Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, July 02, 2012

Citizen helps with DUI Arrest; Alert neighbors stop a Burglary; BPD Weekend Incident Report

Arrested: Lashundra D. Martin, 24, no permanent address
Charged:  Burglary (F)

   Alert neighbors called Boise Police late Saturday morning after noticing a suspicious person inside a home where the residents were out of town. That alert neighbor was an off-duty Boise Police officer who was contacted by another young neighbor hired to water the residents plants. While the young man was watering, he noticed the woman inside the home.  Patrol Officers responded to the home off Bogus Basin Rd. north of W. Curling Dr. and found the suspect, Martin inside attempting to hide in a bedroom. Officers found evidence the suspect broke a window to gain access to the home.  

   The Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit has tips for homeowners on keeping homes safe while on vacation. /crime-prevention/home-vacation-safety-tips/

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Arrested:  Butch L. Reichard, 28, Boise

Charged: DUI (m), Injury to a Child (m)

A citizen following a suspected drunk driver called the report into police dispatchers early Saturday morning, June 30th at approximately 1:48 a.m. The citizen later told officers he witnessed the suspect, Reichard buy alcohol at a convenience store at N. Cole and W. Ustick Roads, get into his vehicle. The citizen witnessed the suspect make several traffic violations, including stopping at a green light, stopping in the middle of an intersection, failing to maintain his lane and turning right using a left turn signal. The witness also told dispatchers the suspect also had a young child in the front seat of the car. The witness continued to report the suspect's location to dispatchers who were advising responding officers. Officers caught up to the suspect vehicle in a lot at Goddard Rd and N. Milwaukee Street. As officers drove toward the suspect vehicle, the driver attempted to drive away but then stopped. Officers made contact with the driver, Reichard and noticed he smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage. He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .153/.148 in a breath test. The suspect was arrested on the above charges. Officers took the child and placed him into safe custody.

   Enforcement plays a large role toward the elimination of drunken driving.  Currently, Boise Police are taking part in a statewide campaign to reduce drunk driving on and around the July 4th holiday by using state and federal grant money to place more officers on the road.  If you believe you see an intoxicated driver, please call 911. For more in Idaho's drunk driving laws, go to: /home/specialty-units/dui-night-step-team/ .

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Arrested: Robert C. Brower, 18, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called by employees of a retail store on the 6500 block of S. Federal Way Friday,  June 29th at 11:30 p.m. Witnesses told officers the suspect had taken a bottle of cough syrup off the store shelf, went into a restroom and consumed the entire bottle, leaving the empty bottle behind. Officers found evidence the suspect made no attempt to pay for item, as well as evidence the suspect entered the store with the intent of committing the crime, making the charge of burglary a felony. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Henry M. Hall, 53, Eagle

Charged:  Possession of a Controlled Substance – Meth (F), Driving without priveleges (m), Failure to carry insurance (2nd offense in 5 years) (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Boise Police officers on patrol near W. State and N. 33rd Streets Friday night, June 29th shortly after 6:00 p.m. ran a vehicle check finding the registered owner had a suspended license due to a previous conviction for having no insurance. While speaking with the driver, Hall, officers noticed a small knife and butane torch in the vehicle. A Garden City Police K9 alerted on the vehicle indicated the likely presence of drugs. In a follow up search, officers found the suspect to be in possession a small amount of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.