09-29-10 Elmore County Fugitive Captured in Boise after
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,
Charges: Agents Warrant, Parole
Violation (F)(Elmore COunty charge), Eluding Officers (F) (Boise
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