Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 10, 2009

08-10-09 Aggravated Battery charges top weekend arrests

08-10-09 Aggravated Battery charges top weekend arrests

    Boise August 10th, 2009 - Aggravated Battery charges top weekend arrests in the City of Boise

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    Arrested: Jeremias Ramirez, 30, Nampa

     Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (F), DUI (m), DWP (m), Open Container (m), Violation of a No Contact Order (m)

    Boise Police Officers on foot patrol early Saturday morning (August 8th) at approximately 2:12 a.m. observed a man punching the window of a vehicle in a parking lot at 6th and Grove with his fist. When Officers approached the suspect he jumped into the drivers seat of a nearby vehicle with several other passengers and began to drive away. Boise Police identifying themselves, yelled at the suspect to stop the vehicle and ran up to the car as it drove through the parking lot. As officers ran beside the vehicle attempting to stop it, the driver abruptly swerved to the right and ran over one of the officers foot and lower leg. At this point a passenger in the vehicle yelled "Go, Go, Go." and the vehicle accelerated out of the parking lot with the officer pinned to the wheel well. The officer was dragged 15 or 20 feet before falling free of the vehicle.

    Other responding officers located the vehicle a short distance away and after a brief pursuit, during which the vehicle drove onto a curb and around other cars, the vehicle was stopped at 13th and front. The driver, later identified as Jeremias Ramirez was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. A Check of records through Ada County Dispatch also revealed that the suspect was Driving Without Privileges and had an active No Contact Order with another passenger in the vehicle. Open containers of alcohol were also located in the vehicle. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

    The injured Boise Police officer was transported to a local hospital and treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries before being released. 

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    Arrested: Brett W. Adair, 21, Boise

     Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police responded to an aggravated battery report Sunday (August 9th) that allegedly took place at approximately 11:50 a.m. at a residence on the 2800 block of Rose Hill in Boise. The victim tells police that his roommate entered his room cussing and screaming about an ongoing dispute. The victim states the suspect then produced a wooden pole and began striking the victim several times, causing what appeared at the time to be minor injuries. Officers located the suspect, later identified as Brett Addair, a short time later and questioned him about the incident. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

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    Arrested: Beaufils M. Bashale, 32, Boise

     Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI) (F), Driving Without Privileges (m)

    A Boise Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Capitol and River Sunday (August 9th) at approximately 4:37 a.m. traveling Northbound on Capitol when a vehicle veered into his lane forcing the Police Officer to hit his brakes to avoid a collision. The Boise Police Officer stopped the vehicle a short distance later and made contact with the driver, later identified as Beaufils Bashale. The Officer noted the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect who failed several field sobriety tests. The suspect refused to submit to a breath test and a blood draw was performed at the jail for later testing. A check of the suspects records through Ada County Dispatch indicated that he was currently suspended and already had a felony DUI on his record from 2008. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

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    Arrested: Cory R. Hawkins, 21, Boise

     Charges: Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F), Malicious Injury to Property (m), probation violation charges, contempt of court warrant (m)

    Boise Police received a report of a stolen bike Saturday (August 8th) at approximately 2:30 p.m. at a home on the 3400 block of Sweetwater Drive. Victims tell police that someone had entered their garage and taken the bike some time over the previous two days. Later that day a bike matching the description of the stolen bicycle had been located on Craigslist for sale. Boise Police and the victim met the seller, later identified as Cory Hawkins, at the park and verified that the bike was stolen. Officers also determined that the suspect had two outstanding warrants for failure to appear and probation violations. After the suspect was handcuffed and placed into the back of the officers patrol car, he managed to pull the paneling off of a door and damage the interior of the rear area. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

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    Arrested: Danielle L. Pillen, 24, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F),

    Boise Police were dispatched to a report of a shoplifter at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland Sunday (August 9th) at approximately 2:41 p.m. Loss prevention employees tell police they observed a suspect, later identified as Danielle Pillen, conceal goods in a backpack and exit the store without paying for them. Boise Police believe the suspect 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. 

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information