CITF investigating shooting in Boise

The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a 34-year-old Boise man who fired at deputies serving a warrant at a home on West Granger Avenue Tuesday afternoon. The man’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Three deputies with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office ACTION (Anti-Crime Team In Our Neighborhoods) Unit went to a home in the 9900 block of West Granger at about 12:15pm to serve an arrest warrant on Robert Coy for a felony charge of falsifying documents.

Deputies were trying to arrest Coy when the 65-year-old started resisting. The man’s son, Bryan Coy, 34, was in the house and fired a pistol at the officers. Deputies returned fire.

Bryan Coy was taken to a local hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. A warrant has been issued for Coy on a charge of aggravated assault with a $1-million bond. When he is released from the hospital, Coy will be moved to the Ada County Jail and booked on the felony assault warrant.

Robert Coy was transported to the Ada County Jail where he was booked on the felony charge of offering a false or forged instrument. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. Additional charges are possible.

The three officers who fired at Coy are all members of the ACTION Team: Sgt. Pat Schneider, who has been with the ACSO for 17 years; Deputy Ryan Donelson who has been with the agency for 12 years; and Deputy Terry Lakey who has been with the ACSO for 11 years.

The Critical Incident Task Force does an independent investigation of all uses of lethal force by law enforcement in Ada County. Boise Police is the lead agency for this incident. Investigators are still determining how many rounds were fired.

No one else was at the home during the incident.

27-year-old Utah man charged with drug trafficking after deputies find a pound of pot and large bag of psilocybin mushrooms during traffic stop

Lee Thomas Smith is also charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Deputies began their investigation around 8 p.m. Friday when they pulled over Smith, who was driving a 2004 Prius on Eagle Road, near the E. Taconic Drive intersection because one of the headlights on the car was burned out.

Deputies detected the smell of marijuana coming from inside the car as they talked to Smith, so they called in a K9 dog to smell around the car.

K9 Nate detected the odor of illegal drugs inside.

Deputies searched the car and found over one pound of marijuana divided into several different plastic bags.

They also found a large plastic bag full of mushrooms, material that appears to be hash oil, a bag of as yet unidentified pills, drug paraphernalia like digital scales and pipe, a loaded handgun, a sword, and over $2,400 in cash.

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Deputies eventually arrested Smith and booked him into the Ada County Jail. Other charges are possible in connection with the case.

The 27-year-old Smith is set to make his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

Detectives are investigating report of battery near Table Rock

Detectives are investigating a case where a woman says she was followed by two men she didn’t know before she was punched in the face near Table Rock Sunday night.

Detectives began their investigation immediately after the woman contacted us early Monday afternoon.

The woman says the attack occurred between 8:40 and 9 p.m. Sunday night near the gate down the road from the top of Table Rock.

The woman said she was walking back to her car when two men – who she described as being in their 20s and about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall — began following her.

The woman said when she got to her car door, one of the men walked up to her and punched her in the face. The woman said she yelled and pushed the man away. That’s when she said both men walked away. The woman said she got into her car and drove away.

The woman told detectives Monday she didn’t call 911 or tell law enforcement at the time because she was anxious and wanted to calm down.

Detectives continue to investigate what happened. We haven’t had any similar reports of anything like this happening in the Table Rock area.

We do want to hear from anyone who may have any information. Please call Ada County dispatch at 377-6790 if you do.

 

 

 

Deputies are looking for whoever shot out the windows of five cars in south Boise neighborhood

Five different people in a south Boise neighborhood woke up Saturday morning to find their cars had smashed windows. All five cars were parked on the street or driveways in the Lake Hazel Road/Seabreeze Way neighborhood.

It appears vandals used a BB or pellet gun to shoot out the windows of random cars between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

The cars were parked on S. White Cliff Avenue, West Mossywood Drive, and West Portola Drive within a mile of each other.

The cars were not burglarized – just damaged.

Anyone with information should send an email to cau@adaweb.net or call Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.

 

Deputies arrest 19-year-old Kuna man for using cell phone to take pictures in a women’s bathroom

Andrew C. Marshall is charged with a felony count of video voyeurism.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation just after 2 p.m. Saturday when they were called to a store in the 1400 block of W. Chinden Boulevard to investigate a report of a man hiding in the women’s bathroom taking pictures with his cell phone.

