Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 11, 2012

Meth within reach of a child leads to Felony arrest; Weekend incident report

    Arrested: Brandy A. Martinez, 29, Meridian

    Charges: Injury to a Child (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Medications)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Providing False Information (m)

    Arrested: David P. Reed, 23, Transient

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

   Boise Police in search of suspects from an earlier report of suspicious activity on the 2300 block of West Airport WayK9-TURK (2)SMALL.jpg Sunday morning, June 10th, at approximately 2:00 a.m. observed a vehicle stopped half way in a parking spot with the rear wheel three feet into the grass. The sprinklers were running, spraying water onto the SUV. As officers approached the vehicle, they determined the suspects matched the description of two individuals who had been knocking on doors at a local hotel and had fled when employees confronted them. Officers also observed a child, under the age of 5, standing in the back of the vehicle. The adult female suspect, later identified as Brandy Martinez, provided false identifying information to police. A Boise Police K-9 named "Turk" alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie containing less than one gram of Meth, multiple prescription pills the suspect did not have documentation for, syringes, and other items of drug paraphernalia. Officers noted that one baggie of Meth was located in the back seat within reach of the child. Officers also located a baggie containing less than one gram of Meth and 2 prescription medications in the possession of David P. Reed, the passenger in the vehicle. The child was turned over to the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for his safety. The suspects were booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Timothy P. Flowers, 54, Transient

    Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver (marijuana)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Medications)(F)

    Citation Issued: Kevin M. Brown, 55, Boise

    Charges: Frequenting a Place where Drugs are Used or Sold (m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

    Citation Issued: Chad B. Olson, 48, Transient

    Charges: Frequenting a Place where Drugs are Used or Sold (m)

    Citation Issued: Jodie L. Dorris

    Charges: Frequenting a Place where Drugs are Used or Sold (m)

   A Boise Police Bike Patrol Officer on patrol in Ann Morrison Park Sunday, June 10th, at approximately 11:30 a.m. observed a group of suspects smoking marijuana in the South West corner of the park. Officers contacted the group and a search of Timothy Flowers revealed approximately 25.7 grams total package weight of marijuana, numerous small baggies, a scales and 6 hydrocodone pills the suspect did not have documentation for. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. The other suspects were cited on the above listed charges and released. 

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    Arrested: Heather L. Harris, 32, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)(F)

   Boise Police responded to a citizens report of drug activity at a hotel on the 1600 block of West Main Sunday evening at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officers made contact with the suspect, who consented to a search of the residence. A search of the room revealed a small amount of drug paraphernalia and Cocaine in a purse. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Joshua G. Laird, 34, BoiseK9-Ruwa-SMALL.jpg

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

   Boise Police on patrol Friday evening, June 8th, at approximately 11:30 p.m. observed a vehicle make an illegal lane change without signaling and conducted a traffic stop near 31st and State streets. As officers contacted the driver, a Boise Police K-9 named "Ruwa" alerted on the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed Aderal pills the suspect did not have documentation for. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Maria A. Ibarra-Hernandez, 32, Nampa

  Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 400 block of North Milwaukee Sunday, June 10th, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal several items of clothing in a purse and a child's stroller. The suspect, accompanied by two small children and a juvenile female, then left  the store without paying for the items. Store employees detained the suspect outside of the store and recovered the items. Officers also located wire cutters, used to remove security tags from the items. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information