Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 07, 2009

05-07-09 Quick Arrest in Hit & Run

05-07-09 Quick Arrest in Hit & Run

    Boise, May 7, 2009 - Boise Police made a quick arrest in a hit and run this afternoon thanks to an accurate, detailed suspect description from two people who witnessed the crime.

    "These witnesses did everything right," said Lt. Stan Niccolls, Boise Police Watch Commander. "They saw the collision, then saw the motorist drive off and knew they were witnessing a crime. They paid attention, got detailed information, and reported it quickly."

    "We're very happy the boy is OK, and thankful these two citizens thought quickly enough to be very good witnesses." said Lt. Niccolls.

    Arrested: Brian W. Pearson, 42, Boise

    Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (F)

    What Happened: Boise Police were called shortly after 4:00 this afternoon by witnesses who reported seeing a motorists collide with a bicyclist, then drive off. 

    A 15 year old boy was on his bike on the sidewalk headed south on Curtis Rd. just south of the intersection of Curtis and Franklin. The motorist was headed out of a convenience store parking lot when he hit the boy and knocked him over. Two people in a car traveling south on Curtis saw the collision. The Witnesses said initially the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle, but then got back in the car and drove off. The witnesses called police when they realized the driver was leaving.

    The boy was taken to the hospital, and was later released with only bruises.

    Boise Police were able to get from the two witnesses a detailed description of the suspect vehicle, a '98 Silver Buick, including a license plate number and good description of the driver. With that information, officers were able to trace the suspect to a home near Broadway and Linder, where he was arrested for felony leaving the scene of an injury accident.