Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Aggravated Battery and Injury to a Child arrests; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Shawn C. Walstad, No Known Address

   Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a fight near 10th and Grove Street last night, July 10th, at approximately 6:00 p.m. The calling party tells police he was driving by and witnessed the suspect on top of the victim choking him near a tree. According to the witness the victim was not conscious and wasn't defending himself. Officers located the suspect and the victim in the immediate area. After a detailed investigation the suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, was taken into custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 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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  Warrant Arrested: Gypsie L. Akers, 28, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  Injury to a Child (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Injury to a Child early this morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. 

    The arrest warrants stem from an investigation into dangerous conditions found in a West Boise home on May 1st of this year. On that date, Boise Police assisted agents from the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare on a welfare check of the home. Representatives from Health and Welfare tell police they had received a call from a citizen about dangerous conditions at the home with four children. When officers entered the home they discovered animal feces, piles of trash, and urine soaked floors throughout the residence. During the investigation, officers obtained evidence that indicated the children had been left without supervision on more than one occasion. A safety plan was put in place and the children were turned over to the custody of relatives. The investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrants. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. 

    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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    Arrested: Michael L. Marchesini, 56, Eagle

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

   Boise Police observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane near West Forsynthia Drive and Hill Road early this morning, July 11th, at approximately 3:00 a.m. The suspect driver, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .23/.22 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: Jacob F. Tindall, 21, Boise

  Charges: Burglary (F

  Arrested: Michael S. Kinser, 21, Garden City

  Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland Road last night, July 10th, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspects conceal more than 15 items of merchandise in personal bags and remove tags from some of the items. Employees tell police the suspects then  left the store without paying for the items. Officers believe the suspects entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charges. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Department has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the program is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information