Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 02, 2012

Forgery, Agg Assault; BPD Weekend Incident Report

Arrested: Scott A. Barker, 26, transient

Charged: Forgery (F)

 Boise Police were called Sunday morning, April 1st, by the clerk of a motel on Airport Way. Motel employees told officers they were concerned about the welfare of a guest who had missed the check out time and appeared unresponsive when a motel employee entered to check the room. Offices called AdaCounty Paramedics to the location to stand by. Officers knocked and announced themselves and a man answered the door. Officers asked if the man was okay. Inside the room, officers saw in plain sight a printer and a trash can with what looked like paper copies of money. The motel clerk had also previoulsy told officers they were holding what appeared to be a fake $5 bill the man had used to pay for the room. Detectives with the Boise Police Financial Crimes unit and the U.S. Secret Service were called to the scene. The motel guest, Barker, was found to be using the room and printer to manufacture counterfeit U.S currency.  It appeared to officers the suspect had been making the counterfeit bills, mainly $5 and $20, for the last 2 - 3 days. Officers also found the fake bills had recently been passed at two nearby convenience stores by the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above felony charge.

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Arrested: Maxwell W. Chambers, 21, Boise

Charged: Aggravated DUI (F), Possession of marijuana (M)(cited)

Boise Police were called by witnesses to a crash at the intersection of N. 13th and W. Idaho Streets Friday, March 30th shortly after 3:00 p.m. Witnesses told officers the male driver of a pickup truck was headed west on N. Idaho when he ran a red light and collided with a Honda sedan headed north on 13th. A female driver, a Boise woman in her late 60's was the only occupant of the Honda. She was transported to a nearby hospital for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash.

When officers contacted the driver of the pickup they immediately smelled the odor of marijuana. Officers also noticed a green leafy substance in the driver's teeth and facial hair. The driver, identified as Chambers, did not appear injured and refused medical treatment. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Officers found a small amount of a green leafy substance testing presumptive positive for marijuana in plain view in the front seat of the truck and a backpack with an open bottle of Vodka. A blood draw was done at the Ada County Jail for evidentiary testing.

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Arrested: Kassidy D. Collette, 28, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F), Theft by possession of stolen property (F), Forgery (F)

 Boise Police were called by the victim of a residential burglary Thursday morning, March 29th. It appeared the victim's home near S. Curtis Rd and Cassia Street had been entered overnight, although the method on entry could not be definitely determined. The victim reported to officers that jewelry and credit cards had been taken. The resident had been gone overnight and was not home at the time of the burglary. 

The next day, Friday, March 30th, the victim made contact with a Boise Police patrol officer to report the credit card company had called saying an attempt had been made to use the credit cards at a retail store, however the cards had been declined. Boise Police patrol officers and financial crimes detectives followed up. Officers found the stolen credit cards had also been used at a Boise motel with the suspect signing the victim's name. Officers were soon able to able to identify a possible suspect who was known to officers to frequent a home on S. Hilton St. Officers arrived at the home late Friday afternoon and found the suspect there a short time later. After further investigation, he was arrested on the above charges.

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Arrested: Blake E. Hassett, 18, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F)

Boise Police School Resource Officers were informed Sunday, April 1st  of a threatening incident that had just occurred. Two victims reported the suspect, Hassett had made threatening statements to them that morning over an ongoing dispute, statements that included the suspect getting a gun. A short time later, a friend of the victims received a text message from the suspect that included a photo of the suspect holding a weapon. That text was followed by another from the suspect to the victims threatening extreme violence against them. The victims called 911 when they later saw the suspect vehicle in front of their house. Responding officers soon found the suspect's vehicle near his home in west Boise. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested on the above charges. Officers also located a BB gun at the suspect's home that is black in color and appears to be a semi automatic pistol.

18-905. Aggravated assault defined. An aggravated assault is an assault:

(a)  With a deadly weapon or instrument without intent to kill; or

(b)  By any means or force likely to produce great bodily harm.[; or]

(c)  With any vitriol, corrosive acid, or a caustic chemical of any kind.

(d)  "Deadly weapon or instrument" as used in this chapter is defined to include any firearm, though unloaded or so defective that it can not be fired.

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Arrested: Tyler S. Markley, 20, Boise

Charged: Delivery of a Controlled Substance - marijuana (F)

The suspect was arrested by Boise Police Sunday afternoon, April 1st after he sold an undercover Boise Police detective ½ pound of marijuana. The buy took place in the parking lot of a west Boise theater. The purchased marijuana field tested presumptive positive with a total package weight of 276 grams. Detectives from the Boise Police BANDIT Narcotics unit were involved in the investigation and arrest.

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Arrested: Daniel C. Mogford, 33,Boise

Charged: DUI (F)

A Boise Police Night STEP officer witnesses the driver of an SUV fail to use a turn signal at S. 3rd & W. Main Streets shortly after midnight Friday morning, March 29th. The officer made a traffic stop and identified the driver as Mogford. Speaking with the officer, the driver slurred speech and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, as well as glassy, bloodshot eyes. Mogford failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. A blood draw was taken at the Ada County Jail for evidentiary testing. Officers found Mogford has two prior DUI convictions from January, 2008 and  November, 2009 making this third DUI arrest in ten years a felony.

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 Arrested: Vanessa R. Scotzin, aka Vanessa R. Amey, 29, Marsing

Charged: Burglary (F)

 Boise Police were called by employees of a retailer in the area of N. Milwaukee St.and W. Franklin Rd. Friday, March 30th at approximately 6:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they found evidence the suspec t had taken some $500 in clothing and jewelry from the store without paying. Officers also found another $500 in items including shoes, make up, clothing and jewelry still marked with prices and tags from several other nearby retailers. The suspect was arrested on one count of felony burglary, indicated officers have evidence the suspect entered the store with the intention of stealing. Officers routed their reports to Ada County Prosecutors for consideration of additional charges.