Valley County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Valley County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 107 W Spring St, Cascade, 83611 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: 208-382-5160
Fax: (208) 382-7170

Valley County Sheriff's Office is located at 107 W Spring St, Cascade, 83611 ID. The Valley County Sheriff's Office phone number is 208-382-5160.

Valley County Sheriff's Office News

It’s that time again! This Sunday remember to turn your clocks back before you go to bed (at 2:00 am) or you might be early for no reason on Sunday! 😉⏰💤 It’s also a good time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

**SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED** We have identified the suspects in how pumpkins are being destroyed and appear to have their faces eaten off in the Cascade area. 😂🤣😂. Case closed, no arrests made.

Nampa Police Department is having their annual pumpkin contest. Follow the link below and cast your vote!!! There are some good ones!! https://www.facebook.com/186627178026954/posts/2012669302089390/

Looks like a spooky good time 👻

This mule is out wandering around near Farm To Market and Potter Ln. If you know who it belongs to please contact the owner and let them know or give us a call! Thanks and have a great day! 208-382-5160

STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS TO BE LIFTED, SEE BELOW: Land management agencies to lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in southwest Idaho BOISE, Idaho - With cooler temperatures lowering the threat of wildfires, state and federal land management agencies will lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on all lands within southwest Idaho effective Sept. 21, 2018 beginning at 12:01 a.m. The Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted in the Treasure Valley, West Central Mountains, Snake/Weiser River, and Owyhee Mountains of Idaho, which includes all federal, state and private forestland and rangeland in: Ada, Adams, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Elmore, Boise, Valley, Washington and Owyhee Counties Within Washington County, all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Mann Creek Reservoir Within Valley County, all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Lake Cascade Within Elmore and Boise counties, all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch reservoirs These restrictions are being lifted by agencies managing or providing wildland fire protection, including the U.S Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL). Fire managers divide Idaho into zones and fire restrictions will be lifted in the following zones: Snake/Weiser River Zone: All state, private and BLM lands east of the Snake River, north and west of Highway 95 to the Little Weiser River, and north of the Little Weiser River to the Payette NF boundary. The boundary then follows the Payette NF boundary back to the Snake River. Treasure Valley Fire Restrictions Zone All of Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette and Washington counties. Portions of Boise County including the administrative boundary of Lucky Peak Lake to Arrowrock Dam, south shore of Arrowrock Reservoir and that portion of Elmore County that lies south of the South Fork Boise River to Anderson Ranch Dam, south along Anderson Dam Road (FS Rd 134) to Highway 20, east on Highway 20 to the Elmore/Gooding County line south to Interstate 84. The Treasure Valley Restriction area is bounded by the Idaho/Oregon boundary to Oreana then follows the Bachman Grade to Triangle and continues east-northeast of the Owyhee Front to the Bruneau River. The northern boundary begins near Weiser, Idaho and follows Highway 95 to Indian Valley, then generally follows the Little Weiser River to the Payette and Boise National Forest boundary lines. West Central Mountains Fire Restrictions Zone Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM and State and Endowment Lands within Elmore County, Boise County, and Valley County to include all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Lake Cascade. From the point where the Boise National Forest boundary intersects State Highway 20 near Dixie following the Boise National Forest boundary west and north along the ridge of the Danskin to Boise Front foothills and extending north encompassing the Idaho Department of Lands to its intersection back with the Boise National Forest boundary near Sage Hen Reservoir. The far northern boundary includes all Boise National Forest lands, excluding the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. All lands north of Sage Hen Reservoir including Tripod Mountain and West Mountain within the North Fork Payette River drainage north to near Tamarack Resort. Owyhee Fire Restrictions Zone All of Owyhee County west of the Bruneau Canyon. Fire managers are asking the public to continue to be extra cautious when spending time in the outdoors. As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited on state and private forestland and rangeland during closed fire season (May 10 through Oct. 20), and on public lands, roads and trails in Idaho all times of the year. Controlled burning restrictions may be in place due to air quality through the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Information about DEQ burn bans is available here: http://deq.idaho.gov/air-quality.aspx. The IDL fire safety burn permit is required during closed fire season, and local burn permits may be as well. To obtain permits for controlled burning activities, visit: http://burnpermits.idaho.gov/ For more information about fire restrictions and to view an interactive map, visit www.idahofireinfo.com If you are planning a visit to public lands in these areas, please check with the Boise National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/boise), the BLM Idaho (www.blm.gov/idaho), or the Idaho Department of Lands (www.idl.idaho.gov) websites for the latest information or visit www.idahofireinfo.com .

Found iPhone at Lake Cascade State Park, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-382-7150 for more information.

On August 24th, 2018 Deputy Larry Murphy (on the right) graduated the Idaho POST Academy for Detention. We congratulate him on his outstanding efforts and we are proud to have him on our team! Great job!

On 08/24/2018 our Marine Deputies had the privilege to assist in the annual Judge's Fishing Day, among many other volunteers. This event took place on Lake Cascade and all involved had a great time. These memories will last a life time as we were able to experience this time with these young anglers fishing with some of them being their very first catch!

