Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ICAC warrant leads to Sexual Exploitation arrest; daily incident report

03-17-11 ICAC warrant leads to Sexual Exploitation arrest; daily incident report

   Arrested: Kenneth M. Wood, 22, Meridian

   Charges:Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F)

   Boise Police working with Meridian Police and the Attorney Generals office arrested the suspect yesterday at a home on the 1500 block of north Linder in Meridian. The arrest follows a search warrant that stems from an ongoing ICAC investigation into sexually exploitive materials traced back to the residence starting in February of this year. Officers located a large number of illegal images on computers at the  home. At this time investigators have no evidence that the victims depicted in the materials are local. The investigation into this case continues. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.

ABOUT THE IDAHO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children. Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.

You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think would be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National CyberTipline at the link above or by calling, toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Idaho

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    Arrested: Terry N. Gardner, 49, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Battery on an Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m)

  Boise Police responded to a report of a hit and run on the 2500 block of Nashua last night, March 16th, at approximately 10:00 p.m. Multiple witnesses tell police the suspect hit another car in a parking lot, then drove away without stoping, resulting in the leaving the scene of an accident charge. Officers located the suspect vehicle at a residence on the 1200 block of Fleetwood lane where the suspect attempted to flee on foot. A short time later the suspect was located hiding in a wooded area behind a nearby department store. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, physically resisted officers as he was taken into custody. At one point, the suspect kicked an officer in the groin area resulting in the battery on an officer charge. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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 Warrant Arrested: William E. Tramel, 29, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a small amount of meth located during a traffic stop that took place on January 19th of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect was in possession of the substance, later verified to be meth. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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 Warrant Arrested: Steven B. Cook, 33, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Grand Theft (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a stolen credit card. Evidence indicates the suspect used the stolen credit card to make more than $1,000 dollars in purchases starting in January of this year. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information