Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Drug dog helps sniff out 2 felony arrests; daily incident report

03-15-11 Drug dog helps sniff out 2 felony arrests; daily incident report

Arrested: Angelo Simitjis, 44, Boise
Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance - meth (F)

    A Boise Police patrol officer witnessed a vehicle make a left turn from southbound N. Orchard St onto eastbound Emerald Street without using turn signals, last night at approx 8:00 p.m.. As the officer followed the vehicle, the officer witnessed the car moving at speeds in excess of 40 mph in a posted 30 mph zone. The officer stopped the car  and identified the driver as Simitjis. Remco, a Boise Police certified drug detection canine alerted to the vehicle indicating the likelihood of drugs. A search of the car revealed a small baggie containing a white crystalline substance in the center console, which field tested positive for a total package weight of 1.4 grams of methamphetamine.  The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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Arrested: Peggy Lee Spratt, 52, Boise
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance - meth (F), Concealing evidence (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

    A short time later, Remco was called back into service. A Boise Police officer on patrol about 9:00 last night stopped a vehicle near S. 27th Street & W. Fairview Ave for traveling with no taillights.  The suspect, Spratt was a passenger in the vehicle.  Remco again alerted on the vehicle. Inside the suspect's purse officers found two clear plastic baggies containing white crystal shards. Spratt was arrested and transported to the Ada County Jail where she was found to be in possession of a pipe with residue which she had concealed from officers inside her clothing.  The residue inside the pipe field tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine as did the substance inside the two plastic baggies.  

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Arrested: Joseph A. Johnson, 24, Meridian
Charge: Felony DUI, driving without privileges (m)

    A Boise Police officer on patrol near W. Farivew Ave & Allumbaugh Street about 1:30 this morning stopped a blue Kia for driving without headlights on. Making contact with the driver, the officer could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. The officer also saw that the driver's eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The driver did not have a driver's license but was identified through an Idaho Identification Card. Johnson failed field sobriety tests. At the Ada County Jail, Johnson blew a.104/.103. During their investigation, officers also learned Johnson's driver's license is suspended through March of 2013 due to previous DUI convictions in June of 2006 and March of 2008. Johnson's previous DUI convictions made this mornings DUI a felony.