Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Stuck car leads officers to DUI driver; daily incident report

12-01-10 Stuck car leads officers to DUI driver; daily incident report

Arrested: Levi D. Burbank, 31, Boise
Charges: DUI (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Boise Police were called to a home near S. Curtis and W. Overland roads at 12:54 a.m. this morning when the resident reported a man he didn't know was knocking on the front door trying to get into the home. When officers arrived, they found the man standing near a car parked partly in the resident's driveway and partly on the front yard. Although the ground was covered with several inches of snow, the car appeared stuck on the curbing that separated the yard and the driveway. The engine of the car was running and that man, later identified as the suspect Burbank, told officers he had driven it there, but lost control of the car. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol and noticed the suspect's speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. After conducting several field sobriety tests, officers took the suspect into custody for DUI. As an officer went to retrieve the keys from the suspect's car, he saw a marijuana pipe in plain view on the center console. A blood draw was done on the suspect at the jail for evidence. Officers found Burbank has three prior convictions for DUI within the past ten years - 2002 in Wyoming, 2007 and 2008 in Tennessee, leading officers to charge him with felony DUI this morning.  
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Arrested: Jeremy L. Dickson, 30, Boise
Charge: Grand Theft (F)

Boise Police were called by a citizen Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30, reporting they had a wallet that previously had been in the possession of the suspect, Dickson, that did not belong to him. An officer was able to retrieve the wallet from the citizen and found it contained the ID and credit cards of an individual who told officers the wallet should be secured in their west Boise home. The victim told officers the suspect should not have his wallet and desired to press charges against Dickson. The victim and suspect are acquainted. Officers were able to find the suspect at the same west Boise home. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.
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Arrested: Hailey R. Whittekiend, 18, Boise
Charge: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called by employees of a major retail store on the 5200 blk of W. Franklin shortly after noon on Tuesday, Nov. 30th. Store employees told officers they witnessed the suspect, Whittekiend, enter the store and attempt to conceal a pair of shoes and carious food items, then leave the store without paying. Further investigation led the officers to believe the suspect had entered the store with the intent of committing the crime. The suspect was booked into the Ada county Jail on the above charges.

The Boise Police Department has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.