Police Blotter: Battery With a Spiked Weapon, Injury to a Child 

click to enlarge James Raines, 55, is charged with battery and failure to appear. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • James Raines, 55, is charged with battery and failure to appear.


A Meridian man is behind bars facing a felony charge of battery after Boise police said he attacked another man with a spiked object.

James Raines, 55, of Meridian, Raines was booked into the Ada County Jail after police were summoned to a home on the 1900 block of Penninger Drive on Wednesday night. Witnesses there told police that two adult men, known to each other, were in a fight. Police said evidence indicated that Raines struck the other man with an object described as a metal spike or firepoker.

Raines is in jail on charges of battery and an outstanding felony warrant for failure to appear on a previous charge.


click to enlarge Jazmine Vanzandt, 23, is charged with felony injury to a child. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Jazmine Vanzandt, 23, is charged with felony injury to a child.
Police also responded Wednesday to a business near the intersection of Franklin Road and Milwaukee Street, where they found a child, under the age of two, with non-accidental physical injuries. The child, who was in the company of two adults, was transported by paramedics to the hospital. Police said they found the child's mother, 23-year-old Jazmine Vanzandt of Boise, at a residence near Cole Road and McMullen Street. Investigators said they found evidence that the alleged abuse of the child had taken place in the home. 

Vanzandt of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of injury to a child.
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