03-04-10 Neighor concern leads to drug house; Felon with
firearm; overnight arrests
Arrested: Thomas J. Williams, 21, Boise
Charges: Possession of marijuana (m), Frequenting a place where
drugs are used (m)
Arrested: John R. Riddle, 22, Boise
Charges: Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Frequenting a place
where drugs are used (m)
The Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer for the Broadway
area recently heard from a concerned neighbor about a house on the
1300 blk of S. Division where the residents were reportedly having
loud parties that would disrupt the neighborhood.
Further investigation by the Neighborhood Contact Officer
revealed evidence that drugs were being used in the home.
Wednesday, March 3rd at approx 1:25 p.m., Boise Police served
a search warrant on the house. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia
were found inside the home. Two people, including one resident of
the home (Riddle) were arrested. Two others were cited on drug
charges and released.
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.
Arrested: Marco L. Romero, 26, Middleton, ID
Charges: Felon in possession of a firearm (F), Possession of drug
paraphernalia (m), driving without privileges (m)
A Boise Police officer on patrol last night at approx 10:30
p.m. in the area of Fairview & Hilton spotted a car driving
with a headlight out. The officer made a traffic stop on the
vehicle. While the vehicle was stopped, a man in the passenger seat
got out of the car and ran. An immediate area search by officers
did not locate him.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as the suspect,
Romero. As officers approached the car, they could see drug
paraphernalia in plain view. Romero was found to be driving with a
suspended driver's license. Officers found Romero was on felony
probation. His probation officer responded to the scene and found
Romero to be in possession of a semi-automatic handgun, a felony.
Romero was arrested on the above charges and taken to the Ada
County Jail. Officers continue to investigate the passenger of
Romero's car who ran off.
***booking photos of the above suspects are posted at