Police Blotter: Downtown Break-Ins and New Charges For Sex Abuse Suspect

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Eddie Williams, 31, is charged with felony burglary and felony grand theft.

A Boise man is behind bars charged with a nearly month-long spree of thefts at downtown businesses.

Boise Police said a number of leads pointed to the discovery of stolen items found in the suspect's home. Law enforcement said the thefts—between December 27, 2012 and January 21—all appeared to involve forced entry into the businesses, with stolen items including laptops, TVs and other electronics.

31-year-old Eddie Williams was charged with three felony counts of burglary and three additional felony counts of grand theft.

Shawn McFarlane, 44, is charged with sexual battery of a minor, sexual abuse of a minor and disseminating materials harmful to a minor.

Bose Police also report that they charged a man on new sex crimes on April 5, less than a week after the suspect had bonded out of jail on a string other charges including sexual abuse, sexual battery and making illegal sexual recordings of a 16-year-old.

After a previous arrest in March, the suspect posted a $100,000 bond, but the same man was arrested last Friday and charged with more sex crimes: four counts of felony sexual battery of a minor, two counts of felony sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of disseminating materials harmful to minors. According to police the victims and the suspect knew each other personally. The victims are reportedly receiving support assistance through the Boise Police Department Victim Services Unit.

44-year-old Shawn McFarlane is now being held again at the Ada County Jail, this time on a $250,000 bond.

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