Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 05, 2013

BANDIT investigation leads to drug delivery warrant arrest; Daily incident report

   Warrant Arrested: Brando M. John Mcdonough, 20, Eagle

   Warrant Charges:  Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)(F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Delivery of a Controlled Substance yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a detailed and ongoing Boise Police, Meridian Police, investigation as part of the BANDIT Task Force. Evidence indicates the suspect has been involved in the sale of heroin on more than one occasion over the last four months at various locations in the Boise area. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. The investigation into this activity is still ongoing and further charges may be pending. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

   About BANDIT: The Boise Police BANDIT Task Force investigates illegal drug sales and trafficking, as well as gambling and prostitution. Detectives with B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), are commissioned to protect the community from illegal activity.

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 Arrested: Sylvia E. Mason, 39, Boise

  Charges: Grand Theft (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of theft at a retail store on the 8100 block of West Fairview Avenue yesterday, September 4th, at approximately 11:00 a.m. Store managers tell police that the suspect, an employee at the time, had been involved in stealing money from cash registers over the last month. Evidence indicates the suspect had engaged in multiple criminal acts of theft from the store on three occasions during the same day, resulting in the grand theft charge. Store employees tell police the suspect had taken more than $700.00 in cash from the store over the last four weeks. After a detailed investigation, 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.

   TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 24 THEFT 18-2407. Grading of theft. Theft is divided into two (2) degrees, grand theft and petit theft. Grand theft. 8. When any series of thefts, comprised of individual thefts having a value of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or less, are part of a common scheme or plan, the thefts may be aggregated in one (1) count and the sum of the value of all of the thefts shall be the value considered in determining whether the value exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000); or 9. The property has an aggregate value over fifty dollars ($50.00) and is stolen during three (3) or more incidents of theft during a criminal episode. For purposes of this subparagraph a "criminal episode" shall mean a series of unlawful acts committed over a period of up to three (3) days;

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information