Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 01, 2013

Busy weekend for BPD officers, Arrests include Arson, Agg. Batt. and Agg. Assault; Weekend Incident Report

   Arrested: Christopher L. Bird, 18, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on the 500 block of West Greenleaf Lane Saturday afternoon, March 30th, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The victim tells police he confronted the suspect, who is well known to him, about an ongoing personal dispute at the residence. According to the victim, the suspect became angry and stabbed the victim with a small kitchen knife, which broke in the process. The victim received what appeared to be a non-life threatening wound to his leg. The victim left the residence and sought medical attention. Officers located the suspect at the residence. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 9 ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-907. Aggravated battery defined. (1) A person commits aggravated battery who, in committing battery: (a)Causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement; or(b)Uses a deadly weapon or instrument;

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   Arrested: Zachary E. Jones, 37, Pocatello

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), Driving Under the Influence- 2nd Offense (DUI)(m), Driving Without Privileges (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a road rage situation that reportedly began near the intersection of W. Overland Rd. and S. Orchard Street Sunday evening, March 31st, at approximately 7:00 p.m. A witness, not involved in the incident, called police to report seeing the driver of an SUV who appeared to be trying to cut off a cyclist also using the roadway as they headed eastbound on Overland. Officers were able to catch up to the witness and the alleged victim, who was not injured. Both confirmed the incident began with an exchange of words and hand gestures, then escalated to the SUV driver reportedly cutting in front of the cyclist then abruptly hitting the brakes.

   The witness was able to provide officers with a detailed description of the SUV, including the license plate. Officers located the vehicle at W. Overland Rd. and S. Vista Ave. While officers spoke to the driver, they could smell the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver failed several field sobriety tests and a blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect's drivers license was currently suspended and had been surrendered in another state. Officers also found the suspect had a previous DUI arrest in 2008. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 9 ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-905. Aggravated assault defined. An aggravated assault is an assault: (a)With a deadly weapon or instrument without intent to kill; or (b)By any means or force likely to produce great bodily harm.


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   Arrested: Robert L. Pinkston, 51, Boise

   Charges: Second Degree Arson (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of an arson in progress at a commercial building on the 900 block of W. Main Street early Sunday morning, March 31st, at approximately 6:00 a.m. The calling party tells police he witnessed a man in the alley who was lighting paper on fire and shoving it into the exterior vents of the building. When officers arrived they lcoated the suspect, still lighting papers on fire and placing them into the vent. Officers called Boise Fire personnel to the scene to put out the smoldering debris, remove it from the wall and prevent any further damage. The outside of the building did receive smoke damage. Some areas inside the building also smelled of smoke but suffered no fire damage. Because of the potential for the suspect's actions to have started a fire in a building housing several businesses, including the people inside the building, officers charged the suspect with Arson in the second degree.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 8 ARSON 18-803. Arson in the second degree -- Burning of a structure -- Penalties. Any person who willfully and unlawfully, by fire or explosion, damages any structure, whether the property of the actor or another, not included or described in the preceding section, is guilty of arson in the second degree, and upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to the custody of the department of correction for not more than fifteen (15) years or fined not more than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) or both.


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   Arrested: Juan D. Sldivar, 26, Twin falls

   Charges: Battery on an Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Disturbing the Peace (m)

    Boise Police on foot patrol witnessed the suspect strike another man in the face on the 600 block of W. Main Street early Sunday morning, March 31st, at approximately 2:00 a.m. Officers crossed the street and attempted to take the suspect into custody. The suspect physically resisted arrest and, at one point, punched an officer in the chest. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Lisa M. Zumwalt, 22, Meridian

   Charges: Battery on an Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

   Warrant Charges: Probation Violation (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a wanted subject at a residence on the 600 block of West Village Lane early Sunday morning, March 31st, at approximately 2:00 a.m. The calling party tells police the suspect had threatened to break into an apartment and currently had a warrant for her arrest. A check through Boise City records confirmed the suspect had a warrant for her arrest on Probation Violation charges. Officers located the suspect outside the residence and attempted to take the suspect into custody. The suspect physically resisted arrest and repeatedly kicked an officer in the shin. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Anthony R. Schmidt, 25, Boise

   Charges: Grand Theft (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m), 

   Warrant Charges: Contempt of Court (m), Probation Violation charges (m)

    Boise Police received a report of a stolen car from a car sales lot on S. Vista Avenue on Friday, March 29th. Employees of the dealership tell police the suspect had taken the car for a test drive and never returned it. 

   On Saturday afternoon, March 30th, at approximately 4:00 p.m. officers located the stolen car at a gas station near the intersection of Nez Perce and Roosevelt. When officers confronted the suspect, who had gone inside the store, he refused to obey commands. After a brief standoff the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

For more, see BPD news release issued March 30, 2013.

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    Arrested: Stefen V. Resinkin, 31, Emmett

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 4100 block of West Nez Perce Street early Sunday morning, March 31st, at approximately 1:00 a.m. As officers contacted the occupants of the residence they observed in plain sight a large amount of marijuana. Officers recovered six baggies with a combined total package weight of 49 grams. Officers also recovered additional items of drug paraphernalia from the home. Evidence indicates the suspect had intended to offer the illegal substance for sale. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Brain K. Stringer, 43, Boise

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

   Boise Police observed a vehicle speeding as it travelled East on State Street Friday evening, March 29th, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Officers stopped the driver on the 900 block of North 27th. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .19/.19 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had prior convictions for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Ashley A. Muguira, 28, Nampa

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Probation Violation charges (m)

   Boise Police observed a vehicle swerving and crossing the center line marker on Broadway Avenue near Linden Street Sunday, March 31st, at approximately 5:00 a.m. The suspect vehicle failed to yield to emergency lights at first. The driver eventually stopped and officers contacted the driver. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and a blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had prior convictions for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Joshua C. Proto, 31, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft early this morning.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the theft of batteries, stolen from vehicles and RV's in Boise, during March of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the theft and sale of the batteries to obtain cash. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. 

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  Arrested: Tyler J. Ledford, 19, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F), Minor Consumption of Alcohol (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a convenience store on the 1500 block of West State Street Saturday, March 30th, at approximately 10:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal two alcoholic beverages in his coat before going to a restroom. In the restroom the suspect consumed one bottle of alcohol, then attempted to 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. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information