Earlier today we reported that we had an incident occur at the Sheriff's Office and the Court House offices. Below you will see a video of the unknowingly live grenade that was brought to the Sheriff's Office, being detonated by the 366th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Squad from Mountain Home Air Force Base. The grenade was brought to property belonging to Valley County Commissioner, Elt Hasbrouck with his permission for detonation. The video is a little bit of an optical illusion, the animals and all responding units in the video are way outside of the danger zone, they are more than 1200 feet away from the explosion, there was no chance of shrapnel reaching the animals or the responders. We wanted to share with everyone what had happened and are appreciative of everyone's patience in this situation.

**UPDATE - The device has been removed and taken to a safe location, however, the County offices will remain closed. Except the 911/dispatch/patrol/jail divisions, the divisions are all still available** Due to an incident occurring at the Sheriff's Office at this time, all county services have been suspended for the day and are closed. At 10:09 this morning we had a citizen bring in a device that was discovered in a deceased family members belongings. The device appears to be a live device, so we are taking all precautions necessary for the safety of our citizens and employees of Valley County. The area is isolated to the front of the Sheriff's Office and the area of concern is small, we evacuated within 500 feet of the incident. We have requested a team from Mountain Home to dispose of the device. We apologize for this inconvenience and will resume normal operational hours on Tuesday September 4th. The Cascade School District was advised for the safety of the students walking down Spring St. they are not in the area of danger or evacuation. We hope this issue will be resolved quickly.

In case you were unaware of the situation with ITD and the issuance of driver's license in the State of Idaho, we want to share this information we received this morning from the State of Idaho Transportation Department: EMERGENCY EXTENSION FOR IDAHO DRIVERS LICENSE CREDENTIALS AUGUST 30, 2018 THE IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HEREBY EXTENDS THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR EXPIRING AND EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2018. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO DRIVERS WHOSE PRIVILEGES ARE CURRENTLY WITHDRAWN UNTIL REINSTATEMENT REQUIREMENTS ARE FULFILLED. TIME IS NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT A LASTING SOLUTION TO THE DMV SYSTEM PROBLEMS AND ALLOW EXPIRED RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY IN PERSON AFTER THAT TIME. THIS EXTENSION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING: 1. DRIVERS WITH COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSES (CDLS) WHO DO NOT HAVE A LEGAL PRESENCE DOCUMENT ON FILE WITH THE IDAHO DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 2. CDL DRIVERS WITH EXPIRED HAZMAT ENDORSEMENTS. (THESE INDIVIDUALS WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS.)

Valley County’s DMV Office in Cascade is scheduled to be closed tomorrow 08/29/18 due to issues that haVe been identified by the State. This does include all driver’s license services and concealed weapons permits. We deeply apologize for this inconvenience, and we completely understand your frustration, we feel it too. ITD made a statement today in a live press conference that they are working on a fix and will hope to have things under control this week. Please contact our DMV office at 208-382-7150 to check in with us for updates.

Congratulations are in order!!!! We are excited to announce the promotion of Lt. Jason Speer to Captain Jason Speer. On 08/01/18, Jason Speer was promoted by Sheriff Patti Bolen to the position of Chief Deputy. Captain Speer has been a member of the Sheriff's team for 17 years. He started out his career with us as a patrol deputy, climbed the ranks as the Marine Sergeant, canine handler, Lieutenant of Operations and now as the Chief Deputy. He started his career in Law Enforcement by serving 8 years in the Air Force as a Security Policeman and received the accolades of Security Police Airman of the year while he served in the Air Force. Captain Speer has worn many hats in our agency and he will continue to serve our team and the citizens of Valley County with pride.

Captain John Coombs retires from Valley County Sheriff's Office. On 07/31/18 Captain John Coombs retired from service with the Valley County Sheriff's Office after 21 years of service. It is a very bittersweet moment for all of us here at the Sheriff's Office. Captain Coombs began his distinguished career with us in 1997 as a patrol deputy and he also served as a detective. He was promoted to Chief Deputy by then Sheriff Britt Durfee. We wish Captain Coombs the best on his well deserved retirement, he has been an integral part of our agency for a long time and will be greatly missed!

**REUNITED WITH OWNER** This cute guy belongs to someone. He’s currently at the Waters Edge RV Park in Cascade. Tag the owner if you know them or give us a call at 208-382-5160.

IS YOUR 911 DOLLAR GOING TO THE RIGHT COUNTY? Have you recently moved to Valley County or have you changed your provider recently? Many of you may not know that your Federal mandated dollar might be going to the wrong Public Safety entity. When you move to Valley County and you have had your cell phone activated in another area, your 911 dollar is still going to the original County that your cell phone was set up in. We are encouraging our citizens to double check their cell phone bill to see if the 911 money is actually coming to Valley County and not where you use to live. To do this, check your bill or call your cell phone provider and ask them. If it is still going to your old residence's agency, then have them switch it to Valley County. The 911 money is federally mandated to come out of a phone bill and help the Public Safety Agency in which you live in to pay for 911 equipment in your area. This does not apply to a home phone or a hard line, that is automatically done at the phone company and goes off of your physical address, this is only for cell phones. So please check and make sure that your contribution is going to the right place.

