Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 24, 2014

Battery on an officer; ICAC Arrest for possession of child porn; BPD Weekend Watch Log

Arrested: Gwynn E. Boyd (aka – Muller), 34, Boise

Charged: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol witnessed two men in a physical fight in Ann Morrison Park on Sunday, March 23 at 4:47 p.m.  The officer stopped the fight and was questioning the two men involved when Boyd interjected herself into the investigation, obstructing the officer’s efforts to resolve the situation.  Boyd was told repeatedly to leave and she would not, instead she cursed at the officer and placed herself in between the officer and the two men. As the officer placed Boyd under arrest she struggled, kicking an officer in the knee causing swelling.  Boyd was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

The two men who had been seen fighting were also arrested; one for fighting, a misdemeanor; the other for fighting and resisting and obstructing officers after he ran off while the officers attention was diverted due to Boyd's interference. That suspect tried to jump into a passing vehicle but was stopped by responding officers and taken into custody.

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Arrested: Zachary R. Tucker, 32, Middleton, ID

Charged: Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material (F) 18-1507(2)(a)

Boise Police detectives, working with the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested the suspect Friday at a Middleton home. The charges are part of an ongoing ICAC investigation into child pornography and follow a search warrant served at the Middleton residence. Officers located multiple illegal files on computers in the suspect's possession. At this time, investigators have no evidence that the victims depicted in the materials are local. The investigation into this case continues. The suspect was booked into the Canyon County Jail on the above charge.

ABOUT THE IDAHO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.

Internet crimes against children are primarily crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.

The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit these crimes.

You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think will be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National Cyber Tipline at www.cybertipline.com or by calling toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agency in Idaho.

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition is a non-profit agency organized to protect children through community education and the identification, apprehension and prosecution of those who commit internet crimes against them. To learn more or to donate click here.

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Arrested: Lisa D. Wilcoxon, 30, Boise

Arrested: Allison A. Wilcoxon, 57, Boise

Both Charged: Trafficking Marijuana (F) ISC 37-3732B

Both suspects turned themselves into the Ada County Jail over the weekend after warrants were issued for their arrest stemming from a Boise Police investigation that began in December, 2013. The Neighborhood Contact Officer for the Central Bench neighborhood followed up a citizen complaint that suspect Lisa was selling marijuana out of her home and marijuana may be stored in her parents’ home on the 400 block of North Liberty Street.  Officers contacted Lisa at her home. Following her consent to search the residence, officers found paraphernalia, a small amount of marijuana and evidence of marijuana sales. The officers then went to her parents’ home nearby. After obtaining their consent to search, the officers found approximately 1.29 pounds of marijuana stored in two separate locations.  They also found a digital scale and additional evidence of marijuana sales. Officers sent their report to Ada County Prosecutors for review. Warrants were issued for the arrest of both suspects on the above charges on March 14, 2014. The investigation continues. Additional arrests are possible.

Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers are dedicated liaisons between neighborhoods and the police department. Officers work with residents, other officers and city agencies to solve neighborhood problems that may be root causes of crime, issues like drug houses, burglaries, thefts, graffiti and other neighborhood safety concerns. To contact your Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer, log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services.

To report illegal activity: If the activity is currently ongoing or is an emergency, please call 911. Residents aware of illegal drug or any illegal or suspicious activity are urged to report it as soon as possible to Boise Police dispatch, (208) 377-6790, to Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or at crimestoppersswidaho.org. Tips may also go directly to Neighborhood Contact Officers.

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Arrested: Trevor L. Petersen, 29, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (F)

A Boise Police officer on routine patrol stopped a vehicle near South Division Avenue and West Hale Street for cancelled registration and after the officer witnessed the driver of the vehicle nearly strike a parked car on Sunday, March 23, at 6:42 a.m.  The officer identified Petersen as the driver and observed signs and symptoms indicating alcohol use.  Petersen failed the offered field sobriety tests and was arrested for suspicion of DUI.  Upon search incident to arrest the officer found Petersen to be in possession of 2 grams of methamphetamine (total package weight).  The methamphetamine field tested positive.  Petersen passed the offered breath test and was not charged with DUI.  Petersen was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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Arrested: Troy E. Street (aka – Troy T. E. Benham), 47, Boise

Charged: Warrant – Failure to Appear (F)

A Boise Police officer developed information that Street was giving plasma in the area of West Overland Road and South Cleveland Street on Saturday, March 22 at 2:36 p.m.  Street had a confirmed felony warrant for his arrest with a $75,000 bond.  Upon arrival officers located him in his car.  Street was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail for the above warrant.