Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

03-18-09 DUI's keep Police busy on St. Patrick's Day!

03-18-09 DUI's keep Police busy on St. Patrick's Day!

Boise March 18th, 2009 - DUI's keep Police Officers busy on St. Patrick's Day!

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    From 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th until 6:00 a.m. this morning, Boise Police Officers and the Night S.T.E.P. (DUI) team arrested a total of 8 DUI Drivers on Boise City Streets. Boise Police had 7 DUI officers on duty in addition to extra BPD patrol officers staffed because of the st. patrick's Day celebrations. 

    Idaho State Police assisted Boise PD with DUI patrols in the city, as well as elsewhere in the county. ISP had 6 DUI arrests.

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    One DUI arrest that may be of interest involved a vehicle into house on the 2400 block of North 19th.

    Arrested: Caylor Mark Tremayne, 18, Boise

    Charges: DUI Enhanced Penalty (M), Possessoin of Marijuana (M)

    What happened: On this morning at approximately 2:19 a.m. Officers were called to the scene of a crash at a residence on the 2400 block of North 19th street. When officers arrived they saw the driver, later identified as Caylor Tremayne attempt to run from Police. The suspect was caught by Police in a short foot pursuit. Police searched the suspect immediately after he ran, and found three baggies of marijuana in his jacket pocket. Evidence indicates that the Boise man had crashed into a parked car in the victim's driveway. The suspect struck the parked car so hard, it pushed the SUV through the closed garage door and completely into the garage. Officers say Tremayne smelled strongly of alcohol and of marijuana. The suspect was arrested for DUI and transported to the jail where he blew a .20, more than twice the legal limit to safely drive (thus the enhanced charge).

    The tragedies and costs from drunk driving are not limited to death, disfigurement, disability or injury. They also can lead to the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest, which can be very significant. People that break the law often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses from attorney fees, fines, court costs, increased insurance rates, car towing, repairs, lost time at work, etc.

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    Hit & Run under investigation.

    Boise Police Officers on patrol this morning approx 2;49 a.m. saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed going the wrong way on a one-way street downtown. While trying to catch up to the passenger car, police observed the vehicle run stop signs & red lights at approximately 60 mph. The car eventually went northbound on 6th. The vehicle lost control and crashed at Sherman, still several blocks ahead of police. Evidence shows the car had jumped the curb, struck a tree, careened into the side of a house, struck a parked car & came to rest with the front end of the car inside a closed garage. The driver fled the area. 

    Despite an immediate search by officers, the driver was not located. Officers are investigating to determine who was driving. No arrests have been made at this time. 

If you have any information about this incident you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS


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    Arrested: Samantha L. Lynch, 50, Boise
    Charges:
Burglary (F)

    On Tuesday, March 17th, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Investigators with the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime unit observed a woman, later identified as Samantha Lynch placing items in a cart at a retail store on the 300 block of North Milwaukee. The woman pushed the cart to two check stands, however, did not pay for the items. The woman then abandon the cart near the exit and left the store. Officers werwe able to identify the suspect and found she had an outstanding arrest warrant for Burglary. The suspect got in her car and began to drive a short distance when she was stopped by officers and placed under arrest for the warrant. The search incident to arrest turned up stolen clothing from the retail store the suspect had just left. 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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Release Prepared By: 

Charles McClure 

Boise Police Public Information