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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Caldwell man arrested in Arizona after Amber Alert issued.

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On January 16th, 2019 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Nampa Police received a report of a custodial interference. It was reported that Jose A. Hernandez, a 25-year-old Caldwell resident, had taken 3 children (ages 5, 3, and 18 months) out of state. Hernandez...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Autopsy conducted on body located in Nampa and deceased person identified.

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On December 19, 2018, at 11:41 a.m., Nampa Police Officers responded to the canal at the north end of Kohlerlawn Cemetery, on 6th Street North, reference a report of a body that was found in that vicinity.  Officers located a body alongside the c...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Nampa Police investigating a suspicious death after body found.

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At 11:41 a.m., Nampa Police Officers responded to the canal at the north end of Kohlerlawn Cemetery on 6th Street North, reference a report of a body that was found in that vicinity.  Officers located a body alongside the canal in a possible sink...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Nampa Police make multiple arrests related to ongoing homicide investigation

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On September 25, 2018, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Nampa Police officers responded to the area of the 1100 block of Powell in reference to a fight. The investigation that followed this incident led to the arrest of Maribel Menchaca, a 42-year-old Nampa re...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Nampa Police are investigating a stabbing and a shooting in a residence.

Photo of suspect, Seth Anderson.

On October 31, 2018, at 3:47 a.m., Nampa Police officers were sent to the 1700 block of 1st Street North for a disturbance. It was reported that someone had been stabbed and a shot was fired during an argument in a residence.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Nampa Police arrest woman after a six-hour standoff.

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On October 16, 2018, at 9:46 a.m., Nampa Police officers were notified that a female with an active felony warrant was at a residence in the 1300 block of South Garland Street. Officers responded to the scene and the wanted female barricaded herself insid...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Nampa Police complete investigation into the two bodies found in a home over the weekend

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On September 15, 2018, at 12:49 p.m., Nampa Police received a call of two deceased persons found in a home in the 10 block of South Fairview Street. A family member had gone to check on the residents of the house since they hadn’t heard from the...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Nampa man arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, detectives believe more victims possible.

Photo of suspect, Jack R. Swisher.

On September 13, 2018, the Nampa Police Department arrested Jack. R. Swisher, a 45-year-old Nampa resident, for sexual abuse of a child under 16 and lewd conduct with a minor child under 16. These incidents occurred at an apartment complex on North Gatewa...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Nampa police officer fires shots as suspect attempts to run him over

Booking photo of suspect, Jacob Brent.

On September 12, 2018, at 11:27 p.m., Nampa Police Officers responded to a disturbance, a verbal altercation between a man and woman, on North Liberty Drive near Sunny Lane. When officers arrived on scene, the male subject fled in a vehicle, an older mode...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Nampa Police detectives arrest man for rape and investigating the possibility of other victims

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On July 31, 2018, Nampa Police received a report of a rape that occurred at a residence near West Roosevelt Avenue and Midland Boulevard. The incident occurred on July 29, 2018, just after midnight. It was determined the suspect entered the residence thro...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Nampa Police raid two suspected drug houses.

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At 5:30 a.m., on Monday July 9, Nampa Police Tactical Response Team members, patrol officers, and members of the Nampa Police Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of 7th Avenue North.  The following ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Nampa Police are prepared for annual God and Country Festival.

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The God and Country Festival of the Treasure Valley is being held at the Ford Idaho Center tomorrow, June 26, 2018. The gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and there will be many events before the fireworks celebration. The fireworks will occur after dark.The Na...

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Posted on: May 28, 2018

Nampa Police are investigating weapons offenses that occurred overnight.

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The Nampa Police Department is currently investigating two incidents of firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling.  The first incident was reported at approximately 10:15 p.m., on May 27, 2018, in the 1800 Block of East Amity Avenue in Nampa. Off...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

The Nampa Police Department is increasing DUI patrols during the summer.

