Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Drinking and poor choices lead to felony charge; Overnight Felony Arrests

03-18-10 Drinking and poor choices lead to felony charge; Overnight Felony Arrests

03-18-10 Drinking and poor choices lead to felony charge; Overnight Felony Arrests

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   Arrested: Jonathan E. Barker, 20, Rochester NY

   Charges:Assault on a Police Officer (F), Resisting or Obstructing (m), Providing False Information (m), Minor Possession/Consumption of alcohol (m)

   Arrested: Tad W. Barker, 22, Boise

   Charges:Resisting or Obstructing (m)

   Arrested: Timothy J. Riggen, 22, Hailey

   Charges:Battery (m)

    Boise Police responded to a fight last night (March 17th) at approximately 10:00 p.m. outside a bar at 6th & Main downtown. Witnesses tell police that Timothy Riggen had hit a security person inside the bar. As officers began to arrest Riggen for the charge, Tad Barker began to interfere with the arrest. Officers had to repeatedly push Tad Barker back, away from the scene. At this point, Jonathan Barker, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, began screaming at officers and moved into the immediate area of the arrest. Officers repeatedly issued commands to Tad Barker and Jonathan Barker to leave the area. Officers eventually had to take Jonathan Barker and Tad Barker into custody for resisting or obstructing. Jonathan Barker hit one officer in the  jaw with his fist and pushed the officer into a metal pole. The suspect continued to fight with officers until he was placed into a patrol car. Jonathan Barker repeatedly provided a false name and age to police. The suspects where booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. Alcohol was a factor in this incident.

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   Arrested: Angelina M. Remillard, 29, Boise

   Charges:Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 2600 block of South Broadway Avenue yesterday (March 17th) at approximately 8:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them. Officers 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 Department 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 is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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   Warrant Arrested: Rebecca N. Ramsey, 19, Caldwell

   Warrant Charges:Grand Theft by Possession (F)

The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant Grand Theft by Possession yesterday.

The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into stolen checks taken during a burglary at a business during July of last year. Evidence indicates the suspect used the stolen checks to obtain cash. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information