Post Falls Police Department

  • Agency: Post Falls Police Department
  • Address: 1717 E. Polston Ave, Post Falls, 83854 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: (208) 773-3517
Fax: (208) 773-3200

Post Falls Police Department is located at 1717 E. Polston Ave, Post Falls, 83854 ID. The Post Falls Police Department phone number is (208) 773-3517.

Post Falls Police Department News

Day shift log 01/18/18 Officers responded to approximately 30 calls for service with these being the reportable calls for service. 18PF01596 Mal Injury RP called to report he had video surveillance of a suspect smashing windows on Commerce Lp. 18PF01606 Code Violation Officer observed solicitors standing at the bottom of the off ramp located at HWY 41/I90. They were cited and released at the scene. (JO)

Swing and Night Shift Logs 01/17/18 Swing shift was steady with officers responding to about 28 calls for service. 18PF01536 Property Damage Crash at Seltice & Greensferry A driver who had a green light stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The driver behind her did not stop in time and collided with the rear of her vehicle. No injuries and both vehicles sustained minor to moderate damage. 18PF01550 Hit and Run at Popeye’s Chicken The victim report their vehicle was struck while in the parking lot of the business on the 14th of this month. The unknown suspect left the scene without reporting the crash. 18PF01555 Theft on Idaho Street The RP reported his bicycle was stolen from the back of his motor home earlier today. The bike is a blue 10 speed mountain bike, possibly a “Huffy”. 18PF01562 DUI at Seltice & Brigger A caller reported a vehicle was traveling at 15 to 30 mph on Interstate 90. The vehicle exited the freeway and ran a stop sign. An officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. After conducting a field sobriety test the officer determined the driver was impaired and arrested him for DUI. A PFPD Drug Recognition Expert was utilized since the impairment was due to drugs and not alcohol. The driver was booked into PSB for DUI. Graveyard responded to approximately 4 calls for service, of which there were no reportable calls. JO

Gone, but never forgotten. Yesterday one of our Honor Guard Officers had the honor of attending the funeral for fallen Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney. -HW

Day shift log 01/17/18 Officers responded to approximately 42 calls for service, with the following being the reportable calls: 18PF01473 Mal Injury RP called to report damage to her vehicle caused by her daughter's boyfriend. 18PF01484 Fraud RP called to report charges to his credit card for items purchased on line. The items were to be delivered to a residence in Post Falls. 18PF01495 Shoplifter Officers responded to Super 1 for a shoplifter who was detained for concealing items. The male was cited and released at the scene and report was taken. (JO)

Joanne Love-Moore (left) and Debbie Nickerson (right) who are representing the Post Falls chapter of "Royal Neighbors of America", spoke with our Shelter Manager, Sherri Benner several months ago at our Cops N Kids - Rodders N More event, about donating some items to the shelter. Today these amazing ladies showed some "animal love" and brought the Post Falls Animal Shelter 80lbs of grain-free dog food and over 20 blankets for the dogs! WOW!! Some of those blankets were even hand cut and sewn. We are so grateful to live and work in such an amazing, caring community! Thank you, Joanne, Debbie and the Royal Neighbors of America, for this very generous and kind gesture! - MD

Graveyard shift og 1/16/18 Graveyard officers responded to approximately 14 calls for service including medical assists, welfare checks, juvenile problems, unwanted persons and calls for suspicious circumstances. The notable calls are as follows 18PF01434 Shoplifter/Paraphernalia Officers dispatched to Walmart east for a male that did a cart push. Male loaded stolen merchandise into an older model white Ford Explorer bearing a WA plate. One Officer made contact with AP and another Officer set up on I90. Officer was able to locate vehicle on I90 and make a traffic stop. Male was located with stolen merchandise as well as a female who had also committed a theft. Male driver was not involved in theft but was suspended and issued cite for that violation. Suspect male who committed the theft was arrested for providing false info and paraphernalia located where he had been sitting, and cited and released for petit theft. Female suspect was issued cite and release for petit theft. 18PF01437 Theft Female reporting party called to advise her vehicle was in the shop and she had just got it back. When she got home she noticed she was missing a license plate off her vehicle. Report taken 18PF01445 Drugs Officers sent to Mesquite Ct. for report of loud music coming from a vehicle. Officer located vehicle making contact with a male inside. Officer smelled Marijuana coming from the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle a pipe was located with a small amount of burnt shake in the bowl. Male was cited for possession of paraphernalia and released. (AT)

*DONATION ALERT* Thank you to the Post Falls Community Volunteers that donated $1,000 of supplies including laundry detergent and a vast variety personal hygiene items to PFPD Victims Services Unit to help our clients. This is a small reflection of the generosity and support our community gives day in and day out. From our hearts to yours, Thank you! - MD

