Police Blotter: Heroin Possession and Failing to Use a Crosswalk


Emergency responders were summoned to the scene of a collision between a car and two pedestrians Feb. 1 at a North Boise intersection, but this time it was a pedestrian who was cited.

Boise Police say they were called to the collision in a crosswalk at State and 14th streets. Several witnesses told police that two pedestrians had stepped off the curb but did not use a crosswalk. That's when a motorist said he applied his brakes but collided with both pedestrians. One of the pedestrians, a 30-year-old man from Twin Falls, was taken to a local hospital for a leg injury. He was also cited for failing to use a crosswalk, an infraction that carries a fine of $61.50. The second pedestrian, a woman, reportedly walked away from the scene of the accident, but officers said there was evidence that she had been injured. Police said they haven't been able to locate the second pedestrian.

Boise Police say they were also called to the scene of a man passed out behind the wheel of a car Feb. 1. When police arrived at Nez Perce and South Atlantic streets, they discovered the unresponsive driver who was also bleeding from the nose. When medics began to treat the suspect, police said they discovered drug paraphernalia and a substance that tested positive for heroin. 

20-year-old Angelo Olivo of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on charges of possessing heroin and drug paraphernalia and driving without privileges.