Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, July 25, 2011

Officers break up drug deal; recognize burg suspect with painted hair; weekend incident report

07-25-11 Officers break up drug deal; recognize burg suspect with painted hair; weekend incident report

Arrested: Patrick G. Jack-Tudor, 24, Boise
Charged: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (F)

Arrested: Sara R. Gehrig, 31, Boise
Charged: Possession of marijuana (m)

    A Boise Police officer on patrol Friday night, July 22nd shortly after 11:00 p.m. on the 5700 blk of W. Overland Rd. saw a man and woman sitting in a car in a parking lot. The officer saw the pair make suspicious movements upon seeing the officer, as if trying to hide something. As the car began to pull away, the officer pulled up next to vehicle and requested to speak with the driver. The officer could immediately smell a strong odor of marijuana. After investigating, officers found they had interrupted an apparent drug deal. The driver, suspect Jack-Tudor was found in possession of a baggie with approx .5 oz of marijuana, a glass pipe and a digital scale in his vehicle. The woman in the passenger seat, suspect Gehrig was found to be in possession of a plastic cup with approx .5 oz of marijuana inside. Both were arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail.

Arrested: Nathaniel S. Buckles, 28, Cedar Rapids, IA
Charged: Burglary (F), Malicious Injury to Property (m)

    Boise Police were dispatched to a business-shopping complex on S. Vista near Cassia Street Sunday morning, July 24th at approx 3:17 a.m. A witness who works at a nearby business reported seeing a man trying to open the doors of several of the businesses, then breaking into one store by going through the glass paned front door. The witness saw the suspect dragging something out of the store that appeared to be a cash register. The witness was able to describe the suspect to dispatchers as wearing a yellow shirt and having bright red dots in his hair with bright red painted sideburns.

    Boise Police officers recognized the suspect description. They had, just two hours prior come across an individual with the same, rather unique description after a citizen has called the individual in as being a suspicious subject, possibly a prowler in the same neighborhood about 1:15 a.m. Officers had located and talked with the man, but had found no evidence of criminal activity.

    When officers arriving on scene of the retail burglary they saw cash register tape strewn across the parking lot headed east. With the help of a BPD police service dog, officers searched and saw the suspect, identified as Buckles, running through the side yard of a nearby home. Officers recognized him from the witness description and they're own dealings with him earlier in the night. Officers soon found the suspect hiding in some shrubbery. The homeowner came outside to speak with officers, and noticed the suspect had apparently broken the homeowner's bar-b-que while fleeing from police (injury to property charge). The suspect was taken into custody. Officers soon found the stolen cash register under the bushes of another nearby home. Officers contacted the owner of the store and were able to return the stolen property. The cash register was reported to have not contained any cash at the time of the burglary.

Arrested: Michael T. Hayes, 38, Garden City
Charge: DUI (F)

    A Boise Police Night STEP officer (DUI team) on patrol Saturday night at 9:45 p.m. saw a vehicle traveling approx 50 mph on Fairview Ave east of N. Orchard St., an area with a speed limit of 35 mph. Officers also noticed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane by crossing over the lane divider.  The officers stopped the vehicle could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, identified by an ID card as Hayes, also had glassy and bloodshot eyes. He was arrested on DUI and  given an evidentiary blood draw at the Ada County Jail. Officers found the suspect had two previous DUI arrests, Dec., 2003 and August 2004, making this DUI a felony.

Arrested: Elizabeth A. Williams, 40, Boise
Charged: DUI (F)

    Boise Police were called by a citizen Saturday evening, July 23rd reporting an acquaintance had been drinking most of the day and had just gotten into a vehicle and driven off. As the officer was talking to the calling party, a vehicle driven by the suspect pulled up to their location, at a Boise bench home. The officer witnessed the driver, identified as Williams, run out of the vehicle and into the backyard. Officers found the suspect and could immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage as she spoke and her speech was slurred. The suspect failed field sobriety tests and blew a .194 and .197 BAC at the Ada County Jail. She was booked on a felony DUI charge due to prior DUI arrests in Montana  

Arrested: Michael B. Castle, 31, Boise
Charged: Sexual Abuse of a Minor (F)

    Boise Police were called by a resident of a home near W. State and N. 16th Sunday, July 24th just before midnight. The citizen reported finding the suspect in the process of sexually abusing the young victim. The citizen left the home and immediately called police. The suspect, victim and calling party are acquainted. The suspect was arrested on the above charge.

Arrested: Devlin T. Knapp, 47, Boise
Charged: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police were called by a resident of a home in the area east of S. Cole Rd & W. Overland, reporting another resident had punched, choked and struck him several times with a wrench. Officers responded and found evidence of the attack. The victim did not require hospitalization. The suspect was booked on the above charge.

Arrested: Dedrick Justin Selensky-Foust, 33, Boise
Charged: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police were called by a victim, a resident of a home in the area of Gary Lane and N. Lamplighter Sunday morning, July 24th at approx 2:36 a.m. The victim reported an acquaintance had entered the home and threatened two people inside with a handgun. Both occupants of the home were able to get out safely. When officers arrived, the suspect was still inside the house, but cooperated with officers commands to come outside and peacefully surrender. The suspect was booked into the Ada County jail on the above charge. The incident apparently revolves around an ongoing property dispute.

Arrested: Oscar Tamez, Jr., 19, Boise
Charged: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police were contacted by employees of a retail store in the area of Franklin Rd. and N. Milwaukee St Friday evening about 7:30 p.m. Employees told officers they had contacted the suspect after he left the store with several clothing items he did not pay for. Following an investigation, officers found evidence the suspect Tamez entered the store with the intention of stealing the clothing. The was arrested on the above charge.