Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two separate arrests, both for Meth possession; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: Melanie J. Baugh, 37, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

A Boise Police Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle with no front plate driving north bound on North Patricia Lane near West Ruth Street on Tuesday, March 18, at 11:20 p.m.  When the officer turned around to pull the car over, the driver immediately pulled over to the side of the road, turned off the cars lights, got out with the passenger and started walking away.  The officer activated his emergency lights and ordered both people to get back into the car, telling them why he was stopping them.  During the course of the traffic stop, the officer identified the passenger as Baugh. A police K9 alerted to a substance in the vehicle and officers found Baugh to be in possession of 1.5 grams of methamphetamine (total package weight), and a methamphetamine pipe.  The methamphetamine field tested positive.  Baugh was booked into the Ada County Jail for the above charges. The driver was given a citation for no proof of insurance. 

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Arrested: Patrick S. Oar, 56, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

Probation and Parole officers conducted a home check on Oar, who is on parole, at his residence near North 15th Street and West Jefferson Street on Tuesday, March 18, at 9:06 p.m.  During the visit Oar was found to be in possession of one gram of methamphetamine (total package weight), and a light bulb converted into a pipe that was used for smoking methamphetamine.  A Boise Police officer responded to the Probation and Parole office to assist the Parole officers with charging Oar for possessing the methamphetamine and the paraphernalia.  Oar was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail for the above charges.