Jail employees fired following internal investigation

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho. – An undisclosed number of Kootenai County Jail Bureau personnel have been either fired or received disciplinary action after a criminal investigation following a report of missing inmate medication.

The investigation began after the county Sheriff’s Office learned of allegations of missing inmate medication.

Along with the Sheriff’s Internal Investigation, the Idaho State Police were asked to conduct a criminal investigation.

“Policies and procedures only work when those involved exercise common sense and ethical behavior,” said Sheriff Rocky Watson, “A lack of integrity and a lack of following the ideals as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics will not be tolerated in our Department.
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Former Canyon County jailer charged in shooting death

CANYON COUNTY — A family gathering turned tragic at a home near Nampa late Christmas night, ending with the shooting death of a nationally known professional mixed martial arts fighter.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Robert Malec, 48, on a charge of second-degree murder in the case. Investigators said Malec shot Justin Mark Eilers, his stepson, after a verbal altercation. Continue reading

Jailer arrested for sealing from inmate workers

ST. ANTHONY – A former Fremont County Jail guard in eastern Idaho pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft after he was arrested for stealing from inmates and co-workers.

Bradley Holjeson, 24, had been accused of stealing a financial transaction card from an inmate, prescription drugs from a 911 dispatcher and bond money for inmates.

Prosecutors this week agreed to forgo one count of grand theft and drug charges, in exchange for Holjeson’s guilty plea.

Police in St. Anthony believe Holjeson stole $600 from the jail’s bond fund, then wrote receipts on the commissary’s receipt book to make the thefts look like withdrawals.

He was caught when an inmate produced receipts for deposits made to the bond fund in his own name, the Idaho Falls Post Register reported.

source: http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbn-oct0208-jailer_arrested.d324e677.html

Jailer arrested for stealing from inmates, workers

ST. ANTHONY – A former Fremont County Jail guard in eastern Idaho pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft after he was arrested for stealing from inmates and co-workers.

Bradley Holjeson, 24, had been accused of stealing a financial transaction card from an inmate, prescription drugs from a 911 dispatcher and bond money for inmates.

Prosecutors this week agreed to forgo one count of grand theft and drug charges, in exchange for Holjeson’s guilty plea.

Police in St. Anthony believe Holjeson stole $600 from the jail’s bond fund, then wrote receipts on the commissary’s receipt book to make the thefts look like withdrawals.

He was caught when an inmate produced receipts for deposits made to the bond fund in his own name, the Idaho Falls Post Register reported.

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http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbn-oct0208-jailer_arrested.d324e677.html

Ex-Deputy accused of stealing from inmates

IDAHO FALLS — Former Fremont County deputy Bradley Holjeson has been charged with two felonies: grand larceny and possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Ralph Davis says Holjeson stole hundreds of dollars in bond money on at least two occasions.

Officials say that an investigation, started by the Tri-County Sheriff’s Association and turned over to the state, also revealed that Holjeson took bond money from jail inmates, as well as prescription drugs.

The charges were filed late last week.

The 25-year-old Holjeson resigned from his job as a jailer after the investigation was launched. He had been with the office for four years.

source: http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbn-apr3008-deputy_theft.b562d0be.html

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