Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 27, 2010

Couple arrested after child eats marijuana laced treat; Video Voyeur caught in the act; Weekend Incident Report

09-27-10 Couple arrested after child eats marijuana laced treat; Video Voyeur caught in the act; Weekend Incident Report

    Boise, Sept. 27, 2010 - Boise Police have arrested a couple and charged them both with felony injury to a child after a 4 year old in their care ate a rice krispie treat apparently laced with marijuana.

Arrested: Medina F. Green, 30, Boise
Arrested: Tony L. Green, 35, Boise
Charge: Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police were called by witnesses on August 11, 2010 to investigate a 4 year old child recently hospitalized as lethargic and not responding appropriately, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

    Detectives with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit responded. Detectives with the unit investigate reports of child and domestic abuse.  Investigating officers found the child was taken to the hospital by the suspect Medina Green after he had apparently ingested a rice krispie treat laced with marijuana. Officers found the rice krispie treat had been left in a cupboard in the suspect's a home east of Sunrise Rim and Vista Ave. Officers found the child had reportedly eaten the rice krispie treat while the suspect Tony Green was away from the home and the suspect Medina Green was sleeping. The child was in the care of the suspects at the time and is well known to them.

    Boise Police turned the investigation over to the Ada County Prosecutors, who issued a warrant for the suspects arrest. The pair was arrested Sunday at their home.

    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.

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    Arrested: Mario Jimenez-Esquival, 40, Boise
    Charge: Video Voyeurism (F)

    Boise Police were called by employees of a large retailer on the 8300 blk of W. Overland Saturday, Sept. 25 at 4:23 p.m. Employees told police dispatchers there was a man taking inappropriate pictures of women inside the store.

    When officers arrived they found the suspect, later identified as  Jimenez-Esquival being detained by two alleged victims and store employees. One witness, a woman in her 20's, told officers she was shopping when a man walked up to her in a manner she considered strange. She says she looked at the suspect and he walked away. The woman says she thought the man was acting suspicious so she followed him. She says she soon saw him approach another woman without being noticed, when he pulled out a cell phone and appeared to be taking photos of the woman underneath her skirt. The first woman confronted the suspect, store employees intervened and called police.    

    Investigating officers were able to look at the suspects cell phone and found additional evidence that the suspect had apparently used the camera phone to take pictures and video of women under their dresses while shopping. Evidence suggested there were at least three other female victims (besides the two in the store) who officers could not identify. Some of the videos appeared to have been taken of women while they shopped in other stores.

    "This charge, video voyeurism, was created to keep up with ever-changing technology and the ways some people chose to mis-use that technology," said Boise Police Patrol Lt. Steve Myers.

    "Crimes like this are a reminder to all of us that technology can be abused. We have to remember to stay aware of our surroundings and if something looks suspicious, to call police or alert store security right away." Said Lt. Myers.

    Officers arrested the suspect and booked him into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

    Anyone with any additional information that could assist officers in investigating other similar crimes potentially connected to this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

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    Arrested: Michael Aaron Smith, 25, Boise
    Charges: DUI (F), Eluding a Police Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer (m), Driving without privileges (m)

    A Boise Police Officer on patrol early Sunday morning, approx 1;30 a.m., saw a small sedan swerving in traffic lanes on eastbound Overland near Orchard. The vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic and the officer activated his overhead lights indicating to the driver of the car to stop. Instead, the driver continued, making several turns into neighborhood streets driving at high speeds and continuing to swerve. When the driver turned onto Clark Circle, a dead end, he got out of the car and ran, leaving the vehicle still running. The suspect's vehicle continued to roll but came to a stop in the front yard of a residence.    

    A second officer continued to run after the suspect and quickly caught up to him. A Night STEP team officer (DUI Team) took over the investigation. Officers learned the suspect has two previous DUI convictions, making this arrest a felony. At the jail, officers did a blood draw on the suspect for further evidence of the DUI charge. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail.

