Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 07, 2011

Battery on an Officer; Dangerous Conditions lead to Injury to a Child Charges; BPD Daily Incident Report

10-07-11 Battery on an Officer; Dangerous Conditions lead to Injury to a Child Charges; BPD Daily Incident Report

   Arrested: Male juvenile, age 16

   Charged: Aggravated Battery on a Law Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Carrying a Concealed Weapon (m), Failure to Appear warrant.

    Boise Police responded to a citizens report of possible drug activity taking place in a restroom at Mountain View park near N. Maple Grove Road and Goddard Road yesterday, October 6th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Officers found five juveniles and one adult in the restroom at the park and noted the distinct odor of burnt marijuana. Officers observed that one suspect, a juvenile male, had a pair of brass knuckles in his possession. As an officer attempted to question the juvenile further, the suspect punched and then shoved the officer to the ground. The suspect then stomped on the officer's hand causing an injury to the officers fingers. The suspect fled on foot and a search of the immediate area did not locate him. The officer was treated at a local hospital for a hand injury and released.

   Continuing to investigate, Boise Police soon obtained information that the juvenile suspect, who also had an outstanding for failure to appear, could be found at a residence on the 7700 block of West Ustick Road. Shortly after 6:00 p.m. the suspect was taken into custody at the home without incident. The Juvenile male was transported to the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center and booked on the above charges.  

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  Warrant Arrested: Victoria A. Gunderson, 19, 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 the physical condition of an infant and the conditions in a home, reported to police by representatives of Idaho Health & Welfare last Monday, October 5th. As soon as officers received the report, they went to the home to  investigate. Immediately, officers found evidence the suspect allowed the child to live in unsanitary conditions with animal and human feces throughout the home. The child was found to be dehydrated, malnourished and in need of medical attention with severe diaper rash and infections on the infants body. Detectives with the Boise Police Special Victim's Unit immediately declared the one year old in imminent danger and the child was turned over to the protective custody of the state. The detective's report was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant issued yesterday. Upon receipt of the warrant, detectives arrested the suspect and booked her into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 15 CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS18-1501.Injury to children. (1) Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any child to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any child, willfully causes or permits the person or health of such child to be injured, or willfully causes or permits such child to be placed in such situation that its person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years.

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  Arrested: Fawzi R. Al-Sarajy, 46, Boise

  Charges:Possession of a Controlled substance with Intent to Deliver - Meth(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana (m), Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription - Hydrocodone (m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

  Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers, working with information provided by citizen tips, contacted the suspect at his residence on the 3900 block of W. Alpine Street yesterday, October 6th, approximately 10:00 a.m. Officers received consent to search part of the residence and observed a digital scale with meth residue in plain sight. Officers then obtained a search warrant for the home and with the assistance of Boise Police K9 "KC", recovered approximately 110 grams total package weight of meth, 3.6 grams total package weight of marijuana, another digital scale with residue, packaging materials and 9 prescription pills of Hydrocodone, a pain medication, without a prescription. Officers also found evidence that the suspect had offered the illegal substance for sale. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above 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: Dorien W. Baker, 19, Boise

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription - Methadone (F)

  Boise Police on patrol late last night observed a vehicle with two passengers in the parking lot of a business on the 5700 block of West Overland slumped down in the front seats, at approximately 11:30 p.m. As officers approached the vehicle to make contact they observed the suspect in the drivers seat crushing pills into a powder in his lap. As the suspect became aware of the officers he threw the materials on the floor of the vehicle. Officers determined the pills were Methadone, a controlled pain medication the suspect did not have a prescription for. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information