Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 16, 2012

Attempted Murder charge and other arrests; Weekend Incident Report

   Arrested: Kevin F. Romero, 35, Boise

   Charges: Attempted Murder (F), Domestic Battery (F), Attempted Strangulation (F), Probation Violation charges (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a battery at a home in East Boise Sunday evening, April 15th, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Officers determined the suspect and the victim, who are well known to each other, were involved in an argument that turned physical. Evidence indicates that during the altercation the suspect struck the victim several times, chocking the victim's neck and caused the victim to lose conciousness. The victim also sustained a broken arm. The victim was transported to a local hospital for what appeared at the time, to be non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Emmanuel N. Roper, 27, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  Aggravated Assault (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Aggravated Assault yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into threats made to an adult female victim at a Boise residence in February of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect threatened the victim during an argument, while making aggresive and threatening motions with a knife. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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   Arrested: Nathaniel D. Hottinger, 20, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Arrested: Johnny E. Nichols, 18, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a citizens call of a possible vehicle burglary taking place on the 3000 block of West Madison Street early Saturday morning, April 14th, at approximatley 5:00 a.m. The calling party tells police he witnessed two males entering vehicles in the neighborhood and taking items. Officers located the suspects a short time later as they entered another victim's vehicle and took them into custody. Officers determined the suspects had stolen items from mulitple vehicles in the area. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Kristen D. Cooper, 30, Boise

    Charges:  Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Boise Police on patrol Saturday afternoon, April 14th, at approximately 1:00 p.m. observed a vehicle with expired registration and conducted a traffic stop on the 500 block of South Garden Street. As the driver exited the vehicle to talk with police, a black bag fell from the vehicle. A Garden City Police K-9 alerted on the item, indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the bag revealed two needles and a baggie with approximately 1 gram total package weight of meth. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Jamie L. Proffitt, 36, Boise

    Charges:  Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Resisting and Obstructing (m), 

   Boise Police on patrol Friday afternoon, April 13th, observed a vehicle fail to properly signal a turn and conducted a traffic stop near Franklin and Manville Streets. During the stop the suspect repeatedly refused to obey officers instructions. The suspect was eventually taken into custody and a search of his person revealed less than one gram of Meth hidden in his pants. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Jason L. Lake, 34, Boise

   Charges:  Grand Theft (F), Forgery (F), Fugitive to Idaho (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of stolen checks at a residence in Boise. The victim tells police the suspect had stolen the checks and forged his signature to obtain cash. After a detailed investigation officers obtained evidence indicating the suspect had obtained approximately $1,200.00 using the stolen checks starting at the beginning of this month. A check through Ada County dispatch indicated the suspect had a current warrant for his arrest out of Utah on Fraud charges resulting in the Fugitive to Idaho charge.  The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Sean S. Hurst, 26, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  Vandalism (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Vandalism yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the destruction of a piece of furniture at the victims residence in February of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect, who had an ongoing conflict with the victim, entered the victims home and used a sharp object to slash the victims couch. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

BoisePolice Public Information