Police Blotter: Attack With a Tree Branch, Child Endangerment and Drug Possession


Jason Cochrane, 36, is charged with aggravated battery.

Police say an attack with a tree branch landed a Boise man behind bars overnight.

Boise Police responded to a call of a fight at a residence on the 3600 block of North Collister late Thursday. That's where witnesses said two men, both residents of the home, were in a fight when one of the men struck the other in the arm and head with a two-foot long piece of wood. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

36-year-old Jason Cochrane of Boise was sent to the Ada County Jail and charged with a felony count of aggravated battery.

Boise Police said they also arrested a Boise woman Thursday on a felony count of injury to a child, stemming from what witnesses said were deplorable conditions in a residence near Overland and Curtis roads. On February 13, three children under the age of ten were placed into protective custody after police and representatives from the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare found animal feces, dirty dishes and rotting food in multiple rooms of the home.

Willow White, 33, is charged with injury to a child.

The mother, 33-year-old Willow White of Boise, was sent to the Ada County Jail Thursday on a charge of injury to a child.

Stuart Milstead, 21, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police also arrested a Boise man Thursday evening at a traffic stop, after they observed a vehicle conducting an illegal left turn near Amber and Bond streets. Police said they discovered marijuana, in addition to Amphetamine, Detroamphetamine Sulfate and Clonazepam in the vehicle, none of which the suspect had documentation for.

21-year-old Stuart Milstead of Boise was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

UPDATE: Two charges of controlled substance use and one charge of possession of drug paraphernalia against Milstead were dismissed by a district judge in May 2013. Milstead was acquitted of another charge of controlled substance use.