Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, November 15, 2013

Traffic Stop finds a felon in illegal possession of a loaded gun; Woman arrested for stealing checks from a small business; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Gabrielle L. Adamson, 29, Parma

Charged: Grand Theft (F) 2 counts, Issuing Checks Without Funds (F), Probation Violation Warrant (m)

The suspect was arrested at the Ada County Courthouse Thursday with the assistance of a Probation Officer with Ada County Misdemeanor Probation Services on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The felony charges are the result of an ongoing investigation by Boise Police Financial Crimes detectives. The suspect is accused of entering the victim's Boise home on November 5th, allegedly to purchase products from the victim's home-based business. The victim soon found the suspect paid for the items with a check on an overdrawn account. Shortly after the suspect left the victim's home, the victim also discovered several of her checks as well as a debit card were missing. Officers have been able to connect the suspect with cashing two of the stolen checks. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.  


Arrested: Steven L. Kelly, 24, transient

Charged: Grand Theft (F) Warrant, Providing false information (m), Probation Violation Warrant (F)

Investigators with the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit recognized the suspect as he was seen walking across a parking lot on the 1200 block of South Broadway Avenue yesterday afternoon. When confronted by officers, the suspect initially identified himself using a false name. Officers were able to immediately identify him as the suspect Kelly. Officers were aware of an outstanding arrest warrant for the suspect connected to a series of thefts from local retail stores that occurred in July, 2013. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. 


Arrested: David T. Moore, 27, Meridian

Charged: Felon in Possession of a Firearm ISC 18-3316, Possession of a Schedule II Drug - Oxycotin (F), Carrying a concealed weapon without a license (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Boise Police officers on patrol in the area of West Overland Road and South Vista Avenue last night at 10:58 p.m. witnessed the driver of a vehicle make multiple traffic violations including failing to use a turn signal. Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Vista and Overland. Officers identified the driver and asked that he step out of the vehicle. As he did officers could see a device they recognized due to their experience and training as being used to ingest drugs. A Boise Police drug detection K9 team was called to assist. The dog, Turk alerted to the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. During a search of the car, officers found a small zip-loc baggy that contained several Oxycotin pills, a prescription painkiller and a controlled Schedule II substance under Idaho law. Officers also located a loaded handgun and a large black Machete, as well as a hypodermic syringe and additional drug paraphernalia. In a check through Boise Police Records, officers found the suspect Moore has a prior felony conviction in 2006 for possession of a controlled substance and is prohibited from possessing firearms. Officers arrested the suspect and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. 

 18-3316. Unlawful possession of a firearm. (1) A person who previously has been convicted of a felony who purchases, owns, possesses, or has under his custody or control any firearm shall be guilty of a felony and shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a period of time not to exceed five (5) years and by a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).     (2)For the purpose of subsection (1) of this section, "convicted of a felony" shall include a person who has entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendere or has been found guilty of any of the crimes enumerated in section 18-310, Idaho Code, or to a comparable felony crime in another state, territory, commonwealth, or other jurisdiction of the United States.   (3)For the purpose of subsection (1) of this section, "firearm" shall include any weapon from which a shot, projectile or other object may be discharged by force of combustion, explosive, gas and/or mechanical means, whether operable or inoperable.   (4)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to a person whose conviction has been nullified by expungement, pardon, setting aside the conviction or other comparable procedure by the jurisdiction where the felony conviction occurred; or whose civil right to bear arms either specifically or in combination with other civil rights has been restored by any other provision of Idaho law. 



Arrested: Sophia A. Serna,  24, Boise

Charged: Obtaining Welfare by Fraud (F) ISC 56-227

Boise Police arrested Serna yesterday at a business on the 12000 block of Amity Road on a felony warrant issued by Ada County Prosecutors based on an investigation by the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Contact ACSO for further.


Arrested: Kevin T. Baron, 31, transient

Charged: Burglary (F) 2 counts

Boise Police were called by employees of two retailers in the area of North Milwaukee Street and West Franklin Road Wednesday, Nov. 13th, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Witnesses told officers the suspect had walked into the two stores and taken items of clothing without paying. Witnesses also told officers they had seen the suspect board a city bus. Officers soon stopped the bus at Milwaukee and Rifleman Streets and located the suspect. Officers found evidence the suspect entered the businesses with the intent to commit theft. He was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.