Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 28, 2009

05-28-09 Fight with Officers, Fraudulent Prescription Drugs, Burglary charges top daily incidents

05-28-09 Fight with Officers, Fraudulent Prescription Drugs, Burglary charges top daily incidents

    Boise, May 28, 2009 - 

    Arrested: Christopher A. White, 29, Boise

    Charges: Resisting & Obstructing Officers (m), Carrying a Concealed Weapon (m), Outstanding arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in Court on a previous charge.

    Boise Police were called by neighbors to the corner of Pershing and Orchard Streets about 1:00 a.m. this morning. Neighbors reported to police they were hearing a man and woman outside arguing loudly. Witnesses reported they overheard part of the argument possibly referring to one of the two having a warrant for his arrest.

    Officers found the man and woman, and while speaking to them, the man threw, what appeared to be a dog leash at the woman. The man then picked up his bicycle, which he was standing on, and appeared to the officers to be preparing to hit the woman with the bike. Two officers immediately grabbed a hold of the man. The man struggled and all three fell to the ground. Officers were quickly able to physically control the suspect and get him into handcuffs. During the struggle, one officer found a folding knife clipped on the man's belt, which had been covered by his shirt. The suspect, White suffered a cut above his eye during the struggle with the officers, that apparently happened when all three hit the ground. Boise Fire and EMS were called to treat the suspect. He was taken to a nearby hospital, treated, released, and booked into the Ada County jail on the above charges.

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    Arrested: Victor M. Martinez, 50, Boise

    Charge: Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud (F)

    Boise Police were called by employees of a pharmacy on W. Fairview Ave about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27th, reporting a possible fraud. Officers arrived, spoke with the suspect and investigated. They indeed did find evidence that the prescription, a narcotic pain medication, was ordered fraudulently. The suspect, Martinez, was arrested and taken to the Ada County Jail.

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    Arrested: Trever A. Brennan, 18

    Charge: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called by store employees of a retailer on E. Myrtle St. about 3:42 p.m. Wednesday, May 27th. Store employees say they witnessed two men come into the store, get food from the deli, walk around the store eating the food, then leave without paying. Boise officers investigated and found the two, both teenagers, had entered the store with the intent to eat the food. The second suspect ran when approached by store employees prior to officers arrival. The suspect Brennan apparently has no permanent address. He was taken into custody and transported to the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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    Arrested: Robert D. Bailey, 39, Boise

    Charge: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called by clerks from a retail store on W. Fairview Ave. Officers were told than a man seen just outside the store was the same man who had entered the store yesterday and allegedly stole beer and cigarettes. After investigating, officers found evidence of the previous burglary, and believing the suspect entered the store with the intention to steal, the suspect was charged with a felony.

    The suspect is currently charged with one count of felony burglary, but is being investigated for similar previous burglaries of the same items taken from the same store.

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Arrested: Maria Del Carmen Escobar, 22, Caldwell

Charge: Burglary (F)

   Officers were called to a retailer in the area of Franklin & Milwaukee approx 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27th, after a store employee reported seeing a woman leave the store with merchandise she hadn't paid for. Officers investigated and found evidence she had entered the store with the intent to steal the items, which makes the charge a felony.