Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 05, 2010

Fight outside bar results in Mayhem charges; Weekend Felony Arrests of note

04-05-10 Fight outside bar results in Mayhem charges; Weekend Felony Arrests of note

04-05-10 Fight outside a bar results in Mayhem charge; Boise City Weekend Felony Arrests 

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    Arrested: Joshua J. Lingford, 31, Arpin WI.

    Charges:Mayhem (F)

    Boise Police responded to a fight in progress outside a bar on the 800 block of South Vista early this morning (April 5th) at approximately 2:00 a.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect, who appeared intoxicated, had just been told to leave the bar. Witnesses tell police the suspect then punched the victim, an adult male, in the face. The victim, who witnesses say was a friend of the suspect, suffered what appeared to be a deep laceration completely through his upper lip. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS - CHAPTER 50 -MAYHEM 18-5001. Mayhem defined.  Every person who unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures or renders it useless, or cuts out or disables the tongue, puts out an eye, slits the nose, ear or lip, is guilty of mayhem.

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  Arrested: Aleksandr W. Baron, 21, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F),

    Boise Police responded to a vehicle burglary report at an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Logger Pond Saturday (April 3rd) at approximately 8:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police they saw a man use a fire extinguisher to break the window of a car and take personal items from inside. Investigating officers found two vehicles had been burglarized. Thankfully, the alert neighbor who heard the windows breaking during the burglary had watched the suspect and saw him enter another apartment. The suspect was located a short time later. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Daniel l. Conlin, 42, Boise

    Charges:Assault/Battery on an Officer (F), 3 Counts of Injury to a Child (m), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m)

    Boise Police received a citizen report of a possible drunk driver Saturday (April 3rd) on the 2300 block of Cesar Chavez Lane at approximately  8:00 p.m. Officers located the driver still in the vehicle in a parking lot. The suspect, who appeared to officers to be very intoxicated at the time, had 3 juvenile passengers in the vehicle. He failed several field sobriety tests. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing, during which the suspect fought with officers and head butted one officer. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Heriberto Lopez Jr. 32, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

    A Boise Police Officer on patrol saw a vehicle going approx. 50 mph in a 35 zone travelling east on State Street Saturday (April 3rd) at 1:16 a.m. Officers observed the vehicle swerving in traffic to pass other vehicles. Officers stopped the driver at State and Veterans Parkway. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .14/.15 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect had 2 prior convictions for DUI, in 2001 and 2009, making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: David J. Watkins, 37, Boise

   Warrant Charges:Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Sexual Exploitation of a Child Saturday.

    The arrest warrant stems from a tip received through the ICAC network to Boise Detectives that a computer at a Boise home was being used to download underage pornography involving young males. Boise Police served a search warrant at the suspect's home on the 1500 block of West Franklin on October 23rd of last year and recovered evidence of the illegal activity. There's no evidence at this time the images included any local abuse victims. Detectives forwarded their investigation to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office which resulted in the felony warrant.

    ABOUT THE IDAHO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

    The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children. Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.

    The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.

    You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think will be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National CyberTipline at the link above or by calling, toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Idaho

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information