THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR BOUNDARY COUNTY, BONNERS FERRY, MOYIE SPRINGS, NAPLES AND PORTHILL SINCE 1891

Bonners Ferry Herald

VOL. 125, NO. 42

THURSDAY, October 26, 2017

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By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? On Oct. 9, around 10 p.m., an arrest was made for possession of methamphetamines, heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Boundary County Sheriff?s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle, with two occupants, that had driven in and out of the Log Inn parking lot multiple times, before allegedly parking behind the Log Inn and shutting off its lights, at which point management confronted them and asked them to leave. Sheriff?s Dispatch then received a call reporting that the same vehicle was sitting at 3 Mile Station. Boundary County Sheriff Deputy Robert Elam responded to the call and Bonners Ferry Police Sergeant Willie Cowell was requested to assist, and assumed the case when he arrived. According to the police report, the driver, Jacob Hewitt from Spokane Valley, and passenger Jessica Young from Spokane both displayed behavioural traits and physical symptoms consistent with recent drug ingestion. Cowell wrote in his report that Hewitt, ?... displayed body twitches and tremors, as well as pupils which were dilated to approximately 6 millimeters under the well-lit awning in the gas station parking lot.? Cowell detected the scent of burned marijuana and requested that United States Border Protection Agent Dave Grainger and his drug detecting K-9 partner respond to the scene. Upon arrival, the K-9 was deployed to do a free-air sniff around the vehicle and alerted to the present odor of a controlled substance. Hewett allegedly denied any knowledge of drugs in the vehicle, See DRUGS, A10

Man arrested for alleged child abuse

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Fall fun on Oct. 31: Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual FREE Children?s Fall Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m. The children are encouraged to come in costume. We will be serving hotdogs, popcorn, and drinks. Bring children of all ages to enjoy games, prizes, and candy! Children will also be able to paint a rock to take home and hide! Up-to-date event info can be found on our Facebook page for Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church.

The beauty of autumn has arrived

The autumn colors are in full swing in Boundary County, as displayed recently along the Kootenai River. Among those taking in the views and some warm autumn sunshine was this bald eagle, overlooking the Kootenai River. For more on the topic of fall colors, see Outdoors writer Don Bartling?s column on page B5. By TANNA YEOUMANS Staff Writer Photos by Mandi Bateman BONNERS FERRY ? The Oktoberfest celebration continued in the community at the Boundary County Fairgrounds for the first Boundary County Victim Services Oktoberfest Fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 21. The non-profit, grant funded group usually holds their fall fundraiser and fashion show at the Pearl Theatre in November, but decided to hold this fundraiser as well, in order to boost the areas in which they can assist those affected by crime. ?If not yourself, someone that you know has been victimized by a crime,? said Melissa Krejci, who is a crime victim advocate. Becky James, the Executive Director, and Krejci have teamed up in order to help victims with the things that they need such as gas, groceries, and shelter. Being grant funded, the money awarded is set within strict parameters. Events such as this helps the group assist victims with the things they need that are outside the parameters. Speaking about herself and BONNERS FERRY ? Kyle Fuller, 34, was arrested on Oct. 19, and is being held on $125,000 bail. According to the Deputies Report from the Boundary County Sheriff?s Office, Fuller was under investigation for child abuse of a 4-year-old boy. According to the Boundary County Sheriff Press Release, ?The victim required significant medical treatment for injuries caused by Fuller.? Boundary County Sheriff Detective David McClelland obtained an arrest warrant on Oct. 19 for Aggravated Battery. At approximately the same time, Fuller was arrested for an unrelated charge. According to the deputies report, Fuller allegedly sold a motorcycle to Kyle Watts of Woody?s Gun and Pawn store on Oct. 14. Kyle Watts requested that Boundary County Sheriff Deputy Caleb Watts run the VIN on Oct. 18 and it came back as matching the description of a stolen motorcycle. See ABUSE, A10

Oktoberfest event helps victims services group

James, Krejci said, ?We want to help people in trauma and our personalities allow us to do that. This field of work has become a personal calling. Not so much that something happened and we needed to reach out, we reached out and realized that something is always happening. We have a very beautiful and dynamic team.? See EVENT, A10

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Oct. 25 Low:

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Oct. 25 KOOTENAI RIVER ELEVATION

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