Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

03-25-09 Felony injury to a child charges top overnight arrests

03-25-09 Felony injury to a child charges top overnight arrests

    Boise, March 25, 2009 - Felony charges of injury to a child top the overnight arrests in Boise. Boise Police found children in a home with an active meth lab, as officers served a search warrant on the home last night.

    The case is still under investigation. Additional charges are possible.

    Arrested: Charlotte E. Turner, 47, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

    Arrested: Rudy R. Turner, 50, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    Arrested: Candice D. Turner, 27, Boise

   Charges: Injury to a Child (F), Driving without Privileges (m)

 

    Cited: Michelle R. Manko, 26, Boise

   Charge: Frequenting a place were drugs are sold (m)

    Cited: Brandi L. Staples, 26, Boise

    Charges: Frequenting a place were drugs are sold (m)

    Cited: Dustry A. Gunderson, 33, Boise

    Charges: Frequenting a place were drugs are sold (m)

 

    What Happened: Tuesday afternoon, March 24th, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Boise Police Neighborhood Contact officers, working the the Boise PD BANDIT narcotics unit, Boise Police patrol and bike officers, served a search warrant at a home on the 1300 block of North Arrow Lane in Boise, southeast of Maple Grove and Fairview. The warrant was the result of an investigation that began several weeks ago following a citizen tip. The citizen reported to police that meth was being manufactured in a home with children.

    Officers searching the home found several items used to manufacture meth, including glassware, chemicals, and liquids in separation, indicating ongoing manufacturing. 

    When officers arrived with the search warrant, five adults and three children were inside the trailer home; suspects Rudy and Charlotte Turner, and suspects Gunderson, Staples, and Manko. The three children present were found to be frequent visitors to the home. These children were determined to be in imminent danger and placed in the custody of Idaho Health & Welfare. Their mothers, suspects Manko (2 children, both under age 7) and Gunderson (one child, toddler), were cited and released on misdemeanor charges of Frequenting a Place where drugs are used or sold. Suspect Staples was also cited and released for Frequenting. 

    Suspect Candice Turner arrived home while officers were serving the warrant. Officers determined all three Turner adults live at the home with Candice Turner's two children, both under age 8 (the injury to child charges). Both children were also taken into the custody of Idaho Health & Welfare.

    Officers with the Boise PD BANDIT narcotics unit assisted in processing evidence from the meth lab.

    Again, this case is still under investigation and additional charges are possible.

    Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is encouraged to call Boise Police or Boise area Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous. Callers with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Citizens can also go online to www.343COPS.com, follow the links and leave their tip, or text tips the word "TIP236" and type in  "CRIMES".

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    Arrested, Brandon K. Barbour, 20, Boise

    Charge: Fugitive to Idaho (F)

    Boise Police contacted and questioned the suspect, Barbour during an unrelated investigation. During that contact officers discovered Barbour was wanted on a no bond warrant for desertion from the military. No further details on the warrant were available. Barbour was booked into the Ada County Jail.

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