Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Officers witness a DUI hit a tree; Retail theft suspect arrested after search warrant; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Ryan M. Jensen, 24, Boise 

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance - Meth (F), Burglary 4 counts (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m) 

Investigators with the Boise Police Retail Organized Crime Interdiction Unit were contacted by employees of a local retailer December 1, 2013 with information about a suspect in a theft that had just occurred. Thanks to information provided by the retailer, officers followed leads and identified the suspect as Jensen. On Monday, Dec. 23, Boise Police served a search warrant on the suspect's Boise home and vehicle. Officers found evidence resulting in the above charges. Officers believe the suspect has been stealing items from several retailers in Boise and surrounding cities for the past several months, including electronics and jewelry then selling the items for cash. During the search, officers also found the suspect to be in possession of a glass pipe and a small amount of a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers booked the suspect into the Ada County Jail. The investigation is continuing. Additional charges are possible.

The Boise Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Interdiction Unit has developed a cooperative relationship with loss prevention agents from a large number of local retail stores that allows for sharing of critical information with law enforcement and other retailers. These relationships continually result in arrests for a variety of fraud, theft, even violent crimes. The goal of the ORC Unit is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices, and to reduce other crimes associated with retail theft. 

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Arrested: Christina D. Luther, 42, Boise

Charged: DUI 2nd offense (m), Possession of a Controlled Substance - Meth (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m) 

Boise Police patrol officers were in the area of North 30th and Bella Streets on an unrelated investigation when they saw a vehicle go past them at a high rate of speed shortly after midnight. Officers saw the driver hit a tree before pulling into a nearby driveway. Officers made contact with the driver, identified as Luther and could smell the odor of an  alcoholic beverage. During a DUI investigation, she allowed officers into her kitchen where they saw in plain view a loaded syringe and bent spoon. The liquid inside the syringe tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect failed field sobriety tests. A breath alcohol sample returned a .149/.145 result. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.