Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Threat with a knife and a frying pan lead to a felony arrest; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: James A. Westberry, 54, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F)

Boise Police were called to a residence on W. Boise Ave. near Chrisway Drive at 8: 27 last night for a reported fight with a knife. The victim, fearing for his safety, had locked himself in a room and called 911. First arriving officers helped the victim safely out of the home. Officers then found the suspect, who appeared intoxicated in a back room. After investigating, officers found evidence the suspect had used a butcher knife and a frying pan to threaten the victim, who is an acquaintance.  Shortly after 10:00 p.m. the suspect was arrested without incident and booked on the above charges into the Ada County Jail.