Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Multiple felony warrant arrests; Daily incident report

   Warrant Arrested: Jennifer F. Hightower, 30, 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 injuries a child, under the age of one, sustained while in the suspects care in April of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in causing the child to suffer a broken jaw while under the suspects care as a babysitter at a Boise home. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's office. 

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   Warrant Arrested: Frederick A. Hileman, 32, Garden City

   Warrant Charges:  Lewd Conduct (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Lewd Conduct yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into inappropriate conduct that took place in a Boise home in June of 2010. The incident was reported to police in March of this year. The suspect and the victim, a child under the age of ten, are well known to each other. Detectives have no evidence that indicates other victims are involved at this time. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's office. 

   The victim and/or family in this case is receiving services through the Boise Police Department Victim Services Unit. To learn more about victim services log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Crime Victim Services.

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   Warrant Arrested: Brian E. Chambers, 50, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft  (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the theft of narcotics from a pharmacy while the suspect was an employee, starting in June of 2011. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the theft of Hydrocodone, and other narcotic medications from the business. The incident was reported to police in February of this year. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. 

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   Warrant Arrested: Matthew J. Heinzmann, 30, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F), Forgery (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on two outstanding felony warrants. One for Grand Theft and one for Forgery, yesterday.

    The arrest warrants stems from two ongoing investigations.

Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the theft of a check book, used to cash goods by forging the owners signature in November of 2010. The suspect used the checks to make purchases at local stores. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant for Forgery.

Evidence indicates the suspect was also involved in the theft of several personal items from a friend's residence in December of 2010. The value of the items exceeded $1,000.00. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant for Grand Theft.

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   Arrested: Mary K. Degen, 55, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland Road yesterday, July 19th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal several small electronic items and then attempt to return the items for cash. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. A search of the suspect's person incident to arrest revealed a straw used to ingest Meth. 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