Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Damage to vehicle ends in felony warrant arrest; Daily incident report

01-26-12 Damage to vehicle ends in felony warrant arrest; Daily incident report

  Warrant Arrested: John M. Nava, 28, Meridian

  Warrant Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Malicious Injury to Property yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into damage done to the victim's vehicle during an altercation outside a downtown bar on October 22nd of last year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in an ongoing personal dispute with the victim. At one point, the victim tells police the suspect used rocks to break the victim's windshield and caused other damage to the victim's vehicle. 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 70 TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY18-7001. Malicious injury to property.(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, every person who maliciously injures or destroys any real or personal property not his own, or any jointly owned property without permission of the joint owner, or any property belonging to the community of the person's marriage, in cases otherwise than such as are specified in this code, is guilty of a misdemeanor.(2)  A person is guilty of a felony, and shall be punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, and may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment,

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information