Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, April 02, 2009

04-02-09 Battery on a Police Officer and Drug Charges Top Overnight Arrests

04-02-09 Battery on a Police Officer and Drug Charges Top Overnight Arrests

    Boise April 2nd, 2009 - Battery on a Police Officer and Drug Charges Top Overnight Arrests


    Arrested: Macario D. Ibarra, 26, Boise

    Charges: Battery on a Police Officer (F), Public Fighting (M), Public Intoxication (M)

    Yesterday at approximately 6:45 p.m. Boise Police responded to a fight in progress at 16th and Front in Rhodes Park. Officers located two men fighting and broke up the altercation. The men appeared to be very intoxicated at the time. The two men were ordered to leave the park and began to leave the scene. 

    Moments later the fighting started again. A Boise Bike Patrol Officer again broke up the fight and attempted to identify the suspects. At this time, the suspect later identified as Macario Ibarra, provided a false name to the Police. As Officers began to run the name through dispatch, the suspect indicated he was going to leave and intended to use the Officer's bicycle to do so. When the suspect reached for the Officer's bike, the Officer placed a handcuff on the suspect. The suspect then spit directly in the officer's face. The intoxicated suspect also proceeded to spit on other witnesses who had come to the scene to assist the Officer if necessary. The man was booked into the Ada County jail on the above charges.


    Arrested: Allan V. Machado, 60, Boise

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

    Yesterday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. Boise Police received information that drug activity may be taking place at a home on the 2300 block of Pond Street. Officers obtained consent to search the home. During the search they located two baggies with meth inside, two pipes, scales and packaging materials. The suspect was taken into custody without incident on the above charges.


    Arrested: Ken Depew, 41, transient

    Charges: Commercial Burglary (F)

    Yesterday morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Boise Police responded to a burglary in progress call at a construction site in the area of Whispering Cliffs and Willow Cliff Drive. Witnesses tell Police that saw a man, later identified as Ken Depew, drag a generator out of one of the buildings and attempt to conceal it in another construction site. When the men realized what was going on they detained the suspect and called Police. The suspect was taken into custody on the above charges without incident. The value of the generator is estimated at approximately $7,000.00


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Release Prepare By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information