Police Blotter: Kicking a Police Officer, Excessive DUI and Spending Lottery Winnings on Meth

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An Idaho lottery winner didn't pay off a credit card buy a ticket to Disneyland. Instead, police say he used most of his winnings to score meth.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that 25-year-old Michael Smith told police that he had just won $5,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket, but at the time of his arrest, he had less than $1,000, three bags of meth and a pipe in his possession. Police said when they went to serve a warrant on Smith for a previous charge, they found him hiding in a closet. Smith has been charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property.

Ezeikel Ward, 35, charged with assault, resisting or obstructing and contempt of court. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.
  • Ada County Sheriff's Dept.
  • Ezeikel Ward, 35, charged with assault, resisting or obstructing and contempt of court.
Meanwhile, 35-year-old Ezeikel Ward of Nampa was locked up after allegedly kicking a police officer in the leg while resisting an arrest on an outstanding warrant.

Law enforcement responded to a call from a citizen who saw a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on the 6100 block of North Linda Vista Lane late Thursday night. As police spoke to the owner of the car, Ward, a routine records check revealed an outstanding warrant from Canyon County. Police said Ward became argumentative, tried to trip an officer and later kicked the officer twice in the leg.

Ward was charged with a felony count of assault or battery upon certain personnel, resisting or obstructing officers and contempt of court.

Police also report arresting a suspect on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Police were summoned to the 3800 block of Buckingham Drive early Friday, where witnesses said a vehicle struck a parked car and drove away. Police located the vehicle and the driver, 18-year-old Anthony Craig, who failed field sobriety tests: his BAC was .210 and .203.

Craig was booked into the Ada County Jail on excessive DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Anthony Craig, 18, charged with excessive DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.
  • Ada County Sheriff's Dept.
  • Anthony Craig, 18, charged with excessive DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.