Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Driving Intoxicated with no headlights results in Felony charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note

09-22-10 Driving Intoxicated with no headlights results in Felony charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note

09-22-10 Driving Intoxicated with no headlights results in Felony charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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    Arrested: Marino Lopez-Alvarez, 33, Boise

    Charges:Forgery (F), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m), Failure to Purchase a Drivers License (m)

  Boise Police observed a vehicle driving at night without headlights on Curtis near Camas last night (September 21st) at approximately 10:00 p.m. Officers attempted to stop the driver using overhead emergency lights. The vehicle turned onto Edson and hit a trash can on the side of the road before coming to a stop. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .16/.16 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect had never purchased an Idaho drivers license resulting in the failure to purchase charge. A search of the suspects person revealed a forged social security card resulting in the Felony Forgery charge. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Dustin S. Vanwagner, 30, Boise

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

    Boise Police assisted Idaho Probation and Parole agents yesterday (September 21st) at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a search of a home on the 600 block of Whitecloud Drive. Officers recovered a small baggie containing less than 1 Gram of Meth, drug paraphernalia and a handgun in the home. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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 Arrested: Dara C. Wells, 18, Meridian

  Charges:Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland yesterday (September 21st) at approximately 7:00 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