Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

09-22-09 Delivery of a Controlled Substance charges top overnight arrests

09-22-09 Delivery of a Controlled Substance charges top overnight arrests

    Delivery of a Controlled Substance charges top the overnight arrests in the City of Boise

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    Arrested: Charles A. Patterson, 27, Boise

    Charges: 2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) (m)

    Boise Police Narcotics Detectives working as part of an ongoing BANDIT investigation that began in June of this year, purchased small amounts of marijuana from the suspect on two occasions at different public parking lots. The suspect was arrested yesterday (September 21st) on those charges at a business on the 8200 block of Chinden. When officers searched the suspect they discovered  a cigarette pack containing a small amount of marijuana in his possession. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

    The BANDIT Task Force investigates gambling, prostitution and illegal drug use. The Task Force includes Detectives from the Boise Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency and the Idaho National Guard, working as part of a multi-jurisdictional task force called B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), commissioned to protect the community from illegal drug activity.

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  Warrant Arrested: Tabitha L. Christensen, 25, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Burglary (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Burglary yesterday (September 21st).

    The arrest warrant stems from an incident that took place on July 10th of this year. On that date, the suspect was involved in a theft from a retail store on the 5200 block of West Franklin Road. Boise Police Retail Crime investigators determined the suspect had helped refund stolen merchandise and redeem the items for gift cards. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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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Release Prepared By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information