Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 27, 2006

Vandalism Suspects Jailed

Vandalism Suspects Jailed

Boise, October 14, 2006 – Boise Police officers are investigating an overnight vandalism that occurred on the Boise bench.

Approximately 1:45 a.m., dispatch received several phone calls from residents about large rocks being thrown through the front windows of their homes. Fourteen victims had called dispatch after being awakened from the noise of breaking glass.

Officers converged on the area West of Cole Road and North of Ustick Road. Officers were able to determine the area the suspects were traveling, due to the calls that the 911 dispatch center received. Several officers were able to establish a perimeter and at one point an officer could hear the sound of breaking glass.

Boise Police Officer Dennis Tolan stopped the suspect vehicle near the area of Five Mile and Ustick. The suspects admitted using items ranging from a pumpkin to landscaping bricks to cause damage to the homes. They would pull up to a home, get out of the car, and throw the item through a large front window. All the homes were picked at random and the suspects did not give any specific motive for the crime. The total damage of the crime spree is estimated in excess of $10,000.

Arrested on felony malicious injury to property:

David Herman age 19 of Boise.

Jason Guerricabeitia age 18 of Boise.

A male juvenile age 17 from Boise.

Boise Police detectives are continuing the investigation.

Media release prepared by Officer Ryan Buzzini 573-6207