Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 31, 2011

Meth appears a factor in two separate weekend arrests; BPD daily incident report

10-31-11 Meth appears a factor in two separate weekend arrests; BPD daily incident report

Arrested: Peggy S. Neumeyer, 52, Boise
Charged: Battery on a Police Officer (F), Possession of Methamphetamine (F), Illegal Possession of a prescription drug - bupropion hydrochloride (m), Possession of stolen property (m), Resisting and Obstructing officers (m)

    Boise Police were sent by dispatchers to check out a 911 hang up call from a gas station convenience store on the 7300 block of W. Ustick Rd. Sunday night, October 30th shortly before 9:30 p.m. As officers were on their way, dispatchers advised the situation had turned into a fight at the store.

    Officers arrived moments later to see one man standing outside the store. He pointed officers to a female inside and said the woman had just stolen several items out of a storage shed at his home nearby.

    Officers approached the woman, later identified as Neumeyer. She was not cooperative, began yelling random, seemingly nonsensical statements, and eventually kicked an officer in the leg. She was then arrested for R & O and Battery on an Officer.

    Officers found the suspect had carried a bag into the store. Following her arrest, officers found the bag contained tools, clothes, a kitchen knife and an Idaho license plate that had been reported stolen. Officers contacted the owner of the license plate who had already paid to have it replaced and requested restitution from the suspect.

    Officers also found in the suspect's possession a syringe loaded with a brown liquid that later tested positive for meth.
The suspect complained of an injury to her arm and wrist during her struggle with officers. Officers and paramedics transported the suspect to a nearby hospital where medical staff determined she was not injured. She was released to officers and booked into the Ada County jail on the above charges.

    While at the jail, the suspect was also found the be in possession of a pill wrapped in cellophane. The pill was identified to be a prescription anti-depressant.

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Arrested: Benjamin M. Lafollette, 34, Kennewick, WA
Charged: Possession of Methamphetamine (F),  Possession of marijuana (m), Illegal possession of a prescription drug - Hydrocodone and Tylenol with Codeine (m), Driving without privileges (m),

    Boise Police officers on patrol early Saturday, Oct. 29th at 2:23 a.m. witnessed a vehicle run the red light turning west off Vista Ave. onto Rose Hill Street. Officers stopped the vehicle on Rose Hill and Opal, one block west of Vista. The driver was identified as Lafollette. Immediately upon speaking with Lafollette, officers could smell the distinct odor of marijuana. Checking with dispatch, officers found the suspect's license was suspended out of Washington State, and he had a warrant out of Ada County. Lafollette was arrested for DWP and the warrant. In a search of his vehicle officers located approximately 12 grams of a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana, a prescription bottle with the label cut off containing Hydrocodone and Tylenol pills with codeine.  A glass pipe was also found with a white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.
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Arrested: Christopher T. Hudson, 44, Boise
Charged: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called by employees of a retail store on the 8100 block of W. Fairview Ave. Friday, October 28th at 9:15 p.m. Store employees told officers they had been alerted by a shopper that a man, later identified as Hudson, may be attempting to steal several articles of clothing. Witnesses said as they searched for Hudson, they found him leaving the store with several items of clothing he had not paid for. Further investigation led officers to believe the suspect had entered the store with the intention of shoplifting, making the crime a felony. Hudson was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.