Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 23, 2009

03-23-09 False Report of Robbery; weekend drug arrest

03-23-09 False Report of Robbery; weekend drug arrest

Boise March 23rd, 2009 - Reported Robbery is apparently False.

    Late Sunday night (March 22nd) at 10:51 p.m., Boise Police were called by a man claiming to be the victim of a robbery. Officers responded to Julia Davis Park near the Zoo, where the alleged victim, a 24 year old Boise man, said the robbery occurred. The man told officers that an unknown male had robbed him of his wallet. The man also had minor lacerations to his stomach which he claimed were inflicted during the robbery. Officers called paramedics to take the man to the hospital for treatment. At the hospital, the man confessed to officers that he made up the story, that no robbery took place, and the wounds were self-inflicted. Officers had reason to believe the report was false due to inconsistent statements made by the man.

    Boise Police routed their report to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys office for a possible charges of filing a false police report.

    Filing a false police report is a misdemeanor under Boise City Code, with penalties up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

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    Arrested: Clinton E. Swann, 30, Meridian,
    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Meth) (F), Failure to purchase a drivers license (M),

    On Friday (March 20th) at approximately 11:50 a.m. a Boise Police Officer observed a car fail to signal properly when changing lanes as it traveled east on Franklin. When Officers made contact with the driver, later identified as Clinton Swann, they determined that the suspect had a suspended drivers license. When Police conducted a search of the vehicle incident to that arrest they located approximately 12 grams of Meth in the vehicle. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepare By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information