Minidoka County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Minidoka County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 724 H St, Rupert, 83350 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: 208-434-2324
Fax: (208)436-436-9561

Minidoka County Sheriff's Office is located at 724 H St, Rupert, 83350 ID. The Minidoka County Sheriff's Office phone number is 208-434-2324.

Minidoka County Sheriff's Office News

The Minidoka County Sheriff's Office & Rupert Police Department will be hosting a 21st Century Predator Class. FREE to the public, must be 18 years or older. The class will be held on Friday, October 26th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Rupert Police Department Training Annex (633 Fremont Ave, Rupert). Some of the topics that will be covered will be phone apps, chat rooms, gaming systems, online safety, and much more. Please call to reserve your seat (208-434-2320)!

REMINDER Our Driver's License Office will be closed today, August 9th, and tomorrow, August 10th, for the installation of the new GEM System. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, August 13th from 8:30am - 5:30pm. For any questions, please call (208)434-2327. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Just a courtesy reminder that our Driver's License Office will be closed tomorrow, August 9th, and Friday, August 10th, for the installation of the new GEM System. Regular business hours will resume again on Monday, August 13th, from 8:30am - 5:30pm. For any questions, please call (208)434-2327.

The Minidoka County Sheriff's Office Driver's License Division is closed today, Tuesday, July 31st, for state training. Cassia County Driver's License Office is open. We apologize for any inconvenience. For any questions, please contact (208)434-2320.

The Department of Parks and Recreation along with Minidoka County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Responsible Riders ATV Course at Let's Ride (270 S Highway 24, Rupert, ID 83350) on July 20, 2018 from 5pm-9pm. Pre-registration is required. You can register here (http://www.minidoka.id.us/forms.aspx?fid=69&admin=1&userid=500) A little overview of the course is as follows: The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) Responsible Riders course provides a building block style learning environment. Your learning begins after registering for a specific course date and location. A student reference guide may be picked up at the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office once you register. This guide will provide the necessary information to pass the pre-course 50 question written test. After the test is completed and reviewed, the "on-the-range" interactive rider education takes place. These lessons include pre-ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving and riding over obstacles. You'll also learn about protective gear, Idaho's laws, rules and regulations, Idaho's off-highway vehicle clubs, rules of the road, places to ride and environmental concerns. For any questions, please contact Sgt. Richard Koyle at (208)434-2320.

Thank you everyone for the assistance. The case has been resolved.

FRIENDLY REMINDER: The Minidoka County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a FREE Enhanced Concealed Weapons Class to Minidoka County Residents on Saturday, June 9, 2018 with the location TBA. The class will be from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please fill out this form (http://www.minidoka.id.us/forms.aspx?fid=68&admin=1&userid=500) to register for the class. Space is limited and is filling up quickly, make sure to register in order to reserve your spot. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our office at (208)434-2320.

The Minidoka County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a FREE Enhanced Concealed Weapons Class to Minidoka County Residents on Saturday, June 9, 2018 with the location TBA. The class will be from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please fill out this form (http://www.minidoka.id.us/forms.aspx?fid=68&admin=1&userid=500) to register for the class. Space is limited and is on first-come, first-serve basis to the first 30 people. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our office at (208)434-2320.

Water on the roadway can be very dangerous to the motoring public and can erode the roadways causing severe damage and cost to the county tax payers. Effective immediately, the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office will be taking enforcement action on the water on the road. As instructed by the Minidoka County Commissioners and the Minidoka Highway District we will be enforcing the water on the road that is put there by any person having control of irrigation water who shall cause, suffer, or allow any such water to spray, sprinkle, or otherwise flow upon the traveled portion of any public highway, road or street in the any manner other than with weather conditions. This person shall be guilty of an infraction for the first (1st) offense and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor for any subsequent violations in the same calendar year. The Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office request the cooperation of the farming community as well as residents in helping us keep the roads safe and in good order. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Minidoka County Commissioners or Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office. Attached is a copy of the Idaho Code for Water on the Roadway.

The Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the full time position of Telecommunications Specialist. This position has a starting wage of $15.00 hourly, depending on experience. Along with a benefits package including paid time off, health insurance, and PERSI Retirement. The role of a Telecommunication’s Specialist (Dispatcher) is to serve as a liaison between the public and emergency services. Dispatchers operate several communication systems and methods including radio, multi-line telephone, mapping and emergency 911 services. The Minidoka County PSAP serves a population of roughly 20,000 people with multiple law, fire, and EMS agencies. Minimum Requirements ▪️18 years or older at time of application ▪️High School Diploma or GED Equivalent ▪️Must be able to pass a Background Check; may not have a disqualifying Criminal History Qualification Criteria ▪️Education and/or experience in clerical related work with the ability to operate standard office equipment such as a multi-line telephone and computers ▪️Excellent multi-tasking skills, be detail oriented and able to maintain a calm demeanor in a high stress environment ▪️Must be able to work varying shifts including day, evening, graveyard, weekends and holidays ▪️Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to obtain and relay information accurately ▪️Proficiency in typing and ten key; must have ability to enter all information and data gathered into computer aided dispatch system as it is gathered; must be done in a timely manner. Applications may be picked up at the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office located at 724 H St, Rupert, Idaho. Applications may also be printed from the county website (www.minidoka.id.us) and turned in to the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office. Applications will be accepted until June 1st, 2018. "An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace"

The Department of Parks and Recreation along with Minidoka County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Responsible Riders Course at Let's Ride (270 S Highway 24, Heyburn, ID 83336) on April 25, 2018 from 6pm-9pm. Pre-registration is required. You can register here (http://www.minidoka.id.us/forms.aspx?fid=66&admin=1&userid=500) A little overview of the course is as follows: The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) Responsible Riders course provides a building block style learning environment. Your learning begins after registering for a specific course date and location. A student reference guide may be picked up at the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office once you register. This guide will provide the necessary information to pass the pre-course 50 question written test. After the test is completed and reviewed, the "on-the-range" interactive rider education takes place. These lessons include pre-ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving and riding over obstacles. You'll also learn about protective gear, Idaho's laws, rules and regulations, Idaho's off-highway vehicle clubs, rules of the road, places to ride and environmental concerns. For any questions, please contact Sgt. Richard Koyle at (208)431-4379.

