Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 12, 2017

BPD watch log: Bicyclist injured after being hit by a car; Gay pride flag burned; Fight leads to two arrests

Sunday, June 11th  around 3:00 am pedestrians found a man unconscious in the street, injured from a bicycle crash. Police officers responded to the scene near 8th and Franklin and paramedics took the victim to a local hospital. A medical examination determined that the victim had been struck by a vehicle.  About 20 minutes after the crash, the driver returned to the scene and stated that he had struck a bicyclist while driving.  The driver says he was driving on 8th street when the bicyclist came out of the alley between Washington and Franklin without stopping. 

Boise police detectives are investigating the crash and charges are pending against the driver for leaving the scene of an accident.   It appears the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, he has serious injuries but they are not considered life threatening at this time.

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Boise Police are investigating a case of malicious harassment after an unknown suspect burned a gay pride flag.  The flag was being flown in front of the victim’s house near N. 25th street and Heron St.  The victims were flying the flag in support of pride week.  The flag was damaged by the fire sometime between June 10th at 10:00 pm and June 11th at 8:00 am.  The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.  You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $1000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest.

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Suspect: Raymond Romero

Charges: Assault or battery upon certain personnel (F) 2 counts, Resisting or Obstructing officers (m)

Suspect: Richard Laguna

Charges:  Disturbing the peace (m), Resisting or Obstructing (m)

Sunday, June 11th around 8:00 am Boise Police were called because of a fight on the 1300 block of N. Hartman Street.  The calling party said that Richard Laguna had started a fight with a man and Laguna was now physically fighting with that man’s brother, Raymond Romero.  Romero and Laguna fled before police arrived.  Officers were able to locate the suspects nearby on Opohonga Street.  Police ordered the suspects to stop before Romero began physically fighting with police.  Romero also spit in one officer’s face and kneed another officer in the groin.

Laguna also resisted arrest. Both suspects were eventually taken into custody and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. 

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