Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 30, 2011

Observant witness helps catch vehicle burglar; Daily incident report

09-30-11 Observant witness helps catch vehicle burglar; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Joseph D. Maestas, 41, Caldwell

   Charges: Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a vehicle burglary that had just taken place on the 700 block of South Vista Avenue yesterday, September 29th, at approximately 5:00 p.m. A witness tells police he heard a window shatter and saw a man reach inside the victims vehicle to retrieve an item before fleeing in a vehicle. The witness was able to provide detailed information that helped officers identify the suspect vehicle moments later and conduct a traffic stop near Hervey and Targee Streets. Officers recovered the victims stolen purse that contained credit cards, a handgun and other personal items. After a detailed investigation the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Beatriz E. Castro, 29, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Injury to a Child yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into an incident that took place on September 21st of this year. On that date officers responded to a welfare check of the suspects residence and found the suspect incapacitated due to the abuse of prescription drugs. Two small children were turned over to the custody of State Health and Welfare. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information