Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 03, 2012

Malicious Injury to Property arrest; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Robert A. Ross, 50, Boise

   Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 4100 block of West Pasadena Drive yesterday morning, August 2nd, at approximately 10:00 a.m. The victim states that the suspect, who lives in the neighborhood, threw a large wooden step through his glass french door for no apparent reason. The damage to the large glass door is expected to exceed $1,000.00. Officers who responded to the incident located the suspect in the street. The suspect's behavior appeared to be erratic and he could not offer a logical explanation for the incident. Officers believe the suspect may have been under the influence of a mind altering substance. Officers transported the suspect to a local hospital to be medically evaluated for his safety, before transporting him to the Ada County Jail where he was booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 70 TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY 18-7001. Malicious injury to property(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, every person who maliciously injures or destroys any real or personal property not his own, or any jointly owned property without permission of the joint owner, or any property belonging to the community of the person's marriage, in cases otherwise than such as are specified in this code, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one (1) year or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both. (2)  A person is guilty of a felony, and shall be punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, and may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment, if: (a)  The damages caused by a violation of this section exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) in value;

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information