Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Early morning Hit and Run ends in Felony arrest; Daily incident report

06-09-11 Early morning Hit and Run ends in Felony arrest; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Brian J. Topping, 31, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m), Resisting and Obstructing (m)

  Boise Police responded to a report of a hit and run collision on the 3900 block of Targee early this morning, June 9th, just after midnight. The calling party gave a description of a vehicle that had just struck a parked car and drove off. Officers located the vehicle parked near Latah and Nez Perce with the horn stuck on. The driver, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, was standing next to the car when officers arrived. The suspect failed several field sobriety tests during which the suspect became irate and attempted to run away. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. Officers recovered evidence that the suspect vehicle was indeed the one that collided with a parked car and fled the scene. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect had a prior conviction for DUI and was currently suspended from driving. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.


    Warrant Arrested: Richard C. Bigelow, 71, Washington

     Warrant Charges:On-Line Enticement of a Child (F)

     The suspect was transferred from King County Washington after being taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for On-Line Enticement of a Child.

      The arrest warrant comes after Boise Police detectives investigated a tip from ICAC in April of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the attempt to entice what he believed was a juvenile into illegal activity online. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children. Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse. The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.

You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think would be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National Cyber Tipline at the link above or by calling, toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Idaho.


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information