Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Overnight robbery and arrest for possession of heroin; Daily incident report

   Boise Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store near West Ustick Road and North Maple Grove Road early this morning, November 27th, at approximately 2:26 a.m.  

   What Happened: Witnesses tell police the man walked into the convenience store and demanded cash. The suspect was last seen fleeing the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses did not see a weapon and no one was injured in the incident.

   Suspect Description: Witnesses describe the suspect as a light skinned male, approx. 6' tall with dark short hair. The suspect was clean shaven and may have blue eyes. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a black hoodie with jeans and a black mask over his face.

    Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on who the suspect may be or his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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    Arrested: Joel C. Widener, 31, Eagle

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)(F), Probation Violation charges (F)

     Boise Police responded to a request for assistance from a Idaho Probation and Parole agent near West Boise Avenue and South Broadway Avenue yesterday, November 26th, at approximately 6:30 p.m. The parole agent tells police the suspect was contacted when he failed to report in, as a condition of his parole. When the parole agent located the suspect on the street, he recovered a syringe from the suspect's pocket containing heroin. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Christopher A. Foster, 22, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  Burglary (F), Petit Theft (m)

     The suspect was taken into custody on outstanding warrants for Burglary and Petit Theft yesterday.

    The arrest warrants stem from an ongoing investigation into an incident that took place at a downtown Boise home on June 17th of this year. On that date, witnesses tell police the suspect entered the home of an acquaintance without permission and took a personal item. When the suspect was confronted by residents of the home, he fled on foot. Officers conducted a detailed investigation into the incident. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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   Warrant Arrested: Laura Salinas, 21, Meridian

   Warrant Charges: Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft and Burglary yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into retail theft that took place on July 19th of this year. On that date, evidence indicates the suspect entered multiple retail stores in West Boise and took merchandise without paying for it. Officers confronted the suspect in a parking lot outside a retail store and recovered more than $1,000.00 in stolen items from the suspect's vehicle. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

   The Boise Police Department Retail Crimes Unit 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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   Warrant Arrested: Rebecca J. Rogers, 52, Caldwell

   Warrant Charges:  Burglary (F), Petit Theft (m)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Burglary and Petit Theft yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into several items stolen from a retail store in Southeast Boise on more than one occasion starting in September of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect entered the store on more than one occasion and took merchandise without paying for it. Employees of the store notified police in September and, after a detailed investigation, many of the stolen items were recovered. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the arrest warrant.

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  Arrested: Jeremy R. Johnson, 34, Boise

  Charges: Grand Theft (F), Agents Warrant (F)

    Boise Police arrested the suspect after he contacted the victim and reportedly told the victim he had his phone and would only return it if the victim would buy it back. The victim had reported his phone stolen to Boise Police October 28, 2013. The victim has since replaced his phone. On Monday, November 25, the victim was called by a man saying he had the stolen phone and demanding $200 to return it. The victim contacted Boise Police. Officers were able to intercept the suspect in an East Boise neighborhood as he was on his way to meet the victim. He was placed under arrest for grand theft. Ada County Probation and Parole agents also responded to the Ada County Jail and placed an Agents Hold on the suspect due to Johnson being on parole. 

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information