Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 06, 2013

Citizen's call to police leads to burglary arrest; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Tommy J. Croft, 18, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a vehicle burglary that had taken place on the 1000 block of South Hilton Street yesterday morning, September 5th, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Witnesses tell police they observed the suspect open the door of a parked vehicle and grab a pack of cigarettes. According to witnesses they confronted the suspect who fled the area on foot. Using information obtained from the witnesses officers located the suspect at a residence on the 4300 block of West Camas Street. Officers recovered the pack of cigarettes and witnesses identified the suspect as the man who had committed the theft. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 14 BURGLARY 18-1401. Burglary defined. Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse, or other building, tent, vessel, vehicle, trailer, airplane or railroad car, with intent to commit any theft or any felony, is guilty of burglary.

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   Arrested: Harris Z. Engelhardt, 26, Boise

   Charges: Forgery and Counterfeiting (F)

    Boise Police Financial Crimes Detectives arrested Harris Engelhardt yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into the passing of counterfeit checks at a Boise merchant. Boise Police began the investigation into the crime in August of this year when a local car dealer contacted police to report the crime. Employees of the business tell police that on August 12th  of this year the suspect presented a forged check for $3,000.00 as a down payment toward the purchase of a vehicle. Detectives later determined the check was forged and the account did not exist. The business was able to repossess the vehicle. Detectives contacted the suspect yesterday and, 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 36 FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING 18-3606. Fictitious bills, notes, and checks -- Making, passing, uttering, or publishing. Every person who makes, passes, utters, or publishes, with intention to defraud any other person, or who, with the like intention, attempts to pass, utter or publish, or who has in his possession, with like intent to utter, pass, or publish, any fictitious bill, note or check, purporting to be the bill, note, or check, or other instrument in writing for the payment of money or property of some bank, corporation, copartnership, or individual, when in fact, there is no such bank, corporation, copartnership, or individual in existence, knowing the bill, note, check, or instrument in writing to be fictitious, is guilty of forgery

 

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   Warrant Arrested: Hanna A. Killebrew, 27, Nampa

   Warrant Charges:  Intimidation of a States Witness (F)   

The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for intimidation of a states witness early this morning. 

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into phone calls made by the suspect to the victim's phone and place of work over the past few months. Evidence indicates the suspect placed multiple calls threatening the victim in an attempt to influence an ongoing prosecution. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. 

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 26 EVIDENCE FALSIFIED OR CONCEALED AND WITNESSES INTIMIDATED OR BRIBED 18-2604. Intimidating a witness. (3)Any person who, by direct or indirect force, or by any threats to person or property, or by any manner wilfully intimidates, influences, impedes, deters, threatens, harasses, obstructs or prevents, a witness, including a child witness, or any person who may be called as a witness or any person he believes may be called as a witness in any criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing from testifying freely, fully and truthfully in that criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing is guilty of a felony. 

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