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 11/09/18: Calls for service: Warrant 18PF29644 - Officer noticed vehicle parked suspiciously, ran the plate and discovered the registered owner had a warrant. Officer contacted the R/O at her residence and placed her under arrest. Property damage accident 18PF29649 Mullan Ave in front of Walmart 3050 E. Mullan Ave. Vehicle exiting the Walmart parking lot collided with vehicle headed E/B on Mullan report taken. LF

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Dayshift log 11/8/18 Calls for Service: 18PF29561: Vehicle Theft RP came to the PD to report his blue 2001 Haul trailer (Idaho ZFK128) had been stolen from the The River Church (formally known as Falls Christian Academy) located on Horsehaven. There is a distinctive square cutout on the back left door of the trailer that has been covered with a silver panel. There are no suspects at this time, however it is not uncommon for members of the church to use the trailer without permission, however it has never been missing for over a weeks’ time. Shift was steady with this being the only reportable call for service. -DW

Swingshift and Graveyard shift log 11/7/18 Calls For Service: 18PF29513: Property Damage Crash at Mullan and Brigger A vehicle was following too closely and crashed into the rear of a vehicle attempting a left hand turn. There were no injuries. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and one of them had to be towed from the scene. Report taken. Swing shift responded to about 15 calls for service tonight. Officers responded to approximately 7 calls for service throughout the night with nothing major to report. Officers spent time in the neighborhoods and business districts conducting checks. Officers attempted self-initiated activity like traffic stops but were thwarted by dense fog that caused visibility to be limited -DW

Dayshift log 11/7/18 18PF29457-Crash Hwy 41/12th- 2 Vehicle Injury Blocking Crash The last three mornings Officers have had to be in the area of Ponderosa Elementary due to two Moose in the area of the school while children are walking to school. In all three cases the Moose have been coaxed to go south of Ponderosa Blvd. into the wooded area. (just an FYI for dayshift the rest of the week) 18PF29469- Domestic (Cold) 1717 E Polston- RP came to the PD to report a domestic that occurred last night with her husband. Steady shift, busy with many non reportable calls. -DW

Graveyard and Day Shift Log 11/6/18-11/7/18 Both shifts were steady with Officers responding to approximately 48 calls for including welfare checks, agency assist, medical assists, utility problems, and animal problems. These were the reportable calls for service. 18PF29452 DUI Officer stopped vehicle for traffic offense at Idaho and Quail Run. Male driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and put through SFSTs which he failed. Male provided two breath samples of .124/.120 BrAC. Male was booked at PSB for second offense DUI and also cited for his speed. 18PF29453 Crash Officers responded to unknown injury crash at Mullan and Syringa. Single vehicle with female driver left the roadway, jumped the curb, and took out a newly installed pedestrian crosswalk flashing signal. Female driver appeared to be hypoglycemic due to drinking several Monster Energy drinks and not eating all day. Female was cited for not having proof of insurance, however female ok with no injuries. 18PF29457 Crash Hwy 41/12th – 2 Vehicle Injury Blocking Crash -D1 -AC

Swing and Night Shift Logs 11/06/18 Swing shift was fairly calm with officers responding to just 19 calls for service. 18PF29414: Hit and Run at Highway 41 & Horsehaven Caller reported that someone had struck the stop sign at this location, knocking it over. An officer responded, collected evidence, and a report was taken. Dispatch contacted ITD to place a temporary stop sign until the original one can be replaced. 18PF29429: Crash on Pleasant View at the Sleep Inn A southbound vehicle was attempting to turn into the Sleep Inn parking lot and did not see a vehicle approaching northbound. The vehicles collided resulting in minor damage but no injuries. Night shift was also fairly uneventful with officers responding to the following incidents: 18PF29448 Disturbing the Peace on Durrow Loop Officers responded for a noise compaint of a female doing wood working projects at all times of the night. RP signed citation against female and it was issued to her for the violation. 18PF29452 DUI at Idaho & Quail Run Male driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and put through SFSTs which he failed. Male provided two breath samples of .124/.120 BrAC. Male was booked at PSB for second offense DUI and also cited for his speed. 18PF29453 Unknown Injury Crash at Mullan & Syringa Vehicle left the roadway, jumped the curb and took out a newly installed pedestrian crosswalk flashing signal. Driver appeared to be hypoglycemic due to drinking several Monster Energy drinks and not eating all day. Driver was cited for not having proof of insurance. (JO)

