Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wrong way driver arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Andrew N. Stowell, 19, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana)(F), Probation Violation Warrant charges (F), Providing False Information to Police (m)

   Boise Police on patrol observed a vehicle driving the wrong way on West Front Street near South 16th last night, K9 Jardoshanewilliamsdog SizedfornetSeptember 18th, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver who provided false identifying information. Officers eventually identified the man as Andrew Stowell of Boise. A check through Boise City Records indicated the man had two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest on probation violation charges. A search of the suspect's person after his arrest revealed two plastic baggies containing approximately 5 grams total package weight of marijuana in the suspect's pockets. A Boise Police K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the suspect's vehicle revealed digital scales and packaging materials. During the course of the investigation officers obtained evidence that indicates the suspect intended to sell the controlled substance. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: Jeffrey S. Booher, 23, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Schedule II Drug Without a Prescription (Oxycodone)(F), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Boise Police observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane, speeding, and had a broken tail light, as it travelled north on Cole Road early this morning, September 19th, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop at Cole Road and Ustick. The suspect, who appeared to be impaired at the the time, failed several field sobriety tests. Officers conducted a Drug Recognition Evaluation on the suspect and determined the suspect was under the influence of a Central Nervous System Stimulant while driving. A Boise Police K-9 named "Jardo" alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the suspect's vehicle revealed 8 Oxycodone schedule II prescription pills and items used to ingest controlled substances. The suspect did not have documentation for the prescription pills. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Brandon A. Sandberg, 25, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 3500 block of South Federal Way yesterday, September 18th, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal two bottles of wine and a prescription medication in a shopping bag. Employees tell police the suspect removed the prescription security device in the store before leaving the store without paying for the items. The suspect was detained in the parking lot until officers arrived. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. 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.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information