Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Dangerous conditions in a home lead to felony arrests; Daily incident report

10-06-11 Dangerous conditions in a home lead to felony arrests; Daily incident report

 Arrested: Deborah Obrien, 29, Boise

 Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

Arrested: Jeremy A. Cole, 31, Boise

 Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police conducted a welfare check at a residence near Fairview Avenue and Maple Grove Road yesterday, October 5th, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The welfare check is the result of a citizen report of hazardous conditions in the home. Officers found two small children, under the age of ten, living in deplorable and hazardous conditions. Officers describe a home with feces, rotting food and trash all over the floors. Officers discovered a dead pet iguana, piles of cat feces, dirty clothing and a fly infestation in the home. The children were turned over to the custody of the State Department of Health and Welfare for their safety. After a detailed investigation the suspects were taken into custody and booked at the Ada County jail on the above listed charges.

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: James L. Detwiler, 46, Caldwell

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(m), Parole Violation charges

   Arrested: Carla R. Jacobsen, 55, Boise

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F)

   Boise Police located a wanted suspect in a parking lot of a hotel on the 2600 block of West Fairview Avenue yesterday, October 5th, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Officers had information that indicated the suspect, who had a current warrant for his arrest on parole violation charges, could be located there and that drug activity may be taking place. As officers contacted the suspect in the parking lot he dropped two packages containing approximately 1 gram total package weight of meth and 15 grams total package weight of marijuana. Officers conducted a search of the hotel room and recovered approximately 1.4 grams of meth that evidence indicates belonged to Carla Jacobsen. The suspects were booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: William A. Bauscher, 31, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Aggravated Battery (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Aggravated Battery yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a collision that took place on September 10th of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect intentionally caused the crash by driving his vehicle into the rear end of another car at Rose Hill and Latah Streets. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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    Arrested: Darryl J. Shepps, 46, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m)

  Boise Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Vista and Rose Hill last night, October 5th, at approximately 9:30 p.m. A single vehicle collided with a power pole, causing a power outage in the area. The driver of the vehicle was located a short time later at a home on the 100 block of Wallace Street. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .16/.16 at the Ada County Jail. 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