Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Arrest Made-Stolen Retail Property Recovered

Arrest Made-Stolen Retail Property Recovered

Boise December 26th, 2006. Cooperation between Boise Police Detectives, Crime prevention, Retailers, and the internet company Ebay resulted in search warrants, arrests,  and the recovery of stolen property Tuesday afternoon. Suspects had been shoplifting more than 20 thousand dollars worth of merchandise from numerous retail stores within the past few months. They would then re-sell the items on the internet site Ebay at discounted prices. The stolen items range from over the counter medications to jars of high end beauty products worth more than 150 dollars a bottle. Crime Prevention specialists, Detectives, Retailers, and Ebay worked together to identify the suspects. Warrants where served at two Boise locations tuesday as part of the operation that recovered many of the stolen items still in the original packaging ready for re-sale.

Arrested: Charleen Souci, 62 years old of Boise

Charges: Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Grand Theft

 

Arrested: Robert Baltezore, 42 years old of Boise

Charges: Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Grand Theft

 

(Photos of items recovered in the operation)

 

Release Prepared by:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information