Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Attempt to elude police ends in Felony charges; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-02-10 Attempt to elude police ends in Felony charges; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-02-10 Attempt to elude police ends in Felony charges; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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  Arrested: Matthew D. Brooks, 20, Boise

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled substance (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Fleeing and Evading Police (m), 5 Warrants for failure to appear

    Boise Police on patrol last night (June 1st) at approximately 9:00 p.m. observed a vehicle park facing the wrong way on the 2800 block of Edson. The suspect exited the vehicle and officers identified him visually as a suspect who had multiple warrants for his arrest. The suspect entered his vehicle and began traveling Westbound. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Edson and Shoshone using emergency lights. The vehicle immediately accelerated running the stop sign and turned North on Shoshone. Officers followed the vehicle as the driver ran another stop sign, pass a vehicle on the left in the oncoming lane and reach a speed of 64 mph in a 30 mph zone. For public safety officers deactivated emergency lights and slowed down to look for the vehicle. Boise police located the vehicle a short time later on Mark street and saw the suspect as he threw a bag over a fence on the dead end road and climb over himself. Officers pursued the suspect over the fence and through several back yards. Officers witnessed the suspect dropping items as he fled. The suspect was taken into custody moments later in a back yard without incident. Officers located two baggies discarded by the suspect containing a small amount of Meth, syringes, a spoon with residue and other items of paraphernalia. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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 Arrested: Robert P. Keifer, 36, Boise

  Charges:Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft situation at a retail store on the 400 block of North Milwaukee yesterday (June 1st) at approximately 7:00 p.m. Store employees tell police the suspect had returned merchandise to the store on April 15th, in what appeared to be an unopened box. Employees tell police they later discovered the suspect had placed another item in the box, before returning it to receive a gift card. Yesterday employees recognized the suspect as he attempted to use the gift card to purchase additional items and called police. After a detailed investigation the suspect was taken into custody. 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 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: Ashley M. Fizer, 19, Emmett

  Warrant Charges: Issuing Checks with Insufficient Funds (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Issuing Checks with Insufficient Funds yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into several checks written to a business on the 8200 block of West Fairview between February and March of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect repeatedly wrote checks to the business with money to cover the checks with a value in excess of $250.00. 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