Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 26, 2009

03-26-09 Aggravated Battery Charge, DUI Crash top daily arrests

03-26-09 Aggravated Battery Charge, DUI Crash top daily arrests

    Boise March 26th, 2009 - Aggravated Battery charge, and DUI crash tops daily arrests.

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Arrested: Frank A. Mohler, 49, Homedale
Charges:
Aggravated Battery (F), Public Intoxication (M), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M)

     Boise Police responded to a request to assist paramedics with a male patient who had become angry and threatening in front of a medical facility on the 100 blk of East Bannock Street yesterday, Wednesday, March 25th, at approximately 5:40 p.m.. Witnesses said the man appeared to be under the influence and smelled heavily of alcohol, and had thrown a towel soaked in his own blood at one of the paramedics hitting him in the stomach. The suspect voluntarily told Boise Police officers he has a communicable disease transmitted through bodily fluids. The paramedic who was hit by the bloody towel told officers he wanted to file charges, resulting in the Aggravated Battery charge (refer to ICC 18-907-d). When Police took the suspect into custody, a search revealed a marijuana pipe.

   The police report does not indicate why paramedics were called to assist the man.

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    Arrested:Bart J. Carpenter, 47, Boise,

    Charges: DUI (M), Leaving the scene of an accident (M)

    Boise Police were contacted by witnesses driving southbound on Broadway Ave last night, Wednesday, March 25th, at approximately 10:05 p.m.. Witnesses reported seeing a man driving a maroon Ford Thunderbird crash into a parked car, a building, then continued and hit a bus bench and a road sign, all the area of Broadway near Boise Ave.. The driver made no attempt to report the crashes. Witnesses followed the driver until he stopped in the parking lot of a nearby bank. Witnesses say the suspect got out of his car holding his head, which was bleeding. 

    Boise Police arrived and the suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. 

    Officers have charged the driver with DUI and Leaving the scene of an accident. Due to medical treatment, the suspect was not booked into the Ada County Jail, but was given a summons to appear in court at a later date.

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Arrested: Joel L. Fleharty, 18, Meridian
Charges:
Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a shoplifting call at a retail store on the 8200 block of Fairview Avenue yesterday evening, March 25th, at approximately 6:45 p.m.. Loss prevention employees with the store tell Police they observed one adult male and three teenage boys enter the store and conceal several items. The adult male and the three juveniles then left the store without paying for the items and were detained in the parking lot by store employees until Police arrived. The adult male, suspect Fleharty, was arrested on the Burglary charge and the three teenage boys, ages 14 - 17 where cited and released to their parents or guardians. Boise Police believe the suspects entered the store with the intent of stealing, resulting in the felony burglary charges.

    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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      Learn what's happening in your neighborhood. Read the Boise Police Neighborhood Crime Bulletin, updated regularly by the Boise Police Crime Prevention unit. Log onto www.boisepolice.org!

Release Prepare By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information