Shoshone County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Shoshone County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 717 Bank St, Wallace, 83873 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: (208) 556-1114

Shoshone County Sheriff's Office is located at 717 Bank St, Wallace, 83873 ID. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office phone number is (208) 556-1114.

Shoshone County Sheriff's Office News

Update #2 11-05-18 On October 29, 2018, at approximately 12:19 a.m., Shoshone County Deputies John Richter and Jake Delaney responded to a report of suspicious activity in the area of F St. and Washington St. in the City Smelterville, Idaho. Upon arrival, deputies located a 38 year old male inside a motorhome, which did not belong to him, parked on the property of Nickerson’s Towing. While the deputies detained the male, another man exited a van parked nearby and began firing in the direction of the deputies. Deputies returned fire, taking action to safely keep the detainee out of the line of fire. The shooter, later identified as 80 year old Richard B. Willoughby Jr., was wounded three times in the exchange of gun fire. Deputies rendered first aid to Willoughby who was subsequently transported for further medical treatment. He was later declared to be in stable condition the morning of the incident. The detained male was unharmed, and was cited and released on scene for unlawful entry. Neither deputy was injured in the shooting and are currently on administrative leave per department protocol pending investigation.

Deputy Abshire, Deputy Ybarra and Deputy Lulu had an amazing time visiting with the elementary schools today. Deputy Lulu delivered an amazing Halloween safety presentation. Have a safe and slightly scary Halloween everyone.

A message from the Idaho Transportation Department.

On October 29th at 12:19 am, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious person(s) call in Smelterville, Idaho. During the initial investigation, an officer involved shooting occurred sending one man to Shoshone Medical Center for treatment. No law enforcement personnel were injured during this critical incident. Currently, there is heavy police activity in the City of Smelterville while this incident is investigated by an outside agency. More information will be released as it becomes available.

10-27-2018 On 10-26-2018 around 9:00 p.m. the Osburn police department responded to a call for service at the Osburn gas mart. Upon arrival the suspect vehicle left at a high rate of speed. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to yield and entered I-90 eastbound at m.p. #60. A deputy was able set up spike strips at milepost #62 that were successfully deployed and the vehicle came to a stop around milepost #65. Wilbur Presley Allen was taking into custody for local charges and an escape warrant out of Washington.

If you are a critical thinker who is ready to learn new skills in a fast paced, team oriented environment, consider starting a career in law enforcement as a Detention Deputy. Our goal at the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office is to consistently provide quality service by trained professionals. Come join our team and start your professional journey now. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s office is accepting immediate applications for a Detention Deputy. This position is fulltime with rotating shifts. The benefits included are medical, vision, dental, life, 401K and PERSI retirement. Candidates must be able to pass a set standard of physical agility and will go through full background check prior to employment. Wages start at $15.78 per hour; however, within one year, and after completion of the POST Detention Academy, the pay increases to $17.07 per hour. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer Veterans Preference. Contact the Administrative Clerk, Julie Dire, for an application by emailing her at

10-15-2018 Deputies responded to a residence in Smelterville for a possible explosive device. Upon arrival and after conducting some interviews it was determined the spokane bomb squad would be called to assist in the removal of the device. The device was removed from the residence and transported up government gulch for destruction. The Sheriffs Office would like to thank the citizens who were evacuated for there cooperation along with Shoshone County District #2 fire department and the Spokane Bomb Squad.

UPDATE# 2 10-07-2018. 8:17 p.m. We have been advised by Frontier that all phone issues have been resolved. We will however keep the second non-emergency line 208-582-0829 open until tomorrow. We thank you for your patience.

10-07-2018 UPDATE If you call the 208 556-1114 prompt 1 number for the sheriff's office business line from a cell phone we are advised you will get through. If you try from a hardline you will get all circuits are busy. If this occurs please just call the 1 -208-582-0829 number and you will get dispatch. We will update as soon as we have further information.

10-07-2018 PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT! The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office has been in contact with Frontier. Hardline phones are down in the Cataldo to Big Creek area at this time. 911 capabilities appear to be available through to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office will have all our hardline numbers diverted to a non emergency number direct to dispatch. That number is 1-208-582-0829. Again this will be for non emergency contacts if you have an emergency please dial 911. We will update as soon as Frontier has the problem fixed. Thank you for your patience

Good morning everyone. Great news! Tuesday (9/18/18) crews will be blackening out the existing wayward pavement striping between the Snakepit and MM16 on the CDA River Road. Weather permitting, Wednesday and Thursday crews will be painting new lines. Please slow down and be aware around the workers. Thank you!

