Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DUI Suspect tries to evade police; Officers track burglary suspects with snowy footprints; Overnight incident report

12-21-10 DUI Suspect tries to evade police; Officers track burglary suspects with snowy footprints; Overnight incident report

    Arrested: Andrew M. Keele, 22, Boise

    Charges:Fleeing & Evading Police (F), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m)

    Arrested: Jefferson L. McCool, 19, Boise

    Charges:Carrying a Concealed Weapon (m), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Minor Possession of Alcohol (m)

  Boise Police observed a vehicle run a red light traveling southbound on Vista early this morning, December 21st, at approximately 2:00 a.m. The vehicle then spun 180 degrees on the slick road at the intersection of Vista and Overland. Officers activated emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Andrew Keele, refused to stop and accelerated to a high rate of speed past the officers. At one point the suspect was traveling at an estimated 55 miles per hour before turning onto Helen street. At this point the vehicle came to a stop. The passenger, later identified as Jefferson McCool jumped out of the car and began to flee on foot. The driver was ordered to stay in the vehicle as officers caught the fleeing passenger. The driver, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .20/.21 at the Ada County Jail making the DUI charge an enhanced penalty. A check through Ada County records indicated Andrew Keele was currently suspended from driving. The passenger, who is a minor, was found to be concealing a large butterfly knife on his person. The suspects were booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 80 MOTOR VEHICLES18-8004C.Excessive alcohol concentration-- Penalties. Notwithstanding any provision of section 18-8005, Idaho Code, to the contrary:(1) Any person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a violation of the provisions of section 18-8004(1)(a), Idaho Code, for the first time, but who has an alcohol concentration of 0.20, as defined in section 18-8004(4), Idaho Code, or more, as shown by an analysis of his blood, breath or urine by a test requested by a police officer, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and: (a)  Shall be sentenced to jail for a mandatory minimum period of not less than ten (10) days the first forty-eight (48) hours of which must be consecutive, and may be sentenced to not more than one (1) year; (b)  May be fined an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000);

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 2 Juvenile Burglary Arrests (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a vehicle burglary near Maple Grove and Ustick Monday morning, December 20th, at approximately 7:00 a.m. The victim tells officers he found his vehicle with the door ajar and suspected someone had been inside. Officers followed a distinctive set of tracks in the snow to a nearby home. Officers made contact with two 16 year old juvenile males and, after a detailed investigation, officers determined the two had entered approximately 6 vehicles in the neighborhood that evening looking for money. The suspects had taken a small amount of cash from one of the vehicles, resulting in the burglary charges. The suspects were arrested and booked on the burglary charges. Because the suspects are juveniles we are unable to release their names.

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 Warrant Arrested: Robert L. Nichols, 25, 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 an ongoing investigation into the possession of a small amount of Meth in June of this year. Officers conducted a consent search of a residence on the 1700 block of west Idaho street on June 30th. At the time, officers recovered a small amount of Meth in a plastic baggie from the home. 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