Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Price switching at a local store lands two suspects in jail on multiple felony charges; Daily incident report

12-14-11 Price switching at a local store lands two suspects in jail on multiple felony charges; Daily incident report

  Arrested: Daniel Sentiveanu, 32, Woodinville WA. 

  Charges:Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F), Criminal Conspiracy (F)

  Arrested: Roy T. Dean, 45, Seattle WA.

  Charges:Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F), Criminal Conspiracy (F)

   Boise Police retail crimes investigators arrested the two suspects after a detailed investigation yesterday, December 13th, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Investigators witnessed the suspects switching price tags and fraudulently presenting items for purchase within a local retail store on the 8100 block of West Franklin. Officers conducted a traffic stop shortly after the suspects left the store and discovered approximately $18,000.00 in merchandise obtained through fraudulent means. Officers have evidence that the suspects entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charges. The suspects were 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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  Warrant Arrested: Cole A. Butler, 21, Meridian

  Warrant Charges:Computer Crimes (F)

  Additional Charges:Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Computer Crimes yesterday.

   Boise Police on patrol last night, December 13th at approximately 8:00 p.m. observed a vehicle drive straight through a turn only lane Eastbound on Overland Road near Vista. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect was currently suspended from driving and had a current warrant for his arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed a glass pipe with marijuana residue in it. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the intentional deletion of a local business website on more than one occasion in May of 2010. Evidence indicates the suspect, who is a former employee of the business, repeatedly deleted the company's website, depriving the business of possible revenue and costing money to rebuild it. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 22 COMPUTER CRIME18-2202. Computer crime.(1) Any person who knowingly accesses, attempts to access or uses, or attempts to use any computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof for the purpose of: devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud; obtaining money, property, or services by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; or committing theft; commits computer crime. (2)  Any person who knowingly and without authorization alters, damages, or destroys any computer, computer system, or computer network described in section 18-2201, Idaho Code, or any computer software, program, documentation, or data contained in such computer, computer system, or computer network commits computer crime.

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  Warrant Arrested: Gary R. Smith, 52, Garden City

  Warrant Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the possession of approximately 2.0 grams of meth during a traffic stop that took place on October 18th 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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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information