Bonners Ferry Police Department

  • Agency: Bonners Ferry Police Department
  • Address: 7232 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, 83805 ID
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Bonners Ferry Police Department is located at 7232 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, 83805 ID. The Bonners Ferry Police Department phone number is (208) 267-3105.

Bonners Ferry Police Department News

National Police Week Candlelight Vigil, Thursday May 24, 7 p.m., Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School. Everyone is invited to attend. Those gathered will pause to reflect and read the list of those peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year, and encourage the living. For more information about our local remembrance, or to volunteer to assist with the event, please contact Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Len Pine at (208) 267-3327.

The Bonners Ferry Police Department is looking for any information that may help in the identification of the person depicted in this security camera picture. The vehicles are associated with the same person arriving on at least two separate occasions to steal items from the front of the store. The person of interest is believed to be a male in his late 20s or early 30s. We have had reports of multiple thefts occurring at the Community Thrift store located in town between Cody Street and Denver Street. If you have any information please contact the Bonners Ferry Police Department either through this page or through Boundary Country Sheriff's Dispatch and leave your contact information so one of our Officers can follow up with you. Additionally if you see someone removing items from the front of the store at odd times of the day/night please call the Boundary County Sheriff's Dispatch at 208-267-3151 ext. 0 and report it. Please share this post if you feel inclined to do so.

Bonners Ferry Police Department will be participating in a statewide mobilization looking for impaired drivers. We will have extra patrol officers working the mobilization from March 9 thru March 18, 2018. Please use a designated driver if you choose to drink.

Keep on the lookout for a male blue heeler who has escaped from the Eisenhower apts. Please call the Bonners Ferry Police Dept. @ 208-267-2412 Thanks

The Bonners Ferry Police Department would like to remind it's citizens to be sure to lock your vehicles when unattended. Do not leave valuables such as iPods, phones, money or guns in unsecured vehicles. We have experienced a rash of car burglaries and many of them were due to unlocked vehicles and/or valuables being left in plain sight. Please be sure to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods.

It has just been reported that a mountain lion has been seen in the area of Lincoln St. near Valley View Elementary School. Our officers just responded to see if the animal could be located.

The Bonners Ferry Police Department would like to remind our motoring public of the following: State law requires drivers traveling in the same direction to slow down and vacate the lane closest to a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing lights if safe to do so. This includes tow trucks, wreckers, and other recovery vehicles.

We have once again collected a large quantity of bikes. If your child is missing their bike, please get in touch with me to see if we have it. I'm in the office M-F 9am-1pm, otherwise please leave a message. Thanks Debbie

UPDATE ON THE WANDERING CITY BEAR. Fish and Game has set a trap up by the city yard in hopes of catching him / her while traveling the city streets. Please make sure and keep away and not disturb the trap. If you see anyone other then Fish and Game or Law Enforcement by the trap please contact dispatch with this information 208-267-3151 ext 0. Please continue to keep all trash picked up and not outside, this includes BBQ's that have grease or remnants of food in them. He / She is not showing any signs of being aggressive and appears to be a young, approx 2 year old bear. This message courtesy of Boundary County Community Group

Boundary Community Hospital has been made aware of a phone scam using the hospital's main call-in line, 267-3141 ... and if you have caller ID, that number is the surest way to know that the call is fake and the caller out to take your money, as that is a call in line only -- no legitimate out-going calls can be made on that line! According to hospital staff, the robo-caller attempts to get the person receiving the call to say "yes," typically by asking if the number dialed, the one you answered, is your correct phone number. Once the word "yes" is said, you are informed that you just agreed to buy something. If you receive such a call, hang up immediately!

100 Deadliest Days Mobilization Focuses On Preventing Crashes June 8, 2017 Over 40 state and local law enforcement agencies across Idaho including Bonners Ferry Police Department are stepping up their patrols June 9-23, 2017, to help prevent fatal and serious injury crashes during the deadliest days of summer driving. The 100 Deadliest Days span the weeks between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. The Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety (OHS) have received 11 reports of fatalities since the 2017 Memorial Day weekend began on Friday, May 26 (6.00 PM), to June 6 (6.00 AM). “The 100 Deadliest Days mobilization aims to educate drivers about making good decisions such as paying attention, obeying speed limits, wearing seat belts, and never driving when impaired by alcohol or drugs,” said Josephine Middleton, from the OHS. Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 94 percent of traffic crashes can be tied back to human behavior and bad decisions made by at least one party involved. The top three contributing factors in Idaho crashes are aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired driving. In addition, lack of safety restraint use significantly increases your chance of being killed or injured in a crash. During the years 2011-2015, 58 percent of the people who died in Idaho crashes were not wearing seat belts. Middleton went on to add, “Crashes can be prevented if we make good choices when behind the wheel.” The 100 Deadliest Days mobilization is funded by the OHS as part of their Towards Zero Deaths goal to eliminate traffic fatalities.

