Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Deplorable living conditions leads to Child Injury Charges; daily incident report

11-21-10 Deplorable living conditions leads to Child Injury Charges; daily incident report

    Arrested: Dorothy A. Cooper, 32, Boise

    Arrested: Robert M. Cooper, 37, Boise

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police were called in the early afternoon of May 6, 2010 to assist Health & Welfare on a check of children living in a home southeast of S. Cole Rd & W. Overland Rd. When officers arrived they found two adults and three children between the ages of 3 and 11 living in the home. Officers found the children living in conditions the officers felt likely to harm or endanger the health of the children, including animal feces, rotten food, excessive trash including dirty diapers and sharp tent stakes, clutter blocking doorways and standing water in a bathtub. Detectives declared the children in immanent danger and placed them in the custody of Idaho Health & Welfare. Officers continued to investigate and forwarded their reports to Ada County Prosecutors who issued an arrest warrant for the couple. The suspects were booked into the Ada County Jail last night, Monday, Nov. 22nd.

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    Arrested: Michael L. Blackson, 32, Boise

    Charge: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called to a retail store on the 8300 blk of W. Overland shortly after 5:00 p.m. when employees reported a man appeared to be in the process of stealing items from the store. When officers arrived, witnesses reported they had seen the suspect try to hide ten video games, then attempt to leave the store without paying for the items. Further investigation reveal evidence the suspect had entered the store for the purpose of stealing items, resulting in the felony burglary charge.

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    Arrested: William E. Hawkes, 21, Moscow, ID

    Charge: Burglary (F) 

    Boise Police were called to a retail store near franklin & Milwaukee at 3;35 p.m. Monday afternoon. When officers arrived, witnesses reported they had seen the suspect try and conceal several clothing items then leave the store without paying for the items.Further investigation revealed the suspect had entered the store for the purpose of stealing items, resulting in the felony burglary charge.