Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Arrests for Marijuana Delivery; Multi-vehicle crash on I84; Endangered Teen Located; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: Laneva L. Roderick, 21, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver – Marijuana (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Arrested: Michael J. Walker, 24, Boise

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver – Marijuana (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Warrant X2 (F)

A Boise Police officer, while on routine patrol yesterday at 1:43 p.m. in the area of South Curtis Road and West Overland Road observed a moving violation and an equipment violation in a truck being driven by Roderick, in which Walker was a passenger.  A  records check through dispatch revealed two felony warrants for Walker.  While arresting Walker officers uncovered evidence of illegal drug possession and, with the help of a Meridian Police K9 Unit, officers were able to locate 1.55 ounces (total package weight) of marijuana which had been divided up into small baggies for individual sale.  Also located was a small digital scale.  The investigation was able to link both Roderick and Walker to the marijuana, and the scale.  Officers arrested both on the above listed charges and booked the suspects into the Ada County Jail.


Boise Officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 84 west of the Orchard Street exit at 2:35 this morning. Both east and westbound lanes of traffic were affected. The crash appears to have started when a car headed east hit a street light knocking it into the eastbound lanes of traffic. Several cars collided with the light pole and/or each other. An eastbound semi truck hit the light pole then went through the barricades separating the eastbound and westbound lanes coming to rest up against the wall on the north side of the freeway. Three people from the semi were transported to the hospital. Idaho State Police are investigating the collisions. Boise and Meridian Police assisted with traffic control until 5:30 a.m. when westbound lanes were cleared and re-opened. For more:


Arrested: Jack C. Kessler, 56, Boise

Charged: Warrant (F)

While on routine patrol last night at 8:50 p.m., a Boise Police officer contacted Kessler in his broken down vehicle near Chinden Boulevard and North Five Mile Road.  A records check through dispatch revealed that Kessler had a felony warrant for a probation violation.  Kessler was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the warrant.


Endangered Missing Teen: Boise Police were called overnight to assist in locating a teen reported missing and last seen at approximately 7:30 last night at his home in the area of North Cloverdale and West McMillan Roads. The teen has medical issues that caused officers and his family extreme concern for his safety. Working with the teens family, officers searched several likely locations but were unable to locate the teen. A public alter went out at 2:15 a.m. via local media and social media alerts including Twitter, Facebook and neighborhoods within an approximately two mile area around the teens home. The teen was found at about 8:40 this morning when he showed up to school. He reportedly had sheltered overnight at a friend's home and had not spent the night in the cold. Officers had entered the teen into national search databases including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. At 8:40, all attempt to locate bulletins were cancelled. Officers appreciate the efforts of those who contributed to the search.