Arrested: Daniel Dives, 25, Meridian
Charged: First Degree Stalking- Three Counts (F), Intimidation of a State Witness (F), Probation Violation- Two Counts (F)
Boise Police officers responded to an initial report of a vandalism which had occurred at a residence near the intersection of Penninger Drive and Overland Road on the night of May 5th. As officers investigated the vandalism they discovered the suspect was known to the victim and had harassed and annoyed the victim several times previously. Officers did an area search around the residence but did not locate the suspect, identified as Dives. Over the next few days the victim informed officers that Dives had been attempting to contact her over the phone and in person, including visiting her place of work. On Wednesday, officers received information that Dives may be in the area of 23rd Street and State Street. Officers searched the area and at one point saw the suspect from a distance, but he avoided officers while on foot. Acting on a citizen tip of something suspicious in a backyard storage shed, officers were able to locate Dives hiding in the shed and take him into custody. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked under the above charges. Because Dives has been convicted of stalking previously, those charges have become stalking in the first degree.