Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 11, 2009

05-11-09 Boise Police Catch Teens in Act of Vandalizing School; weekend arrests

05-11-09 Boise Police Catch Teens in Act of Vandalizing School; weekend arrests

    Boise May 11th, 2009 - Boise Police catch Teens in the Act of Vandalizing School; other weekend arrests 

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  Arrested: two 14 year old boys, both from Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F), Curfew violation (m). One boy was cited for minor in possession of tobacco.

    Boise Police patrol officers responded to an alarm at Franklin Elementary School shortly before 1:00 a.m. this morning. A Boise School District security worker also responded to the alarm and met officers at the school. As officers were inspecting the outside of the property, approx 1:20 a.m., they saw a light go on inside the building. The school employee gave officers a key, and as the officers entered the building, they could hear items being smashed and glass breaking. Officers quickly found the two suspects inside the school. They also found interior windows broken, an alarm panel smashed and torn off the wall, and fire extinguishers that had been emptied in the hallways. Officers believe the suspects entered the building through a window. Officers have no damage estimates at this time, however, school officials tell officers the vandalized alarm panel will be expensive to repair or replace.

    During questioning, one boy told officers they had snuck out of their houses and headed to the school. After questioning the two boys, their School Resource Officer was called. The School Resource Officer will provide follow up on the investigation. After charging the suspects, the officers released the two boys to the custody of their parents.

    Because the boys are being charged as juveniles, their names are not being released. The suspect are not students at Franklin Elementary.

 

18-1401.Burglary defined. Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse, or other building, tent, vessel, vehicle, trailer, airplane or railroad car, with intent to commit any theft or any felony, is guilty of burglary.

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    Arrested: Scott R. Bolen, 41, Kuna

    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (METH)(F)

    Boise Police observed a vehicle traveling north on Five Mile approaching McMillan Friday May 8th at approximately 8:00 p.m. Officers observed the vehicle violate several traffic violations. Boise Police stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, later identified as Scott Bolen. A records check through Ada County Dispatch indicated that Bolen had a suspended drivers license and two outstanding warrants from Utah. A search incident to the arrest located a baggie of Meth weighing approximately one gram in the suspects pocket.

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    Arrested: Tianna N. McAmis, 18, Notus

    Charges:  Burglary (F)

    On Friday May 8th at approximately 8:07 p.m. Boise Police Officers responded to a theft in progress at a retail store on the 300 block of North Milwaukee Street. Loss prevention employees with the store tell Police they witnessed the suspect conceal a set of headphones in her pocket and exit the store without attempting to pay for them. Boise Police believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to steal, resulting in the felony burglary charge.

    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: Ronald B. Sammons, 41, Caldwell

   Charges: Grand Theft (F), Rackateering (F)

    Boise Police received a report of employee theft from a local company on May 1st. Boise Police Detectives working with the facility over the last month determined that Ronald Sammons was embezzling funds from the company.  Because Detectives believe the suspect used profits form the illegal activity to purchase assets the additional charge of racketeering is included. Sammons was arrested last night at the airport as he arrived in Boise.

Boise Police Detectives are still actively investigating this case and further information is not available at this time. 

 

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    Arrested: Jessica A. Baker, 23, Boise

    Warrant Charges: Issuing checks without funds (F)

    Jessica Baker was arrested early this morning just after midnight at a home on the 2900 block of Pauley Drive on a felony warrant for issuing checks on a closed account.

    The warrant stems form several instances that took place in 2008. A retail store on the 8200 block of Fairview reported to police that the suspect had written several checks on a closed account in February of 2008. That information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys Office and resulted in the felony charge.

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Release Prepared By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information