Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Traffic stop turns into Drug Delivery arrest; BPD daily incident report

07-20-11 Traffic stop turns into Drug Delivery arrest; BPD daily incident report

Arrested: Gilberto Garza, Jr, 30, Boise

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) with Intent to Deliver (F). Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Carrying a concealed weapon (m)

    A Boise Police officer on patrol last night shortly before 8:00 p.m. observed the driver of a vehicle commit two traffic violations, including driving above the speed limit on I-184. Officers made a traffic stop on the vehicle at I-184 at Milwaukee Street. Officers identified the driver, Garza, as on parole for a previous aggravated battery. At the request of Probation and Parole agents, a Boise Police K9 searched and alerted on the car. A follow up search by officers revealed the suspect to be in possession of several small, clear plastic baggies containing a white crystal substance that field tested positive for approx weight 11.9 grams of methamphetamine, and a digital scale, leading to the delivery charge. Officers also located paraphernalia with residue of meth and marijuana. A search of the suspect revealed he was carrying a knife hidden in his clothing. The suspect was booked into the Ada County jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Cole S. Watson, 25, Garden City

Charged: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called by employees of a retailer in the area of W. Fairview Ave and Eagle Road yesterday, Tuesday, July 19th at 5:30 p.m. The store employees told officers the suspect Watson had entered the electronics department, concealed several items including ink cartridges, and left the store without paying for the cartridges. After investigating, officers found evidence the suspect Watson had indeed entered the store with the intention of stealing the items. He was booked into the Ada County Jail on the felony burglary charge.