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Community tips help in arrest of aggravated battery suspect

Posted at 1:08 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:16:06-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Police Department Violent Crimes Unit detective have arrested a Nampa man after numerous tips from the community. Mario Ramirez, 21, was identified after an aggravated battery incident on February 7.

According to witness statements, the suspect punched the victim in the face. The victim was taken to a local hospital due to his injuries.

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Detectives forwarded their investigation to the Ada County Prosecutor's Office and a $500,000 warrant was issued for Ramirez's arrest. BPD detectives, members of the U.S. Marshals Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force and Nampa Police officers found Ramirez Tuesday evening as he was leaving his home.

Ramirez was taken into custody and booked into the Canyon County Jail for the felony warrant. Extradition will be carried out by the Ada and Canyon County Courts.

“This is another example of our community members caring and reaching out to us to help our detectives solve a violent crime,” Boise Police Sgt. Justin Kendall said. “We had a tremendous response from the public which led to the identification and arrest of this suspect. We would like to thank the citizens and our media partners for stepping up and helping to keep our community safe.”