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