Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 06, 2009

03-06-09 Drug possession charges top overnight arrests

03-06-09 Drug possession charges top overnight arrests

Boise March 6th, 2009 - Unrelated drug possession charges top the overnight arrests in Boise.

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    Arrested: Francis Marie March, 38, Boise

    Charges:  Possession of a controlled substance (Meth)(F), Driving without privileges (M)

    At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning (March 6th) Boise officers stopped a minivan at Bethel and Orchard street in Boise for expired registration. Police determined that the driver, Francis March, had a suspended drivers license out of California. During a search of the vehicle incident to the arrest, officers located meth in a baggie next to the drivers seat with a total weight of less than a gram. The suspect was booked without incident on the listed charges.

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    Arrested: Kenneth Morgan Paul, 56, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M), parole violation charges

    At 12:30 a.m. this morning (march 6th) Boise Police were dispatched to assist Idaho Probation and Parole Officers on a narcotics violation of a parolee at an apartment on the 200 block of North 3rd. Police located in the apartment 1.5 grams of Meth, two syringes and a clear plastic baggie with residue inside. The suspect, Kenneth Paul,  was taken into custody without incident on the above charges.

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    Arrested twice: Randy Joseph Reynolds, 51, Mountain Home

    Charges: 2 seperate counts of Driving Under the Influence (M)

    A Mountain Home man was arrested for DUI twice overnight, one charge involving a collision.

    What happened: On March 5th, 2009 - At approximately 9:19 p.m. Boise Police were dispatched to a one vehicle collision at  Vermont and Belmont. Evidence indicates that the driver, later identified as Randy Reynolds, was westbound on University when he decided to avoid traffic by driving off the road onto a pedestrian sidewalk. He crashed through a cement barrier, dragging the barrier under his pickup until he came to a stop at Belmont. When Police arrived they noticed the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage on and about the suspect's person. After performing field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested for DUI and blew a .26 BAC at the jail.

    What happened (2nd incident): At approximately 12:19 a.m. just after midnight this morning (March 6th) the same driver was observed by Police driving Southbound on Broadway. The vehicle was observed swerving side to side within its lane and traveling at a slow speed in the 35 mile per hour zone. Officers stopped the driver later identified as Randy Reynolds and noticed the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage on and about his person. The driver was arrested for DUI again. He blew a .22 BAC at the jail.

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Release Prepared By: 

Charles McClure 

Boise Police Public Information