Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 24, 2010

Citizen tip leads to large marijuana grow operation; Overnight Felony arrests of note

09-24-10 Citizen tip leads to large marijuana grow operation; Overnight Felony arrests of note

09-24-10 Citizen tip leads to large marijuana grow operation; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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 Arrested: Christine E. Maynard, 49, Boise

  Charges:Trafficking in a Controlled substance (Marijuana)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

 Arrested: Regina A. Maynard, 25, Boise

  Charges:Trafficking in a Controlled substance (Marijuana)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

  Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers, working with information provided by citizen tips, served a search warrant yesterday (September 23rd) at  approximately 6:00 p.m. at a residence on the 1800 block of Cherry Court. Officers discovered an active marijuana grow operation in the residence including 41 plants in two rooms with grow lights and a watering system. Officers also recovered approximately 263 grams of marijuana buds, 240 grams of processed marijuana and 592 grams of marijuana leaves. Officers also recovered 2 small vials containing a small amount of Meth. The suspects were 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: Collin Page, 20, Boise

   Charges:Lewd Conduct with a Minor under 16 (F)

   Boise Police arrested the suspect yesterday (September 23rd) after a detailed investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual activity that reportedly took place on more than one occasion at more than one location. The incident was reported to a Boise Police School Resource Officer who began the investigation earlier this month. The victim, a teenage female, is well known to the suspect. Officers have no reason at this time to believe other victims are involved. The investigation into this case continues. No further information is available.

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  Arrested: John J. Simpson, 36, Boise

   Charges:Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material (F), Failure to Appear charges

  Boise Police arrested the suspect yesterday (September 23rd) after a search warrant was served at a residence on the 2100 block of North 26th street. Officers recovered evidence from computers at the home that indicates the suspect sent and received illegal materials on more than one occasion via the Internet. Officers do not have evidence that any of the victims depicted in the materials are local.    

  If you suspect online sexual exploitation of a child, report it to the Boise Police Department at 377-6790 or 911 for emergencies.
   You may also report online via the CyberTipline┬« at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678.  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has a system for identifying online predators and child pornographers and contributing to law-enforcement investigations. Leads forwarded to the site will be acknowledged and shared with the appropriate law-enforcement agency for investigation.

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.

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 Arrested: Amanda M. Stolp, 27, Boise

  Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Petit Theft (m) 

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8200 block of West Fairview yesterday (September 23rd) at approximately 4:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them. A search of the suspect revealed 1.1 grams total package weight of Meth and a pipe. 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