Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 15, 2010

Internet enticement arrest; Daily incident report

10-15-10 Internet enticement arrest; Daily incident report

10-15-10 Internet enticement arrest; Daily incident report

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  Arrested: David D. Gawrys, 27, Rexburg

    Charge:Enticement of a Child over the Internet (F)

    Early this morning (October 15th) at approximately 1:00 a.m. Boise Police Detectives, as part of an ICAC investigation, took the suspect into custody at a parking lot near Franklin and Benjamin. The arrest is the result of an investigation that began earlier this month with emails being exchanged between the suspect and law enforcement posing as a 13 year old girl. Officers representing themselves as a juvenile female were solicited by the suspect to meet for sexual contact early this morning. The suspect, later identified as David Gawrys, was taken into custody at the arranged meeting place after he travelled from Rexburg and booked into the Ada County jail on the above listed charges.

Below are several important "tips" for parents to help safeguard your children:

- Get informed about computers and the Internet. Let your children show you what they can do online, and visit their favorite sites.

- Keep the computer in an open, common area of your home. Be aware of any other computers your child may be using.

- Always read a web site's privacy policy before giving any personal information. Also make sure that a web site offers a secure connection before giving credit-card information. Talk to children about what personal information is and why you should never give it to people online.

- If your children use chat or E-mail, talk to them about never meeting in person with anyone they first "met" online. Know who your children are exchanging E-mail with, and only let them use chat areas when you can supervise.

- Talk to your children about not responding to offensive or dangerous E-mail, chat, or other communications. Report any such communication to local law enforcement. Do not delete the offensive or dangerous E-mail; turn off the monitor, and contact local law enforcement.

- Clear, simple, easy-to-read house rules should be posted on or near the computer. The rules should include the time of day that children may be online, the length of time they may be online, whom they may communicate with while online, and appropriate areas for them to visit while online.

- Look into safeguarding programs or options your online service provider might offer. These may include monitoring or filtering capabilities.

- Internet accounts should be in the parent's name with parents having the primary screenname, controlling passwords, and using blocking and/or filtering devices. Children should not complete a profile for a service provider and children's screennames should be nondescript so as not to identify that the user is a child.

- If you suspect online "stalking" or sexual exploitation of a child, report it to your local law-enforcement agency. You may also report online via the CyberTiplineĀ® at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has a system for identifying online predators and child pornographers and contributing to law-enforcement investigations. Leads forwarded to the site will be acknowledged and shared with the appropriate law-enforcement agency for investigation.

ABOUT THE IDAHO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children. Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.

You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think would be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National CyberTipline at the link above or by calling, toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Idaho

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    Arrested: Austin D. Wyman, 18, Kuna

    Charges:Lewd Conduct with a Minor (F)

    Boise Police arrested the suspect yesterday (October 14th) after a detailed investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct that reportedly took place in September of this year. The incident was reported to Boise Police yesterday. The victim, a juvenile female under the age of 15, tells detectives the conduct took place at a East Boise home. The suspect is well known to the victim and officers have no reason at this time to believe other victims are involved. The investigation into this case continues. No further information is available. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.

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  Arrested: Scott L. Burnum, 59, No Known Address

   Charges: Intimidation of a States Witness (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of stalking near 14th and River yesterday (October 14th) at approximately 6:40 a.m. The victim tells police that he was the victim of a battery that took place on a prior date. The victim tells police the suspect, who was a party to the battery, has been following him and making verbal threats. Officers located the suspect a short distance away and, after a detailed investigation, the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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 Warrant Arrested: Taunia K. Hull, 33, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from a search of the suspects residence on February 17th of this year. On that date, Boise Police assisted Idaho Probation and Parole agents in the search of the residence on the 5600 block of West Overland that revealed a small amount of meth. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information