Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, July 26, 2013

Felony DUI and Burglary arrests; Daily incident report

    Warrant Arrested: Kathleen J. Banner, 60, Boise

    Warrant Charges: Driving Under the Influence (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Felony Driving Under the Influence yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into an incident that took place on May 4th of this year. On that date, evidence indicates the suspect was involved in a collision in a parking lot on the 8100 block of West Fairview Avenue. Following a detailed investigation, officers who responded to the report arrested the suspect on misdemeanor DUI charges. Officers later determined the suspect had a prior arrest for enhanced DUI making this charge a Felony count. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant for DUI. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.


  Arrested: Efraim L. Chereji, 19, Nampa

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 300 block of North Milwaukee yesterday, July 25th at approximately 2:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal several items and then take the items to his vehicle before returning to the store to take more merchandise. According to witnesses, the suspect stole clothing items three times before officers stopped him. At no time did the suspect attempt to pay for 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 of the program is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices.


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information