Brian Golden Conviction

September 10th 2018: At approximately 10:35 hours, the Shoshone County Sheriff"s Office responded to the City of Osburn to assist the Osburn Police Department (OPD) regarding a threat made to law enforcement. As a precautionary measure, Silver Hills Elementary and the Wallace Jr/Sr High school were placed on lock-down but have since been advised that lock-down is no longer needed. OPD is the primary investigating agency for this matter and may release more information at a later date.

08-30-2018 Drivers License division will attempt to be open starting at 0900 hours in the morning 08-31-18. Please be patient as the system is still running slow. If the problem persists we will shut down drivers license until Tuesday Sept. 4th due to the holiday. Thank you for all your patience as we share in your frustration.

08-29-18 PSA--Drivers License offices around the State of Idaho will be closed again today. Again we apologize for any inconvenience while ITD continues to trouble shoot the problems on their end.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Deputy Joseph Johnston and Deputy Matthew Corey on earning their Basic Detention Certification from the Idaho POST Academy. Both Joey and Matthew demonstrated outstanding leadership as well as academic success while at the academy and we couldn’t be prouder. Welcome back gentlemen. Also pictured, Captain Lance Stutzke, who presented the certifications during the graduation ceremony.

08-28-18 PSA- We regret to inform you that the drivers license division has been shut down for the remainder of the day due to continued problems with ITD's new software. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Press Release: 8/21/2018 1700 Fire investigators from the Idaho Department of Lands and Shoshone County Fire District #2- along with Law Enforcement from Kellogg Police Department and the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office have spent numerous hours today following up on each fire started East of Kellogg, ID Monday evening. The agencies are seeing many similarities in each start and have collected evidence from the locations. Many interviews with witnesses have also taken place throughout the day. The final number of ignitions is 17 and the total area burned was contained to less than 1 acre in size, over a 1 mile walking distance. The Shoshone County Fire Chiefs Association wanted to thank all parties involved for your quick phone calls that assisted the first responders to locate and suppress the starts. The residents continued support is valued throughout this process. All of the agencies are continuing to ask the public for any information, to assist with the investigation, please call the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office at 556-1114. If you see any suspicious, activity please call 911.

On August 20th 2018 at 7:33 pm, first responders were dispatched to 13 fire starts on the East end of Kellogg, ID. Firefighters worked until midnight to contain the fires. The fires are determined to be human caused and are currently under investigation. The investigation and response is a coordinated effort between the Kellogg Police Department, Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, Shoshone County Fire District #2 and the Idaho Department of Lands. All of the agencies are asking the public for any information, to assist with the investigation, please call the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office at 556-1114. If you see any suspicious, activity please call 911.

Undersheriff Lindsey here. I was hoping the SCSO could get some help from the citizens with a recent theft. The IDL (Idaho Department of Lands) fire crews had a 10'x10' expandable/collapsible holding tank stolen from their work site in Kingston. Attached is a photo of what the holding tank looks like; however, the tank that was stolen was actually red in color. If you have any information about this missing tank, please contact Dep. Durflinger at the SCSO 208-556-1114. Thank you and have a safe weekend.

08-09-18 The trail between Heyburn State Park and Plummer is currently closed do to an ongoing fire. Please see the information below for further information. We currently have (1) active fire within our district. The “Boundary” was reported just after midnight this morning. The fire currently 2 acres in size, it is located in Heyburn State park and is burning next to the trail of the CDA’s bike path, about a mile West of the Heyburn Park trailhead. We currently have several engines and personnel on scene, as well as a helicopter and fixed wing water scooping aircraft working on the fire. Containment is currently estimated at 40%. The trail of the CDA’s bike path is currently closed from the Plummer trailhead, East to the Heyburn Park Trailhead. No structures are currently threatened at this time. We are asking the public to avoid the area if possible. From Cory Flesher Idaho Department of Lands.

Undersheriff Lindsey here. Happy Friday everyone! This is just a quick note to let everyone know that the Shoshone County Driver's License Services will be closed on August 7th, 9th and 10th due to a State update with the technology. Thank you,

07-31-18 With the brief storm that came through the Silver Valley a couple of days ago we had several start up fires in the St. Joe area. You will see helicopters flying into the smelterville airport for maintenance and fuel. We will keep you updated as we get more information. Please be mindful as the fire danger is posted Very High.