Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Felony Driving Under the Influence and other arrests; Daily incident report

11-23-11 Felony Driving Under the Influence and other arrests; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Latisha K. Taylor, 34, Boise

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

  Boise Police observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn and fail to stop at an intersection as the vehicle turned from Patricia Lane onto Sunflower Lane yesterday afternoon, November 22nd, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Officers stopped the driver at Mitchell and Poppy Streets. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect had 2 prior convictions 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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   Arrested: Joseph W. Vanek, 32, Boise

   Charges: Violation of a No Contact Order (F)

    Boise Police conducted a compliance check at a residence on the 400 block of West Jefferson Street last night, November 22nd, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Officers had evidence that the suspect was at the home in direct violation of a court issued no contact order. Officers located the suspect inside the residence in direct violation of the order. This is the third violation of the active no contact order making the charge a felony. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Carlos Farias Jr, 30, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into fraudulent prescriptions called in to local pharmacies on at least two occasions in Boise. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in obtaining the controlled pain medications. 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