Fruitland Police Department

  • Agency: Fruitland Police Department
  • Address: 200 S Whitley Dr, Fruitland, 83619 ID
  • Chief: Rick Skelly (Chief of Police)

Fruitland Police Department is located at 200 S Whitley Dr, Fruitland, 83619 ID. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Skelly. The Fruitland Police Department phone number is 208-452-3001.

Fruitland Police Department News

Hello City of Fruitland Residents, Payette County has banned open burning from July 1st, 2018 to September 10th, 2018. However this ban does not apply to residents within the Fruitland City Limits. All Residents should follow the Fruitland City Code 4-2-2 (Listed below) if open burning is necessary. Please use good judgement as we all know how dangerous fire can be. Have a fun and safe 4th of July! Chief Huff 4-2-2: CITY RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS: Except as permitted herein, there shall be no open burning within the city limits. Burning shall be allowed from six o'clock (6:00) A.M. until two o'clock (2:00) P.M. seven (7) days per week from June 1 until September 30. Burning shall be allowed from ten o'clock (10:00) A.M. until four o'clock (4:00) P.M. seven (7) days per week from October 1 until May 31; provided, that nothing shall be burned except paper, wood and dry vegetation. There shall be no burning of garbage, mattresses, tires, plastics or any other thing, object or commodity which omits offensive, noxious or poisonous smoke. Immediately upon notice of a thermal inversion or any atmospheric condition which creates poor air quality, said fires shall be immediately extinguished. (1984 Code § 8-3-2)

Fruitland Police Department wishes you all a Fun, eventful & Safe Summer this year! Enjoy all of the fun and exciting activities you tend to do at this time of year! Such as BBQs, camping, boating and any traveling you have plans for. Fruitland Police Department wants everyone to have safe travels. In doing so the Fruitland Police Department will be joining in a state wide DUI Emphasis Patrol from June 29th through July 8th. During this time will have increased patrol specifically looking for impaired drivers in an attempt to keep our roadways safe. Remember that if you are going to be consuming alcohol to always have a sober Designated Driver. Have a fun and exciting Summer! Be Safe!

Fruitland Police Department is asking for the Public's assistance in identifying the two males in the photos. The two men are person of interest in a vehicle theft that took place May 25th, 2018 in Fruitland, Idaho. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Detective Toll at 208-452-3001 or atoll@fruitland.org or Crime Stopper at 208-343-COPS (2677) Thank you.

After learning of Chief Tom Smith's passing, Chief Huff and the Fruitland Police Department would like to send sincere condolences to his family and recognize Chief Smith's dedicated service to the City of Fruitland. Chief Smith served as the Chief of Police from 1978 to 1988. Chief Elmer "Bud" Reifsnyder succeeded Chief Smith. Obituary link http://www.argusobserver.com/obituaries/thomas-c-smith/article_b3d6f30c-0063-11e8-902c-9fae03cb6406.html

On the Evening of November 27, 2017 at approximately 11:56pm, a white male adult, wearing a camouflage coat and black denim jeans was captured on video at the Maverick in Fruitland using stolen credit cards to purchase fuel. We are asking for the public’s assistance with the identification of the suspect in the video. The suspect’s vehicle appears to be a dark colored, newer model Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Detective Toll at 208-452-3001 or atoll@fruitland.org Thank you.

BOO! Many of you have been inquiring about the Trunk-or-Treat this year. Yes, Fruitland Police Department will be Participating in this year 2017 "Harvest" Trunk-or-Treat which will be held at First Baptist Church (1070 N Pennsylvania Ave) in Fruitland, ID. If you are wanting to participate this year, you are more than welcome! Please show up at 5PM at the First Baptist Church for setting up. Theme this year is "Harvest". The Trunk-or-Treat will be from 6PM-8PM Tuesday October 31st. Please come join the Fun and Be Safe!

Greetings Everyone, Concerning the Fruitland Police Department's Facebook page. We try to use our page as a place to pass on information, share items such as events in the area and to show dogs that have been found or up for adoption. We feel we've had success with the page for items such as this. Although we try to watch our page we do not monitor it continuously. As a matter of fact sometimes we don't get a chance to look at it for days at a time. However at times people message us information pertaining to situations that possibly need intimidate attention or to report criminal activities such as burglaries or vandalism. Please remember, if you’re needing assistance with a criminal matter or a matter concerning personal safety to call the Payette County Dispatch at (208) 452-3110 or if it is an emergency 911. If you have a situation which is not in need of immediate attention you can contact the Fruitland Police Department, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM. Thank you, Captain Cy Armstrong

Thanks Community Partners for doing a Great Job washing Sergeant Key & Captain Armstrong's Patrol Cars!!!

With summer heating up and all of the activities we enjoy this time of year, such as BBQs, camping, boating and going for rides we at the Fruitland Police Department want everyone to have safe travels. In doing so the Fruitland Police Department will be joining in a state wide DUI Emphasis Patrol from June 24th through July 6th. During this time will have increased patrol specifically looking for impaired drivers in an attempt to keep our roadways safe. Remember that if you are going to be consuming alcohol to always have a sober Designated Driver. Remember Just Don’t Do it, Don’t Drink & Drive! Have a fun, exciting Summer and Be Safe!

