10-12-10 Mail boxes stolen; Citizen tip leads to drug arrest;
Daily Incident Report
Arrested: Laura K. Baker, 35, Meridian
Charge: Delivery of a Controlled Substance - meth (F)
Boise Police officers responded to a
citizen tip about drug activity occurring at a home near Gallaher
and Leadville Monday morning, Oct. 11th, at approx 8:26 a.m. The
citizen gave officers a description of a suspect vehicle believed
to be involved in an ongoing drug transaction at the home. As the
first officer arrived, he saw a vehicle matching that description,
a red Toyota pick up just driving away. The officer followed the
vehicle and soon stopped the vehicle for crossing the center line.
A police service dog alerted to the pickup. Officers searched and
found a black bag reportedly belonging to the suspect, a passenger
in the pick up, with contents that included an electronic scale and
several ziplock baggies, some baggies containing a white crystal
sybstance that tested positive for meth. Based on the evidence,
officers arrested the suspect for delivery of meth, a felony.
Arrested: David O. Castrejon, 23, Boise
Charges: Forgery (F), Driving without privileges (m)
Boise Police were investigating a report
of a battery and searching for a person of interest in that case,
identified as David Castrejon. Officers had a description of the
vehicle Castrejon was driving. Early this morning, approx 12:43
a.m., an officer on patrol near Kootenai and Abbey Streets saw the
vehicle and made a traffic stop. During the stop, the officer found
Castrejon's drivers license is suspended. The susepct was arrested
for DWP. During a search following the arrest, the officer found
the suspect in possession of a Homeland Security Permanent Resident
card that further investigation revealed was a forged card the
suspect had reported obtained in California. The suspect was booked
into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.
Arrested: Katherine L. Vargas, 57, Boise
Charge: Burglary (F)
Boise Police were called by employees of
a major retail store on the 3500 blk of Federal Way Monday
afternoon. The employees told officers they had witnessed a woman,
later identified as Vargas, go through the store picking out
various food and household items, place them in a shopping cart and
leave the store without paying. Officers found evidence the suspect
had entered the store with the intention of committing the crime,
thus the felony charge.
Stolen, Vandalized Mailboxes
Boise Police are investigating a series
of thefts and vandalism that occurred last weekend to residential
mailboxes in the neighborhood around Alpine & Orchards Streets.
Several residents are reporting their mailboxes either stolen or
vandalized, likely sometime Saturday night into early Sunday
morning. Some victims say they had outgoing mail in the boxes when
the mailbox was stolen. At this time, investigating officers have
no suspect information. Anyone with information is urged to contact
Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or
text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain
anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers
for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.
Crime Prevention experts with Boise
Police advise residents to avoid placing outgoing mail that
contains checks or gift cards in their home mail boxes, taking the
mail to a secure post office mail drop instead. Checks stolen from
mailboxes are one way criminals commit identity theft.
To learn how to avoid becoming a victim
of identity theft, BPD Crime Prevention experts have a new video
with several tips at www.boisepolice.org.