On May 19th, 2018, the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting boat safety inspections and providing boating law updates at Lake Walcott (959 Minidoka Dam Rd, Rupert, ID 83350) in Minidoka County. This is free to the public from 10 am to 5pm. For any questions, please contact (208)434-2320.

ATTENTION! Our office has been receiving many phone calls regarding scams over the phone. These calls pertain to individuals having a warrant for their arrest or not attending jury duty. The person on the phone will ask for some bond money to clear the problem. The sheriff's office or the courthouse will not disclose this information over the phone so please be aware of these scams. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office at (208)434-2320 or the courthouse (208)436-7186. Please be cautious when answering your phone from unknown phone numbers.

Our DRIVER'S LICENSE division will be closed today per Idaho Transportation Department due to computer issues. The ONLY Driver's License offices that will be open today are Twin Falls, Ada, Canyon, Coeur d'Alene, and Bannock County. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for all of your cooperation.

We would like to thank you all for being so cooperative during the remodeling of the sidewalk in front of our building. The construction has been completed so the front doors are open for public entry. There is very limited parking and we apologize for this inconvenience but the rest of the sidewalk is still be remodeled going toward the Juvenile Detention entrance. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Dispatch Center at (208)434-2320.

We have an attempt to locate on Vern Wood. He is 92 years old and suffers from Alzheimer's. He left his residence today around 10 am and has not been seen since. He is driving a 1997 Ford Expedition with 2M plates that is black in color. If you have seen him or find him please call our dispatch center at 208 434 2320. Thank you for your assistance.

Just a friendly reminder that the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a FREE Enhanced Concealed Weapons Class to Minidoka County Residents on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at the McGregor Center located at the Minidoka County Fairgrounds (85 E Baseline Rd., Rupert, ID). The class will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm. To register, please fill out this form (http://www.minidoka.id.us/forms.aspx?fid=64&admin=1). The class is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For any questions, please call our office at (208)434-2320.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Our office sidewalk is being remodeled causing the front entrance to office to be blocked off. Our office is still open regular hours but we ask the public to go to the east side entrance of the building, ring the buzzer and one of our employees will assist you. Parking is also blocked off in the front of the building, but parking is available on the east side of the building as well as the south side. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office at (208)434-2320 and we will be happy to help you in any way. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dear Citizens, Please be aware that there has been an influx of Craigslist scams targeting residents within Minidoka County. Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office has received phone calls and reports of these scams. The scam consists of individuals taking images of houses for sale and claiming to be the property owners. The individuals then list the houses for rent and require any inquiring person to pay a deposit in order to see the house or receive keys to look at the house. The communications between the individuals have been conducted mostly by email. The person claiming to show the rental property also will either be out of the area or unavailable to show the house. When viewing advertisements on Craigslist, look for several key factors when reviewing listings. Make sure the person placing the ad, not only has a valid email address but a name and phone number for the listing. Watch the spelling and grammar within the body of the text as most scams contain incorrect spelling, punctuation and grammar. If you are emailing individual, continue to look for spelling and grammar. More times than not, a scammer will incorrectly word a sentence making it difficult to understand. Furthermore, along with email, it is beneficial to call the individual to test the legitimacy of the potential property rental. And again never send money in any way to anyone. For the deal to be truly legitimate, the renter/property owner should meet you in person to discuss the property and the terms of the rental. The Minidoka Sheriff’s Office asks everyone to be aware of these scams and hopes that this better assists in protecting the citizens of this county. Sincerely, Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office

The Minidoka County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a FREE Enhanced Concealed Weapons Class to Minidoka County Residents on Friday, September 8th, 2017 with the location TBA. The class will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please fill out this form (http://www.minidoka.id.us/forms.aspx?fid=64&admin=1) to register for the class. Space is limited and is on first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our office at (208)434-2320.

This 1,000 gallon diesel fuel tank was stolen from 450 N 200 W. If anyone has any information or has seen it, we ask that you call our Dispatch Center at (208)434-2320. Thank you for all of your help!

The men and women of the Minidoka sheriffs office hopes all of you have a safe and happy Independence Day!

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ernesto Moroyoqui-Martinez (AKA Ramiro Mendoza-Lopez), 40, for attempted second degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. The bond is set at $500,000. The incident happened on Tuesday when officers responded to a call from a Rupert woman shot in the chest. She has since been released from the hospital. The man is considered armed and dangerous. Police warn the public not to approach him. If you have any information about him, you are encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 208-432-2320, or your local law enforcement agency.

Rupert and Minidoka Residence if you are having a garage sale or yard sale and putting signs up in the city of Rupert please pick up your signs after your sale is over.. And please do not attach your signs to any city owned poles or signs.

The Minidoka County Sheriffs Office has located a couple of cows in the Emerson Area. If your cows are missing please call us at 434-2320 and claim them so they can return home.