Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dangerous conditions lead to Felony Injury to a Child Warrant arrests; daily incident report

06-16-11 Dangerous conditions lead to Felony Injury to a Child Warrant arrests; daily incident report

 Warrant Arrested: Cynthia R. Seeley, 29, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

 Warrant Arrested: Christopher S. Rose, 25, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    The suspects were taken into custody on outstanding felony warrants for Injury to a yesterday, June 15th.

   The arrest warrants stem from an ongoing investigation into the conditions of a residence on the 3600 block of Patricia Lane. On March 24th of this year, officers assisted Health and Welfare agents on a welfare check of a small child who lived in the residence. Officers found the small child, under the age of four living in deplorable conditions. Officers describe a home with human feces, rotting food and trash all over the floors. Officers also noted a hole in the floor covered with carpet and sharp objects on the floors. The child was turned over to the custody of the State Department of Health and Welfare. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrants.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 15 CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS18-1501.Injury to children. (1) Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any child to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any child, willfully causes or permits the person or health of such child to be injured, or willfully causes or permits such child to be placed in such situation that its person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years.

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  Arrested: Zachary T. Staats, 18, Nampa

   Charges: Attempted Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a vehicle Burglary in progress in a parking lot near Fairview and Allumbaugh last night, June 15th, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police they saw two suspects, one of whom appeared to be checking door handles and attempting to get into vehicles in the parking lot. The witnesses tell officers they confronted the two men and verbally detained one of them until officers arrived. After a detailed investigation officers determined Zachary Staats, the suspect who left the scene, was the individual who had been attempting to gain entry into the victims vehicles. He was located in a nearby residence and taken into custody. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Robert S. Lee, 26, Boise

   Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Medications (F), Probation Violation charges

    Boise Police responded to a request for assistance from Idaho Probation and Parole agents as they pursued a wanted subject on the 1100 block of South Hilton street yesterday, June 15th, at approximately 2:30 p.m. A search of the suspect after his arrest revealed 3 prescription schedule II controlled substance pills the suspect had without a prescription. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information