Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, June 14, 2010

Aggravated Assault charges top weekend arrests of note

06-14-10 Aggravated Assault charges top weekend arrests of note

06-14-10 Aggravated Assault charges top weekend arrests of note


  Arrested: Lorin T. Crookston, 59, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a problem subject in the area of 8th and Idaho Friday (June 11th) at approximately 11:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, had been walking in traffic yelling at cars. One witness stated he had observed the suspect attempt to cut the locks off of bikes with a pair of wire cutters. Officers located the suspect, who continued to yell at officers and refused to cooperate or answer questions. The suspect physically resisted arrest and struggled with officers before being taken into custody. A pair of wire cutters was located on the suspect's person. After taking the suspect into custody, officers spoke with an adult male victim who says the suspect threatened to cut his throat with the wire cutters moments before officers arrived. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS - CHAPTER 9 - ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-905.Aggravated assault defined. An aggravated assault is an assault:(a)  With a deadly weapon or instrument without intent to kill; or (b)  By any means or force likely to produce great bodily harm.


  Arrested: Joy L. Cassidy, 74, Boise

   Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (m), Carrying a Concealed Weapon (m)

    Boise Police received several reports of vandalism at the Boise City Library starting in May of last year. Employees tell police that the suspect has been pouring liquids, like corn syrup and ketchup, into an outside drop box, destroying whatever books and materials may be inside at the time. Records indicate the vandalism has happened on more than 10 occasions, with damage estimated to be in excess of a thousand dollars. 

    On Sunday Boise Police, as part of a directed patrol, observed a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses pull into the drive through at the library on the 10,000 block of West Victory at approximately 8:00 a.m. Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver. After a detailed investigation officers determined the suspect had placed an open jar of mayonnaise in the drop box moments earlier. Officers retrieved the jar of mayonnaise from the drop box. The suspect was taken into custody on the misdemeanor Malicious Injury to Property charge and a search of the suspects vehicle incident to that arrest revealed a loaded handgun under the drivers seat, resulting in the Carrying a Concealed Weapon charge. The suspect was also issued a citation for driving on an expired drivers license. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.


  Warrant Arrested: Sara Y. Roberts, 36, Boise

  Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F)

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

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a stolen check. Evidence indicates the suspect stole the check in September of last year and cashed it at a bank in Boise. 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