Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 16, 2011

Felony DUI and Grand Theft arrests; Daily incident report

09-16-11 Felony DUI and Grand Theft arrests; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Traci L. Nishitani, 43, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

  Boise Police observed a vehicle fail to signal 100 feet before conducting a turn early this morning, September 16th, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Officers stopped the driver on the 800 block of South Vista Avenue. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and a blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect had 2 prior arrests for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Sarai J. Peterson, 25, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a stolen credit card. Evidence indicates the suspect used the credit card, belonging to the victim, to make purchases at local merchants in August of this year. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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    Arrested: William D. Belford, 25, Boise

    Charges:Burglary (F), probation violation charges

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 4100 block of East Fairview yesterday, September 15th, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal a watch and an airsoft pistol, then leave the store without paying for them. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. A check through Ada County Dispatch confirmed an outstanding Felony warrant for Probation Violation. The stolen items were recovered from the suspect. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Department has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information