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With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend also comes the beginning of the, “100 deadliest days,” on the highways. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are statistically when more fatal crashes occur on Idaho roadways. In an attempt...

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Posted on: May 6, 2018

Nampa Police investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and SUV.

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On May 6, 2018, at 3:35 a.m., Nampa Police officers responded to a crash on Idaho Center Boulevard and East Gate Boulevard. The crash involved white 2002 Chevrolet Blazer and a 1987 Yamaha motorcycle.When officers arrived on scene, they observed a 24-year...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Nampa Police Department makes arrest in two robberies.

Photo of person arrested for the robberies, Austin Durham.

On May 1, 2018, Nampa Police were advised of two separate armed robberies that occurred at Los Betos restaurant in the 16000 block of Idaho Center Boulevard and Port of Subs restaurant in the 5800 block of East Franklin Road.During the course of the inves...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Nampa Police Department investigating two robberies at two businesses.

Photo of suspect matching description of the suspect in the press release

On May 1, 2018, at 4:07 p.m., Nampa Police dispatchers were advised of a possible armed robbery that had just occurred at Los Betos restaurant in the 16000 block of Idaho Center Boulevard. Officers were responding to that business and at approximately 4:1...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Nampa Police investigate vehicle vs. house crash.

Photo of vehicle involved in crash stuck in the front yard of the residence.

On April 25, 2018, at 12:29 a.m., Nampa Police dispatch received a report of a vehicle versus house crash in the 300 block of South Powerline Road. The reporting party stated that the vehicle was attempting to leave the scene of the crash.Nampa Police off...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

The missing fishermen have been located and are safe.

Photos of both missing fishermen, a photo of a vehicle similar to theirs and a photos of their water

The two men that were reported missing on April 23, 2018, have been located and are safe. Wade Osterhout, 32-years-old and Larry L. Brewer, 48-years-old, were located along the Snake River in the area of the Guffey Bridge at Celebration Park in Canyon Cou...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Suspect in double stabbing is in custody and charged with aggravated battery.

Photo of Paula Gaitan and the words in custody written on the photo.

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 4:12 pm, the Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force located Paula Gaitan at a Nampa residence and she was taken into custody without incident.  Paula Gaitan was booked into the Canyon County Jail on two counts of Ag...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Nampa Police are asking for help in locating missing fishermen.

Photos of both missing fishermen, a photo of a vehicle similar to theirs and a photos of their water

On April 23, 2018, Nampa Police received a call for a missing family member who had gone fishing on April 22.  He had left early in the morning and had recently purchased a “Cataraft” that he had not yet had any experience with.Later in the day o...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Nampa Police are investigating a stabbing with two female victims.

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On April 22, 2018, at approximately 10:46 p.m., the Nampa Police Department received a call for two victims who had arrived at a local hospital with stab wounds.  One is an 18-year-old Nampa resident and the other is a 25-year-old Nampa resident....

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Nampa Police Officer faces charges brought by Ada County Sheriff’s Department.

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The Nampa Police Department Administration was made aware of a criminal case against a police officer of this department being investigated by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Nampa Police has cooperated fully with the Ada County Sheriff&rsq...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Nampa Police investigating a shooting outside of a residence.

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On March 21, 2018, at 2:52 p.m., the Nampa Police Department received a report of a shooting in the 300 block of 1st Street North. Officers responded and located an adult female victim, 40-years-old, with a single gunshot wound to the leg. The shooting to...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Nampa Police Department responds to two separate reports of school threats.

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On the evening of March 1, 2018, officers of the Nampa Police Department received information of a threat to Ridgevue High School.  The threat was made through social media referencing a possible shooting. Members of the Nampa Police Department a...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Nampa Police warn of surge in automated IRS phone scam calls

The Nampa Police Department reports that they have seen a surge in automated Internal Revenue Service phone scams. They would like to warn the public of these scams so that they do not become victims of these types of fraud.
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