Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 26, 2012

Prescription medications lead to two unrelated Felony arrests; Weekend incident report

    Arrested: Christian M. Arata, 19, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Amphetemines)(F)

   Boise Police on patrol near Ustick and Cole Road Friday evening, March 23rd, at approximately 11:00 p.m. observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed going Eastbound on Ustick. Officers activated emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to yield to officers and made several turns as the vehicle sped through a residential area. The vehicle eventually yielded to officers on the 2700 block of Redway. Officers determined the vehicle was occupied by several juvenile suspects and one adult, later identified as Chriistian Arata. In the vehicle officers located a cellophane wrapper containing two prescription narcotic pills. Through the course of the investigation officers determined the pills belonged to Christian Arata, who did not have a valid prescription for the drugs. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. Three juveniles, including the driver of the vehicle, were issued misdemeanor citations for minor consumption of alcohol, reckless driving and eluding police before being released to the custody of legal guardians.

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   Arrested: Ashley N. Mcdonald, 25, Transient

   Charges: Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F)

   Citation Issued: Brian E. Good, 37, Boise

   Citation Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a drug transaction taking place outside a retail store on the 1500 block of West State Saturday, March 24th, at approximately 12:51 in the afternoon. The calling party tells police he witnessed the suspect, who had just filled a narcotic prescription, give a portion of the pills to another suspect in a parking lot. Officers located both suspects moments later at a nearby bus stop and recovered pills from the prescription on both suspects. After a detailed investigation, Ashley Mcdonald was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. Brian Good was issued a misdemeanor citation and released.

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    Arrested: Hector H. Paez, 46, Caldwell

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

   Boise Police received a citizen report of a possible intoxicated driver at 13th and Main Street Saturday, March 24th, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Officers located the suspect sitting in the drivers seat of a car with the engine running. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests before refusing to cooperate further. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect had prior convictions for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information