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True Crime April 21, 2004


Local Crime


Boise Police Detectives are investigating the kidnapping of a 4-year-old girl from her father's home on Monday, April 12. The child has since been returned to the custody of her father, but three people are being sought for the abduction.

Officers responded to the call shortly after noon to the 3800 block of Alpine. The father told police two men and a woman broke open the door to his home, beat him and took the child.

A short time later, the child's mother contacted police and returned the child. The mother is not a suspect in the kidnapping.

Boise Police Detectives have identified 3 people wanted in the kidnapping. Two of the three suspects are related to the child's mother.

On Friday, Boise Police Detectives issued arrest warrants for:

• Gilberto Garza, 23, 5' 3", 140 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. (see photo)

• Raquel Garza, 25, 5' 4", 180, brown hair, brown eyes, butterfly tattoo on her left hip. (see photo)

• Juan Zachary Dehoyas, 23.

All three suspects are wanted for Burglary, Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping. The suspects could be staying in Garden City and driving either an older dark blue Volkswagon Jetta with 2C plates, or an older gray Nissan pickup with no tailgate and 2C plates.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Boise Police Detectives at 373-5406, or call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.


Boise Police officers arrested four robbery suspects in connection to an early morning robbery on Thursday, April 8.

According to the victim whose residence is located on the 1300 block of Juanita, at approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, April 8 he answered a knock at the door. Four people entered the residence, one brandishing a gun. The victim was hit over the head and then the suspects stole the victim's wallet and vehicle.

Shortly after the robbery, officers spotted the suspects in the stolen vehicle near 27th and Main. A short pursuit ensued reaching speeds of 55 to 60 miles per hour. The suspects' vehicle eventually crashed at 36th and State and three of the suspects were arrested.

In custody are Roberto Martinez, 19, and Melissa Sanchez, 27, both of Mountain Home. Both are in the Ada County Jail charged with Robbery and Eluding Police. Also arrested was Zane Dinger, 19, listed as homeless. Dinger was taken into custody late this morning. He's currently charged with Robbery.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Joseph Forney, 20. After receiving a tip, Forney was later arrested at his home near Boise State.

World of Sports Crime


National Hockey League third-string forward Mike Danton was arrested at San Jose International Airport on Friday, April 16 on charges stemming from a murder-most-foul-for-hire plot. Danton and Katie Wolfmeyer, a 19-year-old hockey groupie, allegedly offered $10,000 to an undercover FBI agent to kill an unnamed acquaintance who was threatening to ruin Danton's career by telling team management about Danton's promiscuity and alcohol abuse. By Saturday many media outlets—including several in the gay community—had announced that the alleged hit was to be directed at a gay lover who had threatened to "out" Danton to his team. Danton, who had been estranged from his family for years and recently changed his name from "Jefferson" to "Danton," had given no public indication of his sexual orientation, and all reports were vehemently denied by Danton's agent David Frost.

Over the weekend, the argument escalated as Danton's father Stephen Jefferson accused Frost of brainwashing Danton and "[ruining] my son's life." Frost responded by implicating Jefferson and his questionable relationship with Danton for the hockey player's history of mental and emotional turmoil.

On Tuesday, April 20 the case took its strangest turn yet when St. Louis news services reported that the FBI had discovered that Frost himself was the intended target of Danton and Wolfmeyer's hit.