Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Citizens help officers make arrests in residential burglary, vehicle burglary, and drug sales cases; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Matthew Jackson, 24, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence near West Overland and South Vista last night, July 24th, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Multiple witnesses tell police they observed the suspect attempting to pry open the window on the back of a home. The witnesses called 911 to report the crime in progress. According to one witness, the suspect failed to gain entry to that home. The suspect was then observed entering the garage of a house next door through a cracked door. Officers who responded to the call detained the suspect as he was walking away from the home. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Tyler D. Thomas, 39, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a vehicle burglary that had just taken place outside a home on West Emerald and North Orchard Street last night, July 24th, at approximately 8:00 p.m. The victim tells police she observed the suspect inside her van, going through the contents of the vehicle. When the victim confronted the suspect witnesses say he attempted to leave on a bicycle. One citizen detained the suspect until officers arrived. After a detailed investigation the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Ronnie L. Fields, 21, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Possession of a Controlled substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana)(F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver yesterday. 

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the possession and intent to sell marijuana at a Boise home on the 6900 block of West Grunder Drive in April of this year. On that date, evidence indicates the suspect was in possession of approximately 1 ounce of marijuana during a search of the home. Neighborhood Contact Officers responded to the home after receiving citizen reports of drug activity. During the course of the investigation, officers obtained evidence that indicates the suspect had been involved in the sale of the controlled substance. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers are dedicated liaisons between neighborhoods and the police department. Officers work with residents, other officers city and non-profit agencies to solve neighborhood issues like drug houses, burglaries, thefts and other neighborhood safety issues. To contact your Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer, log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services.

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  Arrested: Kellie K. Drake, 32, No Known Address

   Charges: Burglary (F), Criminal Conspiracy (F)

  Arrested: Julia P. Saxon, 29, No Known Address

   Charges: Burglary (F), Criminal Conspiracy (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 300 block of North Milwaukee Street yesterday afternoon, July 24th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspects conceal several items from multiple stores and then leave without paying for the items. The suspects fled when they were confronted by loss prevention agents. Officers located the suspects a short time later in the immediate area and recovered the stolen items. During the course of a detailed investigation officers obtained evidence that indicates the two suspects planned to commit the burglaries in advance, resulting in the conspiracy charges. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 17 CONSPIRACIES 18-1701. Criminal conspiracy defined. If two (2) or more persons combine or conspire to commit any crime or offense prescribed by the laws of the state of Idaho, and one (1) or more of such persons does any act to effect the object of the combination or conspiracy, each shall be punishable upon conviction in the same manner and to the same extent as is provided under the laws of the state of Idaho for the punishment of the crime or offenses that each combined to commit.

   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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  Arrested: Penny S. Grant, 52, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 300 block of North Milwaukee Street yesterday, July 24th, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal several items and then leave the store without paying for them. Loss prevention employees detained the suspect until officers arrived and recovered 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