Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, March 02, 2009

03-02-09 Search for Robbery Suspect; Weekend Arrests

03-02-09 Search for Robbery Suspect; Weekend Arrests

Boise March 2nd, 2009 - Search for Armed Robbery Suspect; Other weekend arrests

Armed Robbery

    Boise Police were called to investigate a reported armed robbery Sunday afternoon, March. 1st, at approximately 3:30 p.m. at a beauty supply store on the 1400 blk. of Grove St. downtown. Witnesses tell police a man entered the store with a handgun, pointed the gun at a female employee and demanded money. 

    Suspect Description: Witnesses tell police he was a dark skinned male possibly in his 20s with no facial hair. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a white hoodie type sweatshirt that may have black writing on it.

    Suspect Vehicle: The suspect was seen by witnesses leaving the area in a small green car.

    Anyone with information in this case is urged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS.


    Arrested: Ruben Esparza Martinez, 34, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Meth)(F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (M), Carrying a concealed weapon (M),

    A Boise Police Patrol Officer observed a vehicle parked behind a retail store on the 10,000 block of West Fairview on Saturday, Feb. 28th, at 11:00 a.m. Due to the late hour and the fact that the store had been closed for hours the officer decided to speak with the driver who was sitting in a Dodge Neon. However, as soon as the police vehicle became visible, the drover of the Neon started the car and began to drive away. Officers stopped the car and made contact with the driver who did not have a valid drivers license. Officers received consent to search the vehicle from the driver and found approximately 2 grams of meth and related paraphernalia in the vehicle. Officers also found the suspect to be in possession of a folding knife concealed in his pants pocket.


    Arrested: Bart Smith, 48, Boise

    Charges: Malicious injury to property (F), Resisting and Obstructing (M), Petit Theft (M)

    Arrested: Brett Smith, 48, Boise

    Charges: Malicious Injurty to Property (F), Resisting and obstructing (M), Battery (M)

    Two Boise men are in custody on a list of charges after an incident that took place downtown on Friday afternoon, Feb. 27th. Witnesses and victims tell Boise Police that the suspect, identified as Brett Smith hit a city employee with his fist who was working on the greenbelt near 13th street around 2:30 p.m. The battery occurred as the city employee was trying to stop a fight between Smith and another man. 

    After the battery, witnesses say Bart and Brett Smith walked up to a Boise City truck and Bart Smith removed several tools from the back of the pick up. When confronted by another city employee, witnesses say he threw the tools into the street. Witnesses say the two Smith brothers then left the greenbelt and walked to the St Luke's parking lot where witnesses tell police they saw both men break out the rear window of a parked car (damages exceeded $1,000). The two then proceeded to the 600 block of Americana Blvd where Bart Smith was seen by witnesses unscrewing the radio antenna from a car. 

    As the two suspects began to walk away, several Boise City Parks and Recreation employees detained the two men as they called Boise Police. When patrol officers arrived both men physically resisted arrest. Officers were able to taken them into custody without injury. Both were booked into the Ada County jail on the above charges.


    Arrested: Tammy L Keagy, 35, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were called by loss prevention agents from a retail store on the 5200 blk. of W. Franklin approx. 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27th. The suspect, later identified as Keagy, was observed by store employees concealing goods on her person. The suspect then left the store without paying for the item. Officers determined that the suspect had entered the store with the intent to commit the theft, resulting in the felony burglary charge. 

    The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retails to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.


    Arrested: Kenneth Asher Clure, 61,Boise

    Charges: Lewd Conduct with a Minor (F)

    On January 6th 2009 Boise Police received a report of a Lewd Conduct incident that took place on or around January 1st 2008 in a Boise home. After investigating, officers with the Boise Police Special Victims unit were able to obtain a warrant for the suspect, who was arrested Saturday on the charge. The victim is a female, who was under 5 years of age at the time of the incident. Investigators say the suspect, Clure was not a stranger to the victim, but was well known to her. Clure is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon.


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Release Prepared By: 

Charles McClure 

Boise Police Public Information