Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 30, 2010

Officers stop burglary in progress, Underage drinking enforcement; weekend felony arrests

08-30-10 Officers stop burglary in progress, Underage drinking enforcement; weekend felony arrests

    August, 30, 2010 - Boise Police stopped a burglary in progress Sunday morning. Officers found two suspects apparently in the middle of their second burglary of the night.

Arrested: Ryan M. Hales, 35, Meridian
Arrested: Wendy Hulbert, 34, Meridian
Charges: 2 cts Burglary (F)

    Boise Police received a report on a burglary in progress at a sandwich shop on the 1100 blk of S. Broadway Sunday morning, approx 1;30 a.m.. When officers arrived, they could see movement inside the business. Officers set up a safety perimeter around the building and apprehended the suspect Hulbert as she walked out of the business carrying a bag. Officers later found money inside the bag, money believed to have been stolen from the business.

    Moments after taking the suspect Hulbert into custody, officers noticed a red suburban parked nearby. Officers approached the suburban and saw a man apparently trying to hide between the seats. Further investigation revealed the man, Hales, Hulbert's husband had been waiting for Hulbert. Officers later found evidence the pair had also just burglarized a business in Garden City where Hales was a former employee.

    Officers also found the couple's infant child inside the suburban. The child was turned over to the custody of Idaho Health & Welfare. Hales and Hulbert were booked into the Ada County Jail.

Crime Prevention:

    Boise Police want to credit the business for having a good, working security system in place that helped alert officers to the crime in progress.

    "Good, state of the art security systems are not as costly as they used to be, and can be a valuable investment for a business," said Boise Police Crime Prevention supervisor Curt Crum.    

    "There's alarm systems, digital video systems, and any number of security systems that can be a huge help in solving, even preventing crimes," said Crum.

    The Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit will do FREE security surveys of commercial business in the city. The surveys offer businesses ideas to help improve security from landscaping to lighting to alarm systems. For more call the BPD Crime Prevention Unit at Boise City Hall West 570-6000.

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Arrested: Scott W. Montoya, 27, Dana Point, CA
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (F), Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m)
Arrested: Kyle T. Straka, 24, Costa Mesa, CA
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (F), Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m)
Arrested: Warren J. Thomas, 29, Long Beach, CA
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (F), Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m), Open Container (m)

    Boise Police officers on patrol near Rossi St. and Leadville Ave. saw a parked pick up truck with the dome lights on. Officers could see three people inside the pick up. As officers approached the pick up on foot, they could see one of the suspects, Thomas, snorting a white substance from the blade of a knife. As officers got closer, they could see all three men inside the truck had knives. The officers ordered them to put the knives down. Officers could also see a plastic baggie with a white powdery substance sitting on the center console of the vehicle. The suspect Thomas also had an open container of an alcoholic energy drink in his lap. The white substance tested positive for cocaine. The suspects were arrested on the above charges.

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Arrested: Jeffrey W. Montoya, 45, Boise
Charge: Burglary

    Boise Police received a report of a burglary from a downtown business on August 17th. It appeared several items, including alcohol and candy were stolen from a locked storage closet. After investigating, Boise Police officers found evidence that led to the arrest of Montoya on Friday, August 27th. Montoya is a former employee of the business.

18-1401.BURGLARY DEFINED. Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse, or other building, tent, vessel, vehicle, trailer, airplane or railroad car, with intent to commit any theft or any felony, is guilty of burglary.

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Arrested: Adam M. Whitaker, 22, Boise
Charges: Battery on a law enforcement officer (F), Resisting & Obstructing Officers (m)

    A Boise Police officer on foot patrol saw two men fighting on the corner of Main St. and N. Capitol Blvd Saturday morning, August 28th at approx 1;30 a.m. As the officer approached the two men he ordered them to sit down on the curb. One man complied, the other, the suspect Whitaker refused the officers commands and walked away. The officer reached out to hold the suspect by the arm when the suspect pushed the officer. The officer eventually did get control of the suspect, who was charged with the above crimes. Additional charges are possible related to the battery (the fight) that the suspect was also involved in.

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Arrested: Ronnie E. Dennis, 20, Boise
Charges: Theft (m),  Intimidation of a state's witness (F)

    Boise Police were called by employees of a downtown retailer Saturday, August 28th, shortly after 10:00 p.m. by employees who reported a man who left the store with items he did not pay for. The suspect, later identified as Dennis, was being detained by store employees. Prior to officers arrival, witnesses say the suspect verbally threatened and intimidated the store employees. When officers arrived, they found evidence of the above crimes and booked the suspect into the Ada County Jail.

18-2604.INTIMIDATING A WITNESS. (1) Any person who, by direct or indirect force, or by any threats to a person or property, or by any manner wilfully intimidates, influences, impedes, deters, threatens, harasses, obstructs or prevents a witness, including a child witness, or any person who may be called as a witness or any person he believes may be called as a witness in any civil proceeding from testifying freely, fully and truthfully in that civil proceeding is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(2)  Any person who, by direct or indirect force, or by any threats to a person or property, or by any manner wilfully intimidates, threatens or harasses any person because such person has testified or because he believes that such person has testified in any civil proceedings is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(3)  Any person who, by direct or indirect force, or by any threats to person or property, or by any manner wilfully intimidates, influences, impedes, deters, threatens, harasses, obstructs or prevents, a witness, including a child witness, or any person who may be called as a witness or any person he believes may be called as a witness in any criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing from testifying freely, fully and truthfully in that criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing is guilty of a felony.
(4)  Any person who, by direct or indirect force, or by any threats to a person or property, or by any manner wilfully intimidates, threatens or harasses any person because such person has testified or because he believes that such person has testified in any criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing is guilty of a felony.
(5)  The fact that a person was not actually prevented from testifying shall not be a defense to a charge brought under subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section.

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Arrested: Valerie J. McCall-Phelan, 59, Garden Valley, ID
Charge: DUI (F)

    A Boise Police officer on patrol near downtown Saturday just before midnight, saw a vehicle drive through the stop sign at 26th & Pleasanton. The officer then saw the vehicle turn south on 26th without using her turn signal. The officer stopped the vehicle. A Night STEP officer (DUI team) arrived to assist and found the driver, McCall-Phelan had an invalid driver's license. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Ada County jail where blood was drawn for evidentiary testing. Officers charged the suspect with a felony based on two previous DUI convictions in the past ten years.

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Underage Drinking Enforcement:

    Boise Police, following up on citizen complaints of loud parties, located four large parties over the weekend, both Friday and Saturday nights. Several citations were written at each site for minors in possession of alcohol. The parties were in the areas of Curtis & Franklin, Garden & Emerald, and the BSU, Broadway area.

    Officers issued the following citations:
84 - Underage Drinking
1 - Providing Alcohol to Minors
7 - Open Container Violations
4 - Disorderly House (loud party violation)
1- Urinating in Public

    The above arrests of Thomas, Straka and Montoya (cocaine possession) were also a result of officers following up on loud party complaints.

    Logan H, Frederickson, 19 of Coeur d' Alene was also arrested for several misdemeanors in connection with a loud party complaint at a home near Franklin & Curtis, including minor in possession of an open container of alcohol, providing alcohol to minors, giving false information to officers and resisting and obstructing officers.