Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, August 07, 2017

BPD Watch Log: Man arrested after shots fired in Boise neighborhood; Officers deploy a Taser on aggravated battery suspect; BPD officer involved in overnight crash

Arrested: Caleb Mackley, 19, Boise

Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), Weapon-Unlawful discharge at a house, occupied building, vehicle, etc. (F) – 2 counts.

On Saturday, August 5th at 12:30 am multiple Boise Police officers responded to the 3300 block of Lancer Avenue for a shots fired call.  Police arrived on scene and immediately began talking to witnesses and checking for injuries.  Officers did not find anyone who had been injured but they did find shell casings. Additional evidence, including bullet holes, showed that one shot was fired in the house and additional shots were fired outside.  Those shots hit the outside of the house and the house directly next door. Based on information gathered at the scene, police learned that there had a been a fight and the suspect who fired the weapon was Caleb Mackley.  Officers were able to find Mackley a short time later at his residence and take him into custody.  After further investigation, Mackley was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above charges. 

“Boise police responded quickly to a threatening situation by securing the scene, gathering evidence and checking on the welfare of victims.  While BPD detectives gathered information, patrol officers were able to use that information to successfully locate and arrest the suspect in a matter of hours,” said Boise Police Deputy Chief Eugene Smith. “We know that the people who live in this neighborhood value safety and we are doing all we can to ensure that this suspect is held accountable.”


Arrested: Muhoza Ndengeyf, 20, Boise

Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Injury to Child (F), Assault or battery upon certain personnel (F), Resisting or obstructing officers (m), Disturbing the peace (m)

On August 5th around 4:15 p.m. Boise Police responded to an apartment on the 7800 block of W. Ustick Road for a problem subject.  When police arrived, a victim said the suspect, Muhoza Ndengeyf, had been trying to get into his apartment and that he had been through similar problems with the suspect in the past.  Officers located the suspect in another apartment and during an investigation learned that the suspect had assaulted another person in the home and a child.  When officers attempted to take Ndengeyf into custody he fought back.  Officers deployed a taser on the suspect in order to get him to stop resisting and take him into custody.  After further investigation, Ndengeyf, was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above charges. 


Idaho State Police is investigating a crash involving a BPD patrol car and another vehicle at the intersection of 13th St. and Front St.  The crash happened around 12:55 this morning. The Boise Police officer involved in the crash was traveling northbound on 13th Street in response to an injury crash.  The officer was traveling with lights and sirens while attempting to pass through the intersection at Front St. when he collided with a vehicle.  The other vehicle was traveling on Front Street with a green light. The officer was not injured.  The driver of the other vehicle was walking and talking after the crash and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The BPD patrol vehicle involved in the crash was totaled.  Idaho State Police is investigating.