Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 01, 2009

06-01-09 Shots fired, Injury to a Child charges top weekend arrests

06-01-09 Shots fired, Injury to a Child charges top weekend arrests

Boise June 1st, 2009 - Shots Fired Investigation, Felony Injury to a Child charges top weekend incidents in the City of Boise

   Boise Police responded to a fight call that turned into an investigation of shots fired toward a West Boise home over the weekend.

    "It’s dangerous for anybody to fire a handgun or any kind of firearm in the city limits, so we're taking this very seriously. We're putting a lot of resources into finding the people involved," said Boise Police Sgt. Ted Snyder.

    What Happened: Boise Police officers responded to a call of a fight at a home near Ustick & Cloverdale just after midnight Sunday morning, May 31st. The homeowner told responding officers he was having a party when several people got out of hand. They became violent and began fighting with him in the street when he asked them to leave. The alleged trouble makers were gone by the time officers arrived, but witnesses told officers those fighting had made threats to come back.

    About 1:44 a.m., an officer who stayed on patrol in the immediate area heard gun shots. Apparently someone had driven by the house and fired several shots into the air. No one was hurt and no property damage was found.

    The officer who heard the shots saw the vehicle they were fired from, a maroon Mercury Sable. The officer pursued the suspect vehicle west down Fairview toward Five Mile. The suspects abandoned the car on Garverdale Ct. and the officer saw four males run. Officers coming to help quickly set up a perimeter. Officers found two of the young men who were inside the car hiding near a nearby business. They also found a handgun, however officers don't believe it's the gun used in the shooting. At this time, no charges have been filed, and the investigation actively continues.

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  Arrested: Michael C. Johnson, 37, Boise

   Charges: Injury to a child (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a fight Friday afternoon (May 29th) at approximately 3:45 p.m. at a home on the 4400 block of Shamrock Road. Witnesses tell police that the suspect, later identified as Michael Johnson, had been arguing with a 17 year old teenage male when the dispute became physical. Witnesses say that the suspect appeared to be intoxicated and choked the teen. Responding officers found evidence of the crime. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Jessica M. Riley, 23, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon Friday (May 29th) at approximately 10:00 p.m. at a home on the 1900 block of W. Panama St. Witnesses tell police that two women had been involved in an ongoing dispute and had been arguing that evening. At one point witnesses say the suspect, later identified as Jessica Riley, approached the victims home with a baseball bat and stood in the driveway, making direct verbal threats to the victim. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Virginia L. Schwabe, 47, no permanent address

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store on the 8000 block of W. Fairview Sunday (May 31st) at approximately 4:11 p.m. Store loss prevention employees tell police they witnessed the suspect, later identified as Virginia Schwabe, conceal several items in a box taken from the store, as well as her purse, and then leave the store without paying for them. Police officers believe the woman entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charges. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed 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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  Warrant Arrested: Brian R. Card, 31, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Burglary (F)

    Brian Card was taken into custody at the Ada County jail early Sunday morning just after midnight on an outstanding felony warrant for burglary. 

    The warrant stems from an incident that took place on February 28th of this year at approximately 2:00 p.m. On that day Boise Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store on the 8000 block of W. Fairview. Store loss prevention employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect, later identified as Brian Card, walk out of the store with a mixer. Police officers working with local retailers investigated the incident and eventually identified the suspect. That information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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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 Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information