Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elmore County Fugitive Captured in Boise after chase

09-29-10 Elmore County Fugitive Captured in Boise after chase

    Boise, Sept. 29, 2010 - Boise Po lice have one man in custody after a brief car and foot pursuit that ended at 2:50 p.m. near Windsor & Cassia just east of Monrose Elementary School. Officers had been looking for suspect after learning he may be in Boise, was wanted on a agents warant from Elmore County, and wanted as a person of interest for questioning in connection to a recent robbery in Elmore County. 

    Arrested: Matthew D. Conrad, 28, Boise

    Charges: Agents Warrant, Parole Violation (F)(Elmore COunty charge), Eluding Officers (F) (Boise City charge)

    What Happened: Boise Police were given information that a suspect wanted in Elmore County was likely in Boise. Officers had the name and possible vehicle the suspect, Conrad may be driving, a black Suzuki with Elmore County license plates. An officer spotted the vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The suspect drove away and led police on a short chase. During the chase, the suspect vehicle rammed a Boise Police vehicle. The suspect vehilce hit a fence near Roosevelt & Cassia Streets. The suspect then ran. Officers chased him through several yards and caught him on foot near Windsor & Cassia Streets. The suspect resisted officers but was taken into custody once an officer deployed his Taser. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

    Because the officers was believed the suspect on the run was possibly considered dangerous and possibly armed, and it was the time in the afternoon when area school may be releasing children. officers contacted several schools in the area, including South Jr High, Monroe Elementary, Whitney Elementary and Sacred Heart school. School administrators decide whether to put their school into lockdown, which keeps the children and staff inside the school, It's unknown exactly what schools chose to do. The suspect was in custody very quickly so affect on school operations likely minimal.

    Questions on crimes that occurred in Elmore County should be directed to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.