Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Car driving with no headlights leads to Arrest for Possession and Delivery of Meth & Heroin; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: Dustin W. Parent, 31, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to Deliver – Methamphetamine, Other White Crystalline Substance (possibly Bath Salts) (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Warrant – Possession of a Controlled Substance (m)

A Boise Police two officer unit was on routine patrol in the area of North 25th Street and West State Street on Wednesday, February 12, at 8:54 p.m. when they observed a vehicle driving with no headlights.  Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Parent.  A records check through dispatch revealed that Parent had a warrant for his arrest.  Upon search incident to arrest Parent was found to be in possession of three clear plastic bindles, one containing 14.5 grams (total package weight) of a white crystalline substance (possibly bath salts), one containing 3 grams (total package weight) of a white powdery amphetamine, and one containing 1 gram (total package weight) of heroin.  Also found in Parent's possession was a “loaded” hypodermic needle, a bent silver spoon, a used hypodermic needle, and several unused hypodermic needles, paper containing names and financial numbers (drug ledger), several empty small plastic bindles, two cell phones and a scale.  Parent was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Chad R. Spangler, 35, Meridian

Charged: Warrant – Grand Theft (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol was driving in the area of Belmont Street and South Grant Avenue this morning at 12:09 a.m. when she spotted a suspicious vehicle.  The vehicle was sitting on the side of the road in a dark area of the street without its engine running and no lights.  As the officer drove past, Spangler was observed in the driver’s seat. The officer contacted Spangler and discovered on February 10, 2014, a warrant for Grand Theft had been issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued in connection to the theft of property, including an iPod and a laptop computer that occurred from a Boise Laundromat November 22, 2013. Spangler was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.

18-2403. Theft. (2)Theft includes a wrongful taking, obtaining or withholding of another's property, with the intent prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, committed in any of the following ways: (c)By acquiring lost property. A person acquires lost property when he exercises control over property of another which he knows to have been lost or mislaid, or to have been delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or the nature or amount of the property, without taking reasonable measures to return such property to the owner; or a person commits theft of lost or mislaid property when he: 1.Knows or learns the identity of the owner or knows, or is aware of, or learns of a reasonable method of identifying the owner; and 2.Fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner; and 3.Intends to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property.