ITD urges drivers to avoid driving impaired during St. Patrick's Day BOISE - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s most popular times to celebrate and party. But unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking alcohol, making the holiday one of our most dangerous. In fact, 30 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes across the nation during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period in 2015. The Idaho Transportation Department is teaming with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement groups statewide March 10-20 on extra patrols to curb these needless tragedies. These groups also want to share the message that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. According to NHTSA, 252 people lost their lives in drunk-driving-related crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period from 2011-2015. More than a fourth of them were killed in drunk-driving crashes that occurred in the early morning, post-party hours after midnight. If you plan to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day, please follow these tips to stay safe: - Before celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, decide whether you’ll drink or you’ll drive. You can’t do both. - If you’re planning on driving, commit to staying sober. If you’ve been out drinking and then get behind the wheel, you run the risk of causing a crash or getting arrested for a DUI. - If you have been drinking, call a taxi or sober friend or family member, or use public transportation. - Also, try NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, which helps users call a taxi or a friend for a ride home and identify their location so they can be picked up. - Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention could put you at risk of getting hit by a vehicle. - Help those around you be responsible, too. If someone you know is drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel and help them find a sober ride home. - If you see someone who appears to be driving drunk, call the police. Your actions could help save a life. Impaired driving causes tragedies all year round. According to NHTSA, 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015, and 10,265 (29 percent) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes. Remember this St. Patrick’s Day: Plan Before You Party! Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving Things are looking better by Saturday. Click on the above link.

There is currently an accident at the top of the North Hill. Please avoid the area, traffic is backed up.

One of our officers found a drone in town the other day. If you are missing one, please contact me @ the Police Department @ 267-2412 to identify. I'm in the office from 9am-1pm Mon.-Fri.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Holiday Campaign As part of the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, Idaho State Police and Bonners Ferry Police Department will be out this holiday season to save lives by keeping impaired drivers off our roadways. From December 18 thru January 3 we will be increasing patrols to find impaired drivers. During the same time period last year, this mobilization arrested 254 drivers statewide who were over the legal limit of .08. Too often, drivers get wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make the foolish decisions to drive after drinking. Always have a designated driver, and stay safe. Merry Christmas from the Bonners Ferry Police Department

National Police Week Beginning Marked by Fallen Officer Memorial May 15 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Here in Bonners Ferry, The Boundary County Chaplain Corps is sponsoring our own memorial observance on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., under the flag in Veterans Park next to the library. The purpose of the memorial is to honor those in law enforcement across the nation who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty this past year. Representatives from all law enforcement agencies are urged to attend, as the honor given to their fallen colleagues is also extended to those who currently serve among us. Mayor David Sims, along with the City Council, has issued a proclamation which will be read; the list of the names of the fallen will be read and a memorial wreath laid in their honor; and Idaho State Representative Sage Dixon will bring a brief address for the occasion. The event will be held rain or shine. Please join your neighbors at Veterans Park on May 15 to honor "the Thin Blue Line." Please contact Chaplain Len Pine at 267-3327 for more information.

IDAHO’S JUST DRIVE AWARE CAMPAIGN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/1/2016 CONTACT: Bonners Ferry Police Department~208-267-2412 Bonners Ferry Police Department is ready to kick off the “Idaho Drive Aware” campaign to promote attentive driving for life April 1-11, 2016 When a driver choses to drive distracted it can result in tragic consequences, especially for more vulnerable road users such as bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. Idaho’s law enforcement personnel will be participating in the state’s first Attentive Driving Mobilization, April 1-11, to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. This effort is a part of the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highways Safety’s “Just Drive Aware” campaign that combines education awareness and enforcement of Idaho’s traffic laws that apply to inattentive driving, such as texting and failure-to-maintain lane, which occur when a motorist chooses to not drive attentively. Bonners Ferry Police Department understands driver distractions are not specific to cell phone use. Anything that takes eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel or mind off driving is considered a distraction—visual, manual and cognitive. Distractions include navigation and entertainment systems, cell phones, or more conventional distractions, such as interacting with passengers, applying makeup or eating. In 2014, there were 4,781 distracted driving traffic crashes which resulted in 39 lives lost, and 3,243 people injured, and 79 percent of fatal distracted driving crashes occurred on rural roadways. During the years 2010-2014, 52 percent of the people killed in distracted driving crashes in Idaho were not buckled-up. If you’re driving, four simple things can protect you: • keep your hands on the wheel; • keep your eyes on the road; • keep your mind on driving (if you’re a passenger, speak up if you think the driver is distracted); and • keep your seat belt fastened. • Bonners Ferry Police Department believes that people’s traffic safety behaviors can change through education, awareness, and high-visibility enforcement, bringing us towards zero deaths on Idaho roadways,” said Chief Vic Watson