Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 26, 2012

Drug possession, Burglary and Grand Theft arrests; Daily incident report

    Arrested: John E. Hood, 50, Boise

    Charges:  2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Medications)(F), Probation violation charges (m), Citation issued for Invalid Drivers License

   Boise Police on patrol just after midnight, early this morning, October 26th, 2012 at approximately 12:30 a.m. observed a vehicle in the area of Dewey Street and 31st Street with invalid license plates. A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated the suspect's license was invalid and the suspect had a current warrant for his arrest on probation violation charges. Officers located approximately 16 Oxycodone pills and 4 Methadone pills on the suspect's person with no documentation. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Nicholas A. Stransky, 34, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Probation violation charges (m), Failure to Appear warrant charges (m), Inhalant Intoxicant Warrant charge (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 100 block of East Myrtle Street yesterday, October 25th, at approximately 7:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal merchandise and then leave the store without paying for the items. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. As officers approached the suspect he attempted to flee on foot. The suspect had to be physically taken into custody as he attempted to exit the front doors of the store. A check through Ada County dispatch indicated the suspect had several listed warrants for his arrest. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Robert W. Whitefield, 53, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an incident that took place in August of 2009. Evidence indicates the suspect was an employee at a local merchant at the time of the incident. Officers have evidence that the suspect received money from customers and pocketed the cash on at least three occasions. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. 

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information