There were 307 calls for service reported to the Teton County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office between April 19 and April 25. Deputies performed 67 traffic stops, 54 security checks of local businesses, and four public assists. There was one accident and two DUIs.

4/19 — A controlled burn got out of control in Tetonia. The fire spread rapidly but units were able to extinguish it before it caused significant damage.

4/19 — A caller reported a Chevy pick-up that was driving recklessly down Pine Creek Pass. The caller lost cellphone service and deputies were unable to locate the truck based on the information received.

4/19 — Heavy winds blew branches into the road on Larkspur Ave. The branches were removed by a deputy.

4/19 — A deputy was advised of possible child abuse that had occurred when a verbal disagreement turned physical. Child Protective Services has been notified and the case is under investigation.

4/19 — The Victor fire hall received a call about a brush fire. Units were dispatched, but the fire turned out to be a controlled burn.

4/19 — The sheriff’s office received information that an individual with a warrant out for his arrest in Montana was living in Victor. Deputies located him and transported him to Madison County Jail.

4/19 — Dispatch received a 911 call from a juvenile who said a relative had called the juvenile names and threatened physical violence. Deputies arrived at the house and determined that the relative suffers from a degenerative mental illness and that the call was unfounded. The parties agreed to separate for the night.

4/20 — Dispatch received a 911 call and heard heavy breathing and crying over the phone. Deputies arrived at the house and found a woman who said that someone was in her house attempting to kill her. A search revealed no one in the house, and deputies requested an ambulance. The woman was later detained and taken into custody for battery of a paramedic and transported to the Idaho Falls Crisis Center on a psychiatric evaluation hold.

4/20 — There were two people arguing in a Driggs apartment. The altercation was only verbal, not physical. The parties were separated for the night.

4/21 — A woman reported that someone was sending her threatening text messages. The sheriff’s office is attempting to locate the sender.

4/21 — A man reported that his fiancee took his money and car keys and attempted to run him over as she drove off in his car. Deputies located the woman, who said she had taken his keys to keep him from leaving because he had been drinking, and he had tried to block her by standing behind the car, forcing her to drive around him on the lawn. The woman later called the sheriff’s office because her fiancee had sent her messages that made it sound as if he intended self harm. He told deputies that he was fine, but later called dispatch and requested help. He was transported to the hospital for voluntary mental hold.

4/21 — A man from Blackfoot was pulled over for speeding on Highway 31. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He later bonded out.

4/22 — A Driggs woman reported that her carbon monoxide detector was going off. Units responded and determined that the detector was malfunctioning.

4/22 — A driver was pulled over in Victor for speeding. While speaking to the driver, a deputy observed a beer can in the center console. The driver was found not to be under the influence but was cited for open container.

4/23 — A caller reported two dogs loose and acting aggressively toward him and other pedestrians near 5th Street on Howard. Deputies located the owner of the dogs and issued a warning.

4/23 — A local man was taken into custody on a Bonneville County warrant for possession and sale of narcotics. Teton deputies drove him to Swan Valley where he was transferred into the custody of Bonneville deputies.

4/24 — A search warrant was executed at the Driggs Wells Fargo for an individual’s banking records.

4/24 — There was a report of a grass fire threatening a construction trailer in Victor. The caller was able to extinguish the fire before units arrived.

4/24 — There was a report of teenagers driving on the lawn at Teton High. They were not charged for the property damage but the principal will have them perform community service. One participant was cited for underage possession of tobacco.

4/24 — A Tetonia man reported that another man had called him and threatened to shoot him. Deputies spoke to both parties and determined the threat was “just talk.” The victim said he would look into a restraining order.

4/25 — A caller reported a reckless driver on Highway 32. Deputies located and pulled over the driver and observed the strong odor of alcohol coming from the car. The driver was uncooperative and exhibited other signs of intoxication, but she refused field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer. She was transported to the sheriff’s office and then to Madison County Jail.


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