Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 13, 2009

04-13-09 Drug charges, Embezzlement, and Vandalism top weekend arrests

04-13-09 Drug charges, Embezzlement, and Vandalism top weekend arrests

Boise April 13th, 2009 - Drug charges, Embezzlement, and Vandalism top weekend arrests in Boise

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    Arrested: Alan S. Ervin, 37, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Meth) (F), Possession of a Controlled substance (prescription Drugs) (F), Probation Violation Charges

    Boise Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired license plates Friday evening at approximately 9:22 p.m. in the area of 31st and Irene Streets in Boise. Officers determined that the driver, Alan Ervin, had a current Probation Violation Warrant for his arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed two plastic baggies with a small amount of Meth. Officers also found the suspect to be in unlawful possession of  prescription medication resulting in the second drug charge.

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    Arrested: David R. Bonde, 42, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Meth) (F), Probation and Parole charges

    Boise Police, following up on an unrelated investigation, made contact with David Bond near the intersection of Orchard and Denton Streets early this morning at approximately 1:12 a.m. When Officers determined the suspect had an outstanding warrant from Probation and Parole he was arrested. In the search incident to that arrest, officers located a plastic baggie containing approximately 1.0 grams of meth resulting in the felony drug charge.

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    Arrested: Brittany N. Johnson, 21, Boise

    Charges: Embezzlement (F)

    Boise Police arrested Brittany Johnson on a felony Embezzlement charge Saturday at approximately 1:53 p.m. Loss prevention employees at a retail store on the 2100 block of South Broadway tell police that the suspect, an employee at the store, would steal from the store by refunding sales on customer transactions after the customer had left the store with the merchandise. Customers were not aware the suspect was refunded their merchandise. Store loss prevention agents allege that this activity took place more than ten times starting in April of this year resulting in the loss of more than $1,000. The theft was reported to police on Saturday and the suspect was taken into custody at the retail store without incident.

    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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    Arrested: Leticia C. Rodriguez, 23, Caldwell

    Charges: Malicious injury to property (F)

    Boise Police responded to a vandalism report at a restaurant/bar on the 100 block of South 6th Street in Boise at approximately 11:00 p.m. Saturday night. Witnesses tell police that the suspect, later identified as Leticia Rodriguez, entered the restroom where she painted a wall and a picture frame with  permanent markers. Boise Police Officers located the suspect still inside the eastablishment and recovered the markers. Due to the extent of the damage to the wall and the frame, the suspect was booked into the Ada County jail on the felony charge of malicious injury to property.

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Release Prepared By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information