Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 26, 2007

11-26-07 Weekend Arrests

11-26-07 Weekend Arrests

Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Battery on an Officer, Battery on a female juvenile top Weekend Arrests.

    Boise, Nov. 26, 2007 - The following is a list of notable arrests from the weekend:

    Friday, Nov. 23:    Suspect - Randy C. McNeil, 25, no current address

                              Charges: Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

        What Happened:  McNeil had a warrant issued for his arrest for absconding on parole. Officers received information the suspect had a violent history and may be in the area of Fairview & Milwaukee. At approx 7: 21 p.m., officers spotted the suspect leaving a retail store on the northwest corner. When officers approached him in the parking lot he ran. As he ran, officers could see the suspect reaching for something tucked in his waistband under a coat.

    Officers on foot and in patrol cars caught up to the suspect after he ran across the street to a parking lot on the northeast corner of Fairview & Milwaukee. Officers were able to get the suspect on the ground, but he continued to struggle with officers and hide his hands beneath his chest despite officers commands to show his hands. One officer was able to deploy her Taser. The other officers were then able to get the suspect handcuffed and under control. As they rolled the suspect over, officers found he was laying on a handgun. In a search of the suspect after his arrest, officers also found the suspect also carried two folding knives. McNeil was taken to the Ada County jail.

    Friday. Nov. 23:    Suspect: Jeremy Robert Waggoner, 33, Meridian

                            Charge: Battery

        What Happened: An officer patrolling in the area of 8th & Main was flagged down by a group of young women at approx. 8:41 p.m. The young women, all young teenagers, told the officer a man had just grabbed one of the girls by the arm and made statements that he was "hitting on her". Other witnesses had apparently told the man to leave the girls alone before the girls were able to walk away. The girls pointed out the suspect, later identified as Waggoner, to the officer, who arrested him and took him to the Ada County jail. Responding officers say alcohol appeared to be involved in Waggoner's actions. 

    Saturday, Nov. 24:    Suspect: Timothy J. Bonnell, 31, Nampa

                        Charge: Battery on an Officer, Resisting and Obstructing Officers, DUI

        What Happened: At approx. 2:41 a.m. Saturday morning, an officer patrolling the area of 16th & Main saw a motorist make an unlawful lane change. The officer pulled the motorist over and, after talking with the driver began to suspect him of driving under the influence of alcohol. As the officer gave the suspect a field sobriety test, the suspect kept putting his hands in his pockets, even as the officer cautioned him not to. After repeated warnings to keep his hands in sight for the officer's safety, the suspect became verbally and physically combative. The officer tried to physically control the suspect, but the suspect wiggled out of his jacket and began to run. Two other officers arrived and the three were able to catch the suspect, later identified as Bonnell. After a physical struggle that, again included the suspect trying to conceal his hands, the officers were able to handcuff the suspect and take him to the Ada County jail on the above charges.