When deputies arrived, they found the 19-year-old Marshall sitting on the ground with three men standing around him so he couldn’t leave.

Deputies then talked to a woman who said she had recently went into the bathroom and was in a stall when she saw a hand holding a phone move out from under the stall next to hers — with the camera pointing at her.

The woman said the phone quickly disappeared, and then emerged again seconds later. By that point, the shock of seeing a phone had passed and she told whoever was in the stall to stop what they were doing.

She heard the toilet flush and the person leaving the stall. She followed and saw a man – later identified as Marshall — quickly walking out of the bathroom.

The woman yelled to her husband, who was waiting for her outside the bathroom, to stop Marshall.

The man grabbed Marshall. The woman came out and confronted Marshall, who apologized and then tried to run away. The man grabbed Marshall and held him on the ground until deputies could arrive.

The man said Marshal got his phone out and was trying to scroll through the photos. The man tried to grab the phone from Marshall to keep him from deleting evidence but Marshall managed to put the phone back into his pants.

When deputies arrived moments later and handcuffed Marshall, a phone fell out of his pants leg. While deputies were interviewing Marshall, they asked if they could see the photos on his phone. Marshall refused to do that.

Deputies completed their interviews and arrested Marshall. He is being held in the Ada County Jail and is set to make his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

The crime of video voyeurism is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Anyone with information should send an email to cau@adaweb.net

24-year-old Boise man admits to buying beer for teens before fatal truck crash last spring

Cole J. Dyer is scheduled for a sentencing hearing April 27 after pleading guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of dispensing alcohol to a minor in connection with a fatal crash last spring that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Clayton Tully.

Deputies arrested Dyer in November as part of the investigation into the crash.

Evidence tests show Clayton Tully had a blood alcohol content level in excess of the Idaho legal limit of .08 for adults when he lost control of his truck in the desert east of Swan Falls Dam in the early morning hours of May 29.

Tully and a 15-year-old boy who was a passenger in the truck were not wearing seat belts when it rolled over. Both were thrown from the truck.

The 15-year-old boy sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to a local hospital by air ambulance. The 17-year-old Tully was pronounced at the crash site. A 16-year-old boy in the truck sustained minor injuries.

The crash occurred just before 5 a.m. on May 29.

The boys were at a graduation party in the desert nearby when they decided to go for a drive east of the Swan Falls/Moore roads intersection.

Clayton Tully was driving on a dirt desert road when he lost control of the pickup as it was going around a corner.

Deputies estimate he was driving about 49 miles an hour on the desert road when he crashed. The 16-year-old boy who was not badly injured called 911.

Deputies found the crash site a short time later and called for the air ambulance.

Deputies interviewed other teens at the party and crash sites and developed evidence there had been drinking at the party earlier that night when some of the teens left to get more alcohol.

That was when Cole Dyer bought beer for the teens — just hours before the fatal crash.

The party site where the teens were at before the crash was a remote agricultural building known as “Partypatopia” on Bureau of Land Management land.  It has since been demolished.

The crime of dispensing alcohol to a minor (https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title23/t23ch6/sect23-603/) is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

Twin Falls couple charged with felony injury to child

Rudy A. Garcia and Angelica M. Najera are both being held in the Ada County Jail on a $200,000 bond after investigators determined their 1-year-old son had been severely beaten several times since last fall.

Both Garcia and Najera are charged with felony injury to child — with the enhanced count of infliction of great bodily injury — in connection with the case.

Garcia is also charged with felony counts of grand theft and burglary in connection with the theft of power tools from a construction site in Meridian earlier this year.

It was during that investigation when Ada County Sheriff’s detectives discovered the injuries to the boy, which included severe bruising all over his body and led paramedics to take him to a local hospital for immediate treatment.

Detectives declared the boy and the couple’s two other preschool age kids to be in imminent danger on Feb. 4 and placed the children into the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Deputies began their investigation Feb. 1 after getting a report someone stole over $1,400 worth of power tools from four different contractors working on a construction site in the 7300 block of Linder Road.

