Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Crash results in Reckless Driving & Battery on an Officer Arrest; Felony DUI also includes Battery on an Officer; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Rodney D. Scrivener, 48, Boise

Charged: Battery on a Police Officer (F), Malicious Injury to Property (F), Battery (m), Reckless Driving (m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m), Unlawful Entry (m)

Boise Police responded to a call of a crash in the area near West Rose Hill Street and South Owyhee Street on Tuesday, January 21, at 10:56 p.m.  Once on scene officers observed a vehicle with extensive front end damage attempting to leave the area.  An investigation revealed that the driver, identified as Scrivener had crashed into a car, then drove across a yard, through a fence and crashed into a parked car.  The suspect then parked on the grass in front of a house, got out and kicked in the front door of the house causing extensive damage to the door frame.  Once inside the house, the suspect was confronted by a resident.  The suspect battered the resident and then was attempting to leave when he was stopped by arriving officers.  During the arrest, Scrivener lunged at one of the arresting officers hitting the officer with his shoulder leading to the battery charge. The officer was not injured.  Scrivener was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Jennifer D. Wood, 34, Boise

Charged: DUI (F), Battery on a Police Officer – two counts (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

Boise Police assisted an Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy in stopping a vehicle in the area of South Broadway Avenue and West Linden Street on Tuesday, January 21, at 11:33 p.m.  The vehicle was stopped after it was seen operating with inconsistent speeds, failing to maintain its lane and failing to signal.  Upon contact with the driver officers could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.  The driver, Wood, failed field sobriety tests.  Wood resisted attempts to arrest her and kicked one of the officers in the leg.  At the jail, Wood again kicked an officer. Wood has two prior DUI convictions within ten years, making this arrest a felony.  Wood was booked into the Ada County Jail for the above charges.

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Arrested: Christopher J. Olearain, 24, Boise

Charged: DUI (F), Driving Without Privileges (m), Warrant – Probation Violation (m)

While on patrol in the downtown area this morning at 12:33 a.m., a Boise Police officer observed a vehicle driving westbound on West Front Street near South 13th Street with expired registration tags.  The officer stopped and made contact with the driver.  The officer could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed that the driver’s speech was slow and slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy.  The driver, Olearain, failed field sobriety tests.  A Breath Alcohol Check resulted in a .174/.167.  The suspect has two prior DUI convictions in the previous ten years making this arrest a felony.  The driver was also suspended and had a warrant for his arrest.  Olearain was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Kevin M. Wheat, 27, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver– MDMA/Ecstacy (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Possession of a Schedule III Drug without a Prescription  - Testosterone & Trenbolone (m)

Boise Police assisted Probation and Parole officers during a search of a probationers house in the 100 block of North Seafury Lane on Tuesday, January 21 at 11:50 p.m.  During the search Wheat was found to be in possession of 19 MDMA pills which were individually packaged in 6 different baggies, a glass pipe containing a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, a bottle of Testosterone and a bottle of Trebolone, both anabolic steroids, as well as other drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested Wheat and booked him into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.