Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, December 11, 2009

12-11-09 Drug Trafficking Charges top overnight arrests

12-11-09 Drug Trafficking Charges top overnight arrests

     Drug Trafficking Charges top overnight arrests

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    Arrested: Brian K. Pinto, 23, Kuna

    Charges: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(F)

    Arrested: Samantha J. Martindale, 27, Kuna

    Charges: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(F)

    Arrested: Carlos D. Pinto 25, Bend Oregon

    Charges: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(F)

    Arrested: Tara M. Moskios, 25, Bend Oregon

    Charges: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(F)

    On December 10th, 2009 at approximately 1900 hrs, Boise Police Narcotics Detectives (BANDIT) arrested four suspects for Trafficking Marijuana. That arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation into trafficking in the Boise area.

    Approximately two months ago Bandit received a tip that Brian Pinto and Martindale were dealing marijuana from their residence in Kuna, Idaho. Bandit also received information stating Carlos Pinto was transporting several pounds of marijuana from Bend, Oregon to this same residence. On this date Bandit and Ada County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at Brian Pinto and Martindale's residence. Located inside the residence was approximately 23 pounds of marijuana and approximately $14,000 in cash. Carlos Pinto and Moskios were also located inside the residence.

Penalties: Any person who knowingly manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, five (5) pounds or more, but less that twenty five (25) pounds of marijuana, shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of three (3) years and fined not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

    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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      Arrested: Matthew E. Devinaspre, 21, Boise

      Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), 2nd Degree kidnapping (m), Malicious Injury to Property (m), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m)

    Boise Police arrested Matthew Devinaspre on misdemeanor and felony charges late last night (December 10th) 

    What happened: Boise Police were dispatched to a collision at the intersection of 9th and Main streets at approximately 11:45 p.m. Witnesses tell police the driver of one of the vehicles involved had fled the accident scene on foot. An area search began for the suspect at that time. 

   Witnesses and victims later told police, the suspect entered a bar on the 900 block of West Main. The suspect had confronted an employee, making direct threats. At one point, the suspect refused to allow the victim to leave a room where the confrontation took place, resulting in the kidnapping charge. Eventually the suspect, who witnesses say was acting "crazy" left the room and obtained an unopened bottle of alcohol. He then broke the bottle, retaining the glass neck in his hand. The suspect threatened one of the employees with the broken bottle and there was a brief struggle, resulting in the Aggravated Assault charge. The suspect fled the bar on foot still carrying the broken bottle.

    Boise Police officers saw the suspect and, after a brief foot persuit, cornered him in an alley. The suspect refused to drop the broken glass bottle and officers were forced to deploy a tazer to take him into custody. Officers determined the suspect may have been under the influence when the collision occurred and blood was drawn for later evidentiary testing. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Cynthia A. Fleenor, 52, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

    Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers received information from neighbors that drugs were being used at a home near Ustick and Cole. After investigating, the officer received a search warrant for the home on the 7300 block of West San Fernando Drive. The warrant was served yesterday (December 10th) at approximately 10:00 a.m. 

    Police recovered a  baggie containing a small amount of marijuana, 2 baggies containing Meth residue and other paraphernalia.

    Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers are dedicated liaisons between neighborhoods and the police department. They work with residents to solve neighborhood issues like drug houses, burglaries or thefts, or other neighborhood safety issues. To contact your Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer, log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services!

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    Arrested: Kyle N. Johnson, 21, Meridian

    Charges: Forgery (F)

    Boise Police responded to a reported forgery at a convenience store on the 10,000 block of West Ustick yesterday (December 10th) at approximately 10:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect entered the store and asked to change a $20.00 bill. Cashiers at the store recognized the bill was a fake and called police. Officers located the suspect a short time later and after a detailed investigation he was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Arrested: David B. Ambrose, 42, Boise

Charges: Burglary (F), Trespassing (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 1600 block of West State yesterday (December 10th) at approximately 10:40 a.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal goods in a personal bag and then left the store without paying for them. Police officers believe the man entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. Officers also determined the suspect had been trespassed from the store earlier this month for similar activities, resulting in the additional trespassing 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