Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 06, 2011

Citizens help officers find drug, burglary suspects; daily incident report

06-06-11 Citizens help officers find drug, burglary suspects; daily incident report

Arrested: Brandon W. Long, 29, Meridian
Charges: Burglary (F) - 4 counts

    This morning, shortly after 2:00 a.m., Boise Police were called by the resident of a home south of N. 27th & W. State Streets. The man told officers he woke up hearing someone attempting to break into his home by trying to pry open a locked door. The resident said he yelled and the would-be intruder ran off. Just outside the door officers found evidence of an attempted break in and a jacket and a small pile of items apparently left behind by the suspect. Officers noticed the items appeared to have come from vehicles, including a GPS device and a radar detector, along with an I-Phone. 

    30 minutes later, as officers were searching the area for the suspect, they contacted a man walking one block north of the attempted burglary. Officers noticed his pockets were bulging. They asked the man to empty his pockets. He did, revealing several sets of keys and numerous other items including a pair of women's earrings, an I-Phone car charger and a junior hockey league medal. Officers tracked down the owner of the I-Phone who reported it had just been taken from inside a nearby residence. The phone's owner told officers they had scared a man off after finding him inside their home a short time earlier, but had not called police to report the incident.

    After further investigation, and after contacting owners of the items found in the suspect Long's possession, officers charged Long with four counts of burglary; one for stealing the I-Phone from inside a residence, two counts for two vehicle burglaries discovered in the neighborhood, and one for the attempted break-in.

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Arrested: Vincent J. Olszewski, 43, Boise
Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)

    Boise Police and Ada County EMS were sent by police dispatchers to the corner of W.Overland Rd & S.Orchard St. Sunday, June 5th at approx 6:35 p.m. after a report that a man at that location appeared to be on methamphetamine and may need medical attention. When officers arrived, for their safety and the safety of paramedics, they searched the man for weapons. Officers found no weapons on the man, identified as Olszewski,but did find evidence the man had been under the influence of meth for the past several days. Paramedics transported the man to a nearby hospital. Officers then found a plastic bag nearby containing 1.3 grams total package weight of a white crystalline substance that field tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine. Officers found evidence the bag belonged to the suspect. Medical staff cleared the suspect and officers booked him into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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Arrested: Timothy R. Hamblin, 47, Boise
Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)

    Boise Police officers on patrol in the neighborhood near Stapleton Ln. and Alpine St. were flagged down by citizens Saturday, June 4th at about 12:30 p.m. Citizens pointed the officers toward a man actively trying to get into the front door of a nearby apartment. Neighbors say they called police because they did not recognize the man and knew he did not live there. When officers got to the residence, a young girl answered the door and confirmed to officers she didn't know the man. Officers told her to close the door and stay inside. Officers soon had evidence the man may be under the influence of and in possession of meth. During a search, officers found approx. six grams of a white crystal-like substance in the suspect's pants pocket. The substance field tested positive for meth. The suspect was taken to the Ada County jail and booked on the above charge.

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Arrested: John Robert Brown, 34, Boise
Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (F), Resisting & Obstructing Officers (m), Vandalism (m), No Contact Order Violation (m) 3 outstanding warrants

    Boise Police responded Officers respond to a victims call of the suspect violating a court issued No Contact Order Saturday, June 4 at approx 12:30 p.m. The victim also reported the suspect, known to the victim as John R. Brown, had used a handgun to smash a window of her car. The suspect Brown, fled the scene as officers were on the way. Very soon, however, an officer spotted the suspect's car and conducted a felony traffic stop at N. Orchard & W. Emerald Streets. The suspect refused to comply with officers orders to surrender, and instead displayed a handgun to officers several times. For the safety of all, the BPD SWAT team was called out and traffic through the busy intersection was shut down. The Boise PD Crisis Negotiation Team was also called to the scene. After approx 3 hours, officers were able to calm the situation down and the suspect surrendered peacefully. No force was used in the suspect's arrest. He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical clearance as officers had evidence the suspect may be under the influence of meth. The suspect was then booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.