Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Citizen report of suspicious activity turns into multiple drug & theft arrests; BPD daily incident report

07-21-11 Citizen report of suspicious activity turns into multiple drug & theft arrests; BPD daily incident report

    Boise, July 21, 2011 - "Officers always tell citizens, they know what's unusual in their neighborhood, to trust their gut feeling if they think activity is suspicious and call it in. In this case, a citizen did just that and it led to several arrests for theft and drug charges. Hats off to this citizen who knows his neighborhood and wants to keep it safe," said Capt. Pete Ritter of the Boise Police Patrol Division.

Arrested: Mason C. McCollum, 19, Boise
Charged: Grand Theft by Possession (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), outstanding warrant (m)

Arrested: Jeremy T. Sinclair, 26, Meridian
Charged: Grand Theft by Possession (F)

Arrested: Shirley M. Stone-Jones, 45, Hamilton, MT
Charged: Grand Theft (F)

Arrested: Lucas W. Graham, 28, Boise
Parole Agents Warrant

    What Happened: Boise Police were called by a citizen yesterday, Wednesday, July 20th, shortly after 5:00 p.m. The citizen reported what he felt was suspicious activity, possibly drug use going on in a neighborhood park on the 1700 block of S. Owyhee Street.

    Officers arrived and found several individuals, four men and one woman sitting together in the park, as well as associated vehicles matching the description given by the citizen.

    Officers requested identification and began speaking with the individuals. Officers found the suspect Stone-Jones to be in possession of a stolen and forged check. The victim reported several checks recently out of Meridian.

    Officers received consent to search the vehicle belonging to McCollum. Inside they found several more checks stolen from the same victim in Meridian. Officers also found numerous drug paraphernalia, including a glass pipe with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.
While speaking with Sinclair, officers found he was in possession of a loaded shotgun in his vehicle. A records check revealed the shotgun stolen out of Canyon County.

    Officers found Graham was on parole. Due to circumstances surrounding the incident, including the ongoing investigation into the recovered stolen property, Graham was placed under arrest on an Agents Warrant by his Probation and Parole officers.

    Note: Jonathan E. Auvil, 29, Boise was also arrested on charges of Grand Theft after he was found to be in possession of a laptop with a serial number that came back as stolen out of Florida. However, Auvil was later released from jail pending further investigation.

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Arrested: Michael H. Hames, 46, Boise
Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (F), Domestic Battery (m)

    While investigating a domestic incident that occurred prior to officers arrival, Boise Police found Hames in possession of a firearm. Officers found Hames is a convicted felon out of the State of California. He was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.