Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Charges of possessing explosives, illegal firearms, endangering children filed against suspect following Nov. 6th incident

   Boise, Nov. 21, 2013 – Ada County Prosecutors, following an investigation by Boise Police have filed additional felony charges in connection with officers discovery of explosive materials and firearms inside a home on the Boise Bench. 

Suspect: Joshua J. Finch, 32, Boise

New Charges: Unlawful Possession of Bombs or a Destructive Device ISC 18-3319 (F), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 counts ISC 18-3316 (F), Injury to a Child, 2 counts ISC 18-1501 (F).

The charges, filed today in an Ada County Court follow the service of a search warrant on the suspect’s home November 6, 2013 (see BPD news releases dated Nov 6 and Nov 7, 2013) .  While serving the warrant on the residence on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street, Boise Police bomb technicians discovered devices and materials used to assemble devices that would, by design, propel shrapnel.

Near the bomb making material, officers also found the suspect to be in possession of two firearms, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and an AR15 .223 rifle, and a large amount of ammunition and magazines for both weapons. With a previous conviction in 2006 for felony Aggravated Assault, the suspect was a "prohibited possessor", or prohibited under Idaho law from possessing the firearms.

 The suspect lived in the home with two children. He is additionally charged with endangering those children due to the explosive material and bomb making components found in close proximity to the children’s bedrooms.   

The suspect is scheduled for a preliminary hearing November 29th at 9:30 a.m. in Fourth District Court. Please follow court calendars to confirm. 

The above charges are in addition to two counts of kidnapping previously filed against the suspect in a related investigation.

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