Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mailing Marijuana ends in Arrest; Officers locate and arrest a man found with Child Porn; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Alexander C. Gruber, 18, Star

Charged: Trafficking Marijuana (F)

Acting on a lead, Boise Police narcotics detectives found evidence the suspect arranged to have a package filled with marijuana mailed to a relative's home in Garden City. Detectives found the package contained 592 grams, or 1.3 pounds of marijuana. On November 21st, officers were at the residence when the package was delivered from an address in California. Detectives do not believe the relative who received the package was involved and had no knowledge of the package's contents. The suspect was not at the residence when the package arrived. Officers forwarded their investigative reports to Ada County Prosecutors. A warrant was issued for the suspects arrest based on the evidence collected. Yesterday, the suspect was contacted by an Ada County Sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop. The suspect was identified as being wanted on the above charge. He was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Nolan W. Koenig, 25, Boise

Charged: Possession of Sexually Exploitative Material (F) ISC 18-1507 

Boise Police Officers served a search warrant at the above address after developing evidence the resident of the home may be in possession of child pornography. Officers found the suspect, Koenig at the home during the warrant service. During the search, officers found evidence the suspect was in possession of sexually exploitative material involving very young children on his personal computer. Officers arrested the suspect and booked him into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

Detectives with the Boise Police Department work as part of the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force, a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.

Internet crimes against children are primarily crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.

The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit these crimes.

You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think will be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National Cyber Tipline at www.cybertipline.com or by calling toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agency in Idaho.

Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Foundation. Donations to this foundation help fund additional training, technology and public education necessary to further these criminal investigations with the goal of keeping Idaho children safe from predators. You're urged to take a look at the educational material on Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Foundation web page and consider a donation. Public support is appreciated. 

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 Arrested: Stephanie D. Hart, aka Lavender, 30, Boise 

Charged: Controlled Substance Violation - Meth (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Possession of a prescription drug outside the container (m), Driving without privileges (m) 

A Boise Police officer on patrol in the area of West State Street and Willow Lane early this morning stopped a vehicle for a mutilated rear license plate. The officer found the driver, identified as Hart, driving on a suspended driver's license. Officers also found evidence illegal drugs may be inside the vehicle. A Boise Police certified drug detection dog was called to assist. The dog alerted to the odor or narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a meth pipe containing a substance that field tested positive for meth. Also inside the vehicle were two small baggies of marijuana. 18 pills identified as a prescription pain killer were found with no prescription, and several pipes, baggies, and a digital scale all found to belong to Hart. A passenger in the vehicle, David Gloria, 30 of Boise was identified by a responding officer as having a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for failure to appear. Both were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Michael L. Olson, 28, Boise

Charged: failure to register as a Sex Offender (F)

Boise Police officers went to an address on the 500 block of White Cloud Drive yesterday morning to check on a registered sex offender. The officers had information the sex offender was living there but not registered at that address as required by Idaho law. On scene, officers located Olson, the registered sex offender and found evidence that he had been living at the address since September. He was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge. 

ISC 18-8311. Penalties. (1) An offender subject to registration who knowingly fails to register, verify his address, or provide any information or notice as required by this chapter shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison system for a period not to exceed ten (10) years and by a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000). If the offender is on probation or other supervised release or suspension from incarceration at the time of the violation, the probation or supervised release or suspension shall be revoked and the penalty for violating this chapter shall be served consecutively to the offender's original sentence. (2)An offender subject to registration under this chapter, who willfully provides false or misleading information in the registration required, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state prison for a period not to exceed ten (10) years and a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).