Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Citizens help officers make 2 felony arrests; a DUI and vehicle burg; daily incident report

11-09-10 Citizens help officers make 2 felony arrests; a DUI and vehicle burg; daily incident report

Arrested: Daniel H. Walker, 27, Boise

Charges: Burglary (F), Attempted Burglary X3 (F)

    Boise Police were called by a citizen to a neighborhood near Vista & Overland early this morning shortly after midnight. The citizen who called police, a young man in his early 20's, told police dispatch he was driving to a friend's house when he saw a man, later identified as the suspect, walking down the street trying door handles of parked cars in an apparent attempt to get inside.

     When the officer arrived, he saw a man matching the suspect description walking away from the driver's door of an older SUV. The officer stopped the suspect. Further investigation reveal the suspect had entered one parked vehicle through an unlocked door and stolen several items, and witnesses told officers they had seen him try to enter at least three others, but was unable to because the doors were locked. 

    "We very much appreciate the alert young man who saw the suspect trying car doors, knew that was suspicious and called 911," said Lt. Stuart Kelsay of the Boise Police Patrol Division. "This is also another reminder that something as easy and quick as locking a car door can save any of us from becoming a victim of crime."

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Arrested: Keith E. Luyet, 49, Boise

Charge: DUI (F)

    Boise Police were called by a citizen Monday evening reporting a possible drunk driver. The citizen was able to give officers a description of the vehicle. An officer soon spotted that vehicle driving east on Fairview Ave. east of Maple Grove Rd. The officer also saw the vehicle had expired registration. The officer made a traffic stop. When the officer asked the driver to step out of his car, the officer noticed the driver had trouble walking, had glassy, bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage. The driver, Luyet was taken the Ada County Jail. He blew a .173/.178 on the intoxilizer. Officers arrested the suspect for felony DUI after finding he had a previous history of DUI.