Police Blotter: Cases of Kidnapping, Car Vandalism Near Senior Community


Tasha Bliley, 35, is charged with kidnapping, child custody interference, injury to a child and resisting and obstructing officers.

The Boise Police Department's Special Victims Unit was called to the scene Aug. 13 after the legal guardian of a child reported that the child had not returned home in a timely manner.

Detectives said they found evidence that a Fairfield woman was intentionally hiding the child and placing the child "into a situation likely to cause harm." Ultimately, police located the suspect and child at a motel. That's where police said the suspect fought and struggled with law enforcement before being taken into custody. The child was finally returned to the child's legal guardian. Due to the sensitivity of the case, police did not release further details, saying the case was still under investigation.

35-year-old Tasha Bliley of Fairfield was charged with felony counts of kidnapping, interference with child custody and injury to a child, and a misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing officers.

Additionally, Boise Police said they had been contacted by several individuals from a senior retirement neighborhood near Mitchell Street and Sunflower Lane, saying their vehicles had been vandalized. Police said they had received at least seven reports of tires being slashed or rocks thrown through car windows in a the same three block area of the retirement community. Police said the damage occurred sometime between the hours of 10 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7 a.m. Aug. 14.

Anyone with information about the incidents is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.