Police Blotter: False Bomb Threat After Refusal of Alcohol Sale


A Boise man is behind bars, charged with a felony, after police said he made a false bomb threat to a local retailer who refused to sell him alcohol.

Boise Police said they were summoned to a convenience store on the 500 block of Capitol Boulevard in the late night hours of Jan. 3. That's where an employee told police he had refused to sell the alcohol to the suspect due to his apparent level of intoxication. A short time later, a bomb threat, directed at the store, was called into 911. 

Officers found the suspect near a pay phone where he allegedly made the call. 22-year-old Dominique Nichols was booked into the Ada County Jail on a charge of false reporting explosives in a public or private place.

Boise Police also report charging a DUI suspect after the driver reportedly tried to speed away from authorities. Police said they stopped the vehicle near 15th and State streets in the early morning hours of Jan. 4. The suspect failed multiple field sobriety tests and a check of records revealed that the suspect was driving with a suspended license stemming from a prior DUI conviction. 

21-year-old Chase Charles of Boise was charged with DUI, driving without privileges and eluding or fleeing police.