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Kellogg man impersonates officer, faces charges

Halloween came early for a Kellogg man accused of impersonating a police officer, but the trick ended with no treat.

John A. Mendy was arrested by the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, according to a news release. For about two weeks, Mendy would dress in a green law enforcement uniform, telling citizens he was an Idaho Fish and Game officer. Mendy also wore a gun that shot plastic BBs.

During that time, Mendy issued several suspicious-looking citations, but those who received them weren’t fooled, according to the release. The sheriff’s office received several reports of the questionable officer and investigated, along with Idaho Fish and Game, for about two weeks.

On Friday, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Mendy’s residence, finding the fake uniform and law enforcement duty gear, according to the release. He faces charges of unlawfully exercising the functions of a peace officer.

Mug shot spotlight: Idaho heroin suspect

A three-month investigation into heroin dealing has led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man in Shoshone County.

Michael Clyde Ward, who lives on Burke Road, was arrested on Wednesday when the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force served a search warrant at Ward’s address, according to Detective Lt. Darell Braaten of the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office.

Ward was booked on charges of trafficking in heroin and delivery of a controlled substance.

Braaten said the investigation could lead to more charges.

Pinehurst man charged with child porn

A North Idaho man man was arrested today on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Barry Buchmann, 57, is in Shoshone County Jail after a raid at his apartment at 610 Lewiston Ave. in Pinehurst, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office and Pinehurst Police Department seized DVDs, CD and a computer from the apartment that will be sent to a state lab for testing, according to a new release.

Buchmann faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He’s due in court Tuesday.

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