Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Citizens help officers make arrests in Hit & Run DUI, Vehicle Burgs; & Citizen calls police after seeing his stolen bike; BPD Daily Incident Report

122011 Citizens help officers make arrests in Hit & Run DUI, Vehicle Burgs; & Citizen calls police after seeing his stolen bike; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Roberto Gonzelez, 60, transient
Charged: Grand Theft (F)

    Boise Police were called Monday, Dec. 19th, by a man who said he saw his $5,000 road bike being ridden by a man near W. Main and N. 15th Streets. The bike had been reported stolen last May. Officers arrived to find the victim had taken possession of the bike after the man riding it had gotten off and walked into a nearby store. Officers found the man who had been riding the bike, identified as Gonzalez. At first, Gonzalez told officers the bike was his and it had just been stolen. However, after investigating, officers found the bike had been reported stolen by the victim last May 14th from the same area. At that time, the bike had been inside a store but was not secured. Officers say, looking back at the initial investigation, evidence exists that implicates Gonzalez in the theft. Gonzalez was arrested on the above felony charge.

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Arrested: Nile A. James, 20, Virgin Islands
Charged: Grand Theft (F)

    Boise Police were called late Monday morning by a man reporting his vehicle had been taken without his permission by an acquaintance. Officers responded to the victim's location, a business on the 10,000 block of S. Federal Way. The victim told officers he had stopped at the business to use the restroom, leaving the acquaintance in the car. When he returned, the car was gone. While officers were speaking with the victim, the suspect and the stolen vehicle drove by but did not stop. Officers followed the stolen vehicle until the driver finally pulled over near S. Eisenman Rd & Freight Street.  After nearly 20 minutes of negotiation with the suspect, he finally stepped out of the car. The victim told officers he wished to pursue criminal charges. Officers arrested the suspect on the charge of grand theft.

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Arrested: Mickey Lee Miller, Jr, 22, Boise
Charged: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called by a resident of a neighborhood near Vista Ave & W. Edson Street about 3:30 this morning reporting two prowlers with flashlights looking into parked cars. Officers arrived moments later and saw two men matching the callers description. One man ran off and despite a search, officers were not able to locate him. The second man, Miller, was found to be in possession of several items including iPod and cell phone accessories that officers found had just been stolen out of a nearby vehicle. After investigating, officers found the suspect had burglarized at least three vehicles in the area. The suspect admitted to officers he had been walking through the neighborhood checking door handles to see if cars were locked looking for cash and other items to steal. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony burglary charges.

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Arrested: William S. Neuberger, 44, Boise
Charged: Burglary (F)

    Employees of a retail store in the area of W. Franklin Rd and N. Milwaukee St. called Boise Police Monday afternoon reporting they had witnessed a man enter the store, conceal approximately $500 worth of clothing and jewelry, and leave the store without paying. Officers arrived and following an investigation, arrested the suspect on the felony burglary charge. The burglary charge means officers believe they have evidence indicating the man entered the business with the intention of committing a crime.

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Arrested: Katharine A. (Rupp) Sell, 21, Boise
Charged: Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (F - ISC 18-8007), Hit & Run (m- ISC 49-1301), DUI (m), Possession of marijuana (m)

    Boise Police were called shortly before midnight last night by witnesses to a collision that had just occurred in the parking lot of a night club on the 1800 block of W. Main Street.  Witnesses told police dispatchers a female driver had backed into a taxi cab and also hit a woman who was getting out of the cab. Following the collision the driver of the suspect vehicle sped off. The taxi cab driver was able to follow the suspect vehicle and advise officers of it's location. Officers caught up to the vehicle at N. 13th  and State Streets. After stopping the vehicle, officers immediately smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver, identified as Sell. Sell blew a .111 and a .110 in the field. Officers arrested her for DUI, leaving the scene of an injury accident, a felony, and hit & run. While being booked at the Ada County Jail, a Deputy found the suspect in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The woman hit by the vehicle in the parking lot was treated by paramedics at the scene and was not transported.