Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Repossessed car leads to Meth charges: Citizen stops motorcycle theft; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Christine A, Dillon, 51, Caldwell

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance- Meth (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Boise Police were contacted Monday night, April 16th at approx. 9:00 p.m.  by an employee of a repossession business. The employee told officers he had just repossessed a vehicle in Canyon County, brought the vehicle to the company's Boise lot, and during a routine inventory check, had found evidence of drugs inside the car.

A Boise Police K9 was called and alerted to the vehicle, indicating a high liklihood of illegal drugs. In a purse inside the vehicle, officers found the suspect's identification and three clear baggies, two of which contained crystals and a glass pipe with white residue inside. The crystals field tested presumptive positive for the presence of methamphetamines. Officers arrested Dillon as she was responding to retrieve her purse and other personal items from her vehicle. She was booked into the Ada County jail on the above charges. 

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Arrested: Taiga Maher, 21, Boise

Charged: Grand Theft, (F), Carrying a concealed weapon (m)(cited) 

Boise Police were called shortly after 5:00 p.m. Monday by the victim reporting a person known to him, the suspect, had just stolen a car and a handgun from the victim's northwest Boise home. After investigating, officers soon located the vehicle. The suspect was spotted a short distance away in the driveway of a home off S. Gekeler Ln. and E. Linden Street. When officers ordered the suspect to raise his hands, the suspect challenged officers to shoot him. The handgun was clearly visible in the waistband of the suspect's pants. The suspect did comply with officers orders and was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail. 

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Arrested: Nikki L. Senn, 27, Boise

Arrested: David W. Stansberry, 32, Boise

Both Charged: Grand Theft (F)

Boise Police were called at 1:24 this morning by a citizen reporting suspicious activity in an apartment complex on the 800 block of N. Maple Grove Rd. The citizen reported two men in dark clothing "hammering" on a parked motorcycle. Officers responded and found the motorcycle. No one was nearby at the time but officers could see what looked like fresh damage to the ignition. Officers went to locate the registered owner of the motorcycle. When officers returned a few minutes later, they saw two men, the suspects, using a wrench to hammer a screwdriver into the motorcycle's ignition. After further investigation, the suspects were arrested and charged with Grand Theft, accused of trying to steal the motorcycle from the parking area of the apartment complex. 

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Arrested: Lea C. Tweet, 22, Boise

Charged: Grand Larceny (F)(warrant)

Boise Police arrested the suspect yesterday on an outstanding warrant connected to the theft of jewelry valued at approx. $3,000 reportedly taken from an east Boise home between February 25th and March 2nd of this year. The victim is the resident of the home, an elderly individual who is bedridden. The suspect, Tweet is a former employee of a home health care service who, at the time was assigned to assist the victim. After investigating, and with full cooperation of the home health care service, Boise Police Property Crimes detectives forwarded their investigation to Ada County Prosecutors who issued the warrant on the above charge. Detectives were able to recover some of the stolen items that had since been sold. This investigation is linked to an ongoing investigating referenced in an earlier Boise Police news release dated March 20, 2012. 

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Arrested: Johnny M. Ybarra, 56, Garden City

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance- Meth (F), Resisting and Obstructing Officers (m), 4 outstanding misdemeanor warrants: failure to appear (3), probation violation 

A Boise Police officer on patrol this morning shortly after 1:00 spotted a vehicle on southbound Cole Road at the Fairvew intersection back up and change lanes, turning eastbound onto Fairview Ave. The officer then witnessed the same vehicle soon change lanes without using a turn signal. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Ybarra. During the traffic stop, dispatchers informed the officer Ybarra had four active arrest warrants. The suspect ignored officers commands to turn off his vehicle and instead, put the car into gear and attempted to flee the scene.  The suspect's route, however was blocked by the vehicle of a Boise Police K9 officer just arriving on scene to assist. The suspect stopped his car, then rolled up his window and refused to get out as officer's ordered. Officers were able to open the driver's door and forcibly removed the suspect, who struggled with officers as they placed him into handcuffs. Searching the suspect following his arrest, officers found him to be in possession of eight small plastic baggies in a coat pocket, one baggie contained white colored crystals, the others had a white colored residue inside. The crystals field tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine, total package weight of two grams. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.