Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Arrests made in two overnight robberies; BPD daily incident report

Arrested:Marco L. Romero, 29, Middleton

Charged: Robbery (F), Possession of a stolen vehicle (F), Possession of a controlled substance (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), providing false information to an officer (m)

   At ths time, officers have evidence the suspect(s) appear to have targeted the victim residence and the crime was not random.

   What Happened: Boise Police were called at 8:10 last night, Monday, Oct. 15th to a report of a robbery that had just taken place at a residence near Kootenai and Roosevelt Streets. When officers arrived, they found a two adult male victims inside, one who reported being threatened at gunpoint, the other who reported he was hit on the head with a blunt object. One victim reported several personal items taken. Also taken was the victims vehicle, a white sedan, that officers immediately entered into a national crime information computer as stolen.

   Suspect, Stolen Vehicle Recovered: Shortly after midnight this morning, Boise Police were alerted by Ada County Sheriff's Deputies that the stolen vehicle was located parked at a rest stop just east of Boise off I-84. As officers arrived, they saw the suspect walking toward the vehicle carrying a baseball bat. He initially provided a false identity to officers. Officers then noticed the suspect had a small plastic baggie of marijuana hanging out of his pants pocket. The suspect was arrested. Further investigation led officers to evidence connecting the suspect Romero to the Kootenai Street Robbery.

   The investigation remains ongoing including the involvement of a second suspect. 

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Arrested: Jeremy I. Davis, 19, Boise

Arrested: 17 year old male, Boise

Arrested: 14 year old male, Boise

All Charged: Robbery (F), Resisiting and Obstructing officers (m)

     At ths time, officers believe the victim residence was targeted and the crime was not random.

    What Happened: Boise Police were called at 12:57 a.m. this morning to a robbery in progress at an apartment near S. Denver Ave and Belmont Street. Several officers responding to the call saw a group of young males running from the area. As some officers responded to the victim's residence, others went after the running suspects. The suspects were ordered repeatedly by officers to stop. The suspects did not comply and kept running through alleys and neighbors yards. At one point, officers saw them try to enter another nearby apartment but the front door was locked and they continued to run from officers.

    Officers caught one suspect and took him into custody in a parking lot on the 1100  block of S. Broadway Ave. Another officer continued to chase a second suspect over a fence and caught him in a parking lot also on the 1100 block of S. Broadway.

    A Boise Police K9 was called to help search for the two final suspects after recieving information the suspects may be armed. The dog tracked one suspect across several front and backyards in the area of Longmont Ave. and Rossi Street. The K9 located the suspect hiding in some bushes. The K9 did bite the suspect. He was treated and released by paramedics and, per department policy, taken to a nearby ER for additional evaluation, medically released and taken into custody.

    The two juvenile suspects remain in custody of juvenile detention authorities. The adult suspect, Davis, was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

   At the victim's residence, officers learned the suspects had entered the home, threatened two people inside with what appeared to be a club and a handgun, and stole several items belonging to one of the victims. Several of the items taken have been recovered by officers. 

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Arrested: Forrest D. McGrath, 18, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police were called by employees of a retail store on the 100 block of E. Myrtle Street shortly after 7:00 last night. Witnesses told officers they watched as the suspect placed food items in a basket then left the store without paying. Further investigation revealed evidence the suspect entered the store with the intention of committing the crime, resulting in the felony burglary charge. He was booked into the Ada County jail.