Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

BPD Patrol Officer spots stolen car and arrests suspect; Daily incident report

02-01-12 BPD Patrol Officer spots stolen car and arrests suspect; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Mark S. Sackett, 43, Garden City

   Charges:Grand Theft (F), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Probation Violation charges

   Boise Police received a report of a stolen vehicle taken from a parking lot on the 1500 block of West Franklin early Monday morning, January 30th, at approximately 5:40 a.m. The victim tells police the vehicle had been left unlocked with the key in the ignition and it had been taken some time that morning. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as a stolen car later that morning. 

   On Tuesday, January 31st at approximately 4:15 a.m. a Boise Police officer spotted the vehicle being driven West on Sherwood Street near La Ponte. The officer lost sight of the vehicle momentarily and officers located it, abandoned, in a parking lot on the 800 block of Sherwood street with the drivers door partially open. Officers located the suspect on foot a short distance away with the key to the vehicle on his person. A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated the suspect, Mark Sackett, had a current warrant for his arrest on parole violation charges and was currently suspended from driving. A search of the suspect's person revealed a small amount of marijuana and a syringe. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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 Arrested: Heather S. Nicholson, 40, Boise

  Charges:Burglary (F)

  Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland yesterday, January 31st, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal several items of merchandise and then 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 Department 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 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