Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 01, 2010

Fake Credit Card Scheme Busted; being Under the Influence connected to Unrelated Child Injury & DUI arrests; daily incident report

10-01-10 Fake Credit Card Scheme Busted; being Under the Influence connected to Unrelated Child Injury & DUI arrests; daily incident report

    Arrested: Jennifer L. Thompson, 38, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F), Parole Violation (F)

    Boise Police were called Thursday night just before 10:00 p.m. to the 1600 blk of W. State Street by two citizens who reported they saw a woman who appeared intoxicated and unstable, carrying a small child across the street on a Do Not Walk signal and nearly drop the child. The witnesses say they then saw the woman put the child down but allow him to wander into the street unattended. The two witnesses actually picked up the two year old child and held him until police arrived.

    When officers arrived, they contacted the woman who had been carrying the child, later identified as the suspect Thompson. She told officers she was responsible for the child's care. Officers soon had evidence the suspect was under the influence of alcohol, opiates and methamphetamine. The suspect was also on probation for previous drug charges.

    Boise Police detectives with the Special Victims Unit placed the child in the protective custody of Idaho Health & Welfare. The suspect was arrested on the above charges.

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   Arrested: Robert Lester Miller, 58, Garden City

    Charges: DUI (F), Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F), Driving without privleges (m), Leaving the Scene of an crash (m)

    Boise Police dispatch was called by a citizen on northbound Broadway Ave. reporting a Dodge Caravan driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic lanes and nearly causing a collision at Broadway and Beacon. The citizen reported the minivan stopped in a parking lot at Broadway and Park, but only after driving over the curb several times.

    Officers arrived and found several open beer cans and an open case of beer inside in the minivan. Officers also saw the minivan had extensive damage to the front end, as if caused by a collision. Idaho State Troopers contacted Boise Police and after further investigation, believe officers believe Miller was the driver of the Dodge Caravan that had just hit a boat being pulled on a trailer on the Interstate, and then had driven off. ISP reports the minivan rear-ended the boat trailer and boat so hard, the boat was moved forward and struck the rear of the vehicle pulling the trailer, A Ford Bronco. The boat then became detached from the trailer and skidded down the roadway and off the right side. The boat and trailer was a total loss. Other traffic was damaged by debris from the crash.

    Miller failed field sobriety tests. He was also found to be driving without a valid license, and had several previous DUI convictions. Miller was arrested and taken to the Ada County Jail. During the arrest, Miller kicked an assisting officer resulting in the battery charge. The leaving the scene of a crash charge is connected to the crash earlier Thursday evening with the boat on I-84.

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    Arrested: Mamadou Diallo, 21, New York, NY

    Arrested: Mamadou L. Diallo, 24, Chicago, IL

    Arrested: Abu Jalloh, 21, New York, NY

    Arrested: Ibrahim Jalloh, 24, Bronx, NY

    Charge (all): Forgery of a Financial Transaction Card

    Boise Police were alerted by store employees Thursday morning to a possible fraud in progress at a major retail store in west Boise. Store employees told officers that several young men were in the store and had already made a purchase using a credit card with a number that appeared stolen.    

    Officers from the Boise Police Organized Retail Fraud unit, Financial Crimes detectives, the Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and agenct from the US Secret Service all helped investigate. 

    The officers investigation found evidence the four suspects, all known to each other, had traveled to Boise from Chicago with credit cards made with stolen account numbers for the purpose of using the counterfeit cards to buy retail gift cards. Officers have evidence the suspects planned to then take the gift cards out of state and sell them. Investigators found the suspects to be in possession of 50 counterfeit credit cards. The four suspects were booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge. This investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.