Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hazardous conditions in a home lead to Felony warrant arrest; Daily incident report

  Warrant Arrested: Dawn M. Soger, 53, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Injury to a Child (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Injury to a Child yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the conditions in a home, reported to police by representatives of Idaho Health & Welfare in March of this year. Officers found evidence the suspect allowed a child, under the age of 16, to live in unsanitary conditions with animal feces and urine throughout the home. The residence also appeared to suffer from a serious infestation of mice. Detectives with the Boise Police Special Victim's Unit immediately declared the child to be in imminent danger and the child was turned over to the protective custody of the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare. The detective's report was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, resulted in the felony warrant.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 15 CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS 18-1501.Injury to children. (1) Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any child to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any child, willfully causes or permits the person or health of such child to be injured, or willfully causes or permits such child to be placed in such situation that its person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years.

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   Arrested: Marcy L. Willert, 43, Boise

   Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a vandalism in progress at a home on the 100 block of South Randall Street yesterday morning, April 18th, at approximately 8:00 a.m.  As officers arrived at the home they observe the suspect using a large garden shovel to destroy things in the home. Officers determined the suspect was involved in an ongoing dispute with another resident at the home earlier in the day. Evidence indicates the suspect used the shovel to break several windows, destroy electronics and other items belonging to the victim before officers arrived. The value of the damaged property is expected to exceed $4,000.00. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

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