Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 23, 2013

Woman Arrested for Helping Robbery Suspect Avoid Arrest; Alcohol leads to two DUIS & other arrests; BPD Weekend Incident Report

Arrested: Kasey A. Blackburn aka Moss, 31, Meridian

Charged: Harboring a Fugitive-Accessory to a Felony (F) ISC 18-205, Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)

Boise Police arrested and charged a Meridian woman with helping a suspect wanted for bank robbery avoid capture. Kasey Blackburn, aka Kasey Moss was with the bank robbery suspect, Jacob Dial when Dial was arrested by police at a Meridian restaurant late Friday, Sept. 20th. During their investigation, detectives found evidence Blackburn had knowledge Dial was wanted by police and that she assisted him in avoiding arrest. During her arrest, officers found Blackburn in possession of a small, clear vial containing a white crystal like substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

18-205. Accessories defined. All persons are accessories who, having knowledge that a felony has been committed (1)Willfully withhold or conceal it from a peace officer, judge, magistrate, grand jury or trial jury; or (2)Harbor and protect a person who committed such felony or who has been charged with or convicted thereof.

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Arrested: James F. Allen, 19, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called to a retail store on the 2300 block of West Main Street shortly before 9:00 a.m. this morning. Officers found evidence the suspect, Allen, had concealed beverage items in his clothing and left the store without paying. Officers also found evidence leading them to believe it was the suspects intention to enter the store to commit the crime, making the charge a felony. 

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Arrested: Evelina I. Bennett, 33, Boise

Charged: DUI (F)

Boise Police responded to an emergency call of a vehicle crashed into a building on the 100 block of South Broadway Saturday, Sept. 21st at approximately 4:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a Ford Focus parked in the middle of the lot, not in a parking stall, and the front glass window of the gas station broken out. Witnesses told officers the driver of the Focus had driven through the window. When officers contacted the driver, identified as Bennett, they noticed she smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage, had red glossy eyes and slurred speech. Bennett failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. She was transported to the Ada County Jail where a breath test gave a result of an enhanced blood alcohol content of .395/.382,. Checking Bennett's records, officers found Bennett has two previous DUI's, in 2006 and 2007. The DUI in 2006 was also enhanced. 

For more on Boise Police DUI Education, prevention and enforcement, as well as Idaho DUI laws and penalties, go to /home/specialty-units/dui-night-step-team/

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Arrested: Brandon L. Johnson, 30, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F) 2 counts

Boise Police were called Friday afternoon, September 20th by employees at a Boise Bench business stating they believed a man was making fraudulent purchases at their store. The man had presented what appeared to be a fake purchase order meant to look like it came from another area business. The incident had just occurred. Officers were able to locate the suspect a short distance away in a vehicle just leaving the area. Patrol officers contacted detectives with the Boise Police Financial Crimes Unit. Investigating officers found evidence that the suspect, Johnson had used the fraudulent purchase orders to make purchases of items like tools, gloves and copper wire on Friday and on a separate day the previous week. The driver of the car Johnson was in, Trenton L. Maki, 20 of Boise was also arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Both suspects were booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Bradley W. Manthei, 45, Boise

Charged: DUI (F)

Two citizens called Boise Police dispatchers Saturday about 6:30 p.m. reporting the driver of a Mitsubishi sedan was swerving between lanes and stopping in random places on the roadway. The citizens reported to dispatchers they feared the driver was intoxicated. The citizens watched as the car pulled into a convenience store on the 4600 block of South Federal Way. An officer arrived just as the driver, later identified as Manthei was getting back into the car. The officer could see the driver was stumbling as he got into the driver's seat. An officer went to speak with the driver and could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. A Night STEP officer, a member of the BPD DUI team was called to assist with field sobriety tests, which the driver failed. A breath test revealed alcohol content results of .251/.240. In checking the suspect's record, officers found he was convicted of two previous DUI's, in 2010 and 2012 making this charge a felony. 

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Arrested: John R. Rodriguez, 22, Nampa

Charged: Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer (F), Disturbing the peace (m), Resisting and Obstructing officers (m)

While on foot patrol, Boise Police officers saw three men fighting in the intersection of South 6th and Main Streets at 1:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21st. Three officers arrived to break up the fight. One person involved, later identified as Rodriguez, continued to fight with officers after being pulled away from the other two suspects. According to witnesses, Rodriguez punched an officer several times, eventually requiring the attention of several officers to take him into custody. The other two men involved in the fight, Jesus Aguilar Pardo, 34 of Caldwell and Andrew Munoz, Jr., 29 of Caldwell were taken into custody and arrested without incident for disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. Rodriguez was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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Arrested: Breandon P. Sifford, 22, Boise

Charged: Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing officers (m), No proof of insurance (m) - Warrant.

While officers were working on an unrelated DUI investigation approximately 2:46 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21st, at North 11th and West Jefferson Streets, the suspect, later identified as Sifford began approaching both officers and the DUI suspect. Sifford had no known connection to the ongoing incident. An officer told the suspect, so as not to interfere, Sifford needed to stand on the sidewalk. The suspect, reportedly shouting, again approached an officer who was still involved in the DUI arrest and was again told not to interfere and informed he could be arrested for resisting and obstructing an officer if his behavior continued. A short time later the suspect walked out into the roadway and approached a marked patrol car where the suspect was seated. The officer who had previously warned the suspect not to interfere went to place the suspect under arrest for R&O. As he did, the suspect pulled away and struck the officer on the side of the head, forcing a struggle to place the suspect under arrest. Officers have evidence, alcohol was involved. A records check found the suspect, Sifford also had an outstanding arrest warrant for altering an insurance certificate. He was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail. 

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