Swing and Night Shift Log 11/04/18 Swing shift officers responded to about 18 calls for service tonight including the following: 18PF29218 Vehicle Impound/Traffic Hazard An officer found a vehicle on Greensferry near the bridge which was creating a traffic hazard. Attempts to locate a registered owner were unsuccessful so the vehicle was towed. 18PF29223 Drugs at Spokane and 7th An stopped a vehicle for a moving violation. In addition to paraphernalia being observed, the driver consented to a search of his vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in marijuana and paraphernalia being found. The driver was cited and released. 18PF29227 Medical Assist on Stagecoach Officers were dispatched to a Medical Assist and originally informed the patient was breathing but unresponsive. Upon arrival the officer found the male was not breathing and had no pulse. The officer began CPR and used an AED, which delivered one shock. KCFR arrived shortly after. The patient was breathing on his own when he was transported to Kootenai Health. Night shift was very quiet with nothing notable to report. (JO)

Good morning! Hopefully you all remebered to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep this morning, but for those of you who may have forgotten, its time to set your clocks back an hour.

Good morning and Happy Sunday! We are back with yet another reason to celebrate. Today, Nov 4. 2018 is.. national candy day! Even if you had NO CLUE it was National Candy Day, we’re sure you’re happy to know you can celebrate this holiday every year! Of course, lots of people – dentists, especially – would argue we already HAD a candy day a couple of days ago (Halloween), but November 4th is, in fact, an official holiday. Falling on the same day as Election Day in the U.S., National Candy Day is a sweet way to celebrate all the different kinds of delicious candy eaten by people all over the world. There are hundreds of thousands of different types of candy, all with their own unique flavors, tastes and histories. For example, did you know that Tootsie Rolls, created by Leo Hirshfield in 1896 were named them after Leo’s daughter, whose nickname was Tootsie? Candy isn't just for kids, either. Americans over the age of 18 eat about 65% of all the candy produced each year. Candy is also a favorite treat worldwide. Though the average American eats 25 pounds of candy each year, the average person in Denmark eats 36 pounds annually! So whether you like chocolate candy, gummy candy or super-sweet and sugary candy, celebrate National Candy Day with your favorite sweet treat!

Day Shift Log 11/03 Officers responded to 36 calls for service. Some of the calls included citizen assists, information calls, traffic offenses, and a couple welfare checks. Below are the notable calls for service: 18PF29112 Two vehicle, minor injury crash Cecil and 12th. Report taken. 18PF29115 Two vehicle, minor injury crash Cecil an Mullan. Report taken. 18PF29121 Shoplifter Super 1. Adult male shoplifted a couple items and fled the scene. He was not located. Report taken. 18PF29137 Traffic accident Prairie Ave / Spokane Street. Trailer came unattached from vehicle and struck a lift station building. Report taken. JLH

Graveyard and swing shift logs 11/2/18 Calls for Service: 18PF29062 Hit and run accident 21st and Post. Report taken but pended. 18PF29067 Shoplifter Walmart East. Juvenile male stole cold medicine and fled on foot. Report taken. Swing shift was pretty mellow and these were the reportable calls for service. Officers responded to the usual calls for service as well. 18PF29071: Lost Property, Jifi Stop RP’s cell phone was lost at this location. 18PF29094: Hit & Run, Flying J A semi backed into another while parking then fled the scene without providing information. Report taken. Graveyard responded to approximately 21 calls for service. -DW

