Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, July 13, 2009

07-13-09 Aggravated Battery Charges top weekend arrests

07-13-09 Aggravated Battery Charges top weekend arrests

    Boise July 13th, 2009 - Aggravated Battery Charges top the weekend arrests in the City of Boise

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    Arrested: Robert A. Amis, 38, Boise

     Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police were dispatched to a fight Sunday (July 12th) at approximately 10:00 p.m. at a residence on the 400 block of South 5th Street. Witnesses tell Police that two men had been drinking and became engaged in a fight. The fight became physical and at one point the suspect, later identified as Robert Amis, used a kitchen knife to slash the victim. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries at the time. The suspect called police to report the stabbing and indicated he was the victim. Police located him near Idaho and Main streets. After a detailed investigation officers arrested Robert Amis, who was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

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    Arrested: Debbie J. Dickey, 42, Meridian

     Charges: Injury to a child (F)

    Boise Police responded to an overdose call Sunday (July 12th) at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the Boise River near Parkcenter and RiverRun. Officers who responded, found a teenage juvenile female passed out from what appeared to be an overdose of alcohol and possibly prescription drugs. After an extensive investigation witnesses confirmed that the suspect, later identified as Debbie Dickey, had supplied hard liquor to the juvenile and allowed her to consume it as they floated the river. The suspect appeared to be highly intoxicated at the time. At one point witnesses say the raft became disabled and another party had to rescue them from the river. The witnesses who had rescued the pair from the river called 911 when the juvenile female began vomiting and became unresponsive. The victim was transported to the hospital by emergency medical personnel. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

 Idaho State Code 18-1501. INJURY TO CHILDREN. (1) Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any child to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any child, willfully causes or permits the person or health of such child to be injured, or willfully causes or permits such child to be placed in such situation that its
person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or in the state prison for not less than one
(1) year nor more than ten (10) years.

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    Arrested: Benjamen R. Garlock , 34, Payette

     Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police were dispatched to a man with a gun call Saturday (July 11th) at approximately 1:00 p.m. at a medical facility on the 300 block of North Allumbaugh. Witnesses tell Police the suspect had been drinking alcohol in a vehicle at the parking lot of the facility. A employee confronted the suspect and asked him to leave the property. The suspect refused to leave the property. The victim states that the suspect then produced what appeared to be a handgun and made a verbal threat. At this point, the victim retreated and called 911. The suspect then took off on foot and was located a short time later a few blocks away. The man, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, was taken into custody and officers retrieved a realistic looking black BB gun from the vehicle. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

 18-901. ASSAULT DEFINED. An assault is: (a) An unlawful attempt, coupled with apparent ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another; or (b) An intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some
act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent. 
18-905. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DEFINED. An aggravated assault is an assault: (a) With a deadly weapon or instrument without intent to kill; or
(b) By any means or force likely to produce great bodily harm.[; or] (c) With any vitriol, corrosive acid, or a caustic chemical of any kind.
(d) "Deadly weapon or instrument" as used in this chapter is defined to include any firearm, though unloaded or so defective that it can not be fired.


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    Arrested: Berle A. Cullum Jr., 20, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (M)

    Arrested: Justin S. Killary, 22, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police retail crimes investigators working with Meridian Police, observed the suspects enter a retail store on the 5200 block of West Franklin Friday (July 10th) at approximately 8:15 a.m. Officers observed the suspects, later identified as Berle Cullum and Justin Killary, conceal several items, and then return the items to the store without paying for them. Boise Police believe the pair entered the store with the intent to commit the theft, resulting in the burglary charges. During a search of Beral Cullum's vehicle officers recovered two syringes and a white plastic baggie containing residue (Meth). Investigators believe the two men may be involved in other retail thefts and additional charges may be forthcoming. 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: David T. Morgan, 26, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F), Possession of Burglary Tools (m)

    Boise Police responded to a theft at a retail store on the 5200 block of West Franklin Friday (July 10th) at approximately 4:45 p.m. Loss prevention employees tell Police that they observed the suspect, later identified as David Morgan, using wire cutters to remove the security tags from merchandise before concealing it. The suspect then exited the store without paying for the merchandise. Boise Police officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. During a search of the suspect, officers recovered the wire cutters. 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