Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, August 24, 2009

08-24-09 Agg DUI, Battery on an Officer, BPD Weekend Arrests

08-24-09 Agg DUI, Battery on an Officer, BPD Weekend Arrests
Arrested: Patrick J. Fairchild, 22, Boise
Charge: Aggravated DUI (F)
   Boise Police were called to a one vehicle collision involving a motorcycle Saturday morning, August 22nd, at 2:47 a.m.. Two people were on the motorcycle, the driver, Fairchild, and a female passenger, a 22 year old woman from Boise. To investigating officers, it appeared the motorcycle driver lost control on the curve southbound at Capitol at Vista. The motorcycle crashed and the female passenger was thrown, landing on the pavement. Although information given to officers is she was wearing a helmet, and a helmet was found at the scene, officers say she was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be life threatening head injuries. Officers on scene made contact with Fairchild and he smelled strongly of alcohol. He was treated at the hospital and released. Upon his release, Boise Police arrested Fairchild and booked him into the Ada County Jail on the Felony Aggravated DUI charge.
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Arrested: Justin H. Liddle, 32, Boise
Charges: Battery on a Police Officer (F), Resisting & Obstructing Officers (m)
   A Boise Police Officer on patrol near Fairview Ave and Hampton Sunday morning, August 23rd, approx 1:18 a.m., turned into the parking lot of a nightclub on the 10,000 blk of Fairview as the bar was near closing time. As the officer entered the parking lot, he saw several people fighting. He  got out of his patrol car and ordered everyone to the ground. All but one person complied. That individual, later identified as Liddle, walked away and would not obey the officer's command to stop. Other witnesses also identified that individual as the person responsible for starting the fight in the parking lot. The officer deployed his Taser, but failed to stop Liddle. Liddle began to run but the officer caught up to him. The officer and the suspect struggled, both going to the ground between two parked cars. At one point, the suspect punched the officer in the face. The suspect was able to struggle free. He was quickly found by other officers after the suspect apparently tried to enter a nearby home through a sliding glass door. Liddle was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.
Arrested: Seth A. Case, 19, Boise
Charge: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (F)
   A Boise Police Officer on patrol on Broadway Ave. near Highland, Friday, August 21st, about 10:47 p.m., saw a car traveling north on Broadway change lanes without signaling. The officer also noticed the car had a taillight out.  The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle. As the officer was talking with the driver, he noticed the smell of marijuana. A police drug sniffing K9 was called to the scene. The police dog assisted in a search of the car. Officers found approx 27 grams of marijuana in three separate plastic baggies, an electronic scale, and other evidence that indicated the passenger of the vehicle, Case was in possession of the marijuana in order to sell it. Case was arrested on the above charge and booked into the Ada County Jail.
Arrested: Armando Guajardo, 32, Nampa
Charge: Aggravated Assault (F)
   Boise Police, on patrol in downtown Boise Saturday morning,m approx 2:05 a.m., came upon a fight between two men and a woman. As officers approached, the saw one of the men, later identified as Guajardo, pull a knife out of a pocket, then extend his arm as he walked toward the other man. The officers ran toward Guajardo, forced him to the ground, and took the knife from him. Guajardo was arrested him on the charge of Aggravated Assault. In a search of the suspect after his arrest, officers found a knife with a blade approx. four inches, where the suspect had placed it back in his pants pocket.
Arrested: Connie G. Grainger, 34. Boise
Charge: Injury to a Child (Failure to Protect) ISC 18-1501 (F), Resisting and Obstructing Offcers (m)
   Detectives with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit say the suspect knowingly returned her young child to a location known to be dangerous and threatening to the child, and that she encouraged the child to falsify a police report. 
Arrested: Ivan D. Smith, 18, McCall
Charges: Burglary (F), False Reporting of Explosives (F), Assault (m), Unlawful Entry (m), Malicious Injury to Property (m)
   Boise Police were called by a man in Boise's North End Sunday morning at approx 9:33 a.m.. The man told officers the suspect was angry with him over a personal dispute, had come to his home and kicked in his front door destroying the door frame, gaining entry. The suspect chased the victim through the neighborhood yelling threats that he was armed, that he had a bomb, and that he would use the weapons to hurt the victim.
   Responding officers caught up to the chase. After investigating, the suspect Smith was arrested and taken to the Ada County Jail on the above charges.
Arrested: Michael D. Brokaw, 19, Boise
Charges: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (F), Resisting & Obstructing Officers (m), Illegal Possession of Alcohol (m)
   Boise Police officers, on patrol near Warm Springs and Eckert shortly after midnight this morning, Monday, August 24th, saw a car parked behind a business that was closed. Employees of that business have recently reported to police a burglary. An officer stopped and talked to the person sitting in the drivers seat of the car, the only occupant of the car, later identified as Brokaw. The officer immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was asked to stop out of the car. As the officer searched the car, the suspect Brokaw began struggling with a second officer who had arrived to help. Brokaw was placed under arrest for R & O. Officers later found marijuana, scales, and other evidence to indicate that Brokaw was in possession of marijuana with the intention of selling the drug (the exact amount of marijuana is not available at this time). Officers also found an open can of beer inside the suspect's vehicle.