Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 14, 2009

09-14-09 Aggravated Battery and Injury to a Child charges top overnight arrests

09-14-09 Aggravated Battery and Injury to a Child charges top overnight arrests

     Aggravated Battery and Injury to a Child charges top the overnight arrests in the City of Boise

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    Arrested: Levi T. Hancock, 24, no known address

    Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police were dispatched to a fight at a parking lot on the corner of Capital Blvd and Main Streets Saturday (September 12th) at approximately 6:30 p.m. Multiple witnesses tell police that the suspect, later identified as Levi Hancock, had attacked the victim who was sitting in the parking lot after an argument in a nearby park earlier in the day. Officers located the victim, who had lost consciousness after the attack, at the scene. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with what appeared at the time to be serious, but non life threatening injuries. The next day (September 13th) officers located the suspect in Ann Morrison park and took him into custody. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Matthew K. Jensen, 23, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    Arrested: Leah A. Jensen, 22, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police assisted agents from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on a check of a residence on the 2500 block of West Boise Avenue yesterday (September 13th) at approximately 8:40 a.m. Officers and Health and Welfare Officials found that two children, under the age of 3, were living in a situation likely to result in serious bodily injury or death due to the condition of the residence and lack of parental care. Officers observed Rotting food, overflowing trash, flies, choking hazards and sharp objects on floor, in addition to sharp metal objects within the reach and height of the children. Urine soaked carpets, stagnant water, and rotting food in the refrigerator. The youngest child had a severe diaper rash that was infected. The children were turned over to the custody of the State Department of Health and Welfare. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Tealla J. March, 25, Boise

    Charges: Intimidation of a State’s Witness (F), Resisting & Obstructing (m), Malicious Injury to Property (m)

    Boise Police were doing follow up on an ongoing theft case at a group home on the 500 block of South Americana Friday (September 11th) at approximately 3:30 p.m. As officers concluded their interviews, the suspect became agitated and argumentive. In front of police, the suspect threatened a witness involved in the case. As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody for threatening a witness, the suspect physically resisted officers by pulling her arms away and hiding them. As officers escorted her to a patrol car, the suspect intentionally slammed her head on the trunk, causing damage to the vehicle. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Angela C. Collier, 32, No Known Address

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were dispatched to a report of a shoplifter at a retail store on the 8200 block of Fairview Friday (September 11th) at approximately 9:00 p.m. Loss prevention employees tell police they observed the suspect conceal goods and then exchange them for a gift card without paying for them. Boise Police believe the suspect 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: Stephanie J. Beers, 35, No Known Address

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were dispatched to a report of a shoplifter at a retail store on the 2600 block of South Broadway Avenue Friday (September 11th) at approximately 9:40 p.m. Loss prevention employees tell police they observed the suspect conceal goods and then leave without paying for them. Boise Police believe the suspect 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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Release Prepared By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information