Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 12, 2010

Alleged drinking binge leads to grand theft and DUI Charges; Overnight Felony Arrests

02-12-10 Alleged drinking binge leads to grand theft and DUI Charges; Overnight Felony Arrests

   Alleged drinking binge leads to grand theft and DUI Charges; Overnight Felony Arrests

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    Arrested: Bradley M. Reardon, 42, Middleton

    Charges: Grand Theft (Taking Property from the Person of Another)(F), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

    Boise Police responded to a disturbance yesterday (February 11th) at a bar on the 4300 block of West State at approximately 5:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect, who had been drinking for several hours, became angry with other patrons in the bar. On his way out the door, victims state, the suspect grabbed the hats off of three patrons and ran to a friend's vehicle nearby. The suspect then drove the vehicle to another bar on the 1600 block of N. 31st St. and began to argue with patrons at that bar. As officers arrived at the second bar, witnesses told officers the suspect left on foot. Officers located the suspect one block away. Boise Police recovered the stolen hats in the vehicle the suspect had used to drive from one bar to the other. The suspect failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .23/.23 at the Ada County Jail making this an enhanced DUI. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect had 2 prior convictions for DUI. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed Felony charges.

For more on DUI definitions and penalties log onto:

http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/TrafficEnforcement/DUINightSTEP/page5772.aspx

TITLE 18: CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS,CHAPTER 24,THEFT (Taken from Idaho Statute)

18-2407.Grading of theft.  Theft is divided into two (2) degrees, grand theft and petit theft.

(1)  Grand theft.

(b)  A person is guilty of grand theft when he commits a theft as defined in this chapter and when:

4.  The property, regardless of its nature or value, is taken from the person of another;

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Release Prepared By:


Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information