Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

07-22-09 Injury to a Child and Aggravated Battery charges top overnight arrests

07-22-09 Injury to a Child and Aggravated Battery charges top overnight arrests

    Boise July 22nd, 2009 - Felony Injury to a Child and Aggravated Battery charges top the overnight arrests in the City of Boise

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    Arrested: Diego A. Gonzalez, 24, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F), 2nd Degree Kidnapping (F), Probation Violation charges,

    Boise Police were dispatched to a report of a fight in the road near the intersection of Curtis and Kootenai streets early this morning (July 22nd) at approximately 3:30 a.m. Officers who arrived on scene found multiple suspects engaged in an ongoing dispute over the custody of a young child. Witnesses tell police that the suspect, later identified as Diego Gonzalez, had entered the victim's home and taken the child as the legal guardians slept. Witnesses say the suspect was confronted in the street as he attempted to leave and during that dispute, he allegedly put his arm around the child's neck choking the child. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

18-4501. KIDNAPING DEFINED. Every person who willfully:
1. Seizes, confines, inveigles or kidnaps another, with intent to cause him, without authority of law, to be secretly confined or imprisoned within
this state, or to be sent out of this state, or in any way held to service or kept or detained against his will; or,
2. Leads, takes, entices away or detains a child under the age of sixteen (16) years, with intent to keep or conceal it from its custodial parent,
guardian or other person having lawful care or control thereof, or with intent to steal any article upon the person of the child; or,
3. Abducts, entices or by force or fraud unlawfully takes or carries away another at or from a place without the state, or procures, advises, aids or
abets such an abduction, enticing, taking or carrying away, and afterwards sends, brings, has or keeps such person, or causes him to be kept or secreted
within this state; or,
4. Seizes, confines, inveigles, leads, takes, entices away or kidnaps another against his will to extort money, property or any other thing of value
or obtain money, property or reward or any other thing of value for the return or disposition of such person is guilty of kidnapping.

18-4503. SECOND DEGREE KIDNAPING WHEN NOT FOR RANSOM. Every other kidnapping committed shall be kidnapping in the second degree.


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   Arrested: Robert L. Miller, 57, Boise

    Charges: Aggravated Battery (F),

    Boise Police were dispatched to a report of a stabbing late last night (July 21st) at approximately 11:49 p.m. that allegedly took place on the 1700 block of West Rossi. The victim tells police that he had been at the suspect's home drinking beer when an argument began. Witnesses say the suspect, later identified as Robert Miller, stabbed the adult male victim in the leg in front of the home causing non-life threatening injuries. Boise Police located the man still at the home and took him into custody after a detailed investigation. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

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  Warrant Arrested: David L. Zeltner, 26, Mountain Home

    Warrant Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)

    David Zeltner was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance yesterday (July 21st) at approximately 1:51 p.m.

     The arrest warrant stems from an incident that took place on December 15th 2008 at a local hospital at approximately 7:30 a.m. On that date, witnesses state that the suspect, later identified as David Zeltner, was transported to the medical facility after passing out at a retail store. Staff at the hospital located methadone pills and marijuana on the suspect. Boise Police conducted an investigation into the illegal possession of the prescription medications. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony arrest warrant.

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  Warrant Arrested: Alex J. Bailey, 19, Nampa

    Warrant Charges: Issuing Checks with Insufficient Funds (F)

    Alex Bailey was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Issuing Checks with Insufficient Funds yesterday (July 21st) at approximately 2:22 p.m.

     The arrest warrant stems from an incident that took place in October 2008 at several local convenience stores. Boise Police Detectives worked with the owners to determine that the suspect, later identified as Alex Bailey, had written more than $1,000.00 dollars in bad checks at the stores over the span of a month. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony arrest warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information