Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 24, 2012

Possession of a Controlled Substance and Burglary Felony arrests; Daily incident report

02-24-12 Possession of a Controlled Substance and Burglary Felony arrests; Daily incident report

  Arrested: Zachary T. McGraw, 24, Boise

  Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) (F)

    Boise Police Narcotics Detectives, working with Ada County Sheriffs Detectives, arrested Zachary McGraw at a residence on the 1800 block of Vista Avenue yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into the possession of marijuana. Detectives have evidence that indicates the suspect received approximately 440 grams total package weight of marijuana yesterday.

    The BANDIT Task Force investigates gambling, prostitution and illegal drug use. The Task Force includes Detectives from the Boise Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency and the Idaho National Guard, working as part of a multi-jurisdictional task force called B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), commissioned to protect the community from illegal drug activity.

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  Arrested: Aron M. Long, 21, Nampa

  Charges:Burglary (F), Battery (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 400 block of North Milwaukee Street yesterday, February 23rd, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them. The suspect then entered the store a second time and selected more merchandise before he attempted to leave the store again. Store employees stopped the suspect outside the store and attempted to stop him from leaving. During the struggle witnesses tell police the suspect twisted one of the employees arms and shoved her to the ground resulting in the battery charge. 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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  Warrant Arrested: Philip M. Ruggiero, 67, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Offering a False Written Instrument (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Offering a False Written Instrument yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into written statements presented as part of a court record in October of last year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in forging the documents. 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 32 FALSIFYING, MUTILATING OR CONCEALING PUBLIC RECORDS OR WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS18-3203. Offering false or forged instrument for record. Every person who knowingly procures or offers any false or forged instrument to be filed, registered or recorded in any public office within this state, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, or registered, or recorded under any law of this state, or of the United States, is guilty of a felony.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information