Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Warrant arrests for Battery on a Police Officer and Forgery; Daily incident report

05-04-11 Warrant arrests for Battery on a Police Officer and Forgery; Daily incident report

  Warrant Arrested: Casey S. Smith, 24, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Battery on a Police Officer (F)

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into an incident that took place on March 27th of this year. On that date officers responded to a fight at a motel on the 1400 block of Lusk. Officers located the suspect laying in the mud outside. The suspect was bloody, wearing no clothing when officers approached. Officers identified themselves and attempted to speak with the suspect. The suspect immediately jumped up and aggressively ran toward one of the officers, who was forced to physically defend himself. The suspect fought with officers, kicking and struggling. Officers ultimately had to use a Taser to help control the suspect. Due to his injuries, sustained before officers arrived, the suspect was transported to a local hospital. 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: Earl E. Chandler, 42, Post Falls ID

  Warrant Charges:Forgery (F)

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

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a payroll check cashed at a local retail outlet on January 25th of this year.  Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in forging the check and the company had no knowledge of the suspect. The suspect received more than $800.00 from the retail outlet. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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 Arrested: Joshua A. Thomsen, 18, Meridian

  Charges:Burglary (F)

   Boise Police were contacted by loss prevention employees at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland yesterday, May 5th, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect, an employee of the store at the time, had been going through purses in the employee lounge while at work over the past month and taking money. After a detailed investigation officers identified two victims and the suspect was taken into custody on two counts of burglary. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the thefts resulting in the burglary charges. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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 Arrested: Leaif T. Celusta, 20, Boise

  Charges:Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of Overland yesterday, May 5th, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit 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 of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information