Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cyclist riding without lights turns into drug arrest; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Russell Carl Patterson, 51, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance - Meth (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Providing false information to police (m), Citation: Bicycle Equipment Required - Light at Night BCC 10-14-3, Warrant: Failure to Appear (m), 2 Warrants Parole Violations 

Early this morning, at approximately 1:50 a.m., a Boise Police officer on patrol driving northbound on Five Mile near West McMillan Road saw a bicycle rider also headed northbound without a rear reflector or headlight as required by law. The officer stopped to contact the cyclist about the equipment violation. The cyclist initially identified himself with a name that officers later found was false. The cyclist consented to a search of a bag he was carrying. Inside, the officer found a plastic bindle containing a white powder residue. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. The officer also found several hypodermic needles, a plastic bag with a small amount of marijuana, and additional drug paraphernalia. The officer arrested the suspect from the drug possession charges. At the jail, the suspect's real name was confirmed as well as three outstanding warrants for his arrest. The officer also cited the suspect for failure to have the required equipment on his bicycle, a violation that carries a fine of $61.50. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Steven L. Davis, 56, Redwood City, CA

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F)

Boise Police were called to a grocery store on the 100 block of East Myrtle Street Wednesday, January 15 at 9:11 a.m. While responding, officers spoke to a victim on the telephone who reported a man had become agitated at a check stand to the point he was causing a disturbance and asked to leave the store. Once outside, victims say the suspect used a bedroll he was carrying to push one victim, a store employee. The suspect then reportedly pulled a knife and threatened to kill the victims while making stabbing motions with the knife towards the victims. The victims told officers this caused them to fear for their safety and call 911. Responding officers located the suspect across the street from where the incident occurred. He was taken into custody on the above charge and booked into the Ada County Jail.