Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Felony DUI Arrests; Arrests for using lost or stolen credit cards; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: Regan M. Adeng, 29, Nampa

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance - Meth (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Possession of a Schedule IV substance (m), Warrants: Failure to Appear (3)

Boise Police were called by a witness to a possible domestic situation in front of a convenience store on the 2700 block of West Main Street at 3:34 this morning. The witness told dispatchers a man and woman appeared to be arguing in such a manner that the witness feared for the safety of the female and called police. When officers arrived, the man involved agreed to a search of his person. Officers found him to be in possession of several glass pipes containing a white powdery substance that field tested positive for meth. He was also found with schedule IV pills without a prescription, and approximately two grams of marijuana. A records check identified the man, Adeng, as also having three outstanding  failure to appear warrants. Officers arrested the man on the above charges and booked him into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Corinna J. Conn, 26, Boise

Charged: DUI (F) – Excessive, 2nd Offense in 5 years, Injury to a child (m), Failure to purchase a driver’s license (m)

Boise Police were called to a non-injury, two vehicle crash at West State and North 36th Street Saturday, June 21 shortly after 10:00 p.m. When officer arrived, they could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from one of the driver’s involved, Conn. Conn's eyes were bloodshot and watery and her speech was slow and slurred. She failed standardized field sobriety tests. A field breath test resulted in a .319/.313 breath alcohol content. At the time of the crash, Conn had a small child in her vehicle. Her license also showed a suspended status. Officers arrested Conn on the above charges. Officers made sure the child was placed into safe custody. The suspect was also cited for failure to show proof of insurance. She was booked into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Jon M. Foster, 42, Boise

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

Boise Police arrested the suspect, Foster after an investigating a report of embezzlement from a local construction company. The suspect was an employee of the company. Financial crimes detectives found evidence indicating that, since last fall, the suspect had stolen funds from his employer, using those funds for his personal benefit.  Foster also forged his employer's signature on several business checks that were part of the scheme to defraud.  At this time, the loss is expected to exceed $100,000.00. Meridian Police assisted in the investigation. Officers arrested Foster yesterday on the above charges and booked him into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Aaron S. Gage, 21, Nampa

Charged: DUI (F), Possession of an open container (m), Driving without privileges (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol near West Overland Road and South Entertainment Avenue Saturday, June 21 heard cars honking and looked to see a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. The officer immediately stopped the vehicle. While talking with driver, the officer could see an open can of beer inside the car. The driver, Gage, failed field sobriety tests. Breath samples were also taken as evidence and showed results near .200. Officers checked with records and found Gage’s driver’s license is suspended. He also has two previous DUI’s within the past ten years, one in Oregon and one in Canyon County, making this arrest a felony. Gage was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Mariah E. Gates, 22, Meridian

Charged: DUI (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol stopped the driver of a vehicle yesterday morning, June 24, at 2:21 a.m. after the officer witnessed the driver speeding on West State Street near North 31st Street. The driver was identified as Gates. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. He also noted her eyes were red and watery and her speech was slurred. The driver failed field sobriety tests. A breath test resulted in .197/.189 breath alcohol content. A records check revealed this to be the 3rd DUI for Gates within ten years making it a felony. A Boise Police K-9 alerted on the vehicle. A glass marijuana pipe was located inside the car.  Gates was also found to have two outstanding warrants out for her arrest. Officers booked her into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Quentin P. Geesey, 30, Boise

Charges: Grand Theft (F), Fraudulent use of a financial transaction card (F)

Boise Police arrested Geesey yesterday, June 24 after connecting him with the use of credit cards reported lost or stolen in early May. Officers found the credit cards were used just hours after a man reported his wallet missing to police. Tips to Crime Stoppers assisted detectives with the investigation after images of persons of interest were released June 4. The investigating is continuing. Additional arrest  are possible.

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Arrested: Daniel E. Moras, 51, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F), Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana (F)

Boise Police were called to a home on the 2000 block of West Panama Street Sunday afternoon for a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived, they found a victim reporting the suspect had pointed the gun at him in a threatening manner, causing him to fear for his safety.  During the investigation, officers learned the suspect may also be selling marijuana. Officers obtained a search warrant and located 88 grams total package weight of marijuana in approximately one dozen separate baggies resulting in the additional charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

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Arrested: Richard G. Pena, 38, Boise

Charged: Unlawful possession of a firearm (F), DUI (m), Driving without privileges (m), Warrant - Failure to Appear (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol at 3:03 a.m. Saturday, June 21 near Malad Street and South Vista Avenue witnessed the driver of a vehicle fail to use a turn signal. The officer stopped the vehicle and found the driver, Pena had a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to obey a citation. Pena also showed indications of intoxication.  A Boise Police officer who is a Drug Recognition Expert found evidence Pena was driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. A blood sample was taken for further evidence testing.  Following his arrest, officers found a loaded, sawed off shotgun beneath the driver’s seat of Pena's vehicle.  Pena has been convicted on felony charges in the past making it illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm.  Officers booked the suspect into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Gayle K. Wesling, 59, Boise

Charged: Criminal possession of a financial transaction card (F)

Boise Police were alerted in mid-May, 2014 by a witness to multiple purchases being made by the suspect using potentially fraudulent credit card accounts. Detectives with the Boise Police Financial Crimes Unit investigated, uncovering evidence that the suspect, Wesling gained possession of at least 23 different credit card account numbers without the consent of the legitimate card-holders, and used the accounts to fraudulently purchase items that were shipped to him via the US Postal Service.  The account numbers were subsequently used to make fraudulent purchases totaling over $9,000.00 between late-March, 2014 and late-May, 2014. Investigators with the US Postal Inspection Service and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation. The suspect was taken into custody by officers June 24, questioned and arrested on the above charge. Additional charges are possible.