Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 04, 2010

Citizen tips lead to Felony drug charges; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-04-10 Citizen tips lead to Felony drug charges; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-04-10 Citizen tips lead to Felony drug charges; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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 Arrested: Ted Bruce, 49, Boise

  Charges:Possession of a Controlled substance with Intent to Deliver (Meth)(F), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (F),Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

  Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers, working with information provided by citizen tips, served a search warrant yesterday (June 3rd) at a storage unit on the 400 block of south Maple Grove Road at approximately 10:30 p.m. Officers recovered 6.5 grams total package weight of Meth, digital scales and packaging materials in the unit. Boise Police have evidence that the suspect had been selling drugs out of the storage unit. Officers also located two rifles belonging to the suspect, who is a convicted felon. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

   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!

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  Arrested: David J. Holladay, 35, Boise

   Charges:Trafficking of a Controlled substance (Meth)(F), Carrying a Concealed Weapon (m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

    Boise Police on patrol yesterday afternoon (June 3rd) at approximately 4:30 p.m. observed a vehicle fail to signal a lane change and fail to signal a turn near North Curtis and Bond streets. As officers contacted the driver, who was currently on probation for drug charges, a Boise Police K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed 29.9 grams total package weight, packaging materials and brass knuckles. Officers have evidence that the suspect had been selling the drugs. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Paul R. Cooper, 21, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Failure to Appear Warrant charges

    Boise Police responded to a fight yesterday (June 3rd) at a residence on the 3100 block of west Cherry Lane at approximately 8:00 p.m. The victim, an adult female, tells officers the suspect had become involved in an argument at the home. At one point, the suspect punched the victim in the chest and face breaking her nose. Officers also determined the suspect had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Milton J. Hopper, 40, Boise

   Charges: Failure to Register Sex Offender Change of Address (F),

    During the course of an unrelated investigation yesterday (June 3rd) at approximately 11:00 p.m. Boise Police determined the suspect had moved to a different address and failed to register with the appropriate law enforcement agency. The suspect was residing a home on the 1300 block of Federal Way. After a detailed investigation the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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 Arrested: Sandra G. Reza, 27, Boise

  Charges:Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 400 block of north Milwaukee yesterday (June 3rd) at approximately 4:30 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them. 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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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information