Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Officers make arrests for Meth, Heroin, Cocaine Possession; BPD Weekend Incident Report

Arrested: Daniel L. Eakins, 55, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Meth (F), Warrant – Failure to Appear (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol Monday, January 20, at 2:57 a.m. in the area of West Kendall and North Hilton Street saw a parked vehicle with the engine running.  The officer had seen the vehicle parked there with the engine on for some time and stopped to check on the welfare of anyone inside. The officer contacted the occupant, identified as Eakins and found he had an outstanding No Bond Failure To Appear warrant for his arrest.  In a search following the suspect’s arrest, officers found the suspect to be in possession of a baggie containing a small amount of a white crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.  Officers arrested the suspect on the above charge and booked him into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Bailey K. Nelson, 18, Nampa

Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police officers were called by store employees to a retail store in the 350 block of North Milwaukee Street on Saturday, January 18, at 2:06 p.m.  Officers spoke with witnesses who indicated that Nelson had attempted to leave the store with several items of clothing without paying for them.  Officers spoke with Nelson and a female juvenile who was also involved, and were able to determine that the female suspects had entered the store with the intent of committing the theft, making the charge a felony.  Nelson was arrested for the above charge and booked into the Ada County Jail.  The female juvenile was released to a parent with charges routed through the Ada County Juvenile Prosecutor.

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Arrested: Samuel D. Schoelkoph, 28, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine (F), Driving Without Privileges (m), Failure to Provide Insurance (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol Tuesday, January 21, at 4:04 a.m. in the area of West Fairview Avenue and North Milwaukee Street located a vehicle whose registered owner, Samuel Schoelkoph, was currently suspended.  After confirming that the driver matched the description of the registered owner, the officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Schoelkoph, who was also unable to provide current insurance.  A Boise Police K9 alerted on the vehicle and a baggy containing a white powdery substance was located inside.  The substance field tested positive for 4.9 grams of cocaine.  Schoelkoph was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Austin S. Vail, 24, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin (F), Possession of a Schedule III Substance – Suboxone (m), Possession of Paraphernalia (m)

Boise Police were called to assist paramedics at a hotel in the 4000 block of West Fairview Avenue on Saturday, January 18, at 1:30 a.m. for a subject who was not breathing.  Officers made contact with two subjects and found evidence both had just injected heroin.  Officers found the suspect, Vail to be in possession of a black, tar-like substance on a clear wrapper, along with a hypodermic needle containing a black liquid substance.  The black tar-like substance field tested positive for heroin.  Officers also found the suspect to be in possession of three orange pills which were later identified by markings to be Suboxone, a schedule III drug.  No prescription was located for the Suboxone.  Vail was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail.  The other subject, an adult female was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Arrested: Christopher M. Whipple, 41, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called by an employee of a convenience store in the 500 block of South Capitol Boulevard on Sunday, January 19, at 10:19 a.m.  The witness was able to give officers a description of a man who had just left the store with an alcoholic beverage without paying.  While in the store the male had made a small purchase and had used a card with the name Christopher Whipple on it. Officers were unable to locate the suspect after an extensive area search.  At 11:17 a.m., Whipple reentered the store and again made a small purchase, again leaving without paying for another alcoholic beverage.  Officers responded quickly and were able to locate Whipple.  During the course of their investigation, officer’s uncovered evidence that Whipple intended to steal both times he entered the store, making the charge a felony.  Whipple was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.