Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Sunday, May 24, 2009

05-24-09 Nightclub Agg Assault Arrest Follows Standoff

05-24-09 Nightclub Agg Assault Arrest Follows Standoff
   Boise, May 24, 2009 - Boise Police were called to a nightclub on the 10000 blk of Fairview at about 2:30 am this morning for a report of an assault with a knife.  Numerous witnesses reported to officers that one person was threatened but not injured (thus the Agg Assault charge). Officers were also alerted that the suspect involved in the fight had fled to an apartment in the 10000 block of Garverdale.  Officers went to the Garverdale address and found the armed subject barricaded in an apartment refusing to come out.
   The Boise PD SWAT team was called to the scene as a precaution. The BPD Crisis Negotiation Team was also summoned to help.  Detectives continued to interview numerous witnesses.  Based on the evidence, detectives obtained a warrant for the residence.
   At approximately 7:00 am this morning, the suspect surrendered peacefully. 
   Arrested: Gustavo J. Becerra Jr, 20, Boise
   Charge: Aggravated Assault (F)
   BPD wishes to thank the citizens and neighbors for their help in locating the suspects.  Additionally, we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding during the safety evacuations of nearby homes. During the stand off, because the suspect was considered armed and dangerous, residents of approx 3 adjacent apartments were asked to evacuate as a safety precaution.
   For questions, please contact the on duty Watch Commander, Lt Schoenborn available by cell until 4pm. 
Lieutenant Douglas Schoenborn
Boise Police Department
Boise State University Substation
1001 1/2 Lincoln Avenue
Boise, Idaho  83725
(208) 426-1453