|ICJI 1265 OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER BY FALSE REPORT
In order for the defendant to be guilty of Obstructing an Officer by a False Report, the state must prove each of the following:
1. On or about [date]
2. in the state of Idaho
3. the defendant [name]
4. knowingly gave a false report
5. to a person the defendant knew was a peace officer.
If any of the above has not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, you must find the defendant not guilty. If each of the above has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, then you must find the defendant guilty.
I.C. § 18–705.
A false report connotes a statement, written or oral, made upon the initiative of the defendant to a peace officer for the specific purpose of having some action taken with respect thereto and not a false statement in response to a question asked by an officer. State v. Brandstetter, 127 Idaho 885, 908 P.2d 578 (Ct. App. 1995).