Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Aggravated Assault arrest

Boise, March 17, 2012-Boise Police arrested a woman last night after she reportedly walked into a retail store at Eagle Rd. and Chinden Blvd. and threatened employees with a gun.

  Arrested: Cynthia Clinkingbeard, 58, Boise

   Charged:  Aggravated Assault (F)
 
   What Happened: Boise Police were called at 9:16 pm Friday, March 16, by employees of the store who told police dispatchers a woman had walked into the store, made strange, threatening remarks to 3 employees then pulled out a handgun and, according to the witnesses, made threatening statements toward them.
 
   Witnesses were able to provide dispatchers with a description of the vehicle the suspect drove off in. That vehicle was quickly spotted by an Ada County Sheriffs Deputy traveling south on Eagle Rd. Officers with ACSO, Boise and Meridian Police made a felony traffic stop and, because the suspect was reported to be armed, briefly closed traffic in both directions on Eagle Rd. until they could be sure passing motorists would not be in danger. Officers found the suspect was in the vehicle with two other adults. After investigating, officers found the other two people in the vehicle had not been involved in any crime and were apparently unaware of what had happened in the store.
 
   Officers questioned, then arrested the suspect and booked her into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.
 
fyi- the original call officers responded to was armed robbery,  however after questioning witnesses further it was determined no robbery had occurred.