Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Meth use in the presence of children leads to Felony charges; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Shannon C. Ferdig Jr, 21, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Injury to a Child (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of an unconscious driver sitting in a running car at a convenience store on the 1500 block of South Orchard Street yesterday, January 16th, at approximately 5:00 p.m. As officers contacted the driver, they observed syringes and other items of drug paraphernalia sitting in plain sight in the vehicle. As the suspect exited the vehicle to speak with officers a small package containing approximately 2 grams total package weight of Meth fell on the ground. Two children in the vehicle at the time who are under the age of five were declared to be in imminent danger and turned over to the custody of agents with the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 15 CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS 18-1501. Injury to children. (1) Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any child to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any child, willfully causes or permits the person or health of such child to be injured, or willfully causes or permits such child to be placed in such situation that its person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years.

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   Warrant Arrested: Stephanie Maldanado, 37, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Burglary (F)

   Warrant Arrested: Carlos L. Pineira, 25, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Burglary (F)

     The suspects were taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrants for Burglary yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the theft of items from a retail store on the 400 block of North Milwaukee Street in December of last year. Evidence indicates the suspects had stolen items from the store, then returned the items at a later time for monetary gain. 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