Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Attempts to injure a child end in Felony arrest; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Barbara G. Stringham, 39, Boise

    Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police responded to a disturbance at a residence on the 1300 block of North Hartman Street early yesterday morning, June 4th, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect, who is well known to the victims, was involved in an ongoing dispute when she attempted to use a syringe filled with bleach to cause great bodily harm to a child under the age of 11 years old. A short time later the suspect attempted to stab an adult male victim with a kitchen knife, as he fled the scene with the child. After a detailed investigation into the incident, the suspect was taken into custody and booked on the above listed charges. The child was turned over to the custody of the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare. No further information is available for release at this time. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys office. 

   The victim and/or family in this case is receiving services through the Boise Police Department Victim Services Unit. To learn more about victim services log onto and click on Crime Victim Services.


   Arrested: Jennifer E. Shaw, 27, Garden City

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland yesterday, June 4th, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal several items and then leave the store without paying for them. Employees detained the suspect and recovered the items. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Department 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 is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information