Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Man charged with kidnaping part-time roommate & abusing her dog; Other overnite Felony arrests

03-10-10 Man charged with kidnaping part-time roommate & abusing her dog; Other overnite Felony arrests

031010 Man charged with kidnapping part-time roommate & abusing her dog; Other overnite Felony arrests

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   Arrested: Bennett J. Bartlett, 47, No Known Residence

   Charges:Kidnaping (Not for Ransom) (F), Cruelty to Animals (m)

    Boise Police responded to a call from a woman about a disturbance at her home on the 5000 block of West Mercurio, near State & Collister, yesterday, March 9th at approximately 7:30 p.m. The victim, an adult female, tells police she returned home that evening to find the suspect, later identified as Bartlett, had been drinking. The victim told officers she occasionally allows Bartlett to stay at her home. A verbal argument began. The victim states that at one point the suspect grabbed the victim's small dog by the neck and began to choke it. The dog bit the suspect who, according to the victim, then began to punch the dog. The victim says she attempted to stop the suspect, who reportedly began to hit her in the face. The victim says the suspect prevented her from leaving through physical intimidation and verbal threats for approximately two hours before the victim convinced the suspect to leave and called 911. Boise Police located the suspect riding a bicycle near 35th and State and took him into custody. For the suspect's safety, because he appeared extremely intoxicated, officers took him to a nearby hospital for medical clearance before taking him to jail. Responding officers say neither the victim nor the dog appeared to have serious injuries from the incident. Neither required medical treatment. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. Boise Police detectives are still investigating. Additional charges are possible. 

Kidnaping defined.  Every person who wilfully: 1.  Seizes, confines, inveigles or kidnaps another, with intent to cause him, without authority of law, to be secretly confined or imprisoned within this state, or to be sent out of this state, or in any way held to service or kept or detained against his will; 18-4503.Second degree kidnaping when not for ransom.  Every other kidnaping committed shall be kidnaping in the second degree.

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  Arrested: Carl B. Bozarth, 42, No Known Residence

  Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of Overland Road yesterday (March 9th) at approximately 3:30 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 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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   Warrant Arrested: Holly M. Petersen, 24, Boise

   Warrant Charges:Possession of a Forged Instrument (F)

The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a Forged Instrument (bad checks) yesterday.

The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the cashing of forged checks over several months. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the passing of forged checks at various retail stores in the area. 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