Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 29, 2009

06-29-09 Heroin Trafficking charges top weekend arrests

06-29-09 Heroin Trafficking charges top weekend arrests

    Boise June 29th, 2009 - Heroin Trafficking charges top the weekend arrests in the City of Boise

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    Arrested: Richard P. Jimenez, 28, Boise

     Charges: Trafficking (Heroin) (F)

    Arrested: Bryant B. Lloyd, 27, Boise

     Charges: Trafficking (Heroin) (F)

        Boise Police stopped a vehicle at Vista and Canal streets at approx 1;30 a.m. this morning, June 29th, after officers observed several traffic violations including speeding and failing to maintain it's lane. Officers working with a police K-9 recovered approximately 10.5 grams of heroin and syringes in the vehicle. Officers say because of the amount of heroin and other evidence obtained, they believe the two suspects possessed the heroin with intent to sell. The suspects, later identified as Richard Jimenez and Bryant Lloyd, were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   Of note - Idaho State Code 37-2732 (B) states: Any person who knowingly manufactures, delivers or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, two (2) grams or more of heroin or any salt, isomer, or salt of an isomer thereof, or two (2) grams or more of any mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of any such substance is guilty of a felony, which felony shall be known as "trafficking in heroin.". 

   This means under Idaho State Code, anything over 2 grams is considered more than a personal use amount and shall be charged by officers as trafficking.

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  Arrested: Jimmy J. Gauthier, 33, Boise

   Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police were contacted by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Friday in reference to a child under the age of 10 who reported being struck by the suspect at a Boise home on June 19th. The suspect, later identified as Jimmy Gauthier, is accused of battering the victim, who is known to him. After a detailed investigation, the man was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

    At this time no further information is available in this case.

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  Arrested: Joel M. Belmarez, 40, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F), Aggravated Assault (F), Malicious Injury to Property (m)

    Boise Police responded to an assault on the 5900 block of Marvin Street Friday (June 26th) at approximately 11:00 p.m. Multiple witnesses say the suspect, later identified as Joel Belmarez, kicked in the victim's door and threatened the victim with a large metal pipe. The suspect and the victim had been involved in an ongoing dispute over money. The suspect fled the home when neighbors called police and was located at his home a short time later. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Brenda D. Mack, 37, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police responded to a problem subject at a group home facility on the 2000 block of South Linda Vista Friday (June 26th) at approximately 4:38 a.m. Multiple witnesses say the suspect, later identified as Brenda Mack, had been threatening other residents and staff while breaking and throwing items around the residence. After police gained entry to the home, the suspect picked up a 3 fott long broken piece of wood with nails sticking out of it and approached officers jabbing the piece of wood at them. Officers used a Taser to take the suspect into custody. The woman was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Franklin C. DeLong, 19, Garden City

     Charges:  Grand Theft (Auto)(F), Burglary (F)

    Arrested: Matthew L. Smith, 25, Garden City

     Charges:  Grand Theft (Auto)(F), Burglary (F)

        Boise Police responded to a citizens call that two men were burglarizing a vehicle parked in the citizens driveway, Friday, June 26th, at approximately 4:38 a.m. in the north end Boise Heights area. Witnesses chased the suspects down the street, but lost them. When officers arrived, witnesses provided a good description of the suspects and officers were able to locate them walking a few blocks away. One suspect ran, but was caught by officers. 

    The citizen/victim saw a vehicle that he believed was the suspects, left behind when they ran off. The citizen took the keys out of the ignition of the vehicle and gave the keys to officers when they arrived. The Officer's investigation revealed the two suspects, DeLong and Smith had stolen the car, an Audi station wagon from Garden City earlier that evening and driven it to the burglary location. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

    Of note: Idaho State Code 18-1401. Burglary definied. 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.

    This means, under Idaho Code, if officers believe the person entered a location with the intention of knowingly committing a crime, the law states the charge shall be Burglary, which by code is a felony. The felony goes to the persons intent to commit the crime, not the amount of loss or items stolen.

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    Arrested: Kevin S. Larkin, 18, Boise

     Charges: Burglary (F)

        Boise Police responded to a citizen's report of a man acting suspiciously approx 2;30 a.m. this morning, June 29th, on the 5300 block of West Ellens Ferry Street. Witnesses say they saw the suspect, later identified as Kevin Larkin, trying to open the doors on a neighbor's vehicle. Officers located the suspect just down the street and recovered several personal items that had been taken from the vehicle. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Crime Prevention Note: Boise Police officers investigating several recent vehicle burglary cases have found the vehicles burglarized had been left unlocked on the street or in driveways. Officers say this is very common, as many would-be burglars are opportunists who look for cars that are quick and easy to enter and steal from. Officers urge citizens to lock their vehicles when unattended at all times, even when parked in front of their home or in their driveway.

    Officers also appreciate citizens who keep a watchful eye out for their neighbors and call police reporting any activity they see that appears suspicious or out of place for their area!

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    Arrested: Brittany N. Hodsdon

    Charges: 2 counts of Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 300 block of North Milwaukee Friday (June 26th) at approximately 5:25 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect, later identified as Brittany Hodsdon, conceal several clothing items and then leave the store without paying for them. Security personnel followed the suspect as she entered another store and concealed more items on her person before leaving without paying for the items. Police officers believe the woman entered the stores with the intent to commit the thefts, 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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    Arrested: Clint E. Teschner, 59, Boise

      Charges: Burglary (F), Petit Theft (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8200 block of West Fairview Saturday (June 27th) at approximately 9:27 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect, later identified as Clint Teschner, consume several food items and conceal the packaging in various locations around the store. 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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    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