Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 11, 2010

Citizen call leads to Felony drug charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-11-10 Citizen call leads to Felony drug charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note

Citizen call leads to Felony drug charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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   Arrested: Shane A. Bassett, 23, Emmett

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled substance (Prescription Medication)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Citation Issued: Debra A. Bassett, 48, Emmett

   Charges:Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m)

   Citation Issued: Sean M. Maffey, 21, Boise 

   Charges:Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m)

    Boise Police responded to a citizen report of drug use in a parking lot at a restaurant on the 6200 block of West Fairview yesterday (June 10th) at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officers located a van fitting the citizen's description. As the suspects opened the sliding door of the van to talk to police, officers observed a used syringe sitting at Shane Bassett's feet. As the suspect stood up to exit the van a second full syringe was observed sitting next to him on the seat. After a detailed investigation, Shane Bassett was arrested for possession of a prescription narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. The two other occupants of the van where cited for Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold and released. 

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   Arrested: Wesley J. Hurley, 40, Boise

   Charges:10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F)

   Boise Police arrested the suspect yesterday (June 10th) after finding images on his computer involving sexual abuse of children. The officers were acting on information received during an ongoing investigation in cooperation with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The information resulted in officers receiving a search warrant for the suspect's east Boise home, the images were found on the suspect's home computer and he was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. Detectives say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. No further information is available at this time. 

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 would 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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    Arrested: Katie A. Smith, 24, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m), Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a vehicle(m)

  Boise Police observed a vehicle driving slowly and weaving before crossing the white center line on Capital near Vista yesterday (June 10th) at approximately 6:00 p.m. Officers observed the suspect almost strike a center divider before stopping the driver at Vista and Federal Way. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .26/.24 at the Ada County Jail. Officers recovered two open containers of Vodka in her vehicle resulting in the Open Container charges. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect was currently suspended had 2 prior convictions for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Alexis A. Vance, 19, Boise

   Charges:Obtaining a controlled substance by Deception (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of fraud at a pharmacy on the 10,000 block of West Overland yesterday (June 10th) at approximately 2:00 p.m. Store employees tell police the suspect presented a forged prescription in the attempt to obtain a controlled narcotic medication. After a detailed investigation the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information