Tuesday, Jan. 7

7:19 a.m.: A school bus went into a ditch near Fernwood. School officials were able to get the bus back to the district’s garage, saying it would need a new fender due to damage.

8:55 a.m.: A Fernwood resident said someone stole a pickup from her property. She said the men who took it approached her mother asking for her father, whom the mother said wasn’t home. The men then went to the vehicle and got in, driving it toward the highway. The caller said the vehicle the men were originally driving was stuck in a ditch near the residence.

9:50 a.m.: A Tensed resident said her vehicle and items from her home had been stolen. She said she’d heard some noise over the night near her residence, and got up in the morning to discover her vehicle gone and door broken in.

10:03 a.m.: A caller said they’d seen two people walk by a taxi on Main Ave. and slash its tires. An arrest was made.

5:12 p.m.: A St. Maries woman said a storage unit she owned had been broken into, and the tenant’s belongings had been gone through. Some items were reported missing.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

9:28 a.m.: A man in St. Maries said he saw what looked like a power line down in the water near Aqua Park.

3:56 p.m.: A woman said her neighbor was harassing her by phone, by text and in person. She said he needs to know that she wants to be left alone.

4:03 p.m.: An employee of the Idaho Department of Labor said a company vehicle she was driving slid off the road into a tree. She went to town to report the accident while a co-worker remained on scene. The parties had also called a wrecker, but advised them to hold until law enforcement could inspect the scene.

5:26 p.m.: A road maintenance worker said he was working along the St. Joe River Road when he found a black bag with drug syringes in it. He marked the items with an orange traffic cone for police to pick up.

9:48 p.m.: A woman said her husband was plowing snow near Emerald Creek, and that he’d seen possible vandalism on another resident’s grader equipment. The call was transferred to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office.

10:24 p.m.: A man on Highway 95 near DeSmet said he’d seen a vehicle strike an elk then pull off the road. The elk was alive with broken legs, and the driver was slurring his words and did not want police involvement. The driver then reportedly walked away from the vehicle.

Thursday, Jan. 9

5:07 p.m.: A Fernwood man said his horse was missing, and he was tracking it along trails near Fernwood and Santa. He asked to be advised if anyone else saw it.

7:54 p.m.: A St. Maries woman said a man and woman were fighting in an alley in town, disturbing residents with their yelling. Both parties then left the area by different routes.

Friday, Jan. 10

11:47 a.m.: A St. Maries business owner said one of his employees was cut by a drug pipe while cleaning it. He said it wasn’t bad enough to require an ambulance, but that the employee went to the hospital to check it out. An arrest for drug paraphernalia was later made.

12:24 p.m.: A DeSmet resident said a neighbor’s residence had animals that had no water or shelter. They said at least 12 cats and 10-13 dogs were on the property outside without chains or a kennel, with three more dogs inside the building.

2:49 p.m.: Over the course of the afternoon, multiple accidents were reported in or near St. Maries, including a three-vehicle accident, a jackknifed truck and several slide-offs. Hazardous road conditions were blamed. City crews were contacted to clear the streets.

Saturday, Jan. 11

1:49 a.m.: A driver on State 5 near Plummer said a sizeable tree was blocking one lane of the road.

7:48 a.m.: A St. Maries resident said a tree had come down near Park Drive. The caller was concerned someone could strike the tree coming up the road. A city plow truck later reported the tree as removed.

10:04 a.m.: A St. Maries city employee reported a collision of another vehicle with his plow truck’s rear fender. No injuries were reported.

10:49 a.m.: A St. Maries business said a woman had come in to purchase ice, and was acting strangely. The woman then went outside and stood in the middle of the highway for some time, then walked away.

5:19 p.m.: A driver on the St. Joe River Road reported a tree downed on a power line, and that the tree was on fire and sparking loudly.

Sunday, Jan. 12

1:45 p.m.: A woman in St. Maries said her car was on fire in her driveway. She said she could smell and see smoke, but would not go near the vehicle to investigate further.

2:38 p.m.: A driver said he was in a head-on collision with another vehicle on Highway 95 near Plummer. While on the phone, he said a third vehicle hit the others. The caller said he was fine, but another person in another vehicle was complaining of chest pains.

4:42 p.m.: A resident near Emida reported a road was being blocked by a downed tree.

11:12 p.m.: A plow truck driver said he picked up a lost pug with a red halter in Fernwood. He said the animal was riding with him in the truck.

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