Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, March 26, 2009

03-26-09 UPDATE: Suspect Faces 3 Felonies following Pursuit

03-26-09 UPDATE: Suspect Faces 3 Felonies following Pursuit

    Boise, March 26, 2009 - UPDATE - Additional charges are pending against a man already facing three felonies after leading police on a pursuit earlier this month. 

    Officers with the Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, with assistance from Boise Police, served a search warrant on the pick up truck driven by suspect Frank Addlemen during the pursuit March 6th. Hidden inside the pick up, officers found two loaded revolvers. Officers found one of the handguns was stolen.

    Officers are forwarding their report to county and federal prosecutors, recommending Addleman be charged with:

  •     2 cts. Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  •     Grand Theft by Possession


    Boise, March 6, 2009, 12:25 a.m. - Boise Police have an Aggravated Battery suspect in custody tonight and are charging him with two additional felonies after the suspect led police on a chase that began on the bench and ended in Boise's North End.

    Arrested: Frank Addleman, 38, Boise. Addleman is known to police as a documented gang member

    Charged: Aggravated Battery (F), Elluding a Police Officer (F), Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (F), Parole Violation


    What Happened: The Boise Police Gang Unit, investigating a reported aggravated battery that occurred early Thursday morning, had alerted fellow officers to be on the lookout for the suspect in the battery, Frank Addleman. Agents with Probation and Parole, and officers with the Metro Violent Crimes Task Force were called to assist Boise Police in the search for Addleman.

    At 9:36 p.m. Addleman, driving a Ford F-150 pick up, was spotted by Boise Police near the intersection of Overland and Orchard. When officers came into view of the suspect vehicle, the vehicle accelerated northbound on Orchard at speeds up to 60 mph. The suspect vehicle actually crossed into the soundbound lanes of Orchard between approx. Emerald and Irving Streets. Fortunately, officers say, traffic at the time was very light on Orchard.

    Boise Police, with information Addleman may be armed, and a suspect in last night's violent crime, continued to pursue Addleman. He drove from Orchard onto the I-184 inbound on-ramp, onto Fairview, to 23rd, then east on Eastman. The suspect hit a parked car and a stop sign at 15th & Eastman, and continued south on 15th. At one point during the pursuit, officers say the suspect vehicle tried to ram a Boise Police patrol car.

    Officers tried to stop the pursuit with a PIT maneuver (pursuit intervention technique, a controlled move officers train for, by which one car pursuing another can force the pursued vehicle to abruptly turn sideways, forcing the driver to come to a stop), and by throwing down spike strips. The suspect was able to avoid the spike strips, however, the officer's PIT maneuver was successful and the suspect vehicle was stopped one block south of Eastman, at the intersection of 15th and Alturas at 9:44 p.m..

    The suspect, despite heavy damage to his vehicle, got out of the pick up and tried to run from officers. However, Boise Police Patrol Officers quickly caught up with him in a nearby back yard and took him into custody.

    Currently, both the suspect, Addleman, and a female passenger are being released from a local hospital after being treated for minor injuries sustained during the pursuit. Upon release, the suspect Addleman will be booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. At this time, no charges are pending against the female passenger.

    Thursday morning Aggravated Battery: Boise Police say a man reported that the suspect, Addleman had hit him in the face repeatedly with a pistol early Thursday morning, between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., in the neighborhood near Collister and State St. The victim says the fight began over a property dispute.