Update on more photos of the Individual that is a Person of Interest in a theft case from one of our local pawn shops in which a firearm was stolen on June 1st,2017. If you recognize this individual in these pictures or the vehicle please contact Fruitland Police Detective Toll at 452-3001.

If you recognize this vehicle in these pictures please contact Fruitland Police Detective Toll at 452-3001. This 2011 White Ford Ranger was stolen from one of our local car lots in Fruitland on the evening of May 30,2017. 2011 White Ford Ranger had a White Camper Shell on the back, but may be detached now. Ranger has Star Rims with a chrome center cap. The interior of the Vehicle is black with grey inserts in the seats. Floor is hard plastic instead of carpet. Vehicle has extremely low mile approximately 35,000 stick shift (5-speed). If you have any Information or have seen this vehicle since May 30th, 2017 , please contact Fruitland Police Department 452-3001.

If you recognize this individual or vehicle in these pictures please contact Fruitland Police Detective Toll at 452-3001. This individual is a Person of Interest in a theft case from one of our local pawn shops in which a firearm was stolen on June 1st, 2017.

Well folks, we’ve made it through a record breaking winter and spring has sprung. Along with spring history has shown that we tend to have an increase in vehicle burglaries and thefts from yards in Fruitland. With that in mind, please remember to lock your vehicles and don’t keep valuable items in them. Don’t leave your medications, money (even change) or electronics, such as cellphones, IPods, gaming systems in plain view. Additionally, don’t leave any firearms in your vehicles at any time. Generally speaking vehicle burglaries are a crime of opportunity and again the number one deterrent is simply locking your vehicle. As for thefts from yards. Over the last three years we have had a rash of lawn ornaments stolen. Everything from small items such as garden gnomes to large items weighing over three-hundred pounds like benches, antique farm implements and statues. Sad to say we’ve already experienced some vehicle burglaries and vandalism in our city parks here in Fruitland, so please watch your neighborhoods, public parks and schools. If you see any suspicious vehicles and/or people please call dispatch at (208) 452-3110. Have a great spring and summer, Captain Armstrong

Storm Drains and Safety In my earlier post it was asked if the City of Fruitland has a map of storm drains so individuals could help keep the drains cleared. Here was my response. "I spoke with Jerry Campbell about a map of storm drains in our city. The City does not have a complete map of the storm drains. However, Jerry said if you see water "ponding" in an area contact City Hall and they will send men out to locate & clear the storm drain as soon as they are available. I hope this helps." Additionally, please keep in mind that the Public Works Crews have been doing the majority of their work at night for a few reasons. 1: Avoid traffic 2: They have found this is when they can be most successful in their mission. 3: Many time the storms subside in the evenings. If you are out and about at night please watch for the equipment. Also please try to keep your vehicles off the streets at night as this make their job much easier and they can do a better job. Also while speaking with Jerry he voiced his concerns for the safety of our children. Please don't allow your children to play on or around the snow piles on the streets. There are a couple concerns. 1: If they have built a fort in the piles or are playing in them and a piece of equipment runs into it or is trying to remove it a child could get seriously injured, if not killed. 2: If children are using the piles as a slide it is possible for them to slide into traffic. Jerry had heard a report earlier this week of a child sliding into a car in the street. Thankfully the vehicle was stopped and no one was injured, but it's a definite danger. While we want our children to have fun and enjoy the outdoors, we want then to be safe. Thank you, Captain Armstrong

City Streets Ladies & Gentlemen of Fruitland. I just spoke with the Director of Public Works, Jerry Campbell, who asked that we send out a message concerning our City Streets. In short, the City Crews have been putting in many hours trying to keep up with the streets however thanks to Mother Nature it's virtually impossible. With today's sudden warm weather it has made a difficult job even more difficult. Due to the melting of the snow pack on the streets the plows have two issues: 1: When they attempt to run the plows it trips the springs on the plow which disengages the plow. 2: If the plow does stay engaged it rolls extremely large "slush balls" which are virtually impossible to shovel out of our driveways by hand. It is recommended that we stay off our streets unless absolutely necessary. With the temperatures dropping this evening City Crews will be back out as soon as it is possible and the plows can actually accomplish the mission and not make matters worse. Please be patient and keep in mind that our Public Works crews are doing everything possible to regain passable streets. Thank you, Captain Armstrong

Congratulations Officer Henke in successfully graduating from Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training!!!

Come join us on October 29th from 6 PM to 10 PM for Fruitland Trunk or Treat at the Fruitland Middle School. Sponsored by Fruitland Schools, St. Luke's Hospital and the Fruitland Police Department.

The following is an update of photos from our September 12th post: If you recognize any of the individuals in these pictures please contact Fruitland Police Detective Laurenson at 452-3001. These people are Persons of Interest in a theft case from one of our local pawn shops in which a firearm was stolen in late August of this year.

If you recognize any of the individuals or vehicles in these pictures please contact Fruitland Police Detective Laurenson at 452-3001. These people are Persons of Interest in a theft case from one of our local pawn shops in which a firearm was stolen in late August of this year.