Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 02, 2014

Man Arrested after punching an Officer; Arrest for Sexual Battery; DUI crash involving Meth; BPD Weekend Watch Log

Arrested: Robert G. Watford, 37, transient

Charged:  Battery on an officer (F), Resisting and obstructing (m)

A Boise Police officer responded to a citizen’s call of a fight in progress at the intersection of South Phillippi Street and West Overland Road Saturday, May 31 at 9:55 am. The witness gave police dispatch a description of the man who seemed to be instigating the fight. A responding officer located a man matching the description walking eastbound on Overland a short distance away.  As the officer attempted to speak with the man, without warning, he ran toward the officer and hit her several times in the face and head with his fist. The officer was able to get away and create some distance between her and the suspect. The officer pulled her duty weapon which caused the suspect to slow his movements but still he continued to move toward the officer. A witness then began walking toward the officer in an apparent attempt to help her. As the suspect’s attention was momentarily diverted, the officer holstered her weapon and pulled her Taser. The suspect still refused commands to stop coming toward the officer, then turned toward the citizen. The officer deployed her Taser and was able to take the man into custody. The officer was taken to the hospital where she was  treated for head injuries. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Arrested: Don D. Williams, 33, Meridian

Charged: Sexual Battery of a Minor Child (F), Battery (m)

Boise Police were contacted in early July of 2013 by a woman reporting a battery. The victim says on July 3, 2013 she was walking near the greenbelt behind the BSU library when she was approached by an unknown male who asked her for directions.  The victim says he then became suggestive and began touching her inappropriately. The victim reports the suspect cornering her in a stairwell, pushed her head up against the wall continued the inappropriate touching. The victim says she struggled to get free. She walked directly to the Boise Police substation at BSU and immediately reported the crime. The victim was able to give officers a description of the suspect.

In late January, 2014, Boise Police were contacted by a teenage girl reporting a man had followed her to her car outside her place of employment, a retail store in the area of West Franklin Road and North Milwaukee Street. The victim says the man held her up against the car and continued to touch her inappropriately and in a way that caused her concern for her safety. The victim told officers she was eventually able to push the suspect away, get into her car and drive off.

Officers with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit investigated. Detectives were able to identify and connect the suspect to both cases. Officer’s reports were sent to the Ada County Prosecutor for review. A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest May 29 for the January, 2014 incident: Sexual Battery of a Minor, and the July, 2013 incident: Battery. Boise Police, with assistance from the US Marshals Service took the suspect into custody later that day.

SVU Detectives say anyone with information on additional similar incidents connected to the suspect, Don D. Williams should contact them through Ada County Dispatch, 377-6790 or through Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  A citizen can remain anonymous.

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Arrested: Brandon L. Lay, 30, Boise

Charged: Failure to register as a sex offender (F)

Boise Police were called by a citizen to respond to an apartment complex just north of West Overland and South Curtis Roads Saturday, May 31. The citizen reported that a man known to be a registered sex offender was playing with a remote helicopter and several children were around him. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect. Officers checked with Ada County Records and found the suspect non-compliant with registration as he failed to return his address verification form. Officers placed the suspect under arrest for failing to register as a sex offender and transported him to the Ada County Jail.  

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Arrested: Krystyle L. Renshaw aka Wood, 29, Boise

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

Officers responded to witness reports of a vehicle that had just crashed into a cement irrigation box at the intersection of West Franklin Road and South Pond Street Friday, May 30 at 1:46 pm. Officers arrived on scene to find a woman, later identified as Wood, crouching next to some bushes. Witnesses told officers they had seen the woman hide syringes in the bushes where she was kneeling. Officers searched and did find two capped syringes in the shrubs. The suspect was also found to be in possession of a small case that contained a substance that field tested positive for Meth. Officers noticed the suspects movements were extremely animated and exaggerated and she could not sit still. Officers obtained evidence that the suspect was driving under the influence of methamphetamine. She was arrested and booked on the above charges.

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Arrested: Rodney Matthew Burkhead, 26, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol Monday night, May 12, 2013 drove by a small convenience store on the 800 block of North 27th Street and heard a loud audible alarm coming from the store. The officer stopped and immediately noticed one of the front glass doors had been broken. Officers checked the building and found no one inside at that time, but did find a large rock that appeared to have been thrown through the front door. Further investigation found several items including lottery tickets and cigarettes had been stolen from the store. Officers followed leads and identified Burkhead as the suspect. Burkhead was arrested at his home Saturday night, May 31 and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge. 

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Arrested: Levie R. Bullock, 26, Garden City

Charged: Controlled Substance Violation – Meth (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Warrants: Petit Theft (m), Failure to appear (m), Probation violation x3 (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol Saturday, May 31 just after midnight made a traffic stop on a vehicle on the 5900 block of West Fairview Avenue after seeing the driver fail to signal for a lane change and having a broken rear tail light. As the vehicle stopped, the front passenger, later identified as Bullock, ran. After a short foot chase, officers caught up to Bullock. Officers learned Bullock had several active arrest warrants and he was taken into custody. A Boise Police drug detection K9 alerted to the odor of narcotic substance in the vehicle. Officers searched and found two packages, both containing a substance that field tested positive for meth, one package weighed approximately point-one gram, the second approximately point-three grams.  Officers also found several items of drug paraphernalia. Further investigating found the items had been in possession of the suspect, Bullock. Officers booked the suspect into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. 

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Arrested: Alfonso S. Cisnerous, 36, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F)

Boise Police were called to a home in the area of North Collister Drive and West Outlook Avenue Friday afternoon, May 30. Officers found a man who said the suspect had threatened his with a knife, causing him to fear for his safety. The suspect and victim are known to each other. Following an investigation, officers arrested the suspect on the above charge.

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Arrested: Cherie L. Hefner, 30, Meridian

Charged: Controlled substance violation - Meth (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

A Boise officer on patrol early this morning in the area of North 16th and West Idaho Streets observed a vehicle with an expired registration. The officer stopped the vehicle. A Boise Police drug detection dog alerted to the vehicle indicating the likely presence of illegal drugs. In a search, officers located a baggy containing a white crystal type substance that field tested positive for meth.  Officers also located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Hefner was arrested on the above charge and booked into the Ada County Jail.