Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 04, 2013

Two separate incidents end in aggravated assault arrests; Weekend incident report

   Arrested: Paul B. Kennedy, 45, Emmett

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a fight at a home near South Vista Avenue and West Overland Road Saturday night, November 2nd, at approximately 11:00 p.m. A party was taking place at the home and the victim and suspect were both attending the event. The victim, an adult female, tells police the suspect grabbed her by the throat after a verbal altercation and began choking her. According to the victim, the suspect made verbal threats as he choked her. Witnesses physically separated the suspect and the victim. Officers believe that alcohol was a factor in this incident. 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 9 ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-901. Assault defined. An assault is:(a)An unlawful attempt, coupled with apparent ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another; or (b)An intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent. TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 9 ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-905. Aggravated assault defined. An aggravated assault is an assault:(a)With a deadly weapon or instrument without intent to kill; or (b)By any means or force likely to produce great bodily harm.

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   Arrested: Richard R. Rinehart, 63, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), Malicious Injury to Property (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a home near West Franklin Road and South Cole Road Saturday, November 2nd, at approximately 11:58 a.m. The adult male victim tells police he witnessed the suspect using a crescent wrench to break windows and cause other damage to his car. According to the victim, who is an acquaintance of the suspect, when he confronted the man about what he was doing the suspect raised the wrench in a threatening manner and made verbal threats. The victim fled the immediate area and called police. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Erick A. Vargas, 21, Eagle

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

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for delivery of a controlled substance early this morning.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into evidence recovered during the search of a home near South Curtis and West Cassia Street on August 7th of this year. On that date, Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers recovered approximately 17 grams total package weight of marijuana, packaging materials, scales and marijuana pipes from the home. During the course of the investigation officers obtained other evidence that indicated the marijuana had been offered for sale. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

   Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers are dedicated liaisons between neighborhoods and the police department. Officers work with residents, other officers and non-profit agencies to solve neighborhood issues like drug houses, burglaries, thefts and other neighborhood safety issues. To contact your Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer, log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services.

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    Arrested: Frances P. Samera, 33, BoiseK9-TURK (2)SMALL.jpg

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

    Arrested: Benjamin R. Pedroza Jr. 27, Boise

    Charges: Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident Warrant Charge (m)

   Boise Police on patrol Saturday evening, November 2nd, at approximately 9:24 p.m. observed a vehicle driven by Benjamin Pedroza, who had a suspended driver's license. Officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle when it stopped at a residence near Nez Perce Street and Taggart Street. As officers contacted the driver, a Boise Police K-9 named "Turk" alerted on the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of drugs. A check through Boise City Records indicated that Benjamin Pedroza Jr. had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a leaving the scene of an accident charge. A search of the vehicle revealed syringes, scales, packaging materials and other items of drug paraphernalia. Officers recovered approximately .6 grams total package weight of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana that Frances Samera had in her pocket. The suspects were booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Michael G. Peacock, 48, Redding CA.

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 1500 block of West State Street Friday, November 1st, at approximately 7:24 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect remove the packaging from a toy and conceal it in his clothing before leaving the store without paying for it. Loss prevention agents from the store detained the suspect 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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   Arrested: Melissa L. Tedrow, 18, Meridian

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 100 block of East Myrtle Street Saturday, November 2nd, at approximately 7:22 p.m. Store employees tell police they witnessed the suspect conceal several grocery items and then leave the store without paying for them. Loss prevention agents detained the suspect 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.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information