Shift logs 1/15/18 Day Swing and Graveyard shift responded to numerous calls for service including citizen and medical assists, welfare checks , animal problems, domestic disputes, parking problems and calls for suspicious circumstances. The notable calls are as follows 18PF01342: WARRANT SERVICE A WANTED MALE WAS REPORTED TO BE AT A LOCAL GYM. OFFICERS LOCATED HIM IN THE GYM AND ARRESTED HIM WITHOUT ISSUE. HE WAS BOOKED ON HIS $100,000 FELONY WARRANT. 18PF01347: AUTO BURGLARY ON 2ND AVENUE THE REPORTING PARTY INFORMED OFFICERS HE HAD RECENTLY SOLD A VEHICLE AND THE CASH FROM THAT SALE WAS IN HIS TRUCK. HE DISCOVERED THE $8000 IN CASH MISSING TODAY. 18PF01350 BATTERY OFFICER RESPONDED TO A RESIDENCE FOR REPORT OF A BATTERY. MALE REPORTING PARTY CALLED TO ADVISE HE HAD BEEN PUSHED DOWN AND WISHED TO FILE A BATTERY REPORT. RESPONDING OFFICER MADE CONTACT WITH THE MALE AND GOT HIS SIDE OF THE STORY. OFFICER THEN CONTACTED THE MALE SUSPECT AND GOT HIS SIDE OF THE STORY. MALE SUSPECT ADMITTED TO PUSHING THE VICTIM AND WAS CITED AND RELEASED FOR BATTERY Have a great day (AT)

Night Shift 1/14 - 1/15 Officers responded to several calls for service throughout the night with nothing notable. JM

Day & Swing Shift 1/14/18 18PF01239: Burglary The RP reported coming home to find her bedroom had been ransacked. Several pieces of jewelry and other items were stolen. This was possibly done by a roommate that moved out the same day. 18PF01246: Shoplifter/Warrant Service at Walmart Asset Protection had a detained cooperative shoplifter in their office. Once officers arrived they learned the male had a warrant out of Kootenai County. He was cited and released for shoplifting and booked for the Warrant. Multiple Medical Calls, Welfare Checks, Animal Problems, Cold Crashes, etc. JM

Missing Juvenile: Name: Kamiha Helberg Last Seen: 01/14/2018 at approximately 11 p.m. If you have any information on Kamiha’s location please contact the Post Falls Police Department at 208-773-3517 reference case number 18PF01270.-HW

1/13-1/14 Swing & Grave units responded to Multiple Medical Calls, Welfare Checks, Animal Problems, Cold Crashes. Nothing further to mention. 18PF01165- Two vehicle non injury collision at Hwy 41 and Mullan ave, report taken 18PF01166- Traffic offense at Covington and Regal- driver on a traffic stop did not have a driver’s license and was cited and released for that offense. JM

Swing shift log 01/13/18 Swing units responded to 22 calls for service between 1500 and 2000 hrs, mostly citizen assist and medical calls. 18PF01165- Two vehicle non injury collision at Hwy 41 and Mullan ave, report taken 18PF01166- Traffic offense at Covington and Regal- driver on a traffic stop did not have a driver’s license and was cited and released for that offense. JO

1/13/18 Day shift Officers responded to approximately 22 calls for service to include welfare checks, medical assists, verbal domestics, citizen assists, alarms, suspicious, and parking problems. 18PF01122: PD Accident Two vehicle non injury accident Ross Point/2nd. Report was taken. Nothing further to report. (JM)

Graveyard log for 1/12/18-1/13/18 18PF01105 – As the night grew cold and rainy officers eagerly awaited the onslaught of nightly calls. Then all of a sudden it happened. A stolen license plate was reported to be traveling through the city. Officers from multiple agencies converged on the insidious plate. Quickly it was discovered the owner of the plate was also the owner of the vehicle. And also the driver of said vehicle. And also the same man who was stopped for the same “stolen” plate on December 31st, 2017. The task of having the stolen plate removed from the system had proven to be too tedious for this driver so he once again found himself at the center of a high risk traffic stop. It is with great hope that he has learned his lesson regarding this matter. 18PF01112 – Traffic Offense – A traffic stop uncovered an unlicensed driver who was issued a citation for failure to purchase a driver’s license. 18PF01113 – Warrant Arrest – Ofc. Finan(a) went to buy a banana at a local market. He noticed a young man looking abhorrent who just so happened to have a felony warrant. 18PF01118 – Hit and Run – Officers responded to a report of a hit and run accident in which a truck and trailer were struck. Incident is currently being investigated. Graveyard units responded to multiple call including alarms, agency assists, welfare checks, medical assists and suspicious calls. -CL posting for BK