CITY OF POST FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT 1717 E Polston Ave. Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Phone 208-773-3517 Fax 208-773-3200 Press Release Release Date: November 2nd, 2018 Contact: Captain Greg McLean Phone: (208) 773-3517 Local Man Arrested for Production of Child Pornography POST FALLS, IDAHO – The Post Falls Police Department has filed a criminal complaint against 71-year-old Barry E. Morgan for multiple counts of production and possession of child pornography. Mr. Morgan is a retired aerospace engineer and resides in Post Falls. On August 28th, 2018, the Post Falls Police Department began an investigation into allegations that Mr. Morgan molested two pre-pubescent children in Post Falls. Evidence was located to support the allegations and he was subsequently arrested for two counts of Lewd Conduct of a Minor in September 2018. As part of that investigation, a search warrant was conducted at his residence and numerous digital devices were seized. These digital devices were forensically examined at the Post Falls Police Department Digital Forensics Lab. Evidence was found on these items that Mr. Morgan has produced child pornography at his residence in Post Falls. The victims have been identified by police and Mr. Morgan surrendered on these allegations on November 2nd, 2018. Mr. Morgan is being held at the Kootenai County Jail on $250,000.00 bond. This matter remains under active investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Det. Neil Uhrig at 208-777-7140. This investigation was assisted by the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the United States Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Post Falls Police Department Digital Forensics Lab is funded, trained, and supported by the United States Secret Service National Computer Forensics Institute program.

Traffic Information: Eastbound I90 is reduced to one lane at Ramsey and traffic is already backing up to Post Falls. This will be in effect throughout tonight due to construction/striping. Please keep this in mind for your evening commute and stay safe out there! LF

Swing and Graveyard Shifts 11/01-11/02 Officers responded to 44 calls for service. Some of the calls included animal calls, citizen assists, medical calls, and welfare checks. Below are the notable calls for service: 18PF28986 Battery Jessica Court. Adult female was arrested for battery of another resident of group-home. D3M 18PF28991: DWP, Spokane/12th An officer initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation and learned the driver is suspended. He was cited and released and the vehicle turned over to a licensed third party. 18PF28995 & 18PF28998: Battery, Templin’s Officers responded to a welfare check and learned a dispute occurred between an engaged couple. It was alleged to have been physical however there was no evidence of a physical altercation so a report was taken and the parties separated. Officers were dispatched back to the hotel for a report of suspicious activity. As officers arrived on scene the female half came running out of the building screaming. She had visible injuries. The male was arrested this time and transported to PSB without incident. 18PF28997: Drugs, Q’emiln Park An officer contacted an occupied vehicle in the park after hours. A search of the vehicle yielded methamphetamine and paraphernalia. The female offender was arrested and transported to PSB without incident. 18PF29003: Theft, Tennessee/Fireball Officers responded to a report of a gas theft from construction equipment. The suspect was located and cited for theft. JLH

It's that time of year again! We would love for our Post Falls kids to help us with decorating our police department's Christmas Tree!

Missing Person - Leah Simonds

Dayshift log 11/1/18 Calls for Service: 18PF28923: H&R Accident Two vehicle non injury accident at Spokane/Seltice. RP pulled into the parking lot of White House Grill and the second vehicle continued on leaving the scene prior to exchanging information or LE contact. Report was taken. 18PF28931: Vehicle Theft RP called to report his flatbed trailer had been stolen from River City Mini Storage. Report was taken. 18PF28951: H&R Accident Two vehicle collision in the 1600 blk E Seltice. One vehicle fled the scene prior to exchanging information and LE arrival. Report was taken. Shift was steady with these being the reportable calls for service. -DW

