Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, July 05, 2010

Officers Make Arrests in Bomb Threat, Cyclist Hit & Run, Drug, DUI holiday weekend felony arrests

07-05-10 Officers Make Arrests in Bomb Threat, Cyclist Hit & Run, Drug, DUI holiday weekend felony arrests

Arrested: Donald E. Fox, 48, Boise
Charge: DUI (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol near Five Mile and Overland made a traffic stop early Saturday morning, July 3, after the officer had watched the driver swerve between traffic lanes several times. The officer could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the suspect. After failing field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken to the Ada County Jail for a blood draw that will be used to check his blood alcohol level. The DUI charge is a felony due to the suspects two previous DUIs in 2005 and 2006.

Arrested: Jack F. Gallegos, 38, Boise
Charges: Possession of Meth with Intent to Deliver (F), Possession of marijuana (m),  Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

A Boise Police motors office stopped a vehicle driven by the suspect Friday, July 2 at 6:15 a.m. near Alpine & Roosevelt after the office saw the vehicle speeding down a residential street. After checking with Ada County records, the officer found the driver, Gallegos, had a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court. The officer arrested the suspect on the FTA. Officers searched the suspect's vehicle following the arrest and found a scale with white powdery residue, a baggie with marijuana inside weighing approx 13.1 grams, a glass pipe used for smoking meth, and nine baggies with what appeared to be methamphetamine, each individual baggie weighing between .8 grams and 3.1 grams for a total of more than 13 grams. The suspects was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above charges.

Arrested: Zachary M. Pehringer, 22, Boise
Charges: Burglary (F), Resisting and Obstructing Officers (m)

Boise Police were called to a retail store on the 8100 blk of Fairview Ave. Friday, July 2nd after witnesses reported seeing the suspect take several items from the store, concealing them in his clothes, and leave the store without paying. A Boise Police officer was driving by the store at the time of the call and immediately pulled into the parking lot. Store employees told the officer the suspect had run off. Officers began searching and soon saw the suspect walking a short distance from the store. The suspect began to run when he saw the officer. Officers continued their search and finally found the suspect hiding up in a tree outside a nearby business. The suspect was arrested on the above charges.

Arrested: Daren W. Anderson, 22, Boise
Charge: Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (F) ISC 18-3322

Boise Police were called to a retail store in the area of Emerald & Milwaukee Saturday, July 3rd at 10:24 a.m. Store employees told officers a man had walked into the business, apparently upset over a recent bill, and threatened to use a bomb inside the business. The man had then left the store. Officers were able to identify the suspect and locate him at his home which was nearby the store. The suspect was arrested on the above charges.

18-3322.USE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- DEFINITION. (1) Any person who willfully and without lawful authority uses, threatens, attempts or conspires to use a weapon of mass destruction, as defined in this section and including a biological agent, toxin or vector, against any person or property shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by a term of up to and including life imprisonment or by a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or by both.
(2)  As used in this section, the term "weapon of mass destruction" means:
(a)  Any bomb or destructive device, as those terms are defined in section 18-3318, Idaho Code;
(b)  Any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals or the precursors of such chemicals;
(c)  Any weapon involving a disease organism; or
(d)  Any weapon that is designed to release radiation or radioactivity at a level dangerous to human life.


Arrested: Klem, Lori A, 46, Boise
Charge: Grand Theft (F)

Arrested: Cassandra C. Wilson, 40, Boise
Charge: Grand Theft (F)

A Boise Police officer stopped at a red light on the corner of 9th & Idaho Saturday, July 3rd at approx 3:15 p.m. was flagged down by an employee of a nearby retail store. The store employee told the officer two women, later identified as the suspects, had just left her store with without paying for an item. The witness then pointed the officer to a nearby vehicle and said the suspects were inside the car. The officer stopped the vehicle a short distance away. Further investigation revealed evidence the two suspects had gone into several downtown stores and left with several items valued at more than $800 without paying. Because the alleged thefts occurred at several retailers, the suspect were arrested and charged with Grand Theft.

Arrested: Coby G. Nelson, 22, Boise
Charge: Aggravated Battery (F)

Boise Police were called to a home near Roosevelt & Overland early Sunday morning when a witness reported a fight between two men. Officers arrived and found the two men involved in a dispute that had turned violent. Officers found evidence that the suspect, Nelson, had initiated the fight on the victim, who was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening head injuries. The suspect was arrested on the above charge.

Arrested: Adolfo D. Anguiana, 19, Boise
Charge: Forgery (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol near Targee & Curtis early this morning, July 5th saw a vehicle pass through a stop sign at the above intersection. Making contact with those inside the vehicle, the officer asked to see identification. One occupant of the car, the suspect, was found to be in possession of a forged "Permanent Resident Card" allegedly from the US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization. The fake card had the suspect's photo but another name and date of birth. Boise Police are forwarding their reports to City and County Prosecutors for further investigation.

Arrested: Christopher W. Barbin, 24, no permanent address
Charges: Aggravated DUI (F), Hit & Run (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol this morning near Howe and Longmont at 1:51 a.m. saw a white car suddenly speed away from the intersection. The officer then saw a cyclist lying in the roadway. The officer immediately went to help the cyclist and called in a description of the suspect vehicle to other officers. The cyclist, a woman in her 20's had scrapes and injuries to her face, head and legs. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries that appeared non-life threatening.

Officers were able to identify the owner and driver of the suspect vehicle. While investigating, officers obtained a phone number for the suspect and contacted him by phone. He was soon located near Rossi and Leadville. The suspect was arrested on the above charges.

Arrested: Brent A. French, 48, Boise
Charge: Burglary (F)

Boise Police responded to a burglary alarm at a retail store near Cole & Ustick at approx 11:12 p.m. Sunday night, July 4th. Officers responded and saw a man driving vehicle leaving the parking lot with it's lights off Officers checked out the store and found the front door had been broken into and several bottle of alcohol had been taken. Using the description of the vehicle seen leaving the parking lot, officers were able to locate the vehicle's owner at a nearby home. After investigating, officers found evidence linking the suspect to the theft. Officers were also able to locate 29 bottles of alcohol that had been taken from the store. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

Arrested: Stephanie A. Hinton. 25, Boise
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance - meth (F), Possession of Marijuana (m),  Possession of drug paraphernalia (m),  Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms (m),  Driving Without Privileges (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol near Overland & Curtis Sunday evening, July 4th, at  approx 5:30 p.m. saw a vehicle change lanes twice without signaling. Before the officer could activate his overhead lights and make a traffic stop, the officer saw the vehicle turn into an apartment complex on the 1700 blk. of Eagleson. The officer found the suspect's car, then saw the suspect, Hinton trying to get into the rear door of an apartment. The officer soon learned the suspect did not know the people who rented the apartment. As the officer and suspect walked back to the suspect's car, the officer could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officer was also advised by dispatch the suspect had a suspended driver's license. The officer found marijuana and paraphernalia in the car and then continued to search. The search revealed a baggie of meth, approx 2.4 grams, and a baggie with approx 1.8 grams of dried mushrooms.