December 28, 2022
RE: Traffic stops result in Felony Drug Arrests
Incident #1: Dec. 26th, 2022 at approximately 11:00pm
At approximately 11pm on December 26th, a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle with no license plate at the intersection of John Adams Parkway and Croft Dr. The Deputy identified the driver as 26 year old Riki Jo Vanbrocklin of Idaho Falls, along with an adult male passenger in the vehicle. While obtaining identifying information on the vehicle, the Deputy observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. A search of Ms. Vanbrocklin’s coat and wallet produced a vape pen that she admitted was used for smoking THC and a small baggie with over 2 grams of methamphetamine. Vanbrocklin admitted to Deputies she was holding the methamphetamine for a friend.
Ms. Vanbrocklin was placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where she was booked for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.
Incident #2: Dec. 27th, 2022 at approximately 10:10pm
At approximately 11pm last night (Dec. 27th), Bonneville County Deputies were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity with people inside a vehicle behind the businesses located in the 2000 S. block of 25th E. in Ammon. Deputies arrived and located the vehicle, identifying 43 year old Carl James Eckenrode as the driver. A female passenger who provided a false name was also in the vehicle and Deputies were later able to confirm her identify as 32 year old Kimberly Ray Hill.
Mr. Eckenrode was familiar to Deputies as being on Probation and having prior Law Enforcement contacts. At the request of his Probation Officer, Deputies searched Mr. Eckenrode’s vehicle locating items of drug paraphernalia and just over 8 grams of Methamphetamine in the driver seat area. During the search of the vehicle, Deputies found items and an identification card that confirmed Ms. Hill’s identity. A check through dispatch confirmed Ms. Hill had an active Misdemeanor Warrant out of Bonneville County for Failure to Appear at a court hearing.
Both Eckenrode and Hill were placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail. Mr. Eckenrode was booked for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Hill was booked into jail on the outstanding Warrant and Misdemeanor Providing False Information to Law Enforcement.