Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, September 06, 2012

Threats with a gun end in Felony charges; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Raymond J. Vandenberg, 21, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a disturbance involving a gun at a convenience store on the 800 block of North 27th Street yesterday, September 5th, at approximately 7:00 p.m. The victim tells police the suspect was behaving erratically in front of a residence on the 700 block of North 28th Street, throwing a bike tire at cars when he approached him to ask him to calm down. The victim tells police the suspect pulled a small handgun from his waistband and threatened to shoot him. The victim says the suspect then ran away as the victim pursued him on foot. Eventually the two men ended up at the convenience store where the victim placed the suspect in a head lock just before officers arrived. Officers believe alcohol was a factor in this incident. After a detailed investigation 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.[; or](c)  With any vitriol, corrosive acid, or a caustic chemical of any kind.(d)  "Deadly weapon or instrument" as used in this chapter is defined to include any firearm, though unloaded or so defective that it can not be fired. 


   Warrant Arrested: Christopher J. Wicker, 21, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F)

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

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a stolen laptop computer taken from a residence on the 1100 block of North Liberty Street in July of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect then sold the computer to a third party. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.


   Arrested: Michelle Rodriguez, 34, Boise

   Charges: Possession of Stolen Property (F), Probation Violation (F)

    Boise Police received a report of a theft from the concession stand at a school on the 12000 block of West McMillan Road that had taken place on September 1st of this year. Employees of the school tell officers the concession stand had been opened and more than $700.00 worth of product had been taken. Boise Police School Resource officers and other investigators identified the suspect as a juvenile male who attended the school. Officers recovered part of the stolen concessions from the suspects residence. During the investigation, Michelle Rodriguez was involved in attempts to hide the stolen goods from police at the residence, resulting in the Possession of Stolen Property charge. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody on a Burglary charge. Michelle Rodiriguez was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 24 THEFT 18-2403. Theft. (1) A person steals property and commits theft when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or to a third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner thereof. (4)  A person commits theft when he knowingly receives, retains, conceals, obtains control over, possesses, or disposes of stolen property, knowing the property to have been stolen or under such circumstances as would reasonably induce him to believe that the property was stolen, and (a)  Intends to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property;


    Arrested: Jessica A. Gladhart, 32, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(m)

   Boise Police responded to a citizen request for a welfare check at a residence on the 2800 block of West Cherry Lane yesterday, September 5th, at approximately 9:00 p.m. The calling party indicated the suspect was walking around speaking irrationally and seemed confused. As officers arrived at the residence the suspect exited the home to speak with them. During the interaction the suspect openly handed the officers a plastic baggie containing less than a gram of Meth and told officers she had marijuana inside the residence. The suspect took the officers inside the apartment and retrieved approximately 4 grams total package weight of marijuana. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information