Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Officers make arrest for Trafficking Meth; Felony DUI's over the holiday weekend; BPD Weekend Incident Report

Arrested: Lisa R. Samaya, 45, Boise

Charged: Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Meth (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Meth (F)

Boise Police located and arrested an individual wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine. It happened Friday evening, August 31st about 6:00 p.m. near a storage facility on the 800 block of S. Orchard St. Detectives with the Boise Police BANDIT unit, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and investigators with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation that began last May and includes approximately eight ounces of methamphetamine found to be in possession of the suspect for delivery.

When the suspect was located Friday, officers again found her in possession of about one gram of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for meth, as well as more than $200 in cash. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Jeremy S. Mayer, 34, Boise

Charged: DUI (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol late Saturday night, Sept. 1st at 11:07 p.m. witnessed the driver of a Dodge van westbound on the I-184 Connector weaving and failing to maintain his lane. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle. When the officer spoke with the driver, Mayer, he noticed he had glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the officer could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver was arrested for DUI. A blood draw was conducted at the jail for evidentiary testing. Checking the suspect’s record, officers found he had a previous felony DUI conviction from May of 2007, making this charge also a felony.

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Arrested: Maria T. Vega, 23, Boise

Charged: DUI (F), Driving without privileges, 3rd offense (m), Giving false information to an officer (m)

A Boise Police patrol officer late Friday night, August 31st, witnessed the driver of a Volkswagen sedan speeding, weaving and failing to maintain her lane eastbound on Main Street near Broadway Ave.  When the officer made a traffic stop, he immediately noticed the driver, Vega smelled of an alcoholic beverage, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. She also gave a false name, later discovered by officers while checking her ID. The driver failed field sobriety tests. A blood draw was conducted at the jail for evidentiary testing. Checking the suspect’s record, officers found Vega’s driver’s license was suspended for a previous DUI and DWP. The suspect has two previous DUI arrests, September, 2009 and August 27th, 2012, making this arrest a felony.

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Arrested: Jordyn S. Nielsen, 21, Nampa

Charged:  DUI (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol early Saturday morning, September 1st at 2:45 a.m. witnessed the driver of a Hyundai sedan exceeding the speed limit headed westbound on the I-184 Connector. On the Connector, the officer witnessed the driver, later identified as Nielsen weave and fail to maintain her lane. The officer stopped the vehicle on I-184 near Fairview. Immediately the officer noticed the driver smelled of an alcoholic beverage, had glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The suspect failed field sobriety tests. A blood draw was conducted at the jail for evidentiary testing. Checking the suspect’s record, officers found two previous DUI arrests in the past two years make this arrest a felony.

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Arrested: Aaron M. Ingraham, 24, Boise

Charged: Aggravated battery (F), Disturbing the peace (m)

A Boise Police officer on foot patrol in the area of W. Main and S. 6th Streets early Saturday morning, September 1st shortly after 1:00 a.m. witnessed two men being thrown out of a nightclub by bouncers. It appeared to officers the two men were in a shoving match. As officers began to approach, the two men continued shoving until they were separated by officers. Both Ingraham and William R. Ayers, 25 of Meridian were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace. After officers had taken the suspect Ingraham into custody, they learned from witnesses he had been involved in a fight inside the nightclub that resulted in the victim receiving a broken nose. The victim approached officers and wished to file charges leading to the aggravated battery. 

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Arrested:  Justin L. Sholley, 33, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F), warrant for battery (m)

Boise Police were called to a night club on the 800 block of S. Vista Ave at 2:23 a.m. Monday morning, September 3rd. When officers arrived, a citizen reported she had been in a verbal argument, reportedly over a dog, that resulted in the suspect pulling a knife and threatening her.  She told officers she feared for her safety.  The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge and an outstanding warrant for a previous battery charge.

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Arrested: Spencer R. Woodhouse, 40, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F)

Boise Police were called early Friday morning, August 31st to a residence in the area of W. Irving Lane and N. Allumbaugh Street reference an armed subject. Upon arrival, the victim told officers a man he was acquainted with had threatened to hit him in the head with a hammer during a dispute reportedly over the air conditioning. The victim reported the suspect was approximately three feet away from him when this occurred and it caused him to fear for his life. Officers arrested Woodhouse for Aggravated Assault and transported him to the Ada County Jail. 

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Arrested: Tasia M. Herrera, 26, Caldwell

Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called by store employees Saturday, September 1st at 1:31 p.m. to a large retail business on the 8300 block of W. Overland Rd. Officers met with the store employees who reported they witnessed the suspect attempt to conceal numerous bottles of shampoo and toiletries, then leave the store without paying. Investigating officers found evidence the suspect tried to steal the items intentionally. The suspect has a history of criminal theft. Store employees told officers they wished to press charges against the suspect. She was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony Burglary.