Magic Valley's Most Wanted

Twin Falls, Jerome and Cassia Counties


By Brooke Yerke

This week’s segment of Crime Beat is brought to you by the Sheriff's offices' of Twin Falls, Jerome and Cassia Counties.

  • Twin Falls county sheriff's deputies need your help to find a man. 24-year–old Travis Wayne Scruggs is wanted for a probation violation, on an original charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

    Scruggs is white. He's five feet eleven inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

    If you have any information on the whereabouts of Travis Scruggs call the Twin Falls County Sheriff at 735–1911. Or call Crimestoppers at 732–5387 where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

  • Jerome County investigators are looking for a woman. 24-year–old Michelle Marie Bell is wanted for failure to appear, on five counts of forgery.

    Bell is white. She's five feet seven inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen in the Jerome area.

    If you know the whereabouts of Michelle Bell, Jerome County investigators want to hear from you. Call 324–8913. No reward is being offered in this case.

  • Cassia County's most wanted is 30-year–old Abel Ortega.
    He's wanted for grand theft.

    Ortega is Hispanic. He's five feet six inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

    If you've seen this man, call the Cassia County Sheriff's Office at 878–2251. You can also call Crimestoppers at 878–2900, where you can leave an anonymous tip.

    If your tip leads to the capture of Abel Ortega, you could earn up to $1,000.

    This is a chance for you to help law enforcement round up some of the Magic Valley's most wanted.

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