Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 20, 2010

Witnesses help officers make arrests in several unrelated crimes; weekend incident report

09-20-10 Witnesses help officers make arrests in several unrelated crimes; weekend incident report

    Boise, Sept. 20, 2010 - Boise Police want to thank the citizens who became good witnesses after seeing a crime committed. Officers arrested several suspects in unrelated crimes this weekend thanks to good witness descriptions and quick calls to 911!

Arrested: Soane Faiva Raass, 22, Nampa
Charge: Grand Theft

    Two Boise Police officers on foot patrol near 6th & Main Sunday, morning, Sept. 19th, approx 2:12 a.m. were flagged down by security workers from a nearby nightclub. A security guard told the officers he had seen a man take a woman's purse inside the nightclub. Witnesses were able to point out the suspect to officers. Officers approached him and found the victim's wallet and several other items that had been in the victim's purse now in the suspect's pants pockets. The purse was found discarded in a corner of the nightclub. The items recovered by the officers were returned to the victim. After further investigation, the officers found evidence that led them to believe the suspect did indeed steal the victim's purse for the purpose of taking items, including cash, that were inside the purse. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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Arrested: Scott D. Foster, 27, Boise
Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F), Public Intoxication (m)

    Boise Police arrested Foster early Sunday morning, Sept. 19th after witnesses identified him as the man who broke out a large storefront window during a fight. Witnesses called police when they saw two men fighting at the corner of 10th & Main downtown approx 2:28 a.m. During the fight, one man, identified by witnesses as Foster, threw a punch that broke a window belonging to a business. Thanks to witness descriptions, officers found the suspect Foster a short time later just a few blocks away. He appeared to officers to be extremely intoxicated. Foster was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Greysen K. Purdy, 18, Boise
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Financial Transaction Card (F), Forgery (F)

    Boise Police were called by employees of a retail store on Broadway Ave. Sunday night, Sept. 19th. Employees reported to officers that a young man had just run out of the store after paying for several items, including an iPod with a credit card. Store employees told officers immediately after the sale they noticed the credit card was issued with a female's name. They say they found the man as he was leaving and told him he'd have to pay another way, that he could not use a card belonging to someone else. Witnesses say that's when the man ran out of the store. Witnesses were able to give officers a description of the man. As one officer went to the store, other officers began to search the area and saw a young man matching the description running down a nearby street. He was chased briefly on foot and caught by an officer. After investigating further, officers found the credit card used by the suspect belonged to a woman who said she'd lost her purse several days prior and the credit card was in the purse. The woman told officers she did not know the man who used the card. The suspect, Purdy was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Erasmo Lopez-Arriaga, 33, Boise
Charges: Forgery (F), DUI (m)

    Boise Police patrol officers Sunday morning, Sept. 19th approx 2:44 a.m. saw a car driven by the suspect headed north on Curtis Road approaching Edson St.  The car was driving partially in the bicycle lane and the officers saw two pedestrians who had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the vehicle. Officers stopped the car. The driver identified himself with an International Driver's License. After further questioning by the officers, the suspect later admitted the license was fake. Officers found evidence the suspect had purchased the forged drivers license. The driver also smelled strongly of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .24, .23 at the Ada County Jail. The suspect was charged with the above crimes and booked into the jail.

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Arrested: Nicholas A. Zaccheo, 25, Boise
Charge: DUI (F)

    Early this morning, Sept. 20th, at approx 1;44 a.m., a Boise Police patrol officer saw a vehicle driving near 30th and Main without a front license plate. The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, Zaccheo. The driver failed field sobriety tests, and blew a .16/.16. Officers learned the suspect has had two DUI convictions within the past ten years, making this charge a felony.  The driver was booked into the Ada County Jail on the