Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 08, 2009

06-08-09 Burglary, Battery, Agg DUI charges; weekend incidents.

06-08-09 Burglary, Battery, Agg DUI charges; weekend incidents.

    Boise June 8th, 2009 - Burglary, Battery charges; weekend incidents.

    Boise Police are searching for three men who allegedly broke into a Boise bench home overnight. Boise Police detectives say they have suspect information and are following up on leads.

    Boise Police responded to a call from a home on the 5600 blk of Targee Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. this morning. Two women in the home reported three men breaking in through a back door. Several items were taken. The three suspects did not discover or confront the two women in the home at the time. 

    As the investigation is continuing, no further information is available at this time.

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 Arrested: David A. Green, 28, unknown address

   Charges: Battery (F), Burglary (F), malicious injury to property (m), 

Warrant Charges: Probation violation and a prior battery

 Arrested: Adam Hill, 23, unknown address

   Charges: Battery (F), Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a battery Sunday (June 7th) at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the 200 block of North Atlantic Street. Witnesses tell police that two men, who are known to the victims, attacked two residents at the home when they opened the door. During the fight the door to the home was damaged and two victims received what appeared to be minor injuries. The two suspects then fled the home on foot. Responding officers located the two men, later identified as Adam Hill and David Green, at Anne Morrison Park. The motive behind the confrontation is unclear. A check of the suspects records though Ada County Dispatch indicated that David Green had two outstanding warrants for a prior battery and probation violation. The suspects where transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Warrant Arrested: Daniel R. Hanson, 25, Boise

Warrant Charges: Aggravated Driving Under the Influence (Aggravated = DUI accident involving injuries)(F)

    Boise Police patrol officers on foot in downtown Boise arrested Daniel Hanson on an outstanding warrant for Felony DUI Friday night (June 5th) at 6th and Main.

    The arrest warrant stems from a collision that took place on Wednesday (June 3rd) at Five Mile and Smoke Ranch roads at approximately 11:00 p.m. At that time, the suspect was apparently traveling southbound on Five Mile in an Izuzu Rodeo and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. The suspect vehicle hit another vehicle, injuring the 50 year old female driver. The suspect and the second driver were transported to a local hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. A blood draw was performed on the suspect. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony Aggravated DUI warrant.

    Aggravated DUI is defined as great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement to another is caused in the course of committing a DUI. The crime is a felony. Upon conviction, the penalty for Aggravated DUI is a maximum of 15 years in prison, minimum 30 days jail, $5,000 dollar fine, Max 5 year, min. 1 year license suspension beginning at the end of the period of incarceration. In Ada County the vast majority of those convicted of Aggravated DUI are sentenced to prison time, even when first time DUI offenders

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  Arrested: Ian M. Cunnington, 18, Meridian

   Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Prescription Narcotic)(F), Resisting and obstructing officers (m)

    Boise Police observed the suspect commit a traffic violation near Curtis and Irving Streets Saturday (June 6th) at approximately 11:00 p.m. Officers who made contact with the driver, later identified as Ian Cunnington, repeatedly asked the suspect to take his hands out of his lap for officer safety reasons. The man refused to comply with officers requests and appeared to be attempting to conceal something in his clenched fist. The suspect eventually exited the vehicle and officers located a prescription narcotic that the suspect had been holding. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

    For background, for their own safety, police officers will commonly ask those they have contact with to show their hands and keep them in view. People with their hands hidden or in their pockets have, in past instances, been found to be hiding weapons that have been used against officers. When contacted by a police officer, remember the officer is concerned about his or her own safety as well as yours. 

    For more on what to expect when contacted by a police officer, go to www.boisepolice.org and click on "Understanding the Law and Police Procedure," an informational brochure produced by the Boise Police Department and the Boise City Ombudsman.

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  Arrested: William K. Dunson, 20, Boise

   Charges: Possession of a financial transaction card (F)

    Boise Police observed the suspect commit several traffic violation charges including speeding and running a stop sign near Grant and Williams streets early Saturday morning (June 6th) at approximately 2:20 a.m. When officers made contact with the driver he refused to comply with directions and was taken into custody to determine who he was. Officers discovered the suspect had in his possession credit cards that did not belong to him.The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Lucas P. Knie, 18, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

  Arrested: Mathew D. Brooks, 19, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store on the 8100 block of W. Franklin Saturday (June 6th) at approximately 2:23 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspects conceal several items, including a flashlight, and then leave the store without paying. The felony burglary charge stems from the suspect's alleged intent to enter the store for purposes of committing a theft. In this case, officers believe the pair entered the store with the intent to steal the items. The suspects were 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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  Arrested: Brandon S. Bankston, 20, Meridian

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store on the 10000 block of West Overland Saturday (June 6th) at approximately 2:48 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect place beer in a shopping cart and then leave the store without paying. Police officers believe the man entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Lanette R. Sullivan, 43, Boise

   Charges: Misappropriation of identifying information (F)

    Boise Police responded to a call of a fraud in progress at a medical facility Saturday (June 6th) on the 1000 block of North Curtis at approximately 5:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police that the suspect, later identified as Lanette Sullivan, had been attempting to obtain prescription medications using a false name and identification information. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Robert L. Thomas, 21, Boise

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

    Boise Police responded to a call of a fraud in progress at a store Friday (June 5th) on the 500 block of South Broadway at approximately 8:35 p.m. Employees tell police that the suspect, later identified as Robert Thomas, had been attempting to cash checks that appeared to have been written to him. Officers contacted the owner of the account and determined that the checks had been forged. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information