Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 21, 2011

Multiple felony arrests make for a busy weekend; Weekend incident report

11-21-11 Multiple felony arrests make for a busy weekend; Weekend incident report

   Arrested: Joseph W. Dejournett, 35, Transient

   Charges:Two counts of Battery on an Officer (F), Providing False Information (m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

  Warrant Charges:Failure to Appear (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a possible vehicle vandalism at Capitol Blvd and Myrtle Street Friday evening, November 18th, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Using a description provided by a witness to indicated the suspect had been hitting cars with his fist the suspect was located near the intersection. The suspect provided false identifying information to officers and became very uncooperative. At one point, the suspect attempted to punch an officer and began to run. Officers had to physically detain the suspect who kicked, scratched and fought with police. A search of the suspects person revealed a pipe for smoking marijuana. A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Christopher A. Harris, 32, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police on patrol witnessed an altercation taking place in the front yard of a residence on the 2100 block of South Vista early Sunday morning, November 20th, at approximately 2:00 a.m. Officers saw the suspect punch the victim, an adult male, in the face. Officers determined the suspect and the victim had been involved in a personal dispute. Paramedics responded to the scene to treat the victim who suffered damage to his teeth, nose and mouth as a result of the attack. Officers believe alcohol was a factor in this incident. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Maroff Ouedraogo, 35, Boise

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana)(F), Domestic Battery (m), Kidnapping (not for ransom)(F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the downtown area of Boise Sunday morning, November 20th, at approximately 10:00 a.m. As officers investigated that report, they detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana in the home. Officers recovered approximately 365 grams of marijuana, scales and packaging materials from the residence. Officers have additional information that indicates the suspect had offered the drug for sale. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

  The victim and/or family in this case is receiving services through the Boise Police Department Victim Services Unit. To learn more about victim services log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Crime Victim Services.

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    Arrested: Shain M. Byrum, 23, Meridian

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

  Boise Police observed a vehicle speeding westbound on Broadway early Saturday morning, November 19th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Officers stopped the driver at Broadway Avenue and Warm Springs Avenue. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .18/.17 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect had 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: Darin B. Derohan, 27, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

  Boise Police observed a vehicle conduct an illegal turn at the intersection of Alpine St and Orchard St Friday evening, November 18th, at approximately 9:15 p.m. Officers stopped the driver at Williamsburg and Bergeson. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .15/.15 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect had prior convictions for DUI making this charge a felony. Officers located a marijuana pipe in the suspect's vehicle resulting in the possession charge. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Tonya L. Jensen, 28, Boise

   Charges:Harboring a Known Felony Suspect (F)

   Warrant Arrested: Joel A. Laton, 24, Boise

   Warrant Charges:Burglary (F), Driving While Suspended (DWP)(m)

   Boise Police on patrol observed a vehicle leave its lane of traffic and cross the fog line at Executive Drive and President Drive Friday evening, November 18th, at approximately 10:30 p.m. As officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle they determined the passenger, Joel Laton, had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The driver, Tonya Jensen, had been previously advised by police that Laton was wanted and contact with him would result in her being charged with harboring a fugitive. The suspects were booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Darryl E. Leeper, 40, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Leaving the Scene of an Accident (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Sunday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a bicycle vs vehicle collision that took place on July 29th of this year. On that date  evidence indicates the suspect was the driver of a car that collided with a bicyclist near the intersection of Rose Hill and Vista Avenue. Witnesses tell police the suspect vehicle fled the area immediately. The cyclist received non-life threatening injuries at the time. Through the course of a detailed investigation the driver of the car was later identified by officers.  That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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  Warrant Arrested: Tyra M. Hernandez, 32, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Burglary (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Burglary Friday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into thefts from local retail stores. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in a scheme where the suspect would take merchandise from the store, then return it for cash. Officers have evidence that indicates the suspect was involved in at least three incidents at local retail stores in September of this year. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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   Arrested: Brandon S. Harmon, 18, Eagle

   Charges: Forgery (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody Friday, November 18th, after a detailed investigation into the theft of funds from a local bank. Evidence indicates the suspect used fraudulent means to deceive the bank and received approximately $900.00 in funds that did not belong to him. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Justin S. Lyons, 40, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a Burglary on the 3600 block of West State Sunday, November 20th, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Witnesses say the suspect, later identified as Justin Lyons, was seen concealing alcoholic beverages under his clothing and then attempted to leave the store without paying for them. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information