Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Good work by store clerk helps officers arrest burglary suspect; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Jacob D. Christensen, 35, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F), 2 misdemeanor warrants

Boise Police were called by an employee of a convenience store on the 1100 block of N. Curtis Rd. just before 11:00 last night. The clerk told officers a man had just come into the store and walked out with four boxes of wine without paying. The clerk recognized the man as having been in the store about an hour prior wanting to buy the wine, however, the clerk described the man as obviously intoxicated and he refused to sell him the alcohol. At that time, the man left on foot. The clerk told officers the second time the man came in, he still appeared intoxicated and the clerk again refused the sale. This time, the suspect reportedly walked out of the store with the wine without paying. The clerk was able to provide officers with a physical description of the suspect. A short time later, officers found the man walking nearby. The suspect smelled of an alcoholic beverage and as officers took him into custody, the suspect had a hard time keeping his balance and again appeared intoxicated. He was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the felony burglary charge. Felony burglary indicates officers have evidence the suspect entered the store with the intention of committing a crime. At the jail, the suspect was also found to have two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

ISC 23-615-  It is illegal for anyone to sell, deliver or give away alcohol to any apparently, actually or obviously intoxicated person. The above crime is a general misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $1,000 or up to one year in jail.  If the above crimes are found in a business, the business as well as the individual responsible can be held accountable.