Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arrest in Gun Theft; overnight felony arrest report

04-13-10 Arrest in Gun Theft; overnight felony arrest report
   Boise, April 13, 2010 - Boise Police arrested a man last night accused of stealing a rifle and a shotgun and pawning the guns for cash. Detectives have evidence the suspect may have committed the theft for drug money.
 
   Arrested: Ryan R. Moore, 22, Boise
   Charges: Grand Theft (F) - 2 cts
 
   Boise Police received a report Monday, April 12th from the victim that a rifle and a shotgun had been stolen from the victim's home. The theft occurred late last week. The victim and suspect are well known to each other. After contacted the suspect, he agreed to turn himself into Boise Police. He was questioned by detectives and taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above charges. Detectives were able to recover the stolen shotgun, however they have not yet recovered the stolen rifle. The rifle has been entered into a national crime information computer as a stolen weapon.
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   Arrest: Jerome L. Edwards, 27, Boise
   Charge: Issuing Checks with Insufficient Funds (F)
 
   Boise Police were called to a local business after the business learned a check had been written on a closed account. The amount of the check was more than $1,900.  Boise Police turned the investigation report over to Ada County prosecutors who issued a warrant for the suspects arrest on the above charge.