Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, August 04, 2008

08-04-08 Weekend Arrests: Assault Intent Murder; Burglary

08-04-08 Weekend Arrests: Assault Intent Murder; Burglary

    Boise, August 4, 2008 - Weekend Arrests:

    Suspect:     John Ray Oshea-Aresta, 48, Boise

    Charges-     2cts Assault with Intent to Murder (Idaho Code 18-4015)

    Boise Police were called to a home in just south of Eagle & McMillan just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday night, August 3rd (a more exact location is not being released to protect the identity of these apparent victims of domestic violence). A neighbor told police dispatchers two women had run to her home trying to escape from a man carrying what appeared to be a meat cleaver. The women, an elderly female and her adult daughter, claimed the man was trying to kill them. All three, the man and both women, live in the same home.

    When Boise Police arrived they talked to the two victims. The man walked out of the home and surrendered. Officers consulted with Ada County Prosecutors who decided the charges.

    One victim, the elderly female, was hospitalized for observation of injuries (injuries do not include knife wounds).


    Suspects:   Eddie M. Rayes, 18, Boise

                        Jesus G. Marquez, 22, Mountain Home

                        Jose L. Hernandez, 20, Mountain Home    

    Charges:     4 cts Burglary (F)

    Boise Police arrested the above suspects early Sunday morning after a witness called 9-1-1 reporting a possible vehicle burglary in progress. Officers found one of the suspects standing outside a car in a parking lot of an apartment complex on N. Raymond. The other suspect was found in a nearby apartment. The third suspect was found hiding in nearby bushes.

    After some investigation, detectives believe the three suspects burglarized four vehicles, taking items like CD's and jewelry. One suspect wore what appeared to be a head lamp while rummaging through the cars. Detectives say all the vehicles burglarized were unlocked. Detectives say the suspects had apparently gone through the parking lot checking for open door handles. 

    Officers would like to remind car owners, even if you're leaving your vehicle for a short time, or it's parked in a familiar location, remembering to lock car doors and remove valuables from sight. Potential thieves often look for easy opportunities, and officers remind citizens, taking a few simple steps will keep their vehicles from being easy targets!