Witnesses called Boise police after they said they watched a man break into a vehicle in a parking lot on the 9100 block of West Barnes Drive Aug. 22. As witnesses confronted the suspect, they said he dropped items he had allegedly taken from the car and fled on foot. But Boise police said they caught up with the suspect a short time later at a store on Five Mile and Overland roads. A check through Boise city records indicated that the suspect had a warrant for his arrest on a failure to appear charge.
Raymond Smith, with no known address, was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony charges of burglary and failure to appear.
Additionally, Boise police on patrol said they observed a vehicle (with an obstructed windshield) following too close to another vehicle Aug. 22 near West Sedona Street and Steamboat Way. As officers approached the vehicle, they said they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a concealed knife and marijuana. Officers also recovered plastic bags containing Hydrocodone and Hydrochloride pills.
Neil Bullock, 18, of Boise, was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and 18-year-old Austin Heinonen, of Meridian, was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon.