Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Impersonating An Officer

Impersonating An Officer

Boise February 7th 2006. Boise Police Officers have arrested a man for impersonating an officer and carrying a weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The incident took place at approximately 12:30 this afternoon. Witnesses say that the man entered a business located on the 1200 block of South Broadway and presented himself as a federal officer. The suspect was carrying a handgun at the time.

Moments later witnesses say the man entered another establishment where he was arrested without incident.

Arrested: Stephen Hawk Jr.

Charges: The suspect is currently booked into the Ada County jail on one felony charge of impersonating an officer and one misdemeanor charge of carrying a weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Release Prepared by:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Department
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