Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, March 05, 2009

03-05-09 Drug Arrests at Boise Motel top overnight arrests

03-05-09 Drug Arrests at Boise Motel top overnight arrests

    Boise March 5th, 2009 - Multiple charges on drug related offenses top the overnight arrests in Boise.


    Arrested: Daniel Fares El-Hayek, 34, Boise

    Charges: Possession with intent to deliver (F)

    Arrested: Misty L Erickson-counts, 28, Unknown

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F)

    Arrested: Kelly Lynn Dean, 28, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F) Probation violation charges

    Arrested: Mason Dean Sutton, 33, Unknown

    Charges: Frequenting a place where drugs are used (M)

    Arrested: Jamie V Sherman, 26, Boise

    Charges: Frequenting a place where drugs are used (M) Probation violation charges

    Boise Police, working with Idaho Probation and Parole conducted a search of a hotel room on the 1100 block of North Curtis Road at approx 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. As Police entered the motel room, they found El Hayek had a fanny pack containing meth on his person and evidence indicating he had been selling out of the hotel room. Police also located meth in the hotel room and in the possession of Erickson and Dean. Police recovered 22 grams of meth in total, worth roughly $1,500.00. Sutton and Sherman was also inside the room, and face frequenting charges.

    Arrested: Samantha J Urbach, 22, Unknown

    Charges: Controlled Substance Violation (Meth)(F) Possession of paraphernalia (M)

    During the investigation, Police determined that suspect Samantha Urbach was on her way to the hotel to purchase Meth. Police waited until the woman arrived at the hotel and requested the drug from undercover officers. When she was taken into custody the suspect had a pipe containing residue, empty baggies, a digital scale and cash on her person. 


    Arrested: Graziela A Heagy-Nepote, 37, Garden City

    Charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Meth) (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M)

    On Wednesday evening Police observed a passenger car exit a parking lot onto State Street near 28th without using a turn signal at approx 11:40 p.m. When the officer activated his overheads to stop the vehicle he observed the driver attempting to push something under the seat. When the officer made contact with the driver he was given consent to search the vehicle. Under the drivers seat Police located a baggie containing less than a gram of Meth, and a glass pipe with residue.


    Arrested: Janet Lyn Swank, 48, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    On Tuesday (March 3rd) loss prevention employees at a grocery retailer on the 5500 block of Fairview tell police they saw Swank enter the store carrying empty grocery bags. The woman proceeded to fill the bags with various items and then attempted to leave the store without paying for them. Employees confronted the woman who threw the bags down and fled the scene before Police could arrive. Officers determined that the suspect had entered the store with the intent to commit the theft carrying empty bags, resulting in the felony burglary charge. 

    On Wednesday (March 4th) Garden City Police located Swank at a home in Garden City. Boise Police Retail Crime Investigators arrested Swank on the 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 retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.


Warrant Arrest: Reece J Knippel, 21, Boise

Warrant Charges: Lewd Conduct with a Minor (F)

    A Boise man was arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of Lewd Conduct with a minor. The charges stem from an incident that reportedly took place on November 11th of last year at a Boise apartment. The incident was reported to Police in December. Detectives say the suspect and the victim, a teenage girl, were known to each other at the time of the incident. 


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Release Prepared By: 

Charles McClure 

Boise Police Public Information