Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, April 02, 2010

Citizen call on reckless driver solves burglary case; Overnight Felony Arrests

04-02-10 Citizen call on reckless driver solves burglary case; Overnight Felony Arrests

04-02-10 Citizen call on reckless driver solves burglary case; Overnight Felony Arrests


   Arrested: Richard L. Taylor, 28, Meridian

   Charges:Burglary (F)

   Arrested: Jennifer L. Sayer, 25, Boise

   Charges:Burglary (F), Parole Violation Charges

    Boise Police assisted Ada County Deputies on a traffic stop near Eagle and State yesterday (April 1st) at approximately 10:30 a.m. A citizen reported the suspect's vehicle for reckless driving. Boise Officers have evidence that the suspects were involved in a commercial burglary at a retail store on the 8100 block of West Fairview on March 31st. On that date, employees tell police they witnessed the suspects conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them. Officers believe the suspects entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. A number of items, including a laptop and a portable dvd player which officers believe had been taken in the burglary, were recovered from the vehicle at the time of arrest. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. Officers have evidence that the suspects may be involved in several other burglaries and additional charges may be forthcoming.

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.


   Arrested: Rafael Gutierrez, 30, Boise

   Charges:Aggravated Assault (F), Injury to a Child (F), Kidnapping/Not for Ransom (F), Domestic Battery (F)

    Boise Police responded to a request for a welfare check a home in West Boise yesterday (April 1st) at approximately 1:00 a.m. The victim, who is well known to the suspect, tells police the man had been arguing with her as she held a small child. The victim tells police that at one point, the suspect hit the woman in the head and struck the child. The suspect refused to allow the woman to leave and held a knife in a threatening manner according to the victim. Officers located the suspect in a parking lot near the residence and took him into custody without incident. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.


   Arrested: Mario J. Montoya, 30, Boise

   Charges:2 counts of Assault or Battery on a Police Officer (F), Driving Under the Influence DUI (m), Resisting/Obstructing Officers (m), Domestic Battery (m), Possession of Drug paraphernalia (m), Failure to purchase a Drivers License (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a Boise Bench home early this morning (April 2nd) at approximately 2:00 a.m. As officers arrived on scene they saw a man matching the suspect's description getting into a vehicle and ordered him to stop. The suspect cursed at officers and accelerated the vehicle directly at them, causing the officer to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, resulting in the first Assault on an Officer charge. Boise Police officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Phillipi street. The suspect refused to obey officers commands to get on the ground and continued to curse at officers. The suspect began to move aggressively toward one officer who deployed a tazer to stop the attack. Officers noted the suspect appeared to very intoxicated at the time. The suspect continued to fight with officers and curse. Due to his highly intoxicated condition, officers requested paramedics to check on his condition before transporting him to the Ada County jail. As officers secured the suspect's vehicle they located a pipe used to smoke marijuana in plain view resulting in the drug paraphernalia charge. At the jail, the suspect attempted to bite officers, telling them he had HIV, resulting in the second Assault/Battery charge on an officer. Officers later determined the suspect had struck a resident in the home before officers arrived, resulting in the Domestic Battery charge. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.


  Arrested: Travis L. Sprenger, 38, Boise

   Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) (F), Probation Violation Charges

    Boise Police assisted Idaho Probation and Parole Agents as they contacted the suspect at a hotel on the 2300 block of Airport Way yesterday (April 1st) at approximately 8:00 p.m. As the suspect was taken into custody on a Parole Violation charge, officers located a plastic baggie on his person containing approximately 1 gram of Meth. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.


   Warrant Arrested: Bonnie J. Adams, 26, Caldwell

   Warrant Charges:Grand Theft (F)

The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft yesterday.

The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a stolen debit card. Evidence indicates the suspect used the stolen card to make multiple purchases during February this year at various stores. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information