Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Driver arrested for DUI after short pursuit; Accused burglars caught trying to sell stolen items; another arrest in major meth trafficking case; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: David B. Knapp, 26, Boise

Charged: Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (F), DUI – 2nd Offense (m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m), Resisting and Obstructing (m), Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription – Alprazolam (m), Driving Without Privileges (m)

Boise Police officers were called to a report of a hit and run in the 6500 block of West Fairview Avenue on Monday, March 10, at 10:51 p.m.  Witnesses stated that a vehicle driven by a driver who appeared intoxicated had struck two vehicles and then left the scene. Officers were able to get a good description of the suspect vehicle from the witnesses. The vehicle was reported to be traveling west bound on Fairview.  Officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on North Cloverdale Road just south of Fairview but the suspect refused to stop and drove into oncoming traffic.  Boise Police officers with the help of Meridian Police officers, pursued the suspect vehicle. Near Fairview and Pine Street officers were able to position their vehicles forcing the suspect to stop. Once the suspect vehicle was blocked, the driver, Knapp, still refused to come out and continued spinning his tires in an apparent attempt to again drive away.  Officers were finally able to take Knapp into custody.  Once in custody Knapp was found to be in possession of four Alprazolam 1 gram pills without a prescription.  Knapp failed field sobriety tests and later failed the breath test.  Knapp was booked into the Ada County Jail for the above charges.

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Arrested: Thomas E. Arzon, 29, Transient

Charged: Accessory to Burglary (F), Accessory to Grand Theft (F)

Arrested: Kasaundra L. Boyce, 19, Transient

Charged: Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F)

Boise Police officers were dispatched to a residence near West Bannock Street and North 16th Street on Saturday, March 1, at 5:13 p.m. to take a report for a theft.  The residents reported that an unknown person had broken into their house through a front window and stolen several items while they were gone.  The officer’s investigation discovered that several of the items stolen had apparently been sold by the suspect Boyce. Boise Police detectives became involved when officers caught up with Boyce and Arzon on Monday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. as they were reportedly trying to sell additional items. Officers arrested the suspects. Boyce is accused of actually breaking into the residence, with Arzon accused of standing outside acting as a lookout.  Both were into the Ada County Jail for the above charges.

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Arrested: Mendez Erick Heredia, 38, Boise

Charged: Trafficking Methamphetamine (F)

Since December 31, Boise Police Narcotics Detectives have arrested eight people believed to be connected a major drug trafficking organization. During the course of the investigation, officers seized more than twelve pounds of methamphetamine brought into Idaho from Southern California. Heredia is the most recent arrest in the investigation that remains ongoing. Seven others were arrested in late January. For more, go to /home/news-releases/2014/01/arrests-in-major-meth-trafficking-organization-suspects-bringing-meth-into-idaho-from-california/.

Heredia's arrest follows an investigation by members of the Boise Police BANDIT Task Force. The Task Force includes detectives from the Boise Police Department, agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Idaho National Guard. They work together as part of a multi-jurisdictional task force called B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), commissioned to protect the community from illegal drug activity.