Friday, June 6, 2014

Police Blotter: Hitting Squirrels and Trafficking Drugs

Posted By on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Aaron Lehotsky, 25, is charged with trafficking heroin, animal cruelty and resisting and obstructing. - COURTESY ADA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Ada County Sheriffs Department
  • Aaron Lehotsky, 25, is charged with trafficking heroin, animal cruelty and resisting and obstructing.

What started out as a bizarre call to Boise Police where a citizen told dispatch that a man was hitting squirrels landed the man in jail charged with trafficking heroin.

Boise Police were called to a home near North 23rd and West Bannock streets. That's where police said the suspect had been chasing and hitting squirrels with a stick. The man was ultimately arrested for cruelty to animals and resisting and obstructing when officers found the subject uncooperative. In a search following the arrest, officers said they discovered a brown substance that tested positive for heroin.

25-year-old Aaron Lehotsky of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on the three charges.

Larry Best, 61, is charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. - COURTESY ADA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Ada County Sheriffs Department
  • Larry Best, 61, is charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

 Boise Police say they were also called to a Boise home after receiving a report that the suspect had sexual contact with a vulnerable female adult who is mentally disabled. The contract had allegedly occurred on multiple occasions.

61-year-old Larry Best of Boise is charged with a felony count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Linda Hartwell, 52, is charged with trafficking meth. - COURTESY ADA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Ada County Sheriffs Department
  • Linda Hartwell, 52, is charged with trafficking meth.

Boise Police say they also served a search warrant on a home on the 2100 block of South Owyhee Street on June 4. That's where police said a search of the residence resulted in the seizure of a substance which tested positive for methamphetamine.

52-year-old Linda Hartwell of Boise was charged with a felony count of trafficking meth.



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