Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Woman charged after failing to return lost dog; felony charges in hit & run; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Kelly R. Featherston, 49, Boise

Charged: Grand Theft (F) ISC 18-2407 (1)

Boise Police arrested a woman last night after she repeatedly told officers she did not have possession of a lost dog. Officers say they gave the woman several chances to return the dog without consequences. The woman eventually allowed an officer into her home where the dog was located. The woman was arrested on grand theft charges.

What Happened: Boise Police were called by the owner of a dog who claimed the dog had gotten loose in a parking lot. The dog owner was contacted by a woman who said she'd found the dog, but couldn't keep it at her home so she had given it to the suspect. The woman who found the dog gave the owner the suspect's contact information so she could retirieve the animal. When the owner went to retreive the dog from the suspect's w.Boise home, the suspect reportedly told the victim the dog was no longer there although the victim could hear several dogs barking inside. The dog is a toy breed valued at approximately $700. Officers arrived at the suspect's home and repeatedly asked if she had the dog inside. After much negotiation, the suspect allowed an officer into her home where the officer found the dog. The suspect was placed under arrest for Grand Theft and transported to the Ada County jail.

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Arrested: Christopher R. Johnson, 37, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver - Meth (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol last night shortly before midnight observed the driver of a car fail to stop at a red light, instead stopping into the intersection blocking the crosswalk. During a traffic stop, based on the officers training and experience, he saw physical signs in the driver that he may be inpaired. An Ada County Sheriff's deputy with a drug detection K9 arrived to assist. The K9 alerted on the vehicle. In a follow up search, officers located two baggies with a crystal like substance that tested positive for 5.1 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also located, among other items, a digital electronic scale with white residue. The suspect was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail. 

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Arrested: Stoney Lynn Shafer, Jr, 27, Caldwell

Charged: Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (F), Driving without privileges (m)

Boise Police were called to a collision between the driver of an SUV and a cyclist at 9:14 last night in a driveway to a grocery store on the 8200 block of W. Fairview Ave. The driver of the SUV left the scene immediately following the collision. The cyclist, a woman in her early 20's from Boise was not seriously injured. She was treated on scene by Ada County Paramedics.

Fortunately, witnesses were able to give officers a good description of the SUV including a license plate number and told officers the SUV drove off westbound on Fairview. Officers went to the residence of the registered owner of the vehicle. They soon found the suspect hiding in a bedroom closet at the residence. He was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and driving without privileges and booked into the Ada County Jail. 

49-1305. IMMEDIATE NOTICE OF ACCIDENTS. (1) The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one (1) person in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, give notice of the accident to the local police department if the accident occurs within a city, otherwise to the office of the county sheriff or the nearest office of the state police. (2) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required herein, and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, the occupant shall give or cause to be given the notice not given by the driver.