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    Arrested: Mikel G. Totorica-Guena, 20, Boise
    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substacce (F), Public Intoxication (m), Illegal alcohol consumption (m)

    A Boise Police officer on patrol downtown saw a man struggling with a bouncer at a night club on the 500 blk of West Main Street early Saturday morning approx 12:45 a.m. The officer intervened, and during the struggle, the suspect Totorica-Guena fell to the ground scraping his face. Witnesses told officers the suspect appeared heavily intoxicated and was trying to force his way into the night club even though he is under the age of 21. The suspect was arrested by officers for public intoxication. During a search of the suspect following the arrest, officers found him to be in illegal possession of a controlled narcotic, an amphetamine pill, a prescription stimulate. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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    Arrested: Betty J. Bagby, 61, Boise
    Charge: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police were called by a citizen in the neighborhood just northwest of E Ustick Rd and N Cloverdale Rd Saturday night about 8:30 p.m. The caller reported to police dispatchers a neighbor had walked up to another neighbor and threatened him with a gun. Because of the possibility of an armed person, officers responded to the call Code 3, meaning lights and sirens. When they arrived, officers made contact with the woman, who was not armed at the time, but who allegedly had just threatened her neighbor. Officers investigated and found evidence of the assault, including a loaded handgun in the woman's possesion. They also found evidence alcohol may be involved. The woman, Bagby, was arrested on the above charge.

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    Arrested: Chelse R. Henry, 28, Boise
    Charges: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (2 counts)(F), Battery (m), Public Intoxication (m)

    Boise Police officers on patrol on the 1800 blk of W. Main Street at approx 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning saw a car stopped in the road in the far left lane. Officers topped to see why the car was in the road and found the driver on the phone with police dispatch. The driver told officers she had stopped because she saw a woman lying in the road. The driver told officers she watched as the woman got up, walked to a nearby parked car, and got into the back seat. Officers saw two men inside the car. Both men told officers they didn't know the woman, who appeared extremely intoxicated. 

    Officers tried talking to the woman, but she was not cooperative. Because officers were concerned the woman's extremely intoxicated state was a safety threat to herself and others, officers arrested her for public intoxication. Again, because of her extremely intoxicated state, officers took the woman to a local hospital for what's called a medical clearance - a check by medical personnel that the woman was okay before being admitted to the jail.

    At the hospital, the woman, Henry, became combative and kicked two officers. She also spit in the face of a doctor trying to talk to her, resulting in the battery additional charge. Eventually the woman was medically cleared and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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    Arrested: Brittney E. Fulkerson, 21, Meridian
    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance - meth (F), Possession of Drug paraphernalia (m)

    A Boise Police Officer on patrol near Rose Hill St. and Vista Ave. early this morning, Monday, Sept. 27th, at approx 1:50 a.m., was flagged down by a citizen working in the area. The citizen told the officer they had seen a man walk behind a nearby building, an older white car drive up, the car soon drove away, and the man walked away. The officer works in that neighborhood and had also recently had been told by a neighbor that drug sales may be taking place behind the same building.

    The officer drove down the block and noticed an older white car with two people sitting inside. As the officer approached the car to speak with the occupants, he could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana. The officer called for the assistance of a drug detection K9. The certified drug detection dog "hit" on the car. Further investigation found the driver, Fulkerson, to be in possession of a bottle with a white powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia. The second person in the car, identified as Jesse Snowden, 26 or Boise, was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The driver of the car, Fulkerson, was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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    Arrested: Tavia M. Bangi, 26, Boise
    Charge: Grand Theft by Possession (F)

    Boise Police were called back in February, 2010 by a woman reporting her car had been broken into and her purse stolen. A rock had apparently been thrown through a window of the car and the purse taken. The theft had occurred as the car was left parked in front of a business on the 1000 blk of S. Vista Ave overnight. During the investigation, officers were able to find a check had been cashed that reportedly was inside the victim's purse at the time of the theft. Through continued investigation, officers were able to identify the person who cashed the stolen check as the suspect Bangi. The suspect was arrested and charged with cashing the stolen check.

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    Arrested: Rodney G. Blackburn, 46, Nampa
    Charge: Grand Theft (F)

    Boise Police were contacted by police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Saturday afternoon with information that the suspect, Blackburn may be arriving on a bus from North Idaho with a laptop computer that had just been reported stolen in Coeur d'Alene. Boise Police officers went to the bus station and saw a man who fit the suspect description. While talking to the suspect, officers learned he was indeed in possession of a laptop that, when checked with a national crime database matched the stolen laptop. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.