By Feb. 4 deputies had identified Garcia, who worked on the site, and Najera to be the suspects in the theft of the tools. They found evidence Garcia took the tools from the site and Najera attempted to sell them.

Deputies located Najera the morning of Feb. 4 at the construction site and talked to her about the theft of tools. That’s when they found out about the physical abuse of the boy.

Detectives found Garcia later that day at a hotel in the 1000 block of S. Progress Avenue with the couple’s three kids. Bags were packed and it appeared the couple was ready to leave and go back to the Twin Falls area, despite having one more day in the hotel paid for.

Detectives interviewed Garcia and arrested him a short time later on the grand theft and burglary charges. The bond for those two charges is $250,000.

Detectives continued to work on the child abuse case. A grand jury indicted both Garcia and Najera on felony injury to child charges Feb. 14.

Garcia was already in jail on the other charges when he was served with a new arrest warrant. Deputies arrested Najera on Feb. 17 and booked her into the jail. Both have an arraignment hearing set for March 7.

The crime of felony injury to child, with the enhanced charge of infliction of great bodily injury, is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Former jail deputy arrested in Canyon County

A former detention deputy is charged with attempted strangulation in connection with an incident at his Caldwell home on Feb. 17.

A judge issued a felony arrest warrant for 28-year-old Matthew Pond on Friday. Pond turned himself in on the warrant Monday evening and was booked into the Canyon County Jail.

The arrest warrant stems from an incident at Pond’s Caldwell home. Pond reported the incident to his supervisor at the Ada County Jail on Feb. 18 and was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

The Caldwell Police Department is the investigating agency because the incident happened in their jurisdiction.

Pond’s employment with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office was terminated Monday. He had worked as a detention deputy since May 2015.

School bus crash on Bogus Basin Road Thursday night still under investigation

Both lanes of Bogus Basin Road by milepost 5 were closed for more than three hours Thursday night so emergency crews could clear off four vehicles damaged in a crash.

The two school buses involved in the crash were carrying 57 students from Lake Ridge Elementary School in Nampa and six adult chaperones. The group was returning from a ski trip at Bogus Basin. Paramedics took one of the students to a local hospital for treatment of what appear to be non life-threatening injuries.

No citations have been issued in connection with the crash.

The four-vehicle pile-up occurred just before 9:45 p.m. Thursday. A school bus going south slid sideways in the middle of a right turn. The driver of the second school bus following behind was not able to stop in time. The second bus then hit the rear bumper of the first bus.

The driver of a sedan going south couldn’t stop in time and hit the passenger side of the second bus. The driver of an SUV going south, behind the sedan, couldn’t stop either and eventually collided with the rear of the second bus.

Deputies say the road was snow-covered and very slippery at the time of the crash. The road was closed for over three hours so emergency crews could safely clear the four damaged vehicles and deputies could investigate the crash.

Both lanes of traffic were reopened at 12:50 a.m. Friday.

Nampa School District officials say the students were on a fifth grade skiing trip sponsored by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, with buses provided by Caldwell Transportation.

Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives would like to know if anyone recognizes the men involved in two separate but similar burglary cases from last month.

The first one occurred Jan. 15 inside the Stage Stop at 23801 S. Orchard Access Road. Surveillance video shows two men — one with a hood covering his head and the other with a shaved head — walking into a custom knife and leather shop inside the Stage Stop just after 5 p.m. that day breaking into a locked case and stealing five knives.

The two men were seen getting out of a large white passenger van before the theft occurred.

The second burglary occurred just before 2 a.m. Jan. 29 when two men walked into the Maverik store at 6168 S. Cloverdale Road. One man asked the clerk to make some fresh coffee. When the clerk walked over to make the coffee the other man reached behind the counter and stole several scratch-off lottery tickets.

The two men then used cash to buy a few items, left the store, and drove away in a black BMW sedan.

The man who took the tickets was bald and wearing green pants and a dark jacket. The man who asked the clerk to make coffee was wearing a grey sweatshirt and a Pittsburgh Steelers hat.

Anyone with information on either burglary should send an email to cau@adaweb.net or call Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.