who went looking for Wish. Unfortunately it was not the outcome we were hoping for.

06/29/2019

Press Release:

On 06/29/19 at 08:55 a.m. the Power County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 phone calls advising of a (2) vehicle accident on I-86 in the area of milepost (28) approximately (10) miles west of American Falls. (2) Power County Deputies were at the Massacre Rocks State Park and arrived to the crash scene within seconds.

A 2012 Chevrolet SUV driven by Richard M. Laroche (77) of Missouri was reportedly parked or stopped in the passing or fast lane of westbound I-86 milepost (28) when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2008 Toyota SUV driven by Lori M. Pelow (33) of Nevada. Laroche was injured and transported to Portneuf Medical Center for treatment and did not have any other passenger in the vehicle. Pelow also sustained injuries as well as her children who were passengers in the Toyota. Pelow and her children were transported to Power County Hospital in American Falls for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by the Power County Sheriff’s Office, Power County EMS, Power County Fire and ISP also responded to the scene. No further information will be given at this time.

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06/16/2019

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06/11/2019

Be aware. There have been several thefts from the graves at Falls View Cemetery. Any person caught stealing from graves will be cited for theft. If anyone sees anything suspicious, please call the Power County Sheriff's Office.

Power County Sheriff's Office's cover photo
06/07/2019

Power County Sheriff's Office's cover photo

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06/07/2019

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US National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho
06/06/2019

US National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho

This warning has been allowed to expire.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued, including Rockland, Malta, ColdWater, Massacre Rocks and Idahome until 3:30 PM MDT.

Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks and never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter from a thunderstorm. #idwx

Found! The missing handicap ramp reappeared near where it was taken. There's evidence that it was taken, as well as evid...
06/05/2019

Found! The missing handicap ramp reappeared near where it was taken. There's evidence that it was taken, as well as evidence that it was brought back. Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out for it, and shared the post as well! You're all awesome!

*UPDATE* Subject is now in custody. Reports are stating he was captured around E Lewis and 20th st.
05/30/2019
Idaho State Journal

*UPDATE* Subject is now in custody. Reports are stating he was captured around E Lewis and 20th st.

Police are advising the public to lock all their doors and windows.

If you spot Krayenvenger, dial 911 immediately.

Do not approach him because he is dangerous. Police said Krayenvenger is terminally ill and suicidal.

Have you seen me? Can you help? As you can see, there's a handicap accessible ramp missing from the west side boat dock ...
05/29/2019

Have you seen me? Can you help? As you can see, there's a handicap accessible ramp missing from the west side boat dock . It didn't sink or float away. There's evidence at the scene that it was taken. The missing one looks identical to the one in the picture next to it with a rail and ramp. It was last seen on 5/21 around 3pm. Please call if you have ANY information, no matter how small you may think it is. These are specially made and unique.

Capt Kevin Ostler,  after receiving his years of service plaque (with his original badge) at his retirement party.
05/29/2019

Capt Kevin Ostler, after receiving his years of service plaque (with his original badge) at his retirement party.

Throwback! Look what we found! This picture of Deputy K-9 Astor is from around 1997-1998, he was Retired Chief Deputy Mo...
05/28/2019

Throwback! Look what we found! This picture of Deputy K-9 Astor is from around 1997-1998, he was Retired Chief Deputy Morris' partner.

05/27/2019
05/26/2019

Marine Patrol is out again today if you need those boat inspections! 😁

05/26/2019
Capt Ostler Checks Out For The Last Time

After 29 years of service, Capt Kevin Ostler checked out of service for the last time. Congratulations on your retirement! Don't be a stranger, we miss you already!

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American Falls, ID
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