Monday, August 11, 2014

Boise Police Wrangle Elk and Egg-Tossing DUI Suspect

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Boise Police joined Idaho Fish and Game officers to capture an elk in a West Boise neighborhood over the weekend. But it turns out that it wasn't the young animal's first visit to the Treasure Valley. The elk had been previously caught in Garden City and relocated to the Horseshoe Bend area just two weeks ago.

Police were summoned to a vacant lot at North Maple Grove and West McMillan Roads. That's where BPD and IDFG sedated the elk. But a Boise Police officer was struck by the elk's antler, requiring treatment at a local hospital. 

Authorities say they'll take the elk to a more remote location this go-around.

click to enlarge Ronald Gillespie, 68, is charged with felony DUI. - COURTESY ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Department
  • Ronald Gillespie, 68, is charged with felony DUI.

Boise Police were also called out to a North Boise neighborhood Aug. 9. That's where a resident said he confronted an elderly man who was throwing eggs at the victim's house. When the resident confronted the suspect, he followed him back to a vehicle but grabbed the car keys and called police. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found the suspect smelling strongly of an alcoholic beverage. He also failed several field sobriety tests. It turns out that the suspect had already been convicted of two previous DUIs in the past 10 years.

Ronald Gillespie, 68, of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony DUI charge.
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