Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 09, 2009

11-09-09 Officers witness robbery and make arrest; weekend felony arrests

11-09-09 Officers witness robbery and make arrest; weekend felony arrests

    Boise Police Officers witness robbery and make arrest; weekend felony arrests

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    Arrested: Michael J. Berenger, 28, Boise

    Charges: Robbery (F)

    Boise Police on foot patrol downtown early Saturday morning (November 7th) at approximately 2:00 a.m. witnessed the suspect step in front of the victim's bicycle at the corner of 6th and Main causing him to stop abruptly to avoid a collision. The suspect then grabbed the handlebars of the bike and ordered the victim to give it to him. When the victim refused, the suspect attempted to take the bike by throwing him to the ground. Boise Police intervened and arrested the suspect on the spot. The adult male victim was not seriously injured in the incident. The suspect refused to cooperate with the police investigation and as a result officers did not receive an explanation for the suspect's actions. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Overnight Attempted Vehicle Burglaries

    Early this morning (November 9th) at approximately 1:00 a.m. witnesses say they observed two males opening, and looking through cars in a neighborhood near Franklin and Curtis. Witnesses say the two males who appeared to be between 17 and 19 years old were last seen on foot on Franklin Park. Although the method of entry is undetermined at this time Boise Police would like to remind citizens that the best way to avoid becoming a victim is to secure your valuables, lock your vehicles and your home. Anyone with further information in this case is urged to call Non Emergency Dispatch at 377-6790 or call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.    

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    Arrested: Kevin T. Baron, 27, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police Retail Crime Detectives received a shoplifting report from a retail store on the 8000 block of Fairview Friday (November 6th) at approximately 4:30 p.m. Witnesses say they watched the suspect conceal several items in the store and 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.

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: Brian S. Carson, 32, No Known Address

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police police were dispatched to a shoplifting a retail store on the 100 block of East Myrtle Friday (November 6th) at approximately 6:49 a.m. Witnesses say they saw the suspect conceal several items on his person in the store and 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