A Boise woman was charged with a felony and sent to the Ada County Jail after her 5-year-old daughter was found outside in 27-degree weather, wearing only pajamas and shivering and crying.
Boise Police found the mother inside a home on the 3300 block of North 34th Street, passed out in a bedroom with another small child in the room. Police said they could smell the strong odor of alcohol and the suspect's speech was extremely slurred.
Amanda Thomas, 32, was charged with felony injury to a child, and the two children were placed into the protective custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Boise Police also report that they were called to a motel on the 2200 block of West Airport Way Dec. 14 to investigate a report of battery. Officers said they found evidence that the suspect had attempted to strangle the victim, and during their investigation, they also found a large amount of marijuana in the suspect's vehicle.
On Dec. 15, Boise Police reported that they observed a car traveling on South Broadway Avenue without headlights, almost hitting another vehicle at the curb. Officers said the driver had no identification. Police said they also discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car.
During the investigation, officers discovered that the car had been reported stolen earlier that evening. Officers said they also found evidence that the two occupants of the car had been checking cars for unlocked doors.
Eric Davis and Krista Salvatore, both aged 19 and transients, were each charged with a felony count of grand theft.