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Just one day after moving to town, new Boise State basketball player arrested

Boise State men's basketball junior guard Patrick Dembley was arrested early Sunday morning and was charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor.
Boise State men's basketball junior guard Patrick Dembley was arrested early Sunday morning and was charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. Ada County Sheriff

Boise State men's basketball guard Patrick Dembley was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor.

Saturday night was just his second night in Boise after moving from Iowa Western Community College. Dembley, a junior, tweeted Friday that he had arrived in Boise to begin summer workouts.

"Boise State is aware of the situation, and will handle appropriately per department policy," a school spokesman said in a statement.

Dembley, 20, was arrested by Boise Police after officers approached a large crowd of people and found two men — one of them Dembley — fighting in front of a business. The basketball player appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.

According to an incident report from Boise Police Department, Dembley had borrowed the other man's phone earlier in the night and didn't return it. When the man confronted Dembley about the phone, a fight broke out. Police found the phone in Dembley's possession.

He was booked at the Ada County Jail at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, but was out by 10 a.m. In addition to the misdemeanor charge, Dembley was also cited for underage alcohol consumption. The other man was charged with misdemeanor disturbing the peace as well, BPD said.

A Minneapolis native, Dembley signed with Boise State in December. He averaged 19.9 points per game this past season.

On Tuesday, Dembley posted an apology on Twitter.

"I am deeply sorry from the bottom of my heart for my actions last Saturday," Dembley wrote. "I know that I embarrassed the Bronco organization, program and community."

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