Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 27, 2012

DUI Driver strikes pedestrian and flees the scene; Weekend incident report

    Arrested: Daniel J. Weatherly, 27, Boise

    Charges: Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (F), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m)

   Boise Police responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian collision at 6th and Grove Street early Sunday morning, August 26th, just after midnight. The victim, an adult female, tells police she was using the crosswalk when the suspect, driving a car, struck her in the crosswalk. According to witnesses, the suspect did not stop after striking the suspect. The victim received what appeared to be minimal non-life threatening injuries at the time. She was treated on the scene by paramedics. Officers, using information obtained from the victim, located the suspect at a residence on the 6300 block of Everett Street. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and a blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect was currently suspended from driving. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Anthony J. Marsh, 27, Boise

   Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a business on the 1500 block of South Shoshone Street early Saturday morning, August 25th, at approximately 3:00 a.m. Officers who responded found the suspect, naked except for his shoes, standing next to a broken glass door in front of the business. Officers noted the suspect was bleeding at the time. The suspect, who appeared to be behaving erratically, refused to obey officers commands or communicate. As officers issued commands, the suspect attempted to jump through the broken window. At one point, officers were forced to deploy a taser to take the suspect into custody to avoid further injury. The owners of the business determined the replacement of the safety glass door would cost in excess of $1,000.00. Upon further investigation, officers determined the suspect had also broken into a nearby laundry mat causing additional damages to that business. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Russell M. Doty, 51, Eagle

   Charges: Battery on an Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

   Citation Issued: Reckless Driving (m)

    Boise Police responded to assist firefighters at the scene of a fire on the 3600 block of South Banner Street Sunday evening, August 26th, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Boise Fire personnel tell officers they were attempting to suppress the fire when the suspect arrived in a vehicle, nearly striking one of the firefighters. The driver of that vehicle, later identified as Russell Doty, exited his vehicle, entered a large trackhoe and immediately drove on top of the pile of burning bark. Fire personnel attempted to get the suspect to exit the trackhoe and come to a safe location but the suspect refused. Fire supervisors tell police the suspect's actions prevented and delayed them from being able to quickly and aggressively fight the fire. When the suspect exiting the trackhoe, officers attempted a patdown search for weapons. As officers attempted to pat the suspect down, he turned to his right and firmly struck an officer in the chest with his right elbow. 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

Boise Police Public Information