Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, June 16, 2008

06-16-08 Weekend Incidents; Robbery, Assault, Drug Sales

06-16-08 Weekend Incidents; Robbery, Assault, Drug Sales

    Boise, June 16th, 2008 - Update on weekend incidents/arrests:

    Suspect: Jacob W. Crandall, 32, Boise

    Charges: Robbery (F), Aggravated Assault (F) 

    What Happened: At approx. 12:50 a.m. Saturday morning, two Boise Police Officers on foot patrol downtown were approached by a man who reported his wallet had been stolen. 

    The victim, a local man in his 20's, told officers he was sitting in a car parked in a lot on 6th St. south of Main talking to a woman who was an acquaintance. The car car belonged to the woman. The victim says he was then approached by the suspect, a man unknown to the victim, but who appeared to know the woman. The victim says the suspect demanded his wallet. During the incident, the victim claims he was also hit over the head with a hard object, causing a cut to his head. 

    The victim says he was able to get out of the car and find officers who were nearby on foot patrol. As the two officers approached the car still in the parking lot, the car accelerated rapidly toward the officers, who quickly jumped out of the way to avoid being hit. The officers say the driver of the car matched the suspect description. The officers saw the car speed out of the parking lot and south on 6th Street.

    Officers were able to get a good description of the vehicle and later identified the suspect. The suspect turned himself into police Sunday, June 15th. The case is still under investigation.

    Robberies in Boise are down 28.6% so far this year in Boise. For more, log onto and click on crime stats.


    Suspect: Justin C. Cate, 19, Boise

    Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Burglary (F), Malicious Injury to Property (m), Stalking (m), Battery (m)

    What Happened: Boise Police were called to an incident on Longmont Ave. at approx. 8:00 a.m. Sunday, June 15th. Two people, a man and woman reported that the suspect had entered the residence and battered them both (exact address is not being released to protect victims and exactly how the suspect entered the residence is still under investigation). The male victim was transported to a nearby hospital with several facial injuries that appeared serious but not life threatening. The suspect was known to the female victim.

    Witnesses also report the suspect damaged the male victim's vehicle with a brick as he ran from the house.

    Officers were able to identity the suspect. At approx 2:10 p.m. Sunday, an Ada County Sheriff's deputy located the suspect's vehicle near Eisenman and I-84. Boise Police and Sheriff's deputies stopped the car and took the suspect into custody.


    Suspect: Solomon H. Sahlein, 19, Boise

    Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F), Illegal Possession of Alcohol (m), Disorderly Conduct (m)

    What Happened: Early this morning, Boise Police were called to a business on the 4300 blk of Industrial on a possible trespass. A witness noticed a suspicious person reported the incident. When officers arrived, they saw, what appeared to be freshly painted graffiti on a nearby train car. They found a man laying underneath a train car. Among other evidence, officers found a black bag near where the suspect had been laying. The bag contained cans of spray paint and alcohol. The owner of the train car says the damage is estimated at $2,000. 

    Officers would like to thank the alert witness, a man who works in the area and quickly called police after noticing something out of the ordinary for that location and time of the morning.


    Suspect: Ian M. Gonzales, 25, Orick, California

    Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

    What Happened: Early this morning, Boise Police were called by employees of a downtown area hotel. Witnesses reported smelling the odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. Business management made entry into the room and allowed officers in. Officers found 2 ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and some $9,400 dollars in cash. Officers say they found evidence indicating Gonzales had come to Idaho from California and  sold several pounds of marijuana.