09-30-10 Arrest after infant found with broken bones; retail
fraud, meth possession; daily incident report
Boise, Sept. 30, 2010 - Boise Police
make an arrest after a child is hospitalized with several broken
bones, including bones in both legs; A NW retail fraud ring is
busted; and a traffic stop finds a driver with a felony drug
warrant and leads to new drug charges.
Arrested: Shayne R. West, 21, Boise
Charge: Injury to a Child (F)
Boise Police were called by witnesses to
a local hospital Sunday, Sept. 26th. Officers found a
three-month-old child with multiple injuries, including bruises and
several broken bones. Further investigation led officers to learn
the injuries were suffered by the child while in the care of the
suspect at a west Boise home. The child was apparently taken to the
hospital by the suspect and relatives of the child. The child is
well known to the suspect.
Detectives with the Boise Police Special
Victims Unit, working with the Ada County Prosecutors, obtained a
warrant for the suspects arrest on Wednesday. The suspect turned
himself into the Ada County Jail a short time later.
For the protection of the child, it is
the policy of Boise Police not to publicly identify victims of
child abuse in news releases. Child custody information is also
protected by law.
Arrested: Sarah Christine Marie
Copeland, 27, Bothell, WA
Arrested: Travis C. Villareal, 24,
Charge (both): Burglary (F)
Boise Police were called by store
employees Wednesday to a retail outlet on Milwaukee Street. Store
employees shared with officers evidence that showed the suspect
Copeland had fraudulently purchased several items in the store
valued at several hundred dollars. Officers soon found the suspect
Villareal in a car in the store parking lot. Further investigation
led officers to believe the two suspects were working together.
Inside Villareal's car, officers found numerous items similar to
the one that had just been fraudulently obtained by the suspects.
Officers found evidence those items too had been fraudulently
purchased at other retail stores from elsewhere in Idaho, Oregon
and Washington. Officers believe the suspects were using fake
identification as well as part of the retail fraud scheme. The
investigation continues and officers say additional charges against
both suspects are likely.
Officers have evidence the
suspects were fraudulently obtaining the items then re-selling them
for profit on Internet commerce sites, and would then use the money
to purchase meth.
Officers from Boise Police patrol and
the Boise PD Organized Retail Theft Unit responded. Investigators
with the Boise Police Department Organized Retail Theft Unit have
developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss
prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small,
local and national chains. The goal is to work with retailers to
reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.
Arrested: Kevin T. McCann, 53, Boise
Charges: Possession of Controlled
Substance Violation (F), Controlled Substance Violation - warrant
A Boise Police officer saw a vehicle
fail to signal while making a turn early this morning, approx 1:00
a.m.. The officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of
Pacific and Overland. The officers found the driver of the vehicle,
McCann had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was
arrested on the warrant. A Boise Police drug detection service dog
was called. The dog alerted officers that the suspect may be in
possession of illegal drugs. A search of the suspect found
him to be on possession of a small plastic baggie containing a
white crystalline substance that field tested positive for approx 3
grams of meth. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on
the warrant and the new drug charge.