Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Traffic Stop leads to Cocaine arrest; Citizens calls result in Grand Theft, Trespassing charges; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Myron M. Muton, 26, Vallejo, CA

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine (F)

Boise Police officers on patrol made a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly before midnight last night at the intersection of South Maple Grove Road and West Shoup Street. Officers stopped the vehicle due to the Oregon license plates being expired. As officers approached the car, they smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. An officer also saw the man in the passenger seat, later identified as Muton, holding a baggie with a white powdery substance that field tested positive for approximately four grams of cocaine. 

Officers called a Boise Police drug detection canine to assist in their investigation. The dog, Jackson, a two-year-old Lab-Border Collie mix alerted on the passenger side of the vehicle indicating the likely presence of illegal drugs. Officers searched and found a pill believed to be Ecstasy. Officers arrested the passenger in the vehicle, Muton and booked him into the Ada County Jail on the above charge. 

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Arrested: Robert C. Templeman, 29, Boise

Charged: Grand Theft (F), Criminal trespass (m)

Boise Police responded to the calls of several neighbors last night shortly after 11:00 p.m. in the neighborhood southwest of West State and Lander Streets. Neighbors were calling separately but reporting incidents which officers were quickly able to piece together as related. The incidents included a suspicious subject, possible attempted theft of a bicycle, trespassing, and a stolen pick-up truck.

Officers pieced together the citizen's reports and soon located an individual walking who matched the description of the suspicous subject, later identified as Templeman. Officers found the suspect had walked onto one neighbor's property, possibly to steal a bike from a bike rack and returned despite being told by the resident to leave. That resident told officers they wished to press charges, resulting in the criminal trespass charge.

Officers also located a parked Ford pick-up that had just been reported stolen, again from the same neighborhood. A resident was able to identify the suspect as seen driving the pick-up. Officers soon found other evidence leading them to believe Templeman had stolen to truck from a resident's open garage where it had been left unlocked. Officers arrested Templeman on the Grand Theft charge. He was booked into the Ada County Jail.