Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 16, 2009

03-16-09 Felony Marijuana Delivery, Voyeurism, weekend arrests

03-16-09 Felony Marijuana Delivery, Voyeurism, weekend arrests
Felony Marijuana Delivery, Voyeurism, weekend arrests
 
       Boise, March 16, 2009 - In addition to the arrest in a homicide over the weekend, Boise Police arrested one man for intent to deliver marijuana, and another for voyeurism after he followed a woman into the women's restroom.
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     Arrested: James G. Nuttle, 19, Unknown Address, transient
 
    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M)
 
     Arrested: Derek P. Tucker, 18, Boise
     Charges: Possession of Marijuana (M)
 
     On Saturday (March 14th) at approximately 1:48 a.m. Boise Police Officers observed a vehicle southbound on Broadway near Boise Avenue with a unregistered license plate. When Police made contact with the driver they noticed the distinct odor of marijuana throughout the vehicle. Police obtained permission to pat down the driver, later identified as Derek Tucker and located a baggie containing a small amount of marijuana on his person. Officers took the driver into custody and conducted a search of the vehicle incident to that arrest. In the vehicle they located a backpack that Police determined belonged to the passenger James Nuttle. In the backpack they located four individually packaged baggies of marijuana believed to be prepared for sale, a pipe and cash. Officers recovered a total of 17.9 grams of marijuana from the vehicle.
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     Arrested: James N. Allen, 44, Unknown Address, transient
     Charges: Assault (M), Carying a Concealed Weapon (M), Voyeurism (M)
 
     On Friday (March 13th) at approximately 8:00 p.m. Boise Police responded to a report of a problem subject at a restaurant on the 500 block of North Orchard Street. Witnesses say that the suspect, later identified as James Allen, had been talking to a female employee in the lobby area. The victim states that when she went to the restroom in an attempt to get away from the troublesome suspect he followed her into the women's bathroom. The victim says that the suspect attempted to grab her on the shoulder before she entered a stall in the restroom and called for help. When Police confronted the suspect about the incident he refused to obey Officers requests to keep his hands out of his pockets. Police conducted a pat down search of the suspect for Officers safety and located a concealed folding knife. The suspect was taken into custody and booked on the above listed charges.
 
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     Arrested: Joshua Jamal Baker, 19, Unknown Address, transient
     Charges: Burglary (F)
 
     On Saturday (March 14th) at approximately 8:20 p.m. Boise Police responded to a shoplifting call at a retail store on the 8100 block of West Fairview Avenue. Store security employees tell Boise Police that they observed the suspect enter the store, take two video games off the shelf and remove the packaging. Witnesses say the suspect left the packaging on the shelf and concealed the games on his person. Security then watched the suspect leave the store before escorting him back into the building to wait for Police to arrive. Boise Police believe the suspect entered the store with the intent of stealing, resulting in the felony burglary charge.
 
      The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.
 
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Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information