Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Arrest on Weapons of Mass Destruction Charge comes after Threat of Explosives

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 5/19/2020 2:00PM
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May, 18, 2020 - Troopers with the Idaho State Police arrested an Arizona man last weekend on multiple charges after a DUI investigation turned into threats of explosives.

What Happened: Saturday morning, May 16, at approximately 1:00 am, an Idaho State Police trooper observed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit traveling eastbound Interstate 84 in Nampa. The trooper stopped the vehicle. As the trooper spoke with the driver, the driver told the trooper explosives were present in his vehicle.

Concerned for the safety of the public, as well as for the driver and his passenger, troopers closed the eastbound lanes of the interstate and called for assistance. Officers from the Nampa Police Department specially trained in explosive detection responded. Caldwell officers also assisted ISP troopers in closing traffic lanes. The Nampa officers were eventually able to confirm explosives were, in fact not present in the suspect vehicle. During the investigation, eastbound traffic was closed for approximately three hours until troopers could assure the interstate was safe for travel.

Further investigation found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was booked into the Canyon County Jail on the following charges:

Arrested: Michael Jacob Rosequist, 28, Arizona

Charged: Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (F) ISC 18-3322
Resisting & Obstructing an Officer (m)
Driving Under the Influence (m)
Possession of a Controlled Substance (m )
Possession of Paraphernalia with Intent to Use ( m)