Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Suspects endanger the public by causing three car crash with road closure

 "This suspect driver chose to endanger the citizens of Boise by driving in a reckless manner that unfortunately, ended in a collision with innocent motorists. We are thankful that members of public were not seriously injured in this incident." Says Boise Police Captain Eugene Smith.

 Suspect: Cullen R. Sims, 31

 Charges: Parole Violation no bond Warrant (F), Other charges pending

 Suspect: Autumn S. Miller, 24

 Charges:  Arrest warrant (m), Other charges pending

 What happened: At approximately 3:11 p.m. members of the Ada Metro Wanted Fugitive Task Force, including Boise Police, Ada County Deputies, Idaho State Police and others identified Cullen Sims driving a four door green Dodge Stratus  on the Eastbound I-84 connector near Emerald. Shortly after, the suspect rammed two law enforcement vehicles, causing minor damage and no injuries to officers. A brief pursuit took place across the central bench area of Boise. Officers ended the pursuit, less than four minutes after it began. A short time after the pursuit was ended, officers located the suspect vehicle, after the driver attempted to cross Overland from Philipi Street at a high rate of speed. Evidence indicates the suspect vehicle struck two vehicles travelling on Overland Road. The suspect, and the female passenger, later identified as Autumn Miller, received what appeared to be serious injuries in the collision. Emergency personnel had to extricate the suspects from the vehicle. Both suspects were transported to a local hospital.

  Idaho State Police are investigating the collision. Boise Police Officers will be investigating any crimes leading up to the collision. Both suspects are documented gang members with warrants for their arrest before this incident took place.

  As a result of the three car collision, Overland Road was closed until approximately 6:10 p.m. to allow officers time to investigate the incident and clear the road. 

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information