Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wanted fugitive taken into custody; daily incident report

02-24-11 Wanted fugitive taken into custody; daily incident report

     Boise Police want to thank the citizens of Boise who provided several tips to Crime Stoppers and the department in the effort to take this suspect into custody following a week long search by Boise area police. Neil Terry Bunker turned himself in at the Ada County Sheriffs Office last night on the Felony Domestic Battery warrant. Boise Police had been asking for help from the public in the search for the wanted suspect following a particularly violent incident of domestic violence.

  Warrant Arrested: Neil T. Bunker, 36, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Domestic Battery (F)

     A no bond arrest warrant was issued forNeil Terry Bunker, on Tuesday, February 15th. Bunker is accused of leaving his victim with head injuries, an attack that allegedly occurred in the presence of small children. Detectives had information the suspect knew he was being sought after and had been eluding capture. 

Boise Police are still asking for the publics help with information about where Neil Bunker may have been and who may have been harboring him over the last two weeks. You can call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen tip can remain anonymous.

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  Arrested: Kyle D. Dockins, 24, Meridian

   Charges: Fleeing and Evading (F), Probation Violation Charges (F) Failure to Appear Warrant (m)

    Boise Police arrested a wanted suspect after an attempt to elude police yesterday afternoon. Boise police detectives approached the suspect as he sat in a vehicle in a parking lot at Curtis and Fairview at approximately 3:00 p.m. Detectives knew the suspect had a warrant for his arrest at the time. As Officers approached the vehicle, they identified themselves as Boise Police, displayed badges and ordered the suspect to place his hands on the steering wheel. The suspect then sped away from the parking lot. Officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle shortly after it left the parking lot. Officers later determined the suspect drove onto Fairview Avenue at a high rate of speed, causing vehicles to have to brake and swerve to avoid collision. The suspect continued to flee the area and at Plymouth and Curtis, Dockins sped through a school zone and crosswalk with pedestrians in the immediate area of the crosswalk. Officers tracked the suspects movements until he was caught up in traffic at Curtis and Northview, where he was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 49 MOTOR VEHICLES CHAPTER 14 TRAFFIC -- ENFORCEMENT AND GENERAL PROVISIONS 49-1404. Fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer-- Penalty. (1) Any driver of a motor vehicle who wilfully flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police vehicle when given a visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The signal given by a peace officer may be by emergency lights or siren. The signal given by a peace officer by emergency lights or siren need not conform to the standards for decibel ratings or light visibility specified in section 49-623(3), Idaho Code. It is sufficient proof that a reasonable person knew or should have known that the visual or audible signal given by a peace officer was intended to bring the pursued vehicle to a stop. (2)  An operator who violates the provisions of subsection (1) and while so doing:
(a)  Travels in excess of thirty (30) miles per hour above the posted speed limit; (c)  Drives his vehicle in a manner as to endanger or likely to endanger the property of another or the person of another; is guilty of a felony.

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  Arrested: Cameron A. Ziesman, 20, Boise

  Charges:Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Heroin) (F)

    Boise Police Narcotics Detectives arrested Cameron Ziesman yesterday after serving a search warrant on the suspect as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking. Boise Police Detectives located the suspect at a business on the 1200 block of East Bannock yesterday morning, February 23rd and a search of his person revealed approximately 21.2 grams total package weight of heroin. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked on the above listed charges.

    The BANDIT Task Force investigates gambling, prostitution and illegal drug use. The Task Force includes Detectives from the Boise Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency and the Idaho National Guard, working as part of a multi-jurisdictional task force called B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), commissioned to protect the community from illegal drug activity.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information