SWAT raids house in Post Falls


by KREM.com


Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 3 at 7:47 AM

POST FALLS, Idaho -- Several people were arrested in a SWAT raid on a house in Post Falls early Wednesday morning.

According to Post Falls Police, a drug-related search warrant was served on W. 20th Ave. near N. Pine Street.
Multiple people living in the house had warrants for their arrest, police said. Officers arrested 14 people and issued citations to two others.

Neighbors said they had been calling police and doing whatever they could to get police to look into the home.
The neighbors’ reaction was unanimous when they saw SWAT cars roll up to the home.

"Everybody was high fiving. They were out in their yards just cheering. It was great,” said neighbor Dick Menti.

Menti said he grew suspicious of the high number of people that were going in and out of the home at all hours of the day.

"They asked me to keep track of license plates or cars,” said Menti.

Several other neighbors said they also called police and wrote down license plate numbers and suspect descriptions. They said they were concerned with the number of cars and random stuff strewn about the home’s backyard.

"I see these young kids in and out of there with their backpacks and stuff and I just wonder how many lives have been affected by these yo-yos, you know,” said Menti.
KREM 2 News spoke with the woman that owns the home. She said she was renting out several rooms to her son and his friends. She said that he was a hoarder but had no idea that drugs were allegedly being sold out of her home.

Detectives said they recovered a large amount of drugs, money and stolen property from the premises.

The drug-related investigation was ongoing on Wednesday.
Anyone with information about this case was asked to contact the Post Falls Police Department or leave anonymous tips on the department website.

Names of people arrested:

•    Sandra M. Waters (29-years-old) - Hometown Coeur d'Alene
•    Debra L. Cooper-Anderson (57-years-old) - Hometown Post Falls
•    Annalise S. Porto (22-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Gary L. Berreth (46-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Frederick E. Hawkaas (34-years-old) Hometown Coeur d'Alene
•    Joseph K. Gardiner (30-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Dona N. Westlake (20-years-old) Hometown Hauser Lake
•    Bradley A. Martell (22-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Ryan J. Markley (24-years-old) Hometown Coeur d' Alene
•    Audra R. Delahunty (30-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Mercedes B. Berrett - Wenz (19-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Christian A. Reynolds (19-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Brian A. Milligan (38-years-old) Hometown Post Falls
•    Jonathan K. Locke (22-years-old) Hometown Coeur d'Alene