Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Striking an Officer and stolen X-Box; Overnight Felony arrests of note

09-23-10 Striking an Officer and stolen X-Box; Overnight Felony arrests of note

09-23-10 Striking an Officer and stolen game X-Box; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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    Arrested: Kenneth G. Deering, 64, No Known Address

    Charges:Battery on an Officer (F), Failure to Appear Warrant Charges

  Boise Police observed the suspect crossing Main street at 6th with an open container of alcohol early this morning (September 23rd) just after midnight. Officers made contact with the suspect and determined he had a current warrant for his arrest for failure to appear. As officers spoke with the suspect he exchanged words with another pedestrian and shoved him. When officers told the suspect he could not shove people the suspect pushed the officer. The officer warned the suspect not to do that again, at which point the suspect punched the officer in the shoulder. Due to his highly intoxicated state the suspect was transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared before being transported to the Ada County jail. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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 Arrested: Glen D. McPhail Jr. 30, Boise

  Charges:Burglary (F), Petit Theft(m), Possession of Burglary Tools (m), Possession of Fraudulently Obtained Goods (m), Parole Violation Charges

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 1000 block of West Overland yesterday (September 22nd) at approximately 9:30 p.m. Store employees tell police they witnessed the suspect grab an X-Box 360 and then leave the store without paying for it. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. Approximately one hour later the suspect was identified as he entered a store on the 7300 block of Fairview. The suspect attempted to sell the game console to the store. Clerks at the store contacted police. Officers recovered the merchandise, along with a knife that officers have evidence was used to remove security tags, resulting in the Burglary Tools possession 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