Swing, Grave, Day, and Swing Shift 01/11-01/12 Officers responded to 123 calls for service. Some of the calls included welfare checks, unwanted persons, traffic hazards, medical assists, and animal calls. Below are the notable calls for service: 18PF00999- Hit and Run collision 1500 Block of Frederick- Rp reports his vehicle was struck at this location and suspect vehicle left the scene. Report taken 18PF01000- Two vehicle collision Hwy 41 and Horsehaven, Non injury report taken 18PF01005- Theft from W Ironhorse Circle- Rp reports the theft of a license plate from her vehicle on the 8th of January, report taken 18PF01011- Two vehicle collision Spokane Street and 9th, non injury report taken 18PF01032 – Traffic Offense – Officer conducted a traffic stop and the driver was cited and released for Invalid DL and informed not to drive until his license was valid. 18PF01073; Malicious Injury to Property on Benham: The reporting parties vehicle was damaged overnight. Officer is in the process of taking the report at this time. No further info. 18PF01062; Traffic Offense A motorist was stopped for a traffic infraction. The driver was suspended and had already been cited and released once before for the same violation. This time the driver was arrested for Driving Without Privileges. 18PF01076- Theft from Walmart West- Rp reports the theft of 3 Nintendo DS systems. Report taken 18PF01079- Theft at Walgreens- Rp reports he left his wallet at the counter of the pharmacy and it was taken. Report taken 18PF01094- Custodial interference at E Seltice- Rp reports a child exchange was not completed in accordance with a signed court order, report taken. 18PF01099- Impounded vehicle at Seltice and Cedar- A black S-10 pickup was found disabled/abandoned at this location in the turn lane with the hazard lights dying. Attempts were made to contact the RO without success and the vehicle was impounded. Report taken. JLH

** Internet safety for parents course ** On Thursday January 18th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at River City Middle School, the Post Falls Police Department will be teaming up with RCMS to host an internet safety for parents course. This presentation will be valuable for any parent with kids that use digital devices including cell phones and computers. The presentation will feature an interactive discussion on the latest trends on the internet, along with the latest curriculum provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Speakers will include PFPD Detective / Digital Forensic Examiner Neil Uhrig and Office of the Attorney General Investigator Paul Farina. Pizza will be available for parents at 5:45 pm. Due to the content covered, it is asked that children NOT attend this course; this is for parents only. All students at River City Middle School will attend an age-appropriate internet safety course during their academic day on the 18th. A presentation on this subject area is also planned to be held on February 21st at Post Falls High School. We will announce the details on this event as it becomes available.

Day, Swing, Graveyard Shift 01/10 and Day Shift 01/11 Officers responded to 145 calls for service. Some of the calls included lots of welfare checks, traffic hazards, suspicious calls, phone contacts, lots of medical calls, parking problems, abandoned vehicles, and numerous animal calls. Below are some of the notable calls for service: 18PF00928 DWP Officer stopped a vehicle for an expired registration violation. During the contact it was discovered the female driver of the vehicle was suspended and also had no proof of insurance. Female was cited and released for both mentioned charges and encouraged not to drive until her license issues were resolved. 18PF00931 Found Property Officer responded out to Loves Truck stop for some motorcycle gear that was left behind by the owner. Officer took possession of the property and secured it in evidence as found property. 18PF00929- Hit and Run collision at Idaho and Poleline- Rp report that as they were in the traffic circle a white truck entered the traffic circle and struck their vehicle. That vehicle left the scene northbound on Idaho. Report taken. JLH

*WWII Flag to PFPD* Today, Jim Frame, a member of the Military Ministry at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Coeur d’ Alene, presented his uncle’s WWII American Flag to Post Falls Police Chief Haug (left) and Assistant Chief Knight (right). PFPD has received tremendous support from our local community in raising funds to purchase flags for our Veteran Flag Program in addition to donating flags. Many people, including Jim and local veterans, have been touched by this. We appreciate everyone's contributions! (kv) Christ the King Lutheran Church

Swing and Night shifts 01/09/18 Officers responded to approximately 35 calls for service between the two shifts including animal problems, citizen assists, medical assists, noise complaints and welfare checks. There was nothing notable to report on either shift. JO

Aaron stopped by today to let us know that today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and brought us some amazing bagels to show his family's appreciation! Thank you, Aaron!! We really loved them. -MD

Graveyard and Day Shift 01/08-01/09 Officers responded to 59 calls for service. Some of the calls included welfare checks, traffic hazards, numerous medical calls, animal calls, and phone contacts. Below are some of the notable calls for service: 18PF00759: Injury Accident Officers responded to Seltice/Greensferry for an unknown injury accident. Once on scene it was discovered one vehicle rear ended another vehicle that was stopped at the stop light. The driver suffered minor injuries due to the airbag being deployed. Report was taken. 18PF00764: Theft RP called to report someone staying at his residence stole his cell phone. Report was taken. JLH

Swing Shift 1/8/18 Officers responded to welfare checks, citizen assist, medical calls etc. The only notable call is below. 18PF00702 Unknown injury accident Hwy 41 & 16th Ave involving two vehicles. Both drivers were fine and no medical was needed. However, both vehicles sustained major damage and were partially blocking. JM