Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Officers follow citizen tip and make arrests at drug house; Additional charges in Lewd Conduct case; BPD daily incident report

08-31-11 Officers follow citizen tip and make arrests at drug house; Additional charges in Lewd Conduct case; BPD daily incident report

Arrested: Saiyoth Tom Chongphaisane, 31, Boise
Charged: Possession with Intent to Deliver - Meth (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Arrested: Alvin L. Palin, Jr., 32, Boise
Charged: Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m), Probation Violation (F)

Arrested: Melodee A. Gray, 32, Nampa
Charged: Frequenting a place where drugs are used or sold (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

    The Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer for the Central Bench area received a citizen complaint about possible drug use and sales at an address on the 800 blk of Curtis. After investigating, the officer was able to get a search warrant for the home. While serving the warrant yesterday afternoon, officers found suspect Chongphaisane in possession of a digital scale, a white crystal substance in a plastic baggie that tested positive for meth, a green leafy substance that is suspected marijuana and glass pipes. Suspect Gray was found to be in possession of syringes and other drug paraphernalia. Officers found both Gray and Palin were aware drug use and sales were occurring at the trailer home. All were booked into Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

    Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers are dedicated liaisons between neighborhoods and the police department. They work with residents to solve neighborhood issues like drug houses, burglaries or thefts, or other neighborhood safety issues. To contact your Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer, log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services.

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Arrested: Blake M. Freer, 27, Boise
Charged: Felon in possession of a firearm (F)

    The suspect, Freer is on felony probation following a conviction on drug charges. Boise Police were dispatched shortly before 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to assist Probation and Parole in a search of the suspect's home on the 2300 blk of S. Eagleson Rd. The suspect was found to be in possession of a pistol located in the residence. He was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Todd D. Kerr, 35, Boise
Charged: Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16 (F)

    Additional charges were filed Tuesday against suspect Kerr in an ongoing investigation regarding lewd conduct with a child under 16. At this time, the case involves two victims, both known to the suspect. The alleged ongoing abuse reportedly occurred at a Boise home. In addition to investigative services, the victims and families involved are being provided services by the Boise Police Victim Witness unit.