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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.

Old booking photo of Susan Swan

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

Jail photo of Joshua Hays

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.

Nampa Police cars with emergency lights on blocking a roadway

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.

photo of Paula Gaitan

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: January 17, 2018

NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SELECTED AS ONE OF SIX LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES NATIONWIDE TO BE A

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The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and in partnership with the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), will carry out a national demonstration initiative with six U.S. law enfo...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

The two men who were found deceased in Nampa home are identified.

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The victims of the homicide case that occurred in Nampa on January 6, 2018, have been identified. They are identified as Dagoberto Lopez Jr., a 22-year-old Nampa resident and Esiel Jesus Oseguera, a 21-year-old Caldwell resident. Both men were found to ha...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Nampa Police locate two bodies in a home and are investigating as a homicide.

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On January 6, 2018, at 8:33 a.m., Nampa Police officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of South Maple Street. A reporting party called and stated that there were two males that appeared to be deceased in the home.Officers arrived on scene and l...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Nampa Police arrest male involved in theft of a vehicle taken while warming up.

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On January 4, 2018, Nampa Police officers responded to four vehicles stolen while they were warming up.  While attempting to locate the stolen vehicles, at about noon, a Nampa Police Officer spotted a stolen 2013 Ram pickup in the 900 block of So...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Nampa Police investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.

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On January 2, 2018 at 7:29 a.m., Nampa Police officers responded to Idaho Center Boulevard and East Gate Boulevard for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.Upon arrival, officers learned that the male pedestrian, a 41-year-old Caldwell resident, had parked h...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Cessna plane crashes in northeast Nampa.

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On January 1, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Nampa Police responded to the area of East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way for a report of a crashed Cessna 150 aircraft.  A family member of the pilot called from the scene and advised the pilot wa...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Nampa Police arrest man for felony eluding and drug charges.

photo of money, drugs and guns and other items seized in this arrest.

On December 20 at 3:14 p.m., the Nampa Police Department Special Investigation Unit was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Michael Lance Davis, 36, of Nampa. Davis was wanted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance stemming from an ongo...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Nampa Police respond to stabbing at Columbia High School.

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On Dec. 4, at 1:12 p.m., Nampa Police officers were notified of a stabbing that had just occurred at Columbia High School. There were multiple officers at Columbia High School for an unrelated incident who responded to the scene and resolved the situation...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Pursuit started by Caldwell Police ends up with a stand-off in Nampa.

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On November 30, 2017, at 10:08 a.m., Nampa Police Dispatch was advised that Caldwell Police Department was in pursuit headed toward Nampa. The eastbound pursuit entered Nampa near Caldwell Boulevard and Middleton Road. The pursuit continued to I-84 and we...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Nampa Police arrest an individual after a stand-off lasting several hours.

Nampa Police cars with emergency lights on blocking a roadway

On Nov. 28, 2017, at about 9 p.m., Nampa Police officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 1600 block of West Lava Avenue. It was reported that someone had been shot at that location.Police officers arrived on scene and found a 37-year-old mal...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Nampa Police are investigating a possible attempted abduction.

Photo of suspect white delivery van taken from surveillance cameras

Last evening, November 14, 2017, at 7:24 p.m., Nampa Police Officers were notified of a possible child abduction that had just occurred. The incident took place on South Skyview Drive off of Dooley Lane at about 7:00 p.m.It was reported that a white van d...

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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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