Excessive Heat Warning URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Boise ID 831 PM MDT Wed Aug 8 2018 ...HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR MUCH OF AREA... .A strong upper level high, combined with less smoke than expected, will result in very hot temperatures Thursday and Friday. Some of these will be record or near-record temperatures. Overnight lows will also be well-above normal. IDZ011-012-014-029-033-ORZ061>064-091230- /O.NEW.KBOI.EH.W.0002.180809T1800Z-180811T0600Z/ West Central Mountains-Lower Treasure Valley ID- Upper Treasure Valley-Owyhee Mountains-Upper Weiser River- Harney County-Baker County-Malheur County- Oregon Lower Treasure Valley- 831 PM MDT Wed Aug 8 2018 /731 PM PDT Wed Aug 8 2018/ ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /11 AM PDT/ THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT /11 PM PDT/ FRIDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Boise has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon MDT /11 AM PDT/ Thursday to midnight MDT /11 PM PDT/ Friday night. * TEMPERATURE...Highs from 99 to 107. * IMPACTS...Increased risk of heat related illness and injury, especially for sensitive groups and those spending time outdoors during the afternoon and early evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures will create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children, the elderly, and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.5155&lon=-116.0414#.W2urnKRlCaM

**WE ARE BACK UP AND WORKING AS NORMAL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!!** Due to a cut fiber line in Valley County our phone lines are down and our 911 lines are being transferred to Adams County. It is unknown what the time frame is at this time. Frontier is working diligently to repair the damage.

If you are planning on coming into DMV next week to get or renew your drivers license, please note our offices will be closed due to mandatory Statewide training. We apologized for the inconvenience this may cause. https://itd.idaho.gov/news/county-dmv-offices-statewide-to-close-aug-9-10-for-system-upgrades/

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR CODERED EMEREGENCY NOTIFICATION FOR VALLEY COUNTY? CodeRED is our emergency notification system for Valley County. We use this automated system to notify our communities of important events that occur in our area, such as floods, fires and missing persons. It is a very easy way to send out information, because not everyone has facebook or looks at social media. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR CODERED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LANDLINE/HOME PHONE!!!!! CELL PHONE COMPANIES DO NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO THEIR DATABASES!!! To sign up for emergency notifications for Valley County, please click on the link below. You can also click on the sign up button right underneath the photo of our Sheriff's Boat on the main page. We are encouraging folks who have property, homes, or general interest in Valley County to sign up for this notification system. You can enter your cell phone, email, home number in whatever town you live in or wherever or however you want to be notified. IT'S FREE!!!!!! http://www.co.valley.id.us/departments/sheriffs-office/departments/911-communications-center/code-red/

USFS closes road access to the other side of West Mountain to Adams County. There is currently a road closure at Four Corners at Anderson Creek and No Business restricting access to Adams County due to fire activity and for public safety. Please be sure to check before you camp or recreate for your safety and ours.

**STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR VALLEY COUNTY BEGIN AT 1 MINUTE AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! Land management agencies to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in southwest Idaho BOISE, Idaho -- With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly, state and federal land management agencies will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on all lands within southwest Idaho effective Aug. 3, 2018, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Fire restrictions limit certain activities in the outdoors to decrease the chance of any preventable fires in the designated areas. The Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be in effect, until further notice, in the Treasure Valley, West Central Mountains, and Owyhee Mountains of Idaho which includes all federal, state and private forestland and rangeland in: · Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Elmore, Boise, Valley, Washington counties and Owyhee County west of Bruneau Canyon. · Within Washington County, all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Mann Creek Reservoir. · Within Valley County, all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Lake Cascade. · Within Elmore and Boise counties, all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch reservoirs. These restrictions are being implemented by agencies managing or providing wildland fire protection, including the U.S Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL). Under the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited on private, state and federally managed or protected lands, roads and trails: · Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site within a permanent concrete or metal fire ring, or on their own land within an owner-provided structure. · Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. The following are exemptions to the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions: · Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. · Persons using fire fueled solely by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels. Such devices, including propane campfires, may be used only in an area cleared of flammable material. · Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice. · Any federal, state or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty. · All land within a city boundary is exempted. · Other exemptions unique to each agency. Fire managers are asking the public to be extra cautious when spending time in the outdoors. As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited on state and private forestland and rangeland during closed fire season (May 10 through Oct. 20), and on public lands, roads and trail in Idaho all times of the year.

Ok Facebook friends, McCall Police Department is asking for your help in identifying this individual in connection to several vehicle burglaries in McCall. If you have any information please call Dispatch at 208-382-5160 https://www.facebook.com/503996382981931/videos/1720288121352745/