Day Shift Log 11/01 Officers responded to 40 calls for service. Some of the calls included animal calls, a few medical calls, and welfare checks. Below are some of the notable calls for service: 18PF28923: H&R Accident Two vehicle non injury accident at Spokane/Seltice. RP pulled into the parking lot of White House Grill and the second vehicle continued on leaving the scene prior to exchanging information or LE contact. Report was taken. 18PF28928: Warrant Service Officers received information of a male with a confirmed warrant for disturbing the peace out of Kootenai County at a residence. Officers arrived on scene and observed the male sleeping in a van behind the residence. He was contacted and taken into custody without incident and transported to PSB. 18PF28931: Vehicle Theft RP called to report his flatbed trailer had been stolen from River City Mini Storage. Report was taken. 18PF28951: H&R Accident Two vehicle collision in the 1600 blk E Seltice. One vehicle fled the scene prior to exchanging information and LE arrival. Report was taken. JLH

Graveyard shift log 10/31/18 18PF28896: Agency Assist, PSB ISP arrested a suspected drug impaired driver and requested a DRE respond for a drug influence evaluation. After the evaluation was complete the driver was booked for DUI(drugs), injury to a child, and possession of paraphernalia. Report taken. 18PF28902: Agency Assist, PSB ISP arrested a suspected drug impaired driver and requested a DRE respond for a drug influence evaluation. After the evaluation was complete the driver was booked for DUI(drugs) and injury to a child. Report taken. 18PF28910: DUI An officer initiated a traffic stop for a moving violation and discovered the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He refused to comply with all offered tests and was booked into PSB for DUI refusal, without incident. 18PF28916: DUI, Mullan/Stetson An officer observed a suspicious vehicle at a local tavern which was occupied by a single male who was visibly intoxicated. After instructing the male not to attempt to drive home officers cleared. A short time later, the same vehicle was observed driving and was stopped. The driver was put through SFST’s and arrested for DUI without incident. -DW

Dayshift log 10/31/18 18PF28810-Vehicle Theft W 15th - RP states that a Black 2005 Cadillac CTS was stolen some time last night. 18PF28823-Found Property 1717 E Polston- RP found a Cell Phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) and has dropped it off at the Police Department. 18PF28827- Hit & Run Seltice/Hwy 41- Non Injury-Blocking. Suspect Vehicle: White SUV (Suburban) Lic# S78036. Officers were UTL. 18PF28808-Theft N. Greensferry- RP called to report the theft of equipment from the business. 18PF28812- Civil Stand By N. Elm- Officer responded to the above address, per a court order for a civil stand by. The property in question was to be inventoried and photographed only. 18PF28837-Shoplifter E Polston-Adult Male detained-Uncooperative, refuses to identify himself to Loss Prevention 18PF28847- Drugs E Mullan- RP stated that a female subject dropped a bag of meth in the store. Suspect is gone however they do have video. 18PF28849- Drugs N Spokane St.-RP found used needles at the business and would like LE to come pick them up. Busy shift with multiple misc. calls. -DW

Night shift log 10/30/18 Officers responded to 12 calls for service throughout the night and spent a lot of time in the neighborhoods doing extra patrol. 18PF28794 Domestic on N Greensferry Rd Officers responded for a report of a physical domestic and made contact with 4 subjects who were all intoxicated and uncooperative. No one would give an accurate depiction of what occurred prior to LE arrival. Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor and there were no visible injuries to anyone. (JO)

Day shift log 10/30/18 Officers responded to 42 calls for service including citizen assists, animal problems, welfare checks, citizen assists and traffic problems. 18PF28706 Found Property on N Greensferry RP located a bicycle left at the Skate Park and transported it to the PD. 18PF28734 Theft N Spokane St. Customer paid for fuel with a gift card several days ago and the business would like to report it. (JO)

Night shift log 10/29/18 Officers spend much of the shift cruising and walking through neighborhoods, as calls for service were minimal. 18PF28649 Battery Officers responded to a residence on E 1st Ave for report of a battery. Call initially aired as a 911 hangup and Officers responded. When Officers arrived it was determined the male that called had been in a physical altercation with several other males, who were no longer on scene. After speaking with the victim he did not wish to pursue charges or even cooperate with the investigation by informing Officers of the suspect(s) identity. A report was taken for information purposes. (JO)