Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, July 15, 2013

Argument over alcohol ends in Aggravated Battery; Weekend incident report

   Arrested: Billy J. Manzanarez, 48, No Known Address

   Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a fight in Rhodes Park Saturday, July 13th, at approximately 5:15 p.m. Witnesses tell police two adult males became involved in a dispute over alcohol. The suspect and the victim are known to each other. At one point, witnesses say the suspect jumped on top of the victim, who was laying on the ground, and struck him repeatedly in the face. After the attack the suspect fled the park. Medical personnel tell police the victim may suffer permanent damage as a result of the attack. Officers located the suspect several hours later when he returned to the park to retrieve personal items he had left behind. 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 8-907. Aggravated battery defined. (1) A person commits aggravated battery who, in committing battery:(a)Causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement;


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   Arrested: Ronald C. Harris, 61, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a fight at a Boise Bench residence Saturday evening, July 13th, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Witnesses tell police two adult males became involved in a personal dispute. The suspect and the victim in this case are well known to each other. At one point, the victim tells police the suspect threatened him with a knife. The victim tells police he was afraid for his life during the incident. 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 18-905. 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: Tyler A. Holms, 47, Boise

   Charges: Unlawful Discharge of a Weapon Into a Dwelling (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of an incident that had taken place earlier that night at a residence in East Boise on Saturday morning, July 13th. The victims tell police they were awakened by a loud thud inside their bedroom at approximately 3:00 a.m. The victims later determined that someone had fired a bullet into the home and called police. Officers began the investigation into what happened and obtained evidence that the suspect had fired the single bullet at the home following a personal dispute. After a detailed investigation into the incident, the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 33 FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER DEADLY WEAPONS 18-3317. Unlawful discharge of a firearm at a dwelling house, occupied building, vehicle or mobile home. It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally and unlawfully discharge a firearm at an inhabited dwelling house, occupied building, occupied motor vehicle, inhabited mobile home, inhabited travel trailer, or inhabited camper. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony

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    Arrested: Jacob T. Brewer, 32, MeridianK9-Jackson.jpg

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Medications)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Boise Police on patrol early Sunday morning, July 14th, at approximately 5:15 a.m. observed a vehicle sitting in an empty parking lot on the 5000 block of West Overland Road lot in front of closed businesses. The vehicle engine was running and the headlights where on. When officers approached the vehicle to check on the driver they found him unconscious behind the wheel. As officers contacted the driver, a Boise Police K-9 named "Jackson" alerted on the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately one gram total package weight of meth, five prescription Dextrolamphetamine Schedule II Narcotic pills, used needles and other items of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: John A. Welsh Jr. 32, Boise

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

   Boise Police, working with Garden City officers, contacted the suspect as he arrived at their location at a residence on the Boise Bench early Sunday morning, July 14th, at approximately 3:00 a.m. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .08/.08. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had two 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: Justin A. Kent, 22, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Medications)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(m), Possession of an Open Container (m)

   Boise Police on patrol Friday evening observed a vehicle with cancelled registration and conducted a traffic stop near South Curtis Road and West Marvin Lane, July 12th, at approximately 7:00 p.m. As officers contacted the driver they noticed the distinct odor of burnt marijuana. Officers located a small amount of marijuana and two Adderall Schedule II prescription pills in the vehicle. Officers also recovered an open bottle of whiskey under the seat of the vehicle. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Ladonna M. Youmans, 47, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Burglary (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Burglary Friday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the theft of prescription medications from a resident at a senior center in West Boise on May 15th of this year. Boise Police detectives conducted a detailed investigation into the theft of hydrocodone pills from an apartment within the complex. Evidence obtained by Boise detectives indicates the suspect, who was NOT an employee at the time, was involved in the theft of the pills from the elderly victim. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Further charges in this case may be pending. 

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  Arrested: Luke C. Cross, 29, Twin Falls 

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Franklin Road Saturday,  July 13th, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal a digital camera and then leave the store without paying for the item. 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.

   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