01-25-11 Stolen Purse leads to Grand Theft Charge; daily
Arrested: Patrick J. Wood, 20, Boise
Charges - Grand Theft (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession
of drug paraphernalia (m), Driving without privileges (m)
A Boise Police officer on patrol near Kootenai St. & Vista
Ave. last night, January 24th, at approx 11:20 p.m., spotted a
vehicle without it's headlights on. The officer made a traffic stop
and found the driver, Wood had a suspended driver's license.
Officers could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from
Wood's car. Officers found a small baggie of marijuana inside the
car, along with paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana. Officers
also found a black woman's handbag with credit cards and
identification inside. Officers contacted the woman, who told them
she thought she'd lost her purse at a grocery store about a month
ago. After further investigation, officers found evidence the
suspect had taken the purse, leading to the grand theft charge.