Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Update: Injured Woman found is Victim of Motorcycle Crash; Driver is Charged

Boise, July 7, 5:00 p.m. - Boise Police say a woman found lying seriously injured in a stranger's front yard is the victim of a motorcycle crash that happened early this morning. Officers have charged a man believed to be driving the motorcycle with a felony.

What Happened: Boise Police were called by a man walking his dog just before 8:00 this morning to the 1700 block of Manitou Avenue. The man reported finding a woman lying between some shrubs and a driveway. The woman appeared to have a head injury. She was transported to a hospital with what officers have been told are potentially life--threatening injuries.

Officers were not able to immediately identify the woman, but soon they began to piece together what they believe happened to her.

Early morning crash: At 3:28 a.m. officers were called by neighbors reporting a possible motorcycle crash near Manitou Avenue and Garfield Street. When officers arrived, they found a scooter-type motorcycle that appeared to have crashed. There was no evidence any other vehicles were involved. Officers also found a short trail of blood, however a search of the area did not find whoever may have been on the motorcycle. The woman was found several hours later about a block and a half away from the crash site.

Further investigation led officers to the man believed to be driving the motorcycle at the time it crashed. Officers say he and the woman are acquainted.

Arrested: Thomas A. Macfarlane, 22, Boise

Charged: Leaving the Scene of an Injury Crash (F)

The woman is 30 years old and recently living in Boise. She remains hospitalized with left-threatening head injuries.  

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Injured Woman found in front yard - Officers investigating how she got there

 Boise, July 7, 2013, 11:50 a.m. -  Boise Police are investigating what may have led to a woman being found lying injured in a front yard this morning near Maintou Ave & Garfield Street.

A man walking his dog found the woman just before 8:00 a.m.. She was lying in the yard near the driveway of a residence. At this time, there does not appear to be any connection to the woman and the home where she was found. The woman is alive and hospitalized receiving treatment for what appeared on the scene to be a serious head injury.

Again, how she got there is what officers are trying to piece together this morning. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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