Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, December 06, 2013

Altercation between drivers ends in Felony Aggravated Battery and DUI arrest; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Victor G. Blodgett, 55, Boise

    Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Probation Violation charges (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of an altercation in a parking lot at Glenwood and Goddard Streets last night, December 5th, at 7:34 p.m. When officers arrived they found the suspect still behind the wheel of his car and several witnesses on the scene.

   According to victims the man was driving his car next to theirs when a verbal altercation took place at a stop light at Glenwood and Chinden. The victims did not know the suspect. After the verbal exchange, the victims tell police the suspect followed them to the parking lot at Glenwood and Goddard where the man used his car to ram the victim's vehicle. Witnesses tell police a passenger from the victim's vehicle exited the car and approached the suspect who was still in his car. A scuffle took place. Victim's tell police that at one point the suspect produced a utility knife during the fight and they had to pry it away from him. Officers arrived on scene shortly after. No one was injured by the knife and no one was transported for serious injuries.

   Officers noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time. A blood sample was taken for later evidentiary testing. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had prior convictions for felony DUI in 2009, making this charge a felony. After a detailed investigation into the incident the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Marcus R. Harris, 19, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F), Minor Consumption of Alcohol (m)

   Warrant charges: 2 counts of Failure to Appear (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a theft from a convenience store on the 5800 block of West Franklin Road early this morning, December 6th, at approximately 1:40 a.m. Employees tell police the suspect entered the store, selected a pair of gloves and distracted an employee before grabbing a 18 pack of beer and fleeing. The suspect did not attempt to pay for the items. Officers spotted the suspect hiding in a fenced rental storage area near the convenience store. When the suspect was taken into custody he appeared to be intoxicated. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had two outstanding warrants for his arrest on failure to appear charges. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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   Warrant Arrested: Canyon S. Lund, 19, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  5 Counts of Burglary (F), 5 Counts of Grand Theft (F)

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

    The arrest warrant is a re-filling of charges, issued by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's office. The charges stem from the investigation first reported in September of this year. You can find the original release here: /home/news-releases/2013/09/officers-arrest-two-teens-charged-with-burglarizing-several-homes/  That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Any further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. 

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   Arrested: Selma Pasic, 18, Boise

   Charges: Harboring a Fugitive (F)

    Boise Police arrested the suspect yesterday, December 5th, at approximately 4:00 p.m. after a detailed investigation into the harboring of a fugitive from police. Evidence indicates the suspect was aware that a felony warrant had been issued for a wanted suspect, who resided with her more than a week before. The suspect knowingly provided the wanted suspect with lodging and transportation. After a detailed investigation, 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