Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, December 13, 2013

Intoxicated man accused of vandalizing a small business; Man arrested for HIV related charges; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Lucas A. Clemeaux, 22, Boise

Charged: Malicious Injury to Property (F), Unlawful entry (m)

Boise Police were called early Thursday morning by the employee of a business on the 7200 block of West Patomac Drive. The man reported he had arrived at his office to find the front window shattered and the office Christmas tree trashed and thrown about. The man said he heard a voice and found another man who appeared intoxicated inside the business in a nearby hallway. The suspect had left the building when officers arrived, however the witness was able to give officers a good description of the suspect's appearance. Officers began searching the area and found a man matching the description in the lobby of a nearby hotel. Officers were able to identify the man as the suspect who entered the business. Clemeax was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail. 

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Arrested: James S. Lamorie, 40, Boise

Charged: Transfer of bodily fluids which may contain HIV (F)

Boise Police were called by the victim in early August. The victim reported to officers he had sex with the suspect and later learned the suspect has HIV. The victim told officers he wished to pursue criminal charges against the suspect for knowing transmitting fluids that contain HIV. The case was tranferred to detectives with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit. Detectives continued to investigate and forwarded their reports to Ada County Prosecutors for review of potential charges. A warrant was issued for the suspects arrest on the above charge and he was booked into the Ada County Jail last night. 

ISC 39-608. Transfer of body fluid which may contain the HIV virus -- Punishment -- Definitions -- Defenses. (1) Any person who exposes another in any manner with the intent to infect or, knowing that he or she is or has been afflicted with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS related complexes (ARC), or other manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, transfers or attempts to transfer any of his or her body fluid, body tissue or organs to another person is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) years, by fine not in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both such imprisonment and fine. (2)Definitions. As used in this section: (a)"Body fluid" means semen (irrespective of the presence of spermatozoa), blood, saliva, vaginal secretion, breast milk, and urine. (b)"Transfer" means engaging in sexual activity by genital-genital contact, oral-genital contact, anal-genital contact; or permitting the use of a hypodermic syringe, needle, or similar device without sterilization; or giving, whether or not for value, blood, semen, body tissue, or organs to a person, blood bank, hospital, or other medical care facility for purposes of transfer to another person. (3)Defenses: (a)Consent. It is an affirmative defense that the sexual activity took place between consenting adults after full disclosure by the accused of the risk of such activity.  (b)Medical advice. It is an affirmative defense that the transfer of body fluid, body tissue, or organs occurred after advice from a licensed physician that the accused was noninfectious.

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Arrested: Benjamin E. McCollough, 31, Parma

Charged: Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud Warrant (F)

Arrested: Crystal Ann Marie Gocken, Parma

Charged: Forgery Warrant - Canyon County (F), Failure to Appear Warrant - Canyon County

Boise Police were called by employees at a pharmacy on the 8300 block of West Overland Road yesterday morning after employees became concerned about a possible fraud in progress. Officers arrived and found both suspects. A records check indicated that McCollough had a confirmed warrant out of Ada County for obtaining a prescription without a prescription. A woman with the suspect, Gocken, was also found to have active arrest warrants out of Canyon County, Officers arrested both on the above charges and booked them into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Matthew W. Olson, 34, Oakland, CA

Charged: Grand Theft (F), Fraudulent Possession of a Financial Transaction Card (F), Fraud - Misappropriation of financial information (F)

Arrested: Suzi Ann Mealer, 24, Novato, CA

Charged: Receiving/Possessing Fraudulently Obtained Goods/Services (m)

Boise Police were contacted by officers with the Port of Portland Police Department in Oregon regarding a stolen vehicle believed to be in Boise. Officers were able to locate the vehicle, a grey Mercedes Benz Thursday afternoon at a business near North Cole Road and West Emerald Street. During their investigation into the stolen vehicle, officers found an occupant of the car, Olson, to be in possession of several counterfeit financial transaction cards. Officers found the credit cards to have valid but stolen account numbers. Olson was arrested on the above charges. The woman with him, Mealer was also charged after being found in possession of a piece of jewelry that officers discovered had been purchased earlier in the day by Olson using one of the counterfeit credit cards he had in his possession. The two were booked into the Ada County Jail.