Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, November 04, 2011

Traffic infraction leads to Meth arrest; Daily incident report

11-04-11 Traffic infraction leads to Meth arrest; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Eucario Ceballos, 26, Twin Falls 

   Charges:Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Providing False Information (m), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m), Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CWP)(m)

   Boise Police on patrol observed a vehicle conduct an illegal lane change travelling eastbound on Overland Road last night, November 3rd, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop near Overland Road and Cole. As officers contacted the driver, a Boise Police K-9 named "KC" alerted on the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 68 grams total package weight of meth and a loaded handgun concealed in the vehicle. During the course of the investigation officers discovered the suspect had provided false identifying information and a check through Ada County dispatch indicated the suspect was currently suspended from driving. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Freddie P. Senkbeil, No Known Address

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Disorderly Conduct (m)

   Arrested: James E. Whittier, 54, Meridian 

   Charges:Fugitive to Idaho (F)

  Boise Police on patrol last night, November 3rd, at approximately 11:30 p.m. observed two vehicles parked in a parking lot of a local retail store after hours.

  Officers witness the driver of one vehicle, later identified as James Whittier, fail to maintain his lane and conducted a traffic stop at Overland and Latah. A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Washington. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

 The driver of the second vehicle, later identified as Freddie Senkbeil, drove to the 5000 block of Currier Street and exited the vehicle. Officers lost sight of the man, who was found minutes later hiding inside a chicken coop. Officers determined the owner of the property did not know the suspect. A witness later pointed out a package the suspect had thrown into a nearby bush containing approximately 1.8 grams total package weight of